DATES: January 14-16, 2022
LOCATION: Legacy Sports USA
Only the BEST join us at the Golden Cup! Playing in the All-American Series events throughout the year gives each player the opportunity to be selected to play in the Soccer Youth All-American Golden Cup (the premiere event for Soccer Youth) held on January 14-16, 2022 at the “NEW” Legacy Sports USA Complex in Mesa, Arizona.
Important: If you’re invited to play in the Golden Cup, you will not want to miss this opportunity.
HOW TO PLAY?
Playing in the All-American Series gives all players the opportunity to be selected as one of the TOP PLAYERS from each event, allowing participation in the All-American Golden Cup held each winter in Naples, Florida (EAST version) and Mesa, Arizona (WEST version). From there, players are selected from both EAST and WEST Golden Cup locations for the All-American Super Cup in Round Rock, Texas in March and earn the recognition as one of the “NATION’S BEST PLAYERS” for the year. If you’re invited to play in the Golden Cup, you will not want to miss this opportunity. Selected players will receive an invitation by email / text no later than 15 days from the All-American Series event you participated in.
The Legacy Sports USA Complex is the new, world class sports complex in Mesa
- Friday, January 14, 2022
- Players Check-In
- Evaluation Session
- Team Practices
- Group Play
- Saturday, January 15, 2022
- Group Play
- Sharp Shooter Challenge
- Goalkeeper Wars
- Sunday, January 16, 2022
- Bracket Play
- Awards Ceremonies (after each Championship)
EVENT DETAILS / GAME SCHEDULE
- The Tournament Schedule will be posted here when available and will always be updated if necessary. Important: Save the link on your phone.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Outstanding Facilities!!!
- Custom All-American Golden Cup Player Kit. Includes two Game Jerseys, Shorts, two Pair of Socks, and a Player Swag Bag. (produced by Podiumwear, the official uniform provider of Soccer Youth)
- All-American Golden Cup Awards for Champion and Runner-Up teams, as well as individual achievement awards: Golden Ball, Golden Boot, Golden Gloves, and Lockdown Defender.
- Opportunity to participate in selected Skills Challenges, such as the Sharp Shooter and Goalkeeper Wars.
- Golden Cup Elite Games selections (featuring the top players) for each division.
- National recognition as participating in the All-American Series.
- Access to order additional All-American Golden Cup Swag such as tees, hoodies, hats, and more.
GAME PLAY DETAILS
- Tournament Setting – Group Play / Bracket Play
- 4 Games Guarantee (weather permitting)
- 7v7 format (depending on numbers)
- Fast pace of play
- No more than 10 players on a team
- Conducted by Soccer Youth Scouts/Coaches
An evaluation period takes place as the first session at each event per age division. Coaches run the players through an evaluation session, that helps balance out each team. Rosters are set after this period and coaches have time for a team training session to get to know their team and talk strategy for the tournament. *No same team request
Open to any player (boys and girls) with a birth year between 2004-2014. For game play, players are placed on teams by birth year, and if necessary, could be combined with other ages.
PLAYER PARTICIPATION FEE
The Player Participation Fee is $495 total per player. (You also have the option to pay with installment plan: $150 at time of registration, then receive an invoice for remaining balance plus $25 installment fee.)
Once a registration fee is paid for this event, no cash, check or credit card refunds will be issued for any reason. In the event of inclement weather, Soccer Youth will do everything reasonably possible to complete the event. If an event is completely cancelled due to inclement weather, field conditions or any other reason out of our control, registrants will be allowed to transfer into a different Soccer Youth event in 2022, subject to availability and registration deadlines. Soccer Youth will not be liable for travel, lodging or any other expenses that the individual or anyone else affiliated/associated in any way with the individual incurs in connection with a canceled or moved event.
Apart from the action the Golden Cup offers, players have the opportunity to compete in several fun skills challenges during the event. Challenges such as the Sharp Shooter and Goalkeeper Wars provide a unique experience for any player, testing their strengths in a fun environment! Any player in any position is welcome to participate in these challenges! You can sign up for these events during your initial player registration process by selecting these add-ons.
Podiumwear provides two custom jerseys, a pair of shorts, socks and a swag bag for each All-American player. Men’s, Women’s, and Youth sizes are offered for better fit. If your player is selected to participate in the Golden Cup, make sure you look over the Soccer Size Chart to select the correct size you need during the registration process. We will not be switching out kits onsite at the event. If you have any questions about sizing, call Podiumwear at (651) 330-2718.
IMPORTANT: The Golden Cup is a “Stay and Play” event. All participants must book their lodging needs through the Legacy Sports USA Complex. Info coming soon.