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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 5-7, 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 15th, 2016

All brackets are now full and registration is closed.


For 2016, we have over 260 teams from all over Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma for U8-U14, with very competitive brackets in all age groups.

Clubs participating this year include:
Challenge Soccer Club
Dallas Texans
Eclipse Soccer Club
FC Dallas
Houston Dynamo Academy
Houston Express Soccer Club
Houstonians FC
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 – Schedule is final

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.

Complete Venue Map (2016) – All complexes on one Google Map

South Campus, 10001 Stella Link, 77025: Google Map.
Parking for Turf Field, Field #1/2 & 3 via Emery/Weiner School
Parking for Field #4, and Field #J via West Bellfort (West entrance)
Parking for all other fields (A-F) via West Bellfort (East entrance)
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 via Stella Link): Google Map.
West University Recreation Center, 4210 Bellaire Blvd., 77025 (Parking next to railroad tracks): Google Map.
The Rice School, 7550 Seuss Dr, 77025: Google Map.
Episcopal High School, 4650 Bissonnet St., Bellaire, 77401 – Parking on Bissonnett or Fornance (for Brown): Google Map
Presbyterian School Outdoor Education Campus, 9100 South Freeway (Highway 288 – Exit Reed Rd), 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 (STE) Athletic Complex – Willowbend, 4113 Willowbend Blvd., 77025 – Google Map
Strake Jesuit High School Stadium (Turf), 8900 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036 – Google Map

2016 Express Tournament Field Maps:
Main Complexes – South Campus (including St. Catherine) / North Campus (McGovern / Pershing)
West U Rec., Rice School
St. Agnes, Presbyterian School Outdoor Education Campus, St. Thomas Episcopal Willowbend
Episcopal High School

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 2016

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.

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

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

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