Pilot Cup Soccer Tournament

The Pilot Cup is a one-week soccer tournament which involves public and private schools in the Newport Beach-Costa Mesa area.  The 18th Annual Pilot Cup Soccer Tournament will run from May 30 – June 4.  Teams are created in the following divisions:

3rd and 4th grade boys

3rd and 4th grade girls

5th and 6th grade boys

5th and 6th grade girls

Winners will receive commemorative awards.  Winning schools will receive the Pilot Cup Perpetual Trophy Award to display at their school for one year. 

Pilot Cup is open to ALL Lincoln 3rd – 6th Graders

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact

Becky Chanawatr becky_ca75@yahoo.com or

David Rovsek rovsek@mac.com

*Not a PTA sponsored activity

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQ
  • Who plays?  All 3rd through 6th grade boys and girls who want to participate will be allowed to play as long as they can come to the practices and games, have shin guards (required) and cleats (strongly recommended), have a registration form signed by their parent and have paid the $10 cash entry fee. No soccer experience is necessary.
  • Cost?  Each child must purchase a 2017 Daily Pilot Cup t-shirt for $10. Players are not allowed to play in the tournament without the t-shirt. Only cash is accepted.
  • How Are Teams Created? Volunteer coaches will divide the kids to form multiple teams within each division. The divisions are as follows: 3rd/4th Grade Boys, 3rd/4th Grade Girls, 5th/6th Grade Boys and 5th/6th Grade Girls. Within each division, teams are divided into the following flight categories: Gold, Silver and Bronze. Like divisions and flight categories from different schools will compete against one another in the tournament. For example, a Lincoln 5th/6th Boys Silver team will only play against other schools’ 5th/6th Boys Silver teams. Volunteer coaches from each division will determine how to divide players among teams and which flight level each team will compete in.

  • When Does Practice Start? All students who’d like to participate will come to the first practice after school on
    Wednesday, April 26 from 2:30 until 4:00pm.  They will check in and meet the division coaches.  After that, the volunteer coaches will set practice times dependent on their availability.  Practices are usually held twice a week and are usually held at Lincoln.
  • When Is the Tournament? The tournament will run from May 30th – June 4th at Costa Mesa High School and the adjoining Farm complex in Costa Mesa. Weekday games will start as early as 3:30pm or as late as 7:30 pm. Weekend games are also played. Each team is guaranteed to play at least two games. If a team wins their pool, then they move on to single elimination.
  • Questions?  Contact Becky Chanawatr becky_ca75@yahoo.com or David Rovsek rovsek@mac.com.