FUTURES CUP YOUTH ACADEMY INAUGURAL EVENT
ATTENTION ALL FUTURES CUP TEAMS: Posted Sat, March 5, 9:00 PM
Sunday's schedule has been revised in an effort to get all games played prior to the forecasted weather. Click here to see update.
WSA Soccer will host the 1st Annual Futures Cup this weekend, March 5-6, featuring 4v4, 7v7, and 9v9 teams in small-sided soccer. The event was rescheduled and postponed from the February 26-27 weekend.
In total 16 different divisions will play in games during the weekend across ages 6-12, in both boys and girls play.
The purpose of the event is to create a safe and fun environment for the younger player to play and compete in games that maximize opportunity for development inside the proper game environment.
All games will be be played at WSA's home grounds, Case Community RiverCity Parks.
The event will be coordinated by WSA Tournament Director, Paldin Khodabandeh, and the WSA Soccer Events Operation team.
"We are excited to host this event in a narrow and focused age range of the soccer player that is in the prime of her or his development pathway. We expect that with this degree of focus on this particular age demographic that we will evolve our efforts at hosting, serving, and responding positively to the specific needs of this development age group in their game environment." reports WSA Executive Director, Roger Bush.
Bush adds, "We also expect this will another great opportunity for generating friendships, memories, and promoting goodwill inside the soccer community."
The event is scheduled to kick-off this Friday, March 4th, with games running all day Saturday and through Sunday.
WSA Soccer is proud to introduce Elite Side Referees (ESR), a referee platform aimed at the development of the referee, and the engagement of the referee community in the expanded community of the coach, player, and parent. Many Futures Cup referees will be from the ESR Academy and will be evaluated, trained, and mentored by experienced senior level referees in accord with their developmental pathway. Referees wearing ESR armbands are "Referees in Training" and protected from any feedback or interaction by coaches or spectators.