Formerly known as Kohl’s Cup, TSSA is extremely excited to partner with the Columbia Soccer Association to host the Fall 2019 Cleveland Grimes Friendship Cup in Columbia, TN. The tournament dates will be November 16-17, 2019. TN Soccer will provide a family fun atmosphere for our newly named Friendship Cup honoring the memory of Cleveland Grimes, former TSSA Board Member and Executive VP. We will have inflatables, giveaways, and music on Saturday November 16th. The Cleveland Grimes Friendship Cup is open to all Division 4 Recreational teams.
The tournament will be hosted at Ridley Sports Complex in Columbia, TN.
CLICK HERE to view the tournament rules.
U6- 4 v 4 (No GK) 9 Player Maximum roster size
U7/8- 4 v 4 (No GK) 9 Player Maximum Roster size
U9/10- 7 v 7 14 Player Maximum Roster size
U11/12- 9v 9 15 Player Maximum Roster size
**New for this year*** Middle School Small-Sided (U13-U15) – 7v7 (14 Player Maximum Roster Size)
**New for this year*** High School Small-Sided (U16-U18) – 6v6 (12 Player Maximum Roster Size)
U13-U15 11 v 11 18 Player Maximum Roster size
U16-U18 11 v 11 22 Player Maximum Roster size
U6 $180.00 per team
U9-U12 $280.00 per team
Middle School Small-Sided $300.00 per team
High School Small-Sided $320 per team
U13-U18 $340.00 per team
* Consult USYouthSoccer.org for more information on small-sided games and rules that will be followed
Player Passes will NOT be required at Check-In, TSSA Approved Rosters will be required at Check-In and if you have questions about obtaining them please contact your club registrar or one of the contacts below.
TN Soccer is currently looking for sponsors, and a title sponsor, for these events that will be held 4-5 times a year across the state. If interested in advertising opportunities please contact Derek Greene, Director of Sponsorships and Marketing, by email at email@example.com.
Contacts- John Moore- VPRecreation@tnsoccer.org
Cortnie Hewlett- Chewlett@tnsoccer.org
Dgreene@tnsoccer.orgDerek Greene- Dgreene@tnsoccer.org
The TN Soccer Friendship Cup aligns it’s philosophy with US Youth Soccer’s philosophies:
1. Every recreational player shall have an equal opportunity to participate in every game.
2. The formation of recreational teams follows an open or controlled registration policy where every player is accepted and assigned to a roster regardless of ability.
3. Player participation in a low-stress, fun-filled environment is promoted.
The Use of Small-Sided Games
The TN Soccer Friendship Cup aims to encourage recreational participation and player growth, the use of small-sided games is the highly recommended play format for players under the age of 10.
The small-sided game format also allows flexibility in scheduling games in older age divisions where the number of players may be limited. Additionally, small-sided games allow small associations or those that are newly formed the opportunity to compete against teams that have a similar player pool from which to draw.