Red Generation Cup to be held at the New York Red Bulls Training Facility
What is it?
The New York Red Bulls have unveiled a new skills based 7 v 7 tournament for Under-10 boys and girls youth teams, the Red Generation Cup. The tournament is free to enter and each of the five boys and girls teams that qualify for the finals will receive an invitation to be recognized at a Red Bulls home game. Boys and girls born between Aug. 1, 2005 and July 31, 2006 are eligible to enter.
How do teams enter?
To gain entry to the tournament, teams will be invited to showcase their skills at regional qualifying events, located at the Red Bulls Training Facility in Hanover, N.J. and Peter Collins Soccer Park in Long Island, N.Y. At qualifying events, players from each team will take part in the Red Bulls Skills Challenge, which is comprised of five simply structured challenges that measure technical ability. The top five boys and girls teams with the highest collective scores will advance to the Red Generation Cup, which will be held at the Red Bulls Training Facility on Sunday June 26, 2016.
When are the qualifying events?
Tournament qualifying dates are as follows, teams will be able to sign up for a specific one-hour time slot:
- SATURDAY, APRIL 30: Red Bulls Training Facility, Hanover, N.J., 3-7 p.m.
- SUNDAY, MAY 1: Red Bulls Training Facility, Hanover, N.J., 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Please click on the link below to register for one of these qualifying events:
Each date is limited to the first 15 teams that pre-register, once a team has selected their preferred time slot, a Red Bulls representative will follow up to confirm details and provide a registration links for all individual players.
1. What does the Skill Challenge Consist of?
The Red Bulls Skills Challenge is comprised of five simply structured challenges that measure technical ability in five key areas, for each challenge a score is allocated, a players overall scores is the sum total of all individual scores. More information along with videos can be found here: http://www.redbullsacademy.com/training/player-tools/skills-challenge/
2. How is a team’s score calculated?
The teams top 10 scores are added together which provides a team overall score. The five boys and five girl’s teams with the highest scores are invited to participate in the Red Generation Cup.
3. How many players from a team can participate in the Skills Challenge qualifying event?
Teams can registers up to 12 players for the qualifying event, players must be born between Aug. 1, 2005 and July 31, 2006
4. Do all of the players need to be from the same team?
No, they just need to be from the same cub, if a program has two teams in the U10 age division, any 12 players can register for the skills challenge qualifier. If the teams makes it to the Red Generation Cup finals, they should use the same 12 players unless there are player conflicts. All players should wear the team’s uniforms to the qualifying event.
5. In addition to participating in the Skills Challenge, will anything else be happening during the one hour time slot?
Yes, once all players have completed the five Skills Challenges, the team will take part in an inter squad scrimmage, in some of the time slots Red Bulls players will also be on hand to sign autographs. Additionally, all players will receive one complimentary ticket to a Red Bulls game
6. What is the format of the Red Generation Cup finals?
The tournament will be a 7 v 7 format on a small sided field, exact rules and game schedules will be sent to the qualifying teams. The event is focused on the importance of developing technical creative and confident players as opposed to winning at all costs The Red Bulls approach is to help inspire passion in the next generation of young players, through this unique tournament concept we hope to give individual players the opportunity to showcase their skills in a fun and challenge environment.