Richmond Strikers set to host Jefferson Open 3v3 Tournament
(Via Richmond Strikers) – The Richmond Strikers are set to host the Jefferson Open, a qualifying event for the Disney 3v3 World Championships, at the West Creek Complex from July 16-17.
This year’s event will host teams from the Under-7 to Under-16 age groups in Recreational Divisions, and Under-8 through Under-18 in Competitive (Travel) Divisions. Once again, the event will also feature Adult Divisions, including a Men’s Open Division, Men’s Over 35 Division, Women’s Open Division and a Coed Division.
The top four teams in each division of the Jefferson Open will advance directly to the 2017 Disney 3v3 World Championships, held January 14-16 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida.
Rosters may include up to six players and the oldest child will determine the age level. Every team will play a minimum of four games.
Preliminary games are on Saturday, followed by playoff and consolation matches on Sunday. Games will be 24 minutes long.
Matches are played on outdoor, small-sided fields that measure 30×40 yards. These high scoring matches are played with small 4×6 feet goals and no goalies.
The 2016 Jefferson Open will have several new features and attractions, including competitions such as soccer tennis, bubble soccer as well as 1v1 goalkeeper duels and clinics hosted by Richmond-based goalkeeper training company ‘Own the Goal: Elite Goalkeeper Training’.
The Richmond Soccer Tennis Tournament Championships will be played alongside the Jefferson Open at West Creek on Saturday, July 16. The event will include youth and adult divisions in a 2v2 soccer tennis competition. Soccer tennis matches will be scheduled at different times to allow 3v3 players to participate in both tournaments.
In addition, the tournament will coincide with one of the highlights of the year for soccer in Richmond, as the Richmond Kickers play host to English Premier League side Swansea City AFC on Saturday, July 16 at 7 p.m. at City Stadium. The Kickers are holding a private ticket pre-sale for Jefferson Open participants.