The month of November has flown by with tons of soccer and concludes with this weekend’s Snap Soccer Coastal Academy Cup, November 23 – 24.
Snap Tournament Director, Zack Touchstone, explained that an estimated 150 teams are expected to be in town for the event. The Coastal Academy Cup will feature divisions for both boys and girls, ranging in age from U8 – U15. However, this year, a majority of the teams registered are in the U9 – U12 categories.
Now in its fifth year, Touchstone said word is getting around about the Coastal Academy Cup.
“It has grown every year,” Touchstone said. “We are nearing max capacity.”
Touchstone contributes the event growth to the amazing facilities, wonderful staff and local attractions. In order to keep teams coming back, the Snap Soccer staff continues looking for ways to make the tournament a real draw.
The unique element this year is a free night at the Park at OWA for all registered players and coaches on November 22 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Family and friends traveling with those participating can get in for a discounted rate. Even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, Snap will make sure the party goes off without a hitch by moving the festivities into Crazy Doughnuts in Downtown OWA.
Foley Sports Tourism (FST) Deputy Director, Don Dukemineer, said it’s these types of additional activities prove how great a partner Snap Soccer is.
“Snap understands that our mission is to add economically impact events to our calendar,” Dukemineer explained. “The night out at OWA allows visitors to experience some of what Foley has to offer. We hope this will encourage them to return and discover more, whether it be for another tournament or a relaxing vacation.”
The Coastal Academy Cup is open to the public. There is a $5 charge for parking. For more information on the Coastal Academy Cup or any FST event, visit our events page.