The Pros Soccer Club and Arizona Youth Soccer Association (AYSA) are pleased to announce the formation of a joint venture to host a youth soccer tournament. The tournament, to be called the Arizona Foundation Cup, was formerly the Pros Thanksgiving Tournament. The new tournament will also be held over the Thanksgiving weekend. In 2013, the Arizona Foundation Cup will be held November 29th through December 1st. Matches will be played at the Tempe Sports Complex, Red Mountain Sports Complex in Mesa, and Snedigar Sportsplex in Chandler.
Terms of the joint venture include a sharing of tournament proceeds with all Arizona clubs who send teams to participate. The tournament will be hosted by the Pros Soccer Club, which will coordinate the functional aspects of the tournament. AYSA will provide marketing and advertising, as well as on-site administrative support.
The joint venture is intended to boost the size and quality of the former Pros Thanksgiving Tournament. Both organizations believe that Arizona has much to offer participating teams, and desire a venue where teams do not need to leave the state for competition. The competition will be open to all levels of competition in age groups U7 through U19, for both boys and girls. All teams are guaranteed a minimum of three (3) matches, playing full regulation length halves. For the U7 and U8 age groups, all matches will be played utilizing the format of the new AYSA Youth Development Academy.