Wednesday, November 6, 2013

New Youth Soccer Tournament Selects Decatur with Three-Year Commitment

The city of Decatur has been selected to hold the 2013 The Alabama Junior Cup Tournament, an Alabama Youth Soccer Association and United States Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) sanctioned tournament hosted by Premier Soccer Services. Organizers are expecting approximately 150 boys and girls club teams from across the state of Alabama for the three-day tournament set for November 22-24, 2013 at the Jack Allen Recreation Complex.

The Alabama Junior Cup is a new tournament offering USYSA affiliated Premier, Challenge, Classic, and Academy level U9-U12 girls’ and boys’ competitive soccer opportunities. There will be a minimum of two divisions per age division/gender – an elite level of play and 1-2 competitive divisions tiered lower. Trophies will be awarded to the championship and runner-up teams in each age division.

Each team consists of an average of 12 players, with each player accompanied by three or four family members. Majority of the participants and their families will utilize hotels, restaurants, and other businesses in Decatur throughout the three-day tournament providing a boost to the local economy.

The Jack Allen Recreation Complex will also serve as host venue for the tournament November 21-23, 2014 and November 20-22, 2015. For complete registration information on the tournament, visit    

For more information on the Jack Allen Recreation Complex, visit

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