Jefferson Cup 2018 continues with U10-U14 Girls Weekend
Schedule: U10-U14 Girls Weekend
Richmond, VA – The 2018 Jefferson Cup rumbles on with the U10-U14 Girls Weekend taking place March 17-18, as 376 high level teams from around the country compete in the 2004-2008 age groups.
Across the five age groups, the U10-U14 Girls Weekend will feature a total of 43 divisions, including a small-sided 7v7 format in the U-10 age groups, and a 9v9 format at the U-11 and U-12 levels.
The U-13 and U-14 brackets will see some of the highest levels of cross-league competition that will take place anywhere in the country this year in these age groups, as some of the most accomplished ECNL and Pre-ECNL sides go up against top teams representing US Youth Soccer and US Club Soccer’s most challenging regional leagues, as well as the US Youth Soccer National League.
As part of an ongoing partnership between the Jefferson Cup and US Club Soccer, some 370 teams representing National Premier Leagues (NPL) around the country are competing in the event over the course of the four weekends. There are more than 20 NPL member leagues spread throughout the country, each hosting some of the top competition in their respective regions.
On Saturday night, National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) clubs Washington Spirit and North Carolina Courage will face off in a preseason match at City Stadium in the 2018 Jefferson Cup Marquee Game. As Washington and North Carolina tune up for the 2018 NWSL season, fans in Richmond will have the opportunity to watch some of the best female professional players in the world, including multiple U.S. Women’s National Team members and other international stars, compete at City Stadium.
Following the U10-U14 Girls Weekend, the Jefferson Cup will continue March 23-25 as U15-U19 teams compete in the Girls Showcase Weekend. The tournament comes to a close with the Boys Showcase Weekend, running from March 30 – April 1.
In total, more than 1,400 teams representing many of the top clubs from throughout the United States and Canada have been accepted to compete in the 2018 Jefferson Cup across the four weekends.
Games will be played across 16 of the top artificial turf and natural grass field locations in Virginia, including multiple-time ECNL National Finals host West Creek Complex, Striker Park, River City Sportsplex, Bryan Park, Capital Park, Clover Hill Athletic Complex, Dorey Park, Greenwood Park, Longdale Youth Training Center, Randolph Macon College, Mary B. Stratton Park, Ukrops Park, United Training Center, University of Richmond, Virginia Soccer Training Center and Warhill Sports Complex.
As the event has continued to grow in recent years, the Jefferson Cup now includes select divisions competing outside the immediate Richmond area, at the Virginia Soccer Training Center operated by the Virginia Youth Soccer Association in Fredericksburg, and the Warhill Sports Complex in Williamsburg.