ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT

 

Share the excitement of WORLD CLASS COMPETITION

The Dallas International Girls Cup offers world class competition at all levels. Many of the world’s premier clubs will participate in the tournament. Girls teams from the Dallas Texans, the #1 youth club in the U.S., will compete, and the top clubs in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America and Asia will be invited to apply and compete.

General Tournament Format

  • Tournament Dates: March 31-April 4, 2021 (depending on how the Covid-19 situation is, a tournament Opening Ceremony might take place on the evening of March 30th).

  • 12-28 teams per age category.

  • Girls born on/after January 1, 2002/2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Because there are different age category cut-off dates, dispensation may be given to players from English teams who are born on/after September 1 of the previous year. 

  • All teams need to officially apply for the tournament and teams will be accepted to the tournament (determined by a tournament committee) based on level of team, geographic location of team and number of spots available. The tournament reserves the right to give automatic acceptance to local teams that agree to host an international team with a homestay program. 

  • The Homestay program is available at no charge for international teams outside Canada.

  • The tournament is open to all international teams and US teams and players that are official members of a US Soccer affiliate organization such as US Club Soccer or US Youth Soccer. 

  • Teams will play a minimum of 3 group/bracket games Wednesday through Friday. Quarter final and semi final games take place on Saturday. Finals are played on Sunday. 

  • International teams are required to arrive by Monday, March 29th at the latest. U.S. teams from outside of Texas (out of state) and Canadian teams are required to arrive by Tuesday, March 30th at the latest. Departure will be Sunday, April 12th and Monday, April 13th.

College Coaches

College coaches from across the United States consider the Dallas International Girls Cup as one of North America’s premier tournaments and an opportunity to scout top prospects competing at world class levels. In 2019 more than 100 college soccer coaches came to the Dallas International Girls Cup.

 

Accommodations & Local Transportation

All accepted/participating teams from the U.S. and Canada are required to book rooms at one of the designated Dallas International Girls Cup hotels. Click here for more information and to book rooms at one of the tournament hotels. All teams are responsible for their own transprotation during the tournament, including airport transfers, except for international teams doing a homestay program. Click here for more informatoin on bus or van rental during the tournament.

 

Team Registration/Check In Process

All teams are required to officially check in for the tournament. U.S. and Canadian teams will be able to check-in online. Specific check-in instructions will be sent to the other international teams on how to register/check-in their teams. Please check the "Check-In Info" section of the website for more information.

Note: International soccer teams must have their players' passports available at registration (can be copies).

 

Homestay Program

International soccer teams (except Canada) are eligible to participate in the Homestay Program with families from local Dallas teams who are also competing in the tournament. The Homestay Program covers a maximum of 18 players for a maximum stay of 8 nights. International soccer teams that are approved for the Home Stay program are required to arrive in Dallas on Monday, March 29th, before the tournament begins and depart from Dallas on Monday, April 5th.

 

The Homestay Program, at no cost to the international teams, includes sleeping arrangements, two (2) meals per day and transportation to/from the airport and tournament fields for the players. In some cases the local Dallas families may drop the players off at the tournament headquarter hotel where a tournament shuttle is provided to/from the fields. The international team is responsible for the cost of the meals, transportation, and hotel rooms for all adults, supporters, etc. (this is a stay to play tournament so they will be required to stay at one of the Dallas International Girls Cup designated hotels). The international team is also responsible for any additional meals for the players and all entertainment costs for the entire delegation.

 

The Homestay Program will not exceed 8 nights. If travel plans call for arrival or departure dates other than those mentioned, the international team is responsible for all additional expenses related to the players sleeping arrangements and meals prior to the Homestay Program beginning or after the date of conclusion of the program. International teams requesting the Homestay Program must indicate this request on their application form in the “Additional Comments” section of the application.  International teams must also indicate if they will still participate if the Homestay Program is not available.

 

Facilities

The tournament will take place at the Ross Stewart Soccer Complex in Farmers Branch, Texas (close to Dallas, TX) including six world class soccer fields (with lights), a club house and parking facilities. In addition to the Ross Stewart Soccer Complex, games will also take place at the Cox Soccer fields (3 grass soccer fields) and McInnish Park (2-4 grass fields and one artificial grass field). Please note that there are no changing rooms/locker rooms available at the fields for teams to use and there is limited or no bleacher seating at all field locations. Teams and spectators are permitted to put up tents as long as the tents are NOT staked into the fields. 

Pin/Pennant Exchange

Because this is an international event, it is common for teams to exchange pennants or perhaps small gifts (pens, pins, etc.) when playing an international opponent. 

Dallas Texans

Host club of this event is the Dallas Texans which is ranked the #1 youth soccer club in the United States with 18,000 players and 700 teams. Some of the Dallas Texans success includes:

  • 13X NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

  • NPL NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

  • ECNL Conference Champions

  • 30+ National Finalists

  • 40+ Region III Champions

  • 60+ Region III Finalists

  • 100+ Region III Appearances

  • 120+ NTX State Cup Titles

  • 10X Dallas Cup Champions

  • 5X Gothia Cup Champions

  • MUFC Nike Cup Champions

  • Dana Cup Champions

  • Helsinki Cup Champions

  • San Marino Cup Champions

  • MUPC World Finals 2013

 

Schedule of Events

 

Monday, March 29th

All day: Arrival of international teams. Check in international teams upon arrival.

Tuesday, March 30th

All day: Arrival of U.S. and Canadian teams. 

Afternoon: Some tournament games may be played for local teams only. 
Evening: Opening Ceremony for all players, staff and parents - 8:00PM (to be confirmed). 

Wednesday, March 31st

All day: 9am - 10pm, First round tournament games (group games) and vendor fair at the Ross Stewart Soccer Complex.

Evening: International coaches and team manager's reception at the Omni Hotel.

Thursday, April 1st

All day: 9am - 10pm, Continuation of group games and vendor fair at the Ross Stewart Soccer Complex.

 

Friday, April 2nd

All day: 9am - 10pm, Final day of group games as well as vendor fair at the Ross Stewart Soccer Complex.

 

Saturday, April 3rd

All day: 9:00am - 8:30pm, Quarter-Final and Semi-Final games and friendly games. Vendor fair at Ross Stewart Soccer Complex.

Sunday, April 4th

All day: 9am - 3pm, Finals, friendly games, and vendor fair.

Monday, April 5th

All day: Departure of teams.

 

For USA Teams - If your players' school requires an excused absence form, please check the "Check in Info" section of the website and click "Important Documents".

 

 


Contact Information and Staff

The 2021 Dallas International Girls Cup is hosted by the Dallas Texans and organized in partnership with Premier International Tours (PIT).

Tournament Director: Loek van Zijl (PIT)
Referee Coordinator: Tim Debysingh and John Navarro III


Dallas International Girls Cup
C/O Premier International Tours
17838 E. Easter Pl.
Foxfield, CO 80016

Loek van Zijl


Phone: 1 (800) 724-6076
International: (001) 303-768-0891
Fax: (303) 768-0756
E-mail: mike@premierinternationaltours.com 
Web: www.premierinternationaltours.com/soccer or www.dallastexans.com

 

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