For everything that I would like to change about Coastal Bend soccer, the one thing that I would NEVER touch is the yearly Thanksgiving tourney.. This year is the 32nd annual CBYSA Thanksgiving Tourney. For 32 years players have converged on the Coastal Bend to play soccer. I played in the first annual Thanksgiving tournament all those years ago and then was a referee in later years. I am thankful that the tradition continues every year and teams from across South Texas have this option.. The number of teams may have dropped as competition from other tourneys has arisen but throughout the years, the powers that be (whom I usually question) have ensured that this tradition of Coastal Bend soccer carries on. For that I say thank you. I also appreciate fact that the tourney is “unrestricted” and open to anyone who wants to bring a properly registered team. I invite anyone looking for a tournament to take a serious look at coming to Corpus this Thanksgiving.