Erie Admirals Elite Challenge Cup Set for September | Sports Destination Management

Erie Admirals Elite Challenge Cup Set for September

Jul 21, 2014
Event Returns for Third Year, Set for September 26-28 at Family First Sports Park

The Erie Sports Commission is pleased to announce the 2014 Erie Admirals Elite Challenge Cup will return to Family First Sports Park Friday, September 26 through Sunday, September 28. The tournament will feature boys and girls youth teams from Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Indiana, Kentucky and Canada.

The tournament is open to Premier or Division 1 boys and co-ed teams divided by age, from Under 8 through Under 14. Youth participating in the Under 8 and Under 9 Groups will play two 25-minute halves, while all other age groups will play two 30-minute halves.

Registration is $525 for teams playing in the Under 11 through Under 14 groups, and $475 for teams playing in the Under 8 through Under 10 groups. Teams may register online through September 19.

“Last year the tournament attracted 112 teams to Erie, and with the help of the Erie Sports Commission, we expect that number to grow in 2014,” said Carrie Shokalook, Tournament Director for the Elite Challenge Cup. “We want to bring as many teams to Family First Sports Park as we can, and see this tournament continue to grow into one of the best youth soccer tournament for Erie.”

“We’re excited to team up with the Erie Admirals as they host their third Elite Challenge Cup tournament,” said Ron Sertz, Executive Director of the Erie Sports Commission. “It’s a great event that draws many talented youth soccer players to Erie, and we hope to help them grow the event into their most successful tournament to date.”

For more information on the Elite Challenge Cup, or to register a team, please visit

The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.

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