Greenville Triumph
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The Greenville Triumph Soccer Club is creating a team of Upstate youth all-star soccer players to participate in the 2020 USL Academy Cup, a new initiative taking place in May in Tampa, Florida.

Open tryouts for the cup team will take place Dec. 7-8 at Legacy
Early College Field. The Triumph will field an all-star team of boys ages 12 and under to represent the Upstate and participate in the teams first-ever Academy Cup program.

The program will be a 10-12 week experience during which athletes will get a glimpse into the professional soccer world including:

  • Coaching from Triumph staff.
  • Access to top-quality soccer facilities.
  • Video analysis sessions.
  • Explosive performance training.
  • The opportunity to represent the Upstate and the Triumph at an elite, national event Memorial Day weekend in Tampa

Travel and uniform costs for the players will be paid for by the Triumph and

“We’re excited to build a team of all-stars from the vibrant Upstate youth soccer community for this tournament,” said Triumph Head Coach John Harkes. “It will be a great honor for these kids to represent our organization and this region on a national stage in Florida next May.”

Tryouts for the Academy Cup program are $10 and will be open to boys born from 2007-09. Players are encouraged to attend both dates if possible and are expected to bring proper equipment including a water bottle, shin guards, socks, shorts, cleats, goalie jersey (if applicable) and a white T-shirt.

More details and a link to register can be found here.

The details:

Who: The Greenville Triumph Soccer Club

What: Tryouts for the Academy Cup program

When: 2-4 p.m. Dec. 7-8

Where: Legacy Early College Field

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