A recreational youth soccer tournament to honor Harry Olsen III, one of the founders of the Wesley Chapel Athletic Association and a driving force behind the establishment and growth of youth sports in the Wesley Chapel and Land O’Lakes Florida area.
Harry was a ‘best friend’ to just about everyone he met. Harry was no politician; he just did what needed to happen to get the kids out on the field. Not just his own kids, everybody’s kids. He would be out there every Saturday morning at 7am lining the soccer fields, and flipping burgers into the evening if that is what was needed. Harry and a group of ten others put up $100 years ago to start the WCAA, which now is a sports association of more than 3400 families. Harry nagged the County Commissioners for years about the lack of a public park where the kids could play baseball, soccer, lacrosse, whatever sport. Look around you now. You are at the Wesley Chapel District Park, the home of the Wesley Chapel Athletic Association. Many never got the chance to meet Harry, many more will never forget him. The people of Wesley Chapel owe him thanks. Harry never took the credit but rather pushed it onto others.
A lot of the people that have been on the WCAA Board of Directors have spent many board meetings with Harry. At just about every one of those meetings, if there was any sort of heated discussion, Harry would jump in with his usual line “Hey, I’m as dumb as a box of rocks, but isn’t this what you’re trying to do”, and then come up with a simple solution. ‘Keep it Simple Stupid.’ It was always about the kids.
Harry… we’ve been missing you since October 23rd, 2009. You are often thought of, and never forgotten. Thank you for all that you have done.
Age Groups and Registration Fees:
- U10 Coed and U10 Girls $300
- U12 Coed and U12 Girls $350
- U14 Coed and U14 Girls $400
- U16 Coed and U16 Girls $400
- U19 Coed and U19 Girls $400
Past participants include teams from Braden River, Cape Coral, Chargers Soccer Club, Citrus United, East Pasco, First Hernando, Florida Hawks, Nature Coast , Palm Coast, Sumter County, Tampa Bay United, RYSA, West Florida Flames, West Pasco, Wesley Chapel and more.
- All games are played at Wesley Chapel District Park – 7727 Boyette Road, Wesley Chapel, FL
- Tournament is for Recreational Players only
- Every team is guaranteed at least three matches
- Huge Championship and 2nd place trophies in all divisions
- Free giveaways for all players
Teams: All USSF Affiliate clubs with their age appropriate recreational formed teams are welcome to register..
Registration: Click here to register now!