THE VIRGINIA CANNON CUP STORY…
Virginia Soccer Association (VSA) is a Not-for-Profit charitable soccer education organization serving the youth of Western Prince William County since 1977. In 2015, the club’s image was completely transformed as a new leadership took its place at VSA. Over Memorial Day weekend in 2015, VSA held their first Virginia Cannon Cup tournament as part of a total rebranding of the club’s image. Rebranded from VSA’s original event, the Bull Run Tournament, the Virginia Cannon Cup sought to raise the bar for area tournaments.
VSA sits in Haymarket, VA on the western side of Prince William County. Reflecting the town’s rich Civil War history, the Memorial Day event took on the name, the Virginia Cannon Cup. Within the event’s structure, age group divisions are named: Cannon Cup Division, Cavalry Division, and the Bull Run Division.
In 2014, the event’s final year as the Bull Run Tournament hosted a total of 117 teams at Long Park in Haymarket and Valley View Park in Nokesville. Since then, the Virginia Cannon Cup has doubled its teams and has expanded to a total of 4 venues in Prince William County. The event offers top level turf and Bermuda grass playing surfaces for all age groups and provides a great weekend of soccer as teams wrap up their year!
Since rebranding in 2015, VSA has built strong relationships with local clubs who consistently support the event. Clubs enjoy sending their teams to the Virginia Cannon Cup because of the variety of competition, favorable schedules for their coaches and tremendous support from Tournament staff. VSA also offers club discounts for club’s that bring multiple teams to the event. All in all, the Virginia Cannon Cup always provides a positive environment for coaches, players, referees and parents.
Experience the Area
Located in Northern Virginia, we are part of a robust and vibrant community and there is plenty to do for the whole family. Enjoy local food, shopping and plenty of entertainment. Located minutes away from Old Town Haymarket, The Atlas Walk, Gainesville Promenade and of course the Nation’s Capital. In between games make sure to take in the full experience of our great community. We look forward to celebrating the past while always moving towards the future!