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Bakersfield Gunners Youth Cup

Bakersfield Gunners Youth Cup Logo The Bakersfield Gunners Youth Cup is hosted by the Bakersfield Gunners Soccer Club, some of whose teams rank among the best in the state, and is one of the premier soccer tournaments in the area that caters just to younger teams. It is open to all club and recreational boys and girls teams under the age of 13, divided into recreational and competitive brackets.

While the older club teams are busy with State Cup, younger teams can enjoy this wonderful tournament in which all teams will play at least 3 games.

The event is held at Kern County Soccer Park in Bakersfield , CA, a 40+ acre complex that is one of the premier sports facilities on the West Coast. Facilities include 4 snack bars with restrooms, well-lit fields, comfortable headquarters and official's buildings equipped with telephones, internet access and a PA System.

Hosted by: Bakersfield Gunners Soccer Club
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Dates: April 15-16
Setting: Outdoor/Grass Fields
Youth/Adult: Youth
Teams: 11v11 (U8-U10 – 8v8)
Level: Rec./Travel/Premier
Gender: Boys/Girls
Ages: U8 – U13
Cost: U8-U10 - $325
U11-U13 - $375
Application Deadline: March 31st, 2007
Contact: Mitzi Woods
Phone: (661) 549-1455
Website: Bakersfield Gunners Youth Cup

Things to do in Bakersfield

Families attending the Bakersfield Gunners Youth Cup will have plenty to do besides playing soccer. No matter what your interests are, Bakersfield is considered a wonderful vacation spot because of its diverse attractions. If you like white water rafting, take a trip down the Kern River; from the novice to the experienced rafter, there are many different tours to choose from. Click here for more information about white water river rafting. If you enjoy taking part in off-road activities, ATV & dirt bike rentals are available from several companies. Here is a list to one of such companies Bakersfield Tours.

If you prefer spectator sports take a look at what’s featured at the Rabo Bank Arena which features basketball, hockey, the symphony and various entertainers. You can also check out what's being offered at the Kern County Fair where they have year-round events such as swap meets, car shows and various entertainment. Another venue with a wide selection of entertainment is the Historic Fox Theater whose entertainment features everything from viewing of movie classics to comedy and top class performers such as Patti Labelle, James Brown and George Thorogood. For racing fans there are numerous racetracks to choose from depending on whether you enjoy NHRA drag racing, motorcycle or go-kart racing, there's a track for everyone. And last but not least, for those of you who like gambling, visit the Golden West Casino featuring Blackjack, Poker and Baccarat along with restaurants and bars.

Traveling with the whole family? Bakersfield is home to Camelot Park, a 7-acre family park including Mini Golf, Go Karts, Batting Cages, Bumper Boats, a huge Video Game Arcade, Snack Bar and more! Got a sweet tooth? Visit the oldest family-owned soda fountain in the Southwest United States. A favorite among visitors is the Lori Brock Children’s Museum featuring fun hands-on activities and many displays.

If you area museum buff, try visiting one of the many museums located in Kern County including the Kern County Museum which is a restored Victorian Village including an 1899 general store, one-room schoolhouse and a beautiful Queen Anne Victorian home. Other museums include the Bakersfield Museum of Art , California Living Museum, the Buena Vista Museum of History and the Minter Field Air Museum.

Places to Eat in Bakersfield

After all that fun you'll definitely need some nourishment and Bakersfield is a host to many fine eating establishments.

A favorite among locals as well as tourists is Valentien's Restaurant with outstanding food as well as service. For the many other choices of dining from casual to fine dining, visit this link for more information on Dining in Kern County. Want a place for the kids to celebrate another great day of playing soccer as well as a place for the parents to unwind and chat? Check out John's Incredible Pizza ,where Bakersfield's only pizza buffet is combined with bumper cars, an arcade, skill and carnival games, along with a simulator and four dining rooms.

Places to Stay in Bakersfield

Bakersfield Gunners Youth Cup organizers have secured up to 90 rooms at the Doubletree Hotel in Bakersfield. The address is 3100 Camino Del Rio Court, Bakersfield, CA 93308 and the phone number is 661-323-7111.

A selection of other hotels where rooms have been reserved can be found here.

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