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ostrich festival

March 5th-7th, 2021

This year marks the 22nd 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-U19 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.


important dates

Tournament Play: March 5th-7th, 2021

Registration Deadline:  February 8th, 2021

Payment Deadline: Payment will be processed at the time of acceptance

Rosters Due (online):  March 1st, 2021 by 9AM

fees

$150 - U7/U8  (Per 4v4 Team) - four 20 min games (10 min halves) Saturday play only. 
$500 - U9/U10 (7v7) set rosters
$600 - U11/U12 (9v9) set rosters
$700 - U13-U14 set rosters
$800 - U15-U19 set rosters

There are no refunds once your team is accepted

CONTACT

Kim Pierce

Tournament Director

tournament information

CREDENTIALS CHECK-IN:  

  • All teams can check-in online
  • Check-in must be completed by Monday, March 1st, 2021 
  • 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.

GAMES:

  • All Teams Three (3) game minimum 

AWARDS:                        

  • U7&U8 - Participation medals
  • U9-U19 1st/2nd Place team medals

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.

OTHER INFORMATION:

  • 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 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. 

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS:

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:  http://www.jjrphotels.com/m/soccer