Jefferson Cup Girls Showcase Weekend kicking off Thursday
Jefferson Cup 2016 Schedule: Girls Showcase
With the first two weekends of the 2016 Jefferson Cup in the books, the action is set to continue March 24-26 with the Girls Showcase Weekend in Richmond. A total of 344 teams from 20 different states and Canada will compete in the event.
Attending teams will come in from: California, Canada, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and the host state of Virginia.
The tournament field includes a wide range of teams representing the most competitive leagues in the nation, including the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) and pre-ECNL, US Youth Soccer National League, Midwest Regional League, Southern Regional Premier League, Region I Champions League, Club Champions League, US Club Soccer National Premier Leagues from throughout the U.S., and the Eastern Development Program (EDP), among others.
Some of the largest youth soccer facilities on the East Coast – including the all-turf River City SportsPlex and the natural grass fields at West Creek Complex, the multi-year host of the ECNL National Finals – will serve as two of the primary venues for the prestigious tournament.
In total, 14 field locations will be used throughout the event, including the facilities at Striker Park, Mary B. Stratton Park / Ukrops Park, the University of Richmond, the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center and Randolph Macon College, among others.
This year’s event will also reach as far as the new Virginia Soccer Training Center in Fredericksburg and the Warhill Sports Complex in Williamsburg.
Once again, the Jefferson Cup has partnered with Richmond-based goalkeeper academy ‘Own The Goal’ to provide attending keepers with extensive showcase opportunities to supplement the game action. For all age groups attending the upcoming Girls Showcase Weekend, ‘Own The Goal’ and Richmond Strikers coaches will put the U-15 through U-18 keepers in various game-like situations, allowing college coaches an up-close and extended look at some of the nation’s top prospects. The Goalkeeper Showcase will take place Thursday, March 24 and Friday, March 25, with all sessions booked full of recruits.
While the Girls Showcase Weekend will mark the third and final leg of the traditional Jefferson Cup competition, the 2016 event will feature a special edition fourth weekend coming up in May. For the first time ever in 2016, the Richmond Strikers Tournament Series is also hosting a Jefferson Cup Boys Memorial Day Showcase event, which will feature a limited number of U15-U17 teams playing from May 28-30.
Jefferson Cup U15-U18 Girls Championship Division Brackets
Jefferson Cup Girls Showcase Weekend Attending Clubs
California: Marin FC
Canada: Whitby FC
Connecticut: Connecticut FC, FSA FC, Oakwood SC, Yankee United FC
Delaware: Delaware Rush
Florida: Cape Coral SA, Chargers SC, Davie United Soccer Club, Florida Elite Soccer Academy, Florida Krush, Lauderhill, OCYS, PDA Florida, Pinecrest Premier, Space Coast United, Sunrise
Tampa Bay United, Team Boca, Wellington SC
Kentucky: Lexington FC
Maryland: Arundel SA, Bethesda SC, Calvert SA, DC Stoddert, FC Frederick, Maryland Rush, Maryland United FC, Montgomery SC, OBGC Soccer, OPSA, Pipeline SC, Premier SC, SAC
Massachusetts: Aztec Soccer, FC Boston, FC Stars of Mass, GPS-MA, NEFC, South Shore Select
Minnesota: Shattuck-St. Mary’s
New Hampshire: Seacoast United
New Jersey: Brick Township SA, FC Copa Academy, Freehold SL, Holmdel F.C., Jersey United, Match Fit Academy FC, Mount Laurel United, New Jersey Rush, Next Level Soccer Academy, NJ Crush FC, NJ Stallions, NJ Wildcats, NJCSA, PDA, Princeton SA, Real NJSC, SDFC, SJA FC, SJEB, STA, TBAA, Toms River FC, TSF Academy, Watchung Hills Soccer Association
New York: Albertson, Alleycats SC, Alleycats Soccer Club, Brentwood SC, Commack SC, East Islip SC, East Meadow SC, Empire United, FC Westchester, Greater Binghamton United FC, HBC, ISA, LaGrange Soccer Club, Lake Grove Newfield SC, Manhattan SC, Massapequa SC, New York Rush, New York SC, Quickstrike FC, Smithtown Kickers, Syracuse DA, World Class FC, WNY Flash Academy
North Carolina: Carolina Rapids, CASL, Charlotte SA, Lake Norman SC, Piedmont Triad FC, Pitt Greenville SA, TFC Alliance, Triangle United, Wilmington Hammerheads
Ohio: Cleveland FC, Soccer Vision Academy, Cincinatti United, Club Ohio Soccer, FOSC, Ohio Elite Soccer Academy
Pennsylvania: 1776 United FC, Arsenal FC of PA, Beadling SC, Century V, Continental FC, Council Rock/FC Bucks, FC EUROPA, FC Pennsylvania, FC Revolution, Harleysville FC, Hershey Soccer Club, HMMS Eagle FC, Hulmeville SC, LDC United, Lehigh Valley United, Lower Merion SC, Montgomery United SC, Northern Steel, PA Classics, PA Rush, Penn Fusion SA, Penn Legacy FC, Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Rage SC, Vincent United F.C.
Rhode Island: Bayside FC Bolts
South Carolina: South Carolina United FC, United Soccer Academy Mt. Pleasant
Tennessee: FC Alliance, Nashville FC, Tennessee Soccer Club
Texas: Dallas Kicks
Virginia: Annandale United FC, Arlington SA, Beach FC, BRYC, CYA, FC Richmond, FC United, FC Virginia, Fredericksburg FC, Herndon Youth Soccer, LMVSC, Loudoun, McLean Youth Soccer, NVSC, PWSI Courage, Richmond Kickers, Richmond Strikers, Richmond United, SOCA, Stafford Soccer, SYA, VA Legacy, Vienna YS, Virginia Rush
West Virginia: Fury Soccer Club