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SEPTEMBER 18-20th, 2020

Building on the success of the Valparaiso Invitational, this impressive season starting event will celebrate its 10th year running.
The event will take place at fields around the Valley where we expect 300 teams joining us from Arizona, Nevada, California, Colorado, and Utah.
This early tournament is a great way to start off your 2020/2021 season. All levels of competition are represented and we hope you will join us and the best of youth soccer in Arizona!

Covid Guidelines:  We are adhering to the State policies for the event.  As of now we are in Phase 4 Step 1 of the return to play guidelines.  Check the link below for any updates and any criteria:

SCHEDULES click here 


important dates

Tournament Play: September 18-20th, 2020

Registration Deadline:  September 4th, 2020

Payment Deadline:  September 2nd, 2020 (Payment will be processed at the time of acceptance)

Rosters Due (online):  September 14th, 2020


  • $150 - U7/U8 (Per 4v4 Team) - ASA Academy Format 
  • $500 - U9/U10 (Per 7v7 Team) 
  • $600 - U11/U12 (Per 9v9 Team)
  • $700 - U13/U14 (Per 11v11 Team)
  • $800 - U15 & up (Per 11v11 Team)
    There are no refunds once your team is accepted


Kim Pierce

Tournament Director

tournament information


  • All teams can check-in online
  • Check-in must be completed by Monday, September 14th, 2020 9 AM
  • Check-in for this event will be done Online.  See below for instructions
  • All teams can pick up their goodie bag at the Headquarters tent before their first game.


  • Academy U7/U8: Three games
  • U9-U19 Teams:  Three (3) game minimum 



  • Age Groups: U7 through U19 - For age bracket information refer to our AGE MATRIX.
  • Teams with loan players must not exceed the maximum roster limit.
  • Players may only play for 1 tournament team.  All players must have player passes issued by an official organization.  All passes must be issued by the same organization, (i.e. No mixing passes.)
  • Passes must include the player’s photo.

ACADEMY TEAMS - We wanted to remind you that for our U7-U8 players this is an Academy format tournament there are no scores being kept for U7-U8.  We want to encourage player development using the Academy methodology.  Players may play on their age-appropriate team or clubs team but must be registered within US Club or  US Youth.  According to the US Soccer guidelines, you may pool players throughout the tournament to meet their development needs.  Coaches must not exceed 80 minutes for any player per day.  


Please note that this is a Stay and Play event.  Once your team is registered, your are able to book rooms thru the JJRP Travel Agency: