This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Ostrich Festival Tournament presented by RSL-AZ. The tournament is held each March to coincide with the city of Chandler's Ostrich Festival which draws over 250,000 visitors. While most of the country is still cold, wet and sometimes snowy, we enjoy beautiful warm sunny weather that is perfect for soccer. The valley also hosts 15 major league baseball teams during this time. Come early and catch a few games of baseball before a weekend of soccer.
Last year the tournament hosted 450 U7-U20 teams from all over the state of Arizona as well as New Mexico, Nevada, and California, and several other states plus Canada. We offer a 3 game minimum with many teams playing 4 games.
Tournament Play: March 10-12, 2023
Registration Deadline: February 17, 2023
Payment Deadline: Payment will be processed at the time of acceptance. Only paid teams will be accepted.
Rosters Due (online): March 6th, 2023
Reach 11, Bell Rd Complex & Rose Mofford U11-U19
Snedigar Sports Complex U7-U10
Click HERE to view field maps
There are no refunds once your team is accepted - If the event is canceled due to COVID, teams will receive a refund.
3.5% process fees apply to credit card payments
SANCTIONING BODY: ASA
Competitive, Developmental, Recreational
Membership in US Youth Soccer, AYSO, US Club Soccer, or any other USSF Affiliate.
Foreign teams, including those from Canada and Mexico.
Academy Teams U7/U8 ONLY - Do not need player passes, but must provide an AYSA issued roster. Academy players may play in 2 squads for the same Academy team if the team plays with a non-fixed roster and the players are registered as AYSA Academy players. For example, Academy Team Red has 15 players and splits into Academy Team Red 1 and Academy Team Red 2, (both teams must register in the tournament). A player may play for both Red 1 & Red 2, but their play time must not exceed 80 minutes of soccer per day.
EXCEPTION: U9/U10 teams must have frozen rosters as the teams will play for 1st and 2nd place.
Please note that this is a Stay and Play event. Once your team is accepted into the event, you will receive a Live Booking Link from JJRP Sports Travel.
To remove a player, click into the player, scroll down and click remove player
To generate your event roster: https://gotsoccer.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012238114-How-To-Generate-A-Roster-From-A-Team-Account
How to add club pass players to your event roster: https://gotsoccer.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360012248294-How-To-Add-A-Club-Pass-Player-From-A-Team-Account-
How to add Guest players from another club: https://gotsoccer.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002705527-How-to-add-a-guest-player-from-a-different-club-
How to print your event roster: https://gotsoccer.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115008324608-Printing-Event-Check-in-Roster-from-Team-Account
How to upload documents into your team’s Got Soccer Classic account: https://gotsoccer.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/115002825328-How-Do-I-Upload-Documents-for-a-Tournament-League