2013 Alaska Airlines Cup
May 30- June 2, 2013 | Anchorage, Alaska | U11 - U19 Boys and Girls, Men and Women
U11 - U19: $595 | Adult: $650
The Alaska Airlines Cup is Alaska's largest soccer tournament with more than 2,000 players competing in U10 - U21 in 2012.
Registration closes on May 15th, 2013. Late registrations, if accepted, will incur a $50 Late Fee.
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5pm, May 29, The Dome
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Alaska Airlines Showcase Games
In conjunction with the Alaska Airlines Cup is the Alaska Airlines Showcase Game. Alaska's first and only showcase that offers high school boys and girls the opportunity to be seen by college coaches without traveling outside of Alaska.
These games are played as a kick off to the tournament. For the first time ever, players will be selected from campers registered with the Alaska Airlines College ID Camp. Each game is full of competitiveness as the college coaches are there watching to see who they can bring home.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at The Dome
Times: Girls Showcase at 6pm; Boys Showcase at 7:30pm
Alaska Airlines Cup - General Information
The Alaska Airlines Cup is the largest youth soccer tournament in Alaska. It is an international youth soccer tournament, with over 2,000 players in age divisions from U11-U19 and this year adding an adult men's and women's division. The tournament invites teams from all over the state of Alaska, Canada, and the U.S. to kick off the summer soccer season. We hope you will include the Alaska Airlines Cup, in the beautiful city of Anchorage, Alaska, in your summer soccer plans!
Formally known as the Ina K Memorial Cup, the "Ina K" was named in memoriam of Ina Kristiansen, a beloved Alaskan soccer player, who passed away in the early 90's. After almost 20 years of holding the tournament in memory of their daughter, Ina's parents have asked that the tournament be renamed, but that the spirit of their daughter's love and passion for soccer continue to be honored through the Ina K Medals. These medals are awarded at the conclusion of the tournament to one player on each team who exemplifies the spirit with which Ina played the game. The Alaska Rush is excited to partner with Alaska Airlines as the title sponsor of this tournament and would like to thank Alaska Airlines for their generous support of Alaska youth soccer.
To learn more about Ina and her story click here on Ina K Story.
Key Highlights, brought to you by Alaska Airlines and Orthopedic Physicians Anchorage (OPA):
- Out-of-state referees to join and work with our in-state referees
- Teams from around Alaska, the United States, and Canada
- An on-site Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)
- Unique Awards including Tournament Scarves and a Branded Wooden Plaque for Championship teams
- Opening Ceremonies and Showcase Games at The Dome
- Valuable Wrist-Bands available for discounts from local stores and special Tournament activities while attending the Alaska Airlines Cup
- Additional activities such as Cage Soccer, Extreme Juggling Contest, Target Shoot, 3v3 Soccer FREE to Tournament Wristband holders
- GotSoccer rated tournament to gain points for entry into high level outside tournaments
NEW THIS YEAR! We will be selling Tournament ID Wristbands for the tournament participants and supporters that will allow you discounts on goods and services from local stores, restaurants and entertainment. They will also give players FREE entry for “Cage Soccer” (a $5 value alone) at the Dome prior to and just after Opening Ceremonies, “Extreme Juggling Contests” and other events to be announced. The cost is $10 per player/coach/parent/guest. Any team that purchases at least (10) player wristbands will receive two FREE coach/parent wristbands. A list of participating vendors will be published and updated on a regular basis prior to the start of the tournament. Wristband discounts will only be good from May 26th through June 3nd, 2013. Torn or damaged wristbands will be replaced free; Lost wristbands must be re-purchased. Wristbands may be purchased on-line during regsitration or anytime before or during the tournament.
Adult Open Division
We have added men and women’s Adult Open Divisions this year to the Alaska Airlines Cup. All adult games on Thursday and Friday will played at 6pm and 8pm. All adult games will be full 90 minute games. Many of these bracket games and Championship match will be played on field turf at the NEW Kincaid Soccer Stadium. All of the adult games will feature one or more of our out-of-state guest soccer referees, many who are National level officials. Registration may be limited so apply early to guarantee your team's entry. 1st and 2nd Places for the Adult Open Division will be awarded medals in addition to Championship Scarves and Branded Wooden Plaque for the 1st Place Teams. All adult players must be affiliated with the Alaska Amateur Soccer Association to participate in the tournament.
Team Rosters Online
Teams can log in and update their rosters no later than May 29th. After May 29th, teams will be required to submit a hard copy with their changes to the Tournament committee. You have until one (1) hour before your team's first game to add or delete players from your roster and to submit missing or incorrect paperwork. PLAYERS MAY NOT BE ADDED for any reason after this time.
Showcase Games, Credentials Check, and Opening Ceremonies/Coaches and Referees Meetings
Team credentials and team check-in will be held at the Millennium Hotel Ballroom Wednesday, May 29th. Credentials check will begin at 6:30 PM and close at 8:30 PM. All teams are encouraged to clear credentials at this time. Out of town teams that cannot attend must clear credentials at least one hour prior to your first match. Check in at the Headquarters of the fields complex for your games. All U11 through U12 games are at Dela Vega and all U13 through Adult games are at Kincaid Soccer Complex.
The Opening Ceremonies/Coaches meeting will be at the Dome and hosted by News Anchor John Tracy. Please have your teams there at 5 PM to be staged. Parade of teams will being at 5:30 PM. Coaches information directly after and the Showcase games begin at 6 PM. Cage Soccer Competition will be held from 4-5pm and 6-9pm only at the Dome on May 29th prior to and after the Opening Ceremonies. Cage Soccer is FREE to all tournament participants with Tournament Wristbands. Prizes or Awards will be given to each age group winner. We encourage all teams to participate.
Referees: Email Maggi Curran, Referee Assigner at
or call (907) 903-9394. We will be using Arbiter Sports to assign referees through the Anchorage Soccer Referee Association. If you are an out-of-state official and would like to referee at our tournament please contact the assignor. We may be able to help with transportation and housing. Opening Ceremonies include the referees. Please be at the Dome at 5 PM in your short or long yellow. Referee clinic, dinner and information meeting directly after. You MUST ATTEND opening ceremonies and referee clinic to receive your referee tournament gifts and first game assignments.
Ina K Scholarship
The Alaska Rush Soccer Club (formerly Alaska Goldstrikers) has available two $1,000 scholarships for graduating High School seniors. The fund was established from the proceeds of the Ina K. Tournament. Ina was a former Goldstriker who passed away from leukemia. Ina personified the drive, determination, and strength of character the Alaska Rush Soccer Club (formerly Goldstrikers Soccer Club) believes all young soccer players should work towards.
The purpose of the scholarship is to assist undergraduate students interested in pursuing a college degree. The recipient must be an Alaska resident, be a currently registered member of an Alaska Rush team OR, if the Alaska Rush does not offer a team in the appropriate age group, a member of an Alaska Rush team for three of the previous five years, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0.
The recipient of the Ina K Scholarship will be an exemplary representative of the Alaska Rush Soccer Club by demonstrating the following: outstanding character and leadership traits, initiative, academic achievement, and versatility by being involved with volunteer activities in the community and school.
Please follow application guidelines below to apply for 2013. Applications will be considered for the scholarship if minimum requirements are met.
How to apply:
- Complete the application form
- Submit a transcript by May 20, 2013. Copies of official transcripts are acceptable.
- Give the letter of recommendation forms to a maximum of three references. One may be an Alaska Rush coach. Be sure to advise your references of the application deadline.
- Submit all paperwork by May 20, 2013.
> Ina K Scholarship Application