The Louisiana Open Cup is a single-weekend tournament for teams not competing in The State Cup, the Louisiana Presidents Cup or the Bob Abbott Cup. The goal is to allow teams to compete at a challenging level while still finding competitive parity between teams. The Louisiana Open Cup is designed for all Recreational teams and teams LCSL teams in Division 3 or below at 13U and older. All LCSL 11U and 12U teams must compete in the Bob Abbott Cup. It will be a single-weekend tournament. Seeding will be based upon requests of each team as well as results in the LCSL. Teams can opt to play in the Gold, Blue or Red Division. The goal is to permit teams to compete at a high level while still finding competitive parity between teams. For example, recreational teams will be able to compete for the first time against teams that participated in the LCSL if they choose.
GOLD All LCSL Division 3 teams (and all Academy teams at 10U) will be placed in GOLD, but this Division is also open to LCSL Division 4 and 5 teams as well as to Recreational teams that want to challenge themselves at a higher level of competition.
BLUE All LCSL Division 4 and 5 teams not opting to play in GOLD will be placed in the BLUE. BLUE is also open to Recreational teams.
RED All Recreational teams not looking for the challenge of playing in GOLD or BLUE will be placed in RED.
ADULT Men's, Women's and a Co-ed Adult 7 v. 7.
April 27-28, 2019
Moore Park, Lafayette
Team Registration Deadline
Wednesday, March 27th
Payment and Registration Confirmation
$400.00 per team
Roster Freeze Dates
Monday, April 15th
Rainout / Make-up Weekend Refund Policy
In 2017 LSA started inserting a rainout weekend for the Bob Abbott Cup and the Open Cup into our state tournament schedule. However, in 2019 Easter is so late in the spring that we are unable to build in a Rainout date. Should either the Bob Abbott Cup or the Louisiana Open Cup be rained out in its entirety, teams will receive a refund. LSA will endeavor to cancel tournaments on or before the Thursday prior to the tournament so as to give participants and families time to cancel hotel reservations and travel plans.
Hotels and Accommodations
The Louisiana Open Cup, like all Louisiana Soccer State Tournaments, is a "Stay to Play" tournament. This means all teams participating in "The Open" that are traveling from beyond a 100 mile radius of the tournament site, must book their accommodations through Anthony Travel. This was done to give our teams and soccer families the best available hotel benefits possible and to ensure all teams receive the protections LSA and Anthony Travel can negotiate with hotels.