August 19-21, 2022
Soccer.com Center, Efland, North Carolina
The National Sports Center is traveling East! Join the NSC tournament staff as they host their first ever tournament on the East Coast. The Target USA CUP Qualifier will take place in North Carolina serving 9U-15U age divisions for boys and girls. Champions of each division will receive free team entry fee into Target USA CUP 2023!
- 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
- All divisions will have three game guarantee, World Cup groups with top teams advancing to the playoffs
- 9U/10U: 50-minute games, 7v7 format
- 11U/12U: 50-minute games, 60-minute finals, 9v9 format
- 13U-15U: 60-minute games, 11v11 format
Due at Application:
- 9U/10U: $445
- 11U-12U: $545
- 13U-15U: $595
- Weather Cancellation Policy. If cancellation of the entire tournament occurs due to weather conditions, each team will receive a voucher in the amount of the tournament fees and may be used for the 2022 Pine State Players Cup. This does not apply to weather delays, shortened, rescheduled games and/or cancellation of tournament games after the event has begun.
- Refund Policy: Teams dropping from the tournament prior to August 21 will receive a voucher in the amount of the team fee. The voucher may be used by any team in any age group within the club. The voucher is valid within one year of the event and can be used for the Pine State Players Cup 2022 or Target USA CUP 2022 (Minneapolis, Minnesota). Teams dropping from the tournament on or after August 20 will not receive a voucher.
All required forms are due by Friday, August 5th, 2022.
- July 22: Application/deposit deadline. APPLY HERE.
- August 5: Roster and player fees deadline
- August 12: Schedules posted online
- August 19: Final Team Check-in, World Cup group matches will begin
- August 21: Play-off and Championship Matches
To access your Team Manager account or complete rosters and waivers please visit the Required Forms page.
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Thank you for considering!