Jefferson Cup kicking off 2019 event with U10-U15 Boys Weekend
Richmond, VA (Via Richmond Strikers) – The 2019 Jefferson Cup kicks off Saturday with the start of the U10-U15 Boys Weekend, featuring 408 elite level teams from throughout the U.S. and Canada.
The field of teams for the event’s first of four weekends includes a multitude of reigning US Youth Soccer and US Club Soccer state champion teams, as well as regional and national champion squads. The U10-U15 Boys Weekend will feature top teams from some of the nation’s most challenging leagues, including the US Youth Soccer National League and various US Youth Soccer regional leagues, as well as US Club Soccer’s National Premier Leagues (NPL), Elite Development League (EDP), Boys ECNL and the Club Champions League, among others.
For the third year in a row, the Jefferson Cup will feature four weekends of competition in the greater Richmond, Virginia area. Following the U10-U15 Boys Weekend from March 9-10, the U10-U14 Girls Weekend will be played March 16-17.
The Girls Showcase Weekend will take place March 22-24, before the tournament wraps up with the Boys Showcase Weekend from March 29-30. In total, more than 1,500 teams have been accepted to compete in the 2019 Jefferson Cup across the four weekends.
Games will be played across 14 of the top artificial turf and natural grass field locations in Virginia, including Striker Park, River City Sportsplex, Bryan Park, Capital Park, Dorey Park, Glover Park, Horner Park, Longdale Youth Training Center, Poor Farm Park, Mary B. Stratton Park, Ukrop Park, 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.
The field for the 2019 Jefferson Cup U10-U15 Boys Weekend will feature teams from Canada and 16 U.S. states, including: Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and from throughout the host state of Virginia.
It's here! 4⃣ weekends of ⚽️ coming right up.
— Jefferson Cup (@jeffersoncup) March 4, 2019