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Houston Express Tournament – NRG Power Cup 2017

Houston Express Tournament – NRG Power Cup 2017

Houston Express NRG Power Cup 2017

Houston Express NRG Power Cup 2017

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: January 27-29, 2017
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 (Birth Year 2009) – Will have their own bracket(s) in U9 (and play 7v7)
U9 (Birth Year 2008) – 7v7
U10 (Birth Year 2007) – 7v7
U11 (Birth Year 2006) – 9v9
U12 (Birth Year 2005) – 9v9 or 11v11 (will have own bracket in U13)
U13 (Birth Year 2004) – 11v11
U14 (Birth Year 2003) – 11v11

Cost: $475 for 7v7, $550 for 9v9 and $600 for 11v11



Registration Deadlines:
U8-U12 (7v7 and 9v9) – January 13th, 2017
U12 11v11, U13-U14 – January 6th, 2017 – Extended to January 13th


Welcome Packet

All players, parents, and coaches, and team managers should see the Welcome Packet for more tournament details, including score card information, field maps, and complex layouts, tournament activities, and restaurant discounts!


For 2017, we expect to have over 260 teams from all over Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma for U8-U14, with very competitive brackets in all age groups.

Schedule and results: Tournament Schedule and Results are now available

2017 Applied Teams: For a list of teams that have applied, click here.
Flights and Brackets: List of flights and brackets.

2016 Teams: For a list of teams that participated last year, click here.
Accepted Teams: For a list of accepted teams, click here.

Clubs participating this year include:
Dallas Texans
Dynamos Soccer Club
Eclipse Soccer Club
FC Dallas
Houston Dynamo Academy
Houston Express Soccer Club
Houstonians FC
Lonestars San Antonio
Pearland United
Solar Chelsea
Space City Futbol Club
Texas Rush
Texans Soccer Club (Houston and Aggieland)
Texas United FC



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 with Amenities (2017) – All complexes, restaurants, etc. on one Google Map

South Campus, 10001 Stella Link, 77025: Google Map.
Parking for 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: 7222 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.
Pin Oak Middle School, 4601 Glenmont St., Bellarie, 77401 – Google Map
Episcopal High School, 4650 Bissonnet St., Bellaire, 77401 – Enter via Bissonnet and park in garage: 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, 8900 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77036 – Enter at 6500 South Gessner Road for fields.Google Map
River Oaks Baptist School (Turf), 2300 Willowick Rd, Houston, TX 77027 – Google Map

The Rice School, 7550 Seuss Dr, 77025: Google Map.

2017 Express Tournament Field Maps:
Main Complexes – South Campus (including St. Catherine’s) / North Campus (McGovern / Pershing)
West U Rec., Pin Oak Middle School, Episcopal High School
St. Agnes and Strake Jesuit Map

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 2017
Tournament Rules of Play 2017 – 7v7
Tournament Rules of Play 2017 – 9v9
Tournament Rules or Play 2017 – 11v11

STYSA Approved Application to Host 2017


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 electronic check-in:
Houston Express Tournament 2017 – Online Check-in Instructions

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, 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


Hotel Information

Houston Express Soccer Club has partnered with RoomRoster for the NRG Power Cup 2017, January 27-29, 2017. RoomRoster is the world’s first comprehensive tournament and team accommodation management solution, and has pre-selected Official Tournament Hotels for this tournament in order to provide teams with the best options on value, location and amenities. Please note that staying in a RoomRoster Tournament Official Hotel is a condition of acceptance for teams requiring overnight accommodation. After tournament registration, an account is created for each team in the RoomRoster Event Support System. The team rep is emailed their team rep account login link to begin the hotel booking process. When the team rep selects the team hotel, a unique team member link is created and emailed to the team rep to forward to each team member to create their own reservation within the block.

Please do not hesitate to contact RoomRoster support by either phone at 1-888-723-2064 or at should you have any questions or require any assistance during the hotel booking process.


Contact Us

If you have further questions please contact:

Jason Wintz
Tournament Director

Colin Chesters
HESC Executive Director