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USYS Target United Cup


US Youth Soccer Target United Cup provides youth soccer players with an opportunity to experience a consistent, high quality tournament, in a fun family-like atmosphere.  This program fosters stimulation and excitement about soccer in an effort to increase the recreations players' interest in and love for the game.

The opportunity exists for the game of soccer to help mold a positive self-image by encouraging individual and team self-esteem.  The Target United Cup program was initiated and organized to enhance the accomplishments of recreational players.  The development of all players within US Youth Soccer is advanced when the player meets personal challenges.  The Target United Cup is designed to encourage and honor the recreational player by allowing the player to compete for both team and personal goals.  This tournament is structured so that, regardless of ability, all players can realistically strive for the goal of being a champion.


The Target United Cup philosophy rests in granting all players equal opportunities and benefits within their level of play in the sport of soccer.  All players have the right to participate in the game in order to develop and exhibit their skills while enjoying themselves.  The Target United Cup format provides recreational players with a developmental opportunity by emphasizing participation, as opposed to competition, in a family-centered environment.

Basic Guidelines 

The Target United Cup is a unique tournament in that it is only open to recreational players. The tournament follows a set of guidelines that are administered at the league or state level, as follows:

• Every recreational player shall have an equal opportunity to participate in every game.

• The formation of recreational teams follows an open or controlled registration policy where every player is accepted and assigned to a roster regardless of ability.

• Player participation in a low-stress, fun-filled environment is promoted.

If your club is interested in hosting a Target United Cup for recreational players, please contact Amber Cremeens.