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Harold Patterson Sports Complex in Arlington
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Valley Ridge Soccer Complex in Cedar Hill
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17th Annual Texas Lightning Puma Cup USA

July 20-22, 2012

Weather alert

As of 8:15 PM all Friday PM games are rescheduled and will be played Friday evening.  Updated times are on the schedule.

The application link is still active and we are receiving applications. Acceptance will be on a case by case basis as determined by the needs of the tournament.

Texas Lightning Soccer Club

invites you to participate in Texas Lightning Puma Cup USA 2012 soccer tournament.

The links in the panel to the left contain information as it comes available that you need regarding the tournament such as basic tournament information, rules, etc.

The panel to the right contains the link to apply on line and as they come available, links to accepted teams, schedules and standings.


When is the deadline to apply?

*     The deadline to apply is July 11, 2012


Will we play for advancement?

*     Yes -

        However, to allow as many teams that applied prior to the deadline to participate,  there may be a few 5 team divisions, where each team will play 4 games and the championship will be awarded solely on points with no championship game.


Will there be a Gold & Silver Bracket in my age group?

*     If there are enough teams in an age group, we will have a Gold & Silver bracket.


What is the Format for the age groups?

*     Academy – U7-U8 – 7 v 7

*     Academy – U9 – 9 v 9

*     U11 thru U19 – 11 v 11


Can I have Guest Players?

*     Academy Teams – no Guest Players

*     U11 thru U19 – 5 Guest Players Allowed


What is the Roster Size?

*     U7 through U8 – maximum of 12 players

*     U9 – maximum of 14 players

*     U11 through U15 – maximum of 18 players

*     U16 throughU19– maximum of 22 players


Where will the teams play?

*     Harold Patterson in Arlington

*     Valley Ridge Sports Complex in Cedar Hill


Where is check-in?

*      Thursday, July 19th
La Quinta Inn & Suites
4001 Scot’s Legacy Dr. rlington, 76015
from 6:00 to 8:00 PM 

Please plan to check-in your team on Thursday unless you live outside the DFW Metroplex.  Limited check-in at fields.

U7 through U9 Academy Teams: 
1. will need an Academy  Tournament Roster. 
2. No Guest Players 
3. Teams will play in the same age group that they played in the Spring of 2012 as they do not change their age distinction until August, which is after this tournament. 

There will not be an U-10 Academy Division as those players became eligible to play U-11


What is required at check-in?

*     Academy Teams – will need a “Tournament Roster” signed and dated by your Home Association Registrar for this event.

*     Competitive U-11 through U-19 Teams – will need a copy of your Official State Roster for us to keep.

*     You will need to show us your Medial Releases (Notarized not required).



Can I check in at the fields??

*     If you are an out-of town team, you may check-in at the fields before your first game but please arrive at least one hour before game time.


Why do I need to check-in on Thursday night?

*     Final schedules will be given at check-in, along with Game reports, maps, copy of the rules. If any paperwork is not in order, you will have Friday to complete it.


Where will I find the game reports?

*     Game reports will be given to you in your packet at check-in. Game reports should be signed by the referee after the game and given to Tournament Headquarters following the game, win or lose.


Will I need to give a copy of the roster to the referee?

*     No, you will not.


Do the Medical Releases need to be notarized?

*     No.




On-line Application

Teams, Schedule and Results