ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT
Share the excitement of WORLD CLASS COMPETITION
The Dallas Texans 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, one of the top youth clubs 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 27 - 31, 2024.
12-32 teams per age category.
Girls born on/after January 1, 2005/2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 (11v11), 2013 and 2014 (9v9), 2015 and 2016 (7v7). Because there are different age category cut-off dates, dispensation may be given to players from English and possible other international 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 25th at the latest. U.S. teams from outside of Texas (out of state) and Canadian teams are required to arrive by Tuesday, March 26th at the latest. Departure will be Sunday, March 31st and Monday, April 1st..
College coaches from across the United States consider the Dallas Texans International Girls Cup as one of North America’s premier tournaments and an opportunity to scout top prospects competing at world class levels. In 2023 more than 100 college soccer coaches came to the Dallas Texans 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 Texans International Girls Cup hotels excluding the local Dallas teams. Click here for more information and to book rooms at one of the tournament hotels. All teams are responsible for their own transportation during the tournament, including airport transfers, except for international teams doing a homestay program. Click here for more information 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).
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 25th, before the tournament begins and depart from Dallas on Monday, April 1st.
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 Texans 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.
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/RE Good Complex (3 grass fields and one artificial grass field at McInnish and another 5 grass fields at RE Good). The complexes McInnish and RE Good are located next to each other. 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.
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.
Host club of this event is the Dallas Texans which is ranked as one of the top youth soccer clubs in the United States with 18,000 players and 700 teams. Some of the Dallas Texans success includes:
14X 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
2X Dana Cup Champions
Norway Cup Champions
Helsinki Cup Champions
San Marino Cup Champions
MUPC World Finals 2013
Schedule of Events
Monday, March 25th
All day: Arrival of international teams. Check in international teams upon arrival.
Evening: VIP (International) coaches and team manager's reception at the Renaissance Hotel.
Tuesday, March 26th
All day: Arrival of U.S. and Canadian teams.
Evening: Opening Ceremony for all players, staff and parents-7:30PM.
Wednesday, March 27th
All day: 9am - 10pm, First round tournament games (group games)
Thursday, March 28th
All day: 9am - 10pm, Continuation of group games.
Friday, March 29th
All day: 9am - 10pm, Final day of group games.
Saturday, March 30th
All day: 9:00am - 8:30pm, Quarter-Final and Semi-Final games and friendly games. .
Sunday, March 31st
All day: 9am - 3pm, Finals followed by the prize giving ceremonies. Afternoon departure teams.
Monday, April 1st
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 2024 Dallas Texans International Girls Cup is hosted by the Dallas Texans and organized
in partnership with Premier International Tours.
Tournament Director: Mike Stebbins
Referee Coordinator: Tim Debysingh and John Navarro III
Dallas Texans International Girls Cup
C/O Premier International Tours
17838 E. Easter Pl.
Foxfield, CO 80016
Main Contact: Loek van Zijl
Phone: 1 (800) 724-6076
International: (001) 303-768-0891
Fax: (720) 368-1577
Web: www.premierinternationaltours.com/soccer or www.dallastexans.com