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NSC Spring Cup

May 5-7, 2023

Join us for our most popular early-season outdoor tournament!

 

A regional tournament that draws teams from the upper Midwest

We are finally outside on green grass! Spring time is short in Minnesota, so be sure to take advantage of our NSC Spring Cup tournament. Event is geared towards more competitive teams looking to get in some full-Length games before the season starts. Events are sanctioned by partners Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (USYS) and  Twin Cities Rush Soccer Club (US Club Soccer).

Spring Cup is open to all teams (club, intraclub, interclub and tournament teams) that participate in the 9U-19U age divisions and are registered and in good standing with their state and/or national association. Teams are accepted on a first-come first-serve basis.

Tournament Details

  • 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.

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. 

Our facilities National Sports Center COVID-19 Preparedness Plan click here!

Thank you,

National Sports Center Headquarters

Tournament Fees

  • 9/10U Jamboree: $405 team fee
  • 9U and 10U (7v7) Competitive: $480 team fee
  • 11U/12U: $530 team fee
  • 12U (11v11): $530 team fee
  • 13U-19U: $580 team fee
  • Multiple team discount available, please email Clinton for more details.

 

Refund Policy

Refunds will not be issued. Teams dropping from the tournament prior to April 7 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 Cup
  • Teams dropping from the tournament on or after April 8 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 voucher in the amount of the tournament fees less the deposit and may be used for 2022 events only. This does not apply to weather delays, shortened, rescheduled games and/or cancellation of tournament games after event has began.
  • 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 a credit back to original source of payment. *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.

     

Application Deadline

  • April 7, 2023 or as divisions fill, whichever comes first. 
    • Application is coming soon.

Team Eligibility

Required Forms

To access your Team Manager account or complete rosters and waivers:

Visit the Required Forms page - Click Here

9/10U Jamboree Flights Features

  • 50-minute games
  • Four-game guarantee, no playoffs
  • No standings or scores kept
  • One official per game
  • 7v7 format
  • All players receive a gift
  • Please Note:
    • All Jamboree teams should be prepared to play games starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning

U9 & 10U Competitive Flights Features

  • 50-minute games; 60-minute finals
  • World Cup groups, top teams advance to playoffs
  • Three-game guarantee
  • One official per game
  • 7v7 format
  • 1st and 2nd place teams receive medals
  • Please Note:
    • All metro area teams should be prepared to play games starting Friday at 3 p.m.
    • All non-metro teams should be prepared to play games starting Saturday at 8 a.m.
    • All Jamboree teams should be prepared to play games starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning

11U-12U Flights Features

  • 50-minute games; 60-minute finals
  • World Cup groups, top teams advance to playoffs
  • Three-game guarantee
  • One official per game
  • 11U teams play 9v9 format
  • 12U teams may play 9v9 or 11v11 format
  • 1st and 2nd place teams receive medals
  • Please Note:
    • All metro area teams should be prepared to play games starting Friday at 3 p.m.
    • All non-metro teams should be prepared to play games starting Saturday at 8 a.m.
    • All Jamboree teams should be prepared to play games starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning

13U-19U Flights Features

  • 60-minute games; 70 minute finals
  • World Cup groups, top teams advance to playoffs
  • Three-game guarantee
  • Three officials per game
  • 11v11 format
  • 1st and 2nd place teams receive medals
  • Please Note:
    • All metro area teams should be prepared to play games starting Friday at 3 p.m.
    • All non-metro teams should be prepared to play games starting Saturday at 8 a.m.
    • All Jamboree teams should be prepared to play games starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday morning

Awards

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

Tournament Map

Tournament Rules

The tournament rules are presented here in PDF format for convenient download and printing.

  • 2022 NSC Spring Cup Rules (2023 Coming Soon!)
  • 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.

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.

Thank you for considering!

Tournament Contacts

Lucas Camargo

Director

Phone: 763.717.3231

Logan Halvorson

Registrar

Phone: 763.785.5678

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