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NSC Fall Cup

Girls Weekend September 24-25, 2022
Boys Weekend October 1-2, 2022

NSC Fall Cup is one of the most popular tournaments on our campus, serving 9U-15U and High School age divisions for boys and girls each held on their own weekend.

Tournament Contacts

Clinton LaBeau

Director

Phone: 763.785.3679

Annie Juergens

Girls weekend registrar

Phone: 763-717-3210

Cheryl Blaker

Boys weekend registrar

Phone: 763.717.3229

Our last outdoor tournament of the season draws over 300 teams from around the Midwest.

The NSC Fall Cup is open to all teams (club, intraclub, interclub and tournament teams) that participate in the 9U-15U and High school (16U-19U) age divisions and are registered and in good standing with their state and/or national association.

Events are sanctioned by partners Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (USYS) and Twin Cities Rush Soccer Club (US Club Soccer).

Teams are accepted based on application and will be notified by September 1 if they are accepted. 

Tournament Details

  • All games start Saturday
  • Divisions fill quickly, application deadline is August 30 or until division fills.
  • Tournament ranking committee will place teams into a flight that best fits the team's competitive ability
  • Tournament reserves the right to combine age groups, depending on the total number of teams in identified age divisions
  • Teams will be notified prior to the tournament if groups are to be combined
  • Age groups may be flighted to help parity of competition if a group exceeds eight teams

Click the following sections to learn more.

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COVID-19 Requirements

The National Sports Center will be following state and CDC guidance. 

All customers are asked to review the National Sports Center's COVID-19 Preparedness Plan prior to arriving on the NSC Campus. 

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Tournament Fees

  • 9U/10U 7v7 Jamboree: $400
  • 9U-10U 7v7 Competitive: $475
  • 11U-12U (9v9): $525 
  • 12U (11v11): $525 
  • 13U-19U: $575 
  • Multiple team discount available, please email Clinton for more details.

 

Refund Policy

  • Refunds will not be issued. Teams dropping from the tournament prior to  August 31 will receive a voucher in the amount of the team fee paid. The voucher is valid within one year of the event and can be used for the following NSC tournaments Using the voucher is based on availability and does not guarantee acceptance into the event.
  • NSC College Showcase
  • NSC Kickoff Challenge
  • NSC Spring Cup
  • NSC Cup-Memorial Day
  • NSC Fall Cup
  • NSC All American

Teams dropping from the tournament on or after August 31 will not receive a voucher

Weather Cancellation Policy. If cancellation of the entire tournament occurs due to spring weather conditions, each team will receive a refund in the amount of the tournament fees or a voucher to be used at future NSC 2022 and 2023 events. This does not apply to weather delays, shortened, rescheduled games and/or cancellation of tournament games after the event has begun.

Event Cancellation Policy. The following policy will be enacted IF an event hosted by the National Sports Center MUST be canceled by the directives of the State of Minnesota or the Minnesota Department of Health. Please know that our top priority on making decisions moving forward will be the safety and health of our players, coaches, referees, employees, and fans.
Team will receive a refund for your event entry. Team registration refunds will be processed at 100% of the registration total. Refunds will be credited to your account *Please note that if a team elects to drop prior to the event cancellation, the above refund policy will be in effect. This includes teams making their own decision to withdraw prior to the potential cancellation. If a customer (club, team, individual) is required to quarantine due to illness or exposure to the COVID-19 virus, and are unable to participate for this reason, a refund will not be issued unless done within the parameters of the existing policy.

Team Eligibility

  • Please see the age categories for the tournament.
  • Note that the tournament is using the 2023 MYSA Season birth-year age grid.

Tournament Schedule

  • August 30: Application and deposit deadline
  • September 9: Girls required forms due
  • September 16: Boys required forms due
  • September 19: Girls Schedules will be posted online by 5 p.m. CST, or earlier if available
  • September 24: Girls Final Team Check-in, World Cup group matches will begin
  • September 25: Girls Play-off and Championship Matches
  • September 26: Boys Schedules will be posted online by 5 p.m. CST, or earlier if available
  • October 1: Boys Final Team Check-in, World Cup group matches will begin
  • October 2: Boys Play-off and Championship Matches
  • *Due to the size of this tournament we are not able to work around Fall League games during either NSC Fall Cup Weekend. We advise all teams to reschedule games to a different date or after 6 p.m. on Sunday of either weekend.

Application Deadline

  • Applications due August 31.
    • Application is closed
      • Click here to apply to the waitlist.

9U-10U Jamboree Flights Features

  • 50-minute games
  • Four-game guarantee, no playoff
  • No standings or scores are kept
  • 7v7 format
  • All players receive a a medal

9U -10U Competitive Flights Features

  • 50-minute games
  • World Cup groups, to teams advance to playoffs
  • Three-game guarantee
  • 7v7 format
  • 1st and 2nd place teams receive medals

11U-12U Flights Features

  • 50-minute games; 60-minute finals
  • World Cup groups, top teams advance to playoffs
  • Three-game guarantee
  • 9v9 format
  • 1st and 2nd place teams receive medals

13U-15U & High School (16U-19U) Flights Features

  • High School divisions are made up of teams 16U through 19U of both genders, multiple flights will be created based on the registrations.
  • 60-minute games, 70-minute finals
  • World Cup groups, top teams advance to playoffs
  • Three-game guarantee
  • 11v11 format
  • 1st and 2nd place teams receive medals

Awards

Each player who is on first or second place team will receive a medal and coach will receive a trophy.

Tournament Rules

The NSC Fall Cup rules are presented in PDF format for convenient download and printing.

  • Updated March 2016. In the 9U-11U age groups, when a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick (IFK) should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal line at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred. Players should not be given a red card by heading the ball off of the goal line, this should be awarded with an indirect free kick as stated above.
  • Glasses: It is recommend for those who wear glasses to wear a strap or sports-type glasses to participate in games. The referee has the authority to determine if the glasses can be worn.
  • Casts: It is recommended for those who have a hard or soft cast to wrap it with bubble wrap and an ace bandage. Prior to the game check with the referee. The referee has the authority to determine if they can play with the cast.

Age Categories

Youth teams must abide by the 2023 MYSA season birth-year age grid.

 

Vendor Information

The National Sports Center has frequent opportunities for competitive vendors to support campus events. Below you will find information regarding how to get started in applying to be a vendor.

Instructions

A completed vendor request form is required for your company to be entered in the National Sports Center’s Vendor Directory. Please provide all data applicable to your company. You may submit this form electronically or print and fax to 763.785.3660.

NOTE: Submitting this form does NOT guarantee that you will be selected as a vendor. The National Sports Center will contact you upon receipt of your completed document.

The National Sports Center thanks you for your interest in doing business with us.

NSC Fund for Play

The NSC Fund For Play is the contribution and donation arm of the National Sports Center Foundation. We are dedicated to improving the lives of Minnesota residents by creating programs and initiatives that support a diverse and engaged community. If you would like to make a donation to improve the health, well-being, and outlook of participants through access to sports and healthy, safe environments, please click HERE.

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