Surrey United is pleased to be hosting the first annual Youth Nations Cup tournament at Cloverdale Athletic Park in Surrey, BC, July 10-12, 2020.

 

This tournament is intended to support the Adult Nations Cup Tournament that takes place annually in Richmond, BC and as such, follows the same general principles and terms of reference. This youth tournament will give males and females an opportunity to play on a team with others outside of their regular Club team and represent their personal heritage on the pitch at a younger age. The collaboration of the Adult Nations Cup Tournament organizers and Surrey United Soccer Club is intended to ultimately lead to the Youth Nations Cup Tournament players’ participation in the Adult Nations Cup Tournament into their adult years. 

 

Youth Tournament Details

Date: July 10-12, 2020

Location: Cloverdale Athletic Park, Surrey, BC

Age Groups: U18B  (2002 born and younger) / U18G (2002 born and younger)

Game Format: 4 game guarantee / 8 teams per gender / 2 pools per gender

Tournament Cost: $600.00/team

 

Social Media

Twitter Feed: @nations_youth

Instagram: youth_nations_cup

Expression of Interest

For the 2020 tournament, space is limited to 8 teams per gender. Teams registered for the 2020 tournament will be grandfathered into the tournament in the coming years with their team/country. Confirmation of your team entry will happen through these 2 steps:

 

1. Submit your expression of interest, please complete the Google Form located here

2.$250 deposit is required to reserve your team. 

 

Advertisement of the tournament

Our plan will be to advertise the tournament through the BCSPL, Metro League and the BCCSL youth league. Each confirmed group (country) will provide a contact person for interested youth players to contact you. 

 

Support with Evaluations

Surrey United will look to provide field space for teams to host evaluations if needed by the group. This time will be offered at the rate that the City of Surrey charges and the expense will be picked up by the user group. Groups must confirm interest in using SUSC field time by May 1st, 2020.

 

Youth Nations Cup Tournament Contact: youthnationscup@surreyunitedsoccer.com

Terms of Reference

(as adopted from Adult Nations Cup)

Eligibility - All Players qualify through:

  • Country of birth

  • Parentage

  • Grand parentage

  • Citizenship

 

The tournament will be a sanctioned tournament by BC Soccer and will adhere to all rules and regulations of the sanctioning 

Accepted groups will have an opportunity to field a maximum of 2 teams per gender. (i.e., Italy could field an Italy North and an Italy South).

The tournament will not allow a competing group within the same accepted country to field a 2nd team unless there is an extenuating circumstance(s) and/or it is agreed upon by the originally accepted group.  

Players can ONLY play for one team in the tournament.

Regions of the world can be considered as a group. (i.e., “Africa” or instead of "England" can be "United Kingdom"). 

Rosters with proof of eligibility will be required to be submitted in advance of the tournament. 

The Tournament Committee reserves the right to make final and binding ruling on player eligibility. 

A player’s commitment to a youth team does not have any bearing on which adult team they participate with in the future. Once entering the adult tournament they will be expected to satisfy that adult tournament’s eligibility rules and TOR.