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Houston Express Tournament – NRG Power Cup 2016

Houston Express Tournament – NRG Power Cup 2016

Houston Express NRG Power Cup 2016

Houston NRG Power Cup Logo 2016

What: The annual Houston Express tournament is the perfect tournament for all U8-U14 teams looking for a spring season warm-up tournament. With outstanding fields and great competition, make sure your team participates this year!

When: February 6-8, 2016
Only select games (between Houston based teams), if any, will be played Friday night.

Who: Boys/Girls U8-U14 – Academy/Rec Plus and Competitive Teams
U8: 7v7
U9-U11: 8v8
U12: 8v8 or 11v11
U13-U14: 11v11



Registration Deadlines:
U8-U12 – January 22nd, 2016
U13-U14 – January 8th, 2016

Late registration may be accepted based on bracket availability.


For 2015, the tournament hosted almost 250 teams from all over Texas for U8-U14, with very competitive brackets in all age groups.

Clubs participating last year (see full list):
Andromeda FC (Dallas)
Challenge Soccer Club
Cy-Fair Dynamos Select Soccer
Dallas Texans
Eclipse Soccer Club
FC Dallas
FC Padre (Corpus Christi)
Houston Dynamo Academy
Houston Express Soccer Club
Houstonians FC
Kingwood Alliance
Shamrock Rovers FC (Dallas)
Space City Futbol Club
Texas Rush
Texans Soccer Club (Houston)
Texas United FC

Applied Teams: For a list of teams that have applied, click here.Flights and Brackets: List of flights and brackets.
Schedule and results: Tournament Schedule and Results are now available

2015 Teams: For a list of teams that participated last year, click here.
Accepted Teams: For a list of accepted teams, click here.



Games will be played on some of the best fields in Houston, most of which are maintained and operated by Houston Express. Houston Express plants winter grass on many of the fields, so the fields are smooth and green and in the best possible condition for competitive play.

Updated 2016 venues and maps will be available soon…

Complete Venue Map (2015) – All complexes on one Google Map

South Campus, 10001 Stella Link, 77025: Google Map.
St. Catherine’s Montessori, 9821 Timberside 77025 (Adjacent to South Campus): Google Map.
North Campus / McGovern Park: 7200 Braes Blvd, Houston, TX ‎77025: Google Map
North Campus / Pershing Middle School, 3838 Blue Bonnet Blvd, 77025 (Parking on Stella Link): Google Map.
West University Recreation Center, 4210 Bellaire Blvd., 77025: Google Map.
Pin Oak Middle School, 4601 Glenmont Street, Bellaire, 77401: Google Map
Episcopal High School, 4650 Bissonnet St., Bellaire, 77401 (Parking on Fournace Pl): Google Map
Presbyterian School Outdoor Education Campus, 9100 South Freeway (Highway 288), Houston, Texas 77051: Google Map
St. Agnes Academy Athletic Complex, 7611 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX 77036 – Most U12-U14 11v11 girls games – Google Map
St. Thomas Episcopal Athletic Complex – Willowbend, 4113 Willowbend Blvd., 77025 – Google Map

2015 Express Tournament Field Maps:
Main Complexes – South Campus (including St. Catherine) / North Campus (McGovern / Pershing)
Pin Oak Middle School, Episcopal High School, West U Rec.
St. Agnes, Presbyterian School Outdoor Education Campus, St. Thomas Episcopal Willowbend

Pictures of Fields:
HESC Football Field Setup

South Campus #4 at Night

South Campus #2 at Night


General Tournament Information

Letter of Invitation
Tournament Rules and Guidelines 2015 (2016 coming soon)

STYSA Approved Application to Host 2016


Hotel Information

For those teams traveling to Houston or just wanting to stay near the fields, Houston Express has booked hotels near the fields at reduced rates. All traveling teams should use approved hotels. Please see the hotel information page for more details.
Hotel Information – Online booking now available!

Team Check-in

Rosters need to be finalized in GotSoccer by Wednesday night before the start of the tournament.

Details will be posted soon, but most check-in will be online.

Coaches or a team representative are required to check-in their teams by either:

  • Electronic check-in (see below)
  • Check-in on Friday evening at the McGovern Field House at 7200 Braes Blvd, Houston, TX 77025 from 6pm-9pm.

Electronic Check-in
To participate in electronic check-in, all required documentation must be scanned in (PDF format preferred) and be uploaded into your team GotSoccer account by 9pm Wednesday, January 28th. ID cards must be legible and scanned in color. You are not officially checked in until you receive a reply back from the tournament officials stating that all appropriate documentation has been received. Teams not providing all required documentation by the deadline will need to present all documentation during standard check-in at the tournament.
To electronically check-in:

  1. Login to your team GotSoccer account
  2. Click on the “Houston Express NRG Power Cup 2015” event
  3. Click on the “Documents” tab
  4. Enter a description of the file to be uploaded, select the file, and hit “Upload file”. Repeat as necessary for all of the documents
  5. Email with your team name and age group to say that you have completed uploading documentation.

Required team documentation includes:

  • All participating players should be on the team’s roster in GotSoccer along with their jersey numbers.
  • Final Player Roster with numbers (signed by club registrar). Players not participating in the
    tournament should be crossed off the roster. Guest players must be noted as such and can be hand written on the roster.
  • Player Cards (laminated, signed, with picture)
  • Adult Participation Passes for all adults that will be on the player sidelines (STYSA teams)
  • Travel Permit (for USYSA teams outside of South Texas)
  • Medical Release forms (signed by parent / guardian) must be carried by the team manager / coach for all games, but will not be required for check-in


Contact Us

If you have further questions please contact:

Jeff Fetzer
Tournament Director

Mark Gibbs
HESC Director of Coaching