Park City Extreme Cup Soccer Tournament
The Park City Extreme Cup Soccer Tournament is one of the largest sanctioned U.S. Youth Soccer tournament for boys and girls U9 through U19 in the State of Utah; U.S. Club Soccer teams are also eligible to participate. Entry to the Extreme Cup is highly competitive and the Selection Committee reserves the right to choose teams that will give the best balance and level of play within each division. Priority is generally given to out-of-state and out-of-region teams that require lodging in Park City, as well as early applicants.
As in prior years, we anticipate approximately 50% of the entrants ages U12 and older will be Premier or Division I teams, although the Extreme Cup takes pride in providing competitive play for lower level teams as well. In addition to hosting top competitive teams in Platinum and Gold Divisions, last year's tournament also offered play in Silver, Bronze and even Copper Divisions in some age groups. Each team is guaranteed at least three games in pool play. Per U.S. Youth Soccer's new policy, the 2016 Extreme Cup will use the calendar year age alignment and small-sided game structure for U9 - U12.
For the fourth consecutive year, over 150 teams were placed on a wait list in 2015. To continue to accommodate the growing demand of teams wishing to participate in The Extreme Cup, the tournament relies its successful partnerships with the Heber Valley and South Summit Soccer Clubs in order to increase the number of fields available for play. For 2016, matches will be played on 40 fields at thirteen outstanding venues in Park City and the surrounding area. Park City's fields are widely acknowledged as the best in the State; the U.S. Men’s National Team and ReAL Salt Lake have even trained on some of these same fields. Games outside of Park City will be held in the Heber Valley and Oakley; these venues are no more than 20 minutes from Park City. A limited number of night games are played under the lights.
The skies are perpetually blue and the temperatures mild during the summer in Park City. The hillsides are covered with wildflowers, aspen groves and hundreds of miles oftrails for hiking and biking ~ the only things missing are the bugs. Three world-class resorts: Deer Valley, Park City Mountain Resort and Utah Olympic Park offer adventures ranging from scenic lift rides, horseback riding and family activity zones to thrilling zip lines and summer bobsled rides. Live music is everywhere with free concerts offered frequently throughout the town and Deer Valley’s outdoor amphitheater attracting big names ranging from the B52's to the Utah Symphony performing the 1812 Overture. While the Extreme Cup is traditionally scheduled to coincide with the long standing Kimball Arts Festival, for 2016 the tournament will instead occur alongside the Tour of Utah bicycle race. This international event, hosting teams fresh from the Tour de France, finishes mid-day Sunday with an exciting sprint through Park City's Historic Old Town. At the other end of town, the Flying Ace All-Stars are sure to entertain with their aerial acrobatic show at the Olympic Park Splash Pool, while there is plenty of shopping, grazing and dining available for everyone throughout the County. And over in Heber Valley, the Wasatch County Fair is in full swing, complete with rides and a rodeo!
Whether you are from Boise or Bountiful, St. George or Salt Lake, make The Park City Extreme Cup a “Stay & Play” experience for your team. Our Official Lodging Provider, Stay Park City, will guarantee the best available rate on accommodations ranging from Newpark Resort - our Tournament Headquarters - as well as express hotels in Kimball Junction to luxury suites mountainside, as well as condos and rental homes throughout town. Bring your teams, bring your families, and enjoy a few days in the mountains!