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Jefferson Cup 2011 is a big hit!
Both weekends a huge success

The Richmond Strikers Jefferson Cup is one of the largest and most prestigious youth soccer tournaments in the United States. Pouring nearly $10 million into the local economy, the "Jeff Cup" is also Richmond’s second largest sporting event - second only to NASCAR! This years event took place over two weekends: March 11-13 (Boys) and March 18-20 (Girls)

About Us

Richmond Strikers is Central Virginia’s premier soccer club. Established in 1975, Strikers includes an elite academy system as well as a vibrant recreational league that gives kids of all skill levels the chance to succeed. Our top-notch coaches and Strikers-owned infrastructure ensure a safe and always-positive environment, which is why so many of our players return as adults to coach and volunteer. Most of all, Strikers exists to teach leadership, persistence, hope and sportsmanship—lessons that will serve our kids and our community for years to come.

Our Committment, Our Cup

More than just a tournament, the Richmond Strikers Jefferson Cup shows youth soccer at the highest level. That’s why we, as organizers, are committed to quality above all else

  • Quality Competition
  • Quality Fields
  • Quality Referees
  • Quality Organization

Each year, we honor this committment by providing an unrivaled experience to every participant in the Richmond Strikers Jefferson Cup. Our sponsors enjoy an exceptional experience too. Contributions are allocated to ensure we exceed even our past successes in our "four" quality committments

A Trusted Partner

We work hard to bring the nation’s finest youth soccer teams to Richmond. Although the Richmond Strikers is a not-for-profit soccer club, we do not rely on volunteers to run our organization. We have paid professionals who provide the very best coaching and guidance to our youth, and who also ensure that every detail is ready for game-day operations. The following Richmond Strikers leaders have been instrumental in ensuring that we are a world-class organization and that the Richmond Strikers Jefferson Cup is a world-class tournament.

Bob Jenkins - Director of Player and Coach Development

Chris Friant - Director of Tournaments

Erwan LeCrom - Director of US Development Academy

Scott Turner - Executive Director

Fast Facts

  • #1 youth tournament in the nation for Boys, #4 youth tournament for Girls in 2009
  • 2011 Jefferson Cup: March 11-13 BOYS, March 18-20 GIRLS
  • 1200 teams applied
  • 700 + teams accepted for competition
  • 85% of teams from outside of Virginia
  • Teams from 35 differnet states
  • 30,000 patrons
  • 700 referees
  • 400 college coaches

Economic Impact

Estimated economic impact for the Greater Richmond area is approximately $10 million

  • Over 18,00 hotel rooms are booked
  • 97% of participants and spectators stay overnight
  • It is estimated that each spectator will spend over $250 each weekend outside of lodging generating over $5 million in additional revenue in food, gas, shopping and entertainment throughout the Greater Richmond area

Field Locations

The tournament is held at 14 complexes and utilizes over 50 fields each weekend throughout the Greater Richmond area. Over a third of the fields are owned/maintained by the Richmond Strikers.

Click on the link below for more information and access the Jefferson cup website