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Parents, we need to start thinking about our tournament plans for the season.  Here is a list of tournaments for the fall season, with notes about those I have experience with:

NameDatesHosting ClubFieldsComments
Heatwave Kickoff ClassicAug 14-15Houston TexansKingwood?
Alvin Summer ClassicAug 20-23Alvin Soccer ClubAlvin, TX
Texas Rush CupAug 21-22Texas Rush, KatyBear Creek, with overflow at Bear Branch, Woodlands, and Conroe
Houston Labor Day CupLabor Day WeekendBear Creek and Westside Soccer BlubsBear CreekThis tournament is HUGE, and parking is difficult
Quest Labor Day ClassicLabor Day WeekendQuest Youth Soccer ClubDeer Park and La Porte
Missouri City Friendship TournamentColumbus Day WeekendMissouri City UnitedMissouri CityLooking at their web site, it appears former Liverpool families can comment on this one.
Houstonians Thanksgiving CupNov 28-30Houstonians FC?
3v3 Live TourDec 13N/A?This appears to be a travelling organization.
Eclipse Academy CupDec 4-7EclipseEclipse fieldsU9-U10 only tournament; very well run and easy to deal with.
Klein 6-a-SideDec 27Klein Soccer ClubSpring, TX

I would like to do 2 tournaments per season, with possible participation in a 3v3 tournament as well.  I had a great experience at the Eclipse Academy Cup last year, when Alex was a guest player for Arsenal.  Perhaps the former Liverpool families can comment on their experiences at the Missouri City tournament.  The Labor Day Cup is, as I noted, huge–maybe too big, and parking at Bear Creek can be very difficult.  That said, the tournament is doable (you just need to arrive early to find a place to park) if people like the idea of playing on the holiday weekend (the advantage being that you have an extra day to squeeze in the games).

Parents, please comment below on your feelings on these tournaments.  The first one has a registration deadline that is just a few days away, so we need to start thinking about these things.  Let me know if you would not be available for a particular tournament date, if you have had good or bad experiences at any of these tournaments, or if you want nothing to do with tournaments or you want your son playing in every possible tournament.

  One Response to “Tournaments”

  1. We loved doing the Missouri City tournament last year. I think a Labor Day tournament would be kind of hard.

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