The Daily Courier
Spring dew clings to tangled branches below dusk-twilight in the greater Prescott area. In the distance, at the periphery of audible sensation, faint buzzing heralds a swarm of soccer players.
They’ll descend in a three-day flurry beginning today, some 4,000 people, including 132 youth teams from Arizona, California, New Mexico and Utah.
They’ll storm 21 soccer fields, including municipal fields in Prescott Valley and Chino and the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University field, in Prescott.
But, unlike a locust plague, the 18th annual Yavapai Cup soccer tournament leaves a positive aftermath of skill-level matched games and local revenue.
Yavapai Soccer’s U13 Boys team competed in the Blackhawks Invitational SoccerTournament Feb 25-26 and won the second division in overwhelming fashion, besting two Division I teams and a Division II team in the process.
The team won the final game in a shootout to take the crown.
This is another tournament win for this young team as they move up in divisions and standings in the state.
The Daily Courier
The Yavapai Soccer U10 boys team took first place in the CCV Shoot for the Stars tournament this past wekend. It was their first tournament of the year, they are off to a great start.
The teams players include: Dillon Harwood, Britton Carver, Dalton Mitchell, Ian Torp, Francisco Butterworth, Shane Workman, Andrew Rojas, Jet Burginger, Geronimo Sotelo, Jonathon hernandez and Nathan Vaca. Coaches: Jim Workman, Shawn Vaca and Shane Burginger.
The Academy is cancelled Dec. 5 due to inclement weather.
Practices are cancelled Thursday 12/1 due to inclement weather.
Academy for Monday November 7th is cancelled due to the weather and field closure.
Practices are canceled on Thursday, October 20 due to smoke and related health issues. Please do not plan on any practices on Thursday.
Coaches at this time of year we are all excited the season is about to start and we all want to practice. Please be aware of hazards that may not be so obvious, at this time of year it is lightening. Even though the sky may be clear overhead please be aware of storms in the area. While travelling home today I saw something I have only read about. I saw lightening strike in front of me not once but twice and the sky overhead was clear. I was traveling down Hwy 89 just before Glassford and lightening hit on the north side of the highway. The storm was on the south side of Prescott Valley, th strike was a good 4 or 5 miles out from he storm. About 5 minutes later nearing my home the same thing happened, lightening struck virtually in front of me again with clear skies overhead, it had jumped out of the storm on the south side of town.
Please be cautious and aware.
Arizona Youth Soccer Association District 7
Please view Inclement Weather Policy in Coaches Handbook.
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