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Appalachia Highlands Champions Cup




The Appalachia Highlands Champions Cup is designed as a regional advanced soccer league for U12 - U19 players. As a regional "advanced recreational" league, it is ideal for recreational players and teams throughout Southwest Virginia, Southern West Virginia, and Northeast Tennessee seeking a higher performance level between recreational and competitive soccer. The league is administered by Southwest Virginia Rush Soccer Club. Participating teams can include an already formed recreational team, an all star team from an existing local league, a competitive recreational club team, or as a blended team. League features and benefits include: 

  • 6 Week Seasons with Playoffs
  • Tentative Group Play Team Formation Areas (Limited Travel)
    New River North: Beckley, Bluefield, Blacksburg, Giles, Christiansburg, Princeton
    New River South: Radford, Pulaski, Dublin, Hillsville, Wytheville, Galax, Grayson   
    Clinch: Tazwell, Richlands, Lee, Scott, Wise
    Holston: 
    Marion, Abingdon, Bristol, Rural Retreat
    Watauga: Gate City, Greenville, Johnson City, Kingsport, Sullivan County

  • Participation is extended to all club and recreational teams regardless of current governing body affiliation. Players will be registered through US Club Soccer.

  • Fall and Spring (Weekend Games) - Held after or before most area in-town or county sponsored recreational leagues 

  • Fall 2020 - Full team competition held November - December; Rush sponsored teams begin training mid October (suspended)

  • Spring 2021 U16 - U19 - Full team competition held February - April 11th; Rush sponsored teams begin training in February 

  • Spring 2021 U12 - U14 - Full team competition held April 12 - May 23; Rush sponsored teams begin training in March

  • Team (volunteer or club sponsored) & Individual (Rush club sponsored) Registration 

  • Matches players with a more appropriate competitive level

  • Supplements rather than replaces existing community-based recreational leagues 

  • Group play takes place in geographic divisions with limited travel time and associated costs.

  • Boys and girls divisions are preferred and formed based as registrations allow; coed teams are formed as a contingency.

*Note: There is no guarantee that there will be enough teams in each age group to create divisions as planned, but Rush will attempt to create equitable divisions and help find appropriate team placements as much as possible when creating divisions.

League Structure

 AGE PLAYERSLENGTH
 12U9 v 960 mins
 14U9 v 9 or
11 v 11 
60 mins
 16U9 v 9 or
11 v 11
70 mins
 19U9 v 9 or
11 v 11
70 mins

Fees

COSTS
$60 per volunteer sponsored /
$125 per Rush sponsored 

per season

Refund Policy: Non-refundable
Financial Aid Available for Club Sponsored Teams

AGE   ROSTER SIZE
Min-Max
  COST
per player
 
 12U   10 - 12 $60  or $125 
 14U   12 - 15$60  or $125 
 16U    12 -15 $60  or $125 
 19U    12 -15$60  or $125 

League Director



Eric Bucey
[email protected]
540-230-4836
Director of Developmental Soccer
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Uniform Kit Standards

Uniform kits are required and standards strictly enforced. Other club sponsored teams may use their uniform kits, provided they have two different colored jerseys and matching shorts and socks (color and brand).

The cost for the Capelli Uniform Kit is approximately $65 plus shipping. All mandatory kit items are purchased individually at capellisport.com. Ordering instructions will be sent to each player after registration. Volunteer and Rush sponsored teams will use a common uniform kit so that "select" teams chosen from each division may compete in optional tournament play (additional costs not included in league registrations). 

Volunteer Coach or Club Sponsored Registration (Team)

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SP21 Champions Cup

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Rush Sponsored Team Coach Application

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SP21 Champions Cup

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Rush Club Sponsored Player Registration (Individuals)

SP21 Champions Cup

Appalachian Champions Cup is designed as a regional advanced soccer league for U12 - U19 players. As a regional "advanced recreational" league, it is ideal for recreational players and teams throughout Southwest Virginia, Southern West Virginia, and Northeast Tennessee seeking a higher performance level between recreational and competitive soccer. Participating teams can include volunteer-sponsored teams such as an already formed recreational team, an all star team from an existing local league, or as a blended team. Club sponsored teams feature licensed and trained coaches through SWVA Rush and may include "free agent" registrations.

Spring early registration deadline is January 31st with rates increasing $10 after the registration deadline. Registration closes on February 15, 2021.

To register a volunteer or club sponsored team, parent/volunteer coaches or club admins need to sign up their team first and then send player invitations following the onscreen instructions. Coaches should click "Sign Up" under the "Team Coach Registration "section (above). Once team registration is complete, the coach will invite players from within the registration system. Players will receive and accept invitations via parent/guardian email.

Individual "free agent" players are also eligible and will be placed on a Rush club sponsored team with an available roster spot. Players without a team or those joining a club sponsored team can register directly under the "Player Registration" heading. Club sponsored teams use licensed coaches. The fee for club sponsored teams is $125 per season.

Mandatory uniform kits are approximately $65 per player + shipping. After accepting a coaches invitation and registering, players will receive individual ordering instructions.

12U Boys - Youth Division (2009,2010 Birth Years)

Registration closes on 03/31/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/17/2021 to 05/23/2021
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$60.00

12U Girls - Youth Division (2009,2010 Birth Years)

Registration closes on 03/31/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/17/2021 to 05/23/2021
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$60.00

14U Boys - Junior Division (2007,2008 Birth Years)

Registration closes on 03/31/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/10/2021 to 05/30/2021
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$60.00

16U Girls -High School Girls Academy Division (JV)

Registration closes on 02/28/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 02/21/2021 to 04/11/2021
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$60.00

19U Girls- High School 1st Team Division (Varsity)

Registration closes on 02/28/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 02/28/2021 to 04/11/2021
Show Details
$60.00

contact

P.O. Box 1773 
Radford, Virginia 24143

Phone: 410-271-3897
Email: [email protected]

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