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Ostrich Festival

MARCH 6TH - 8TH 2020

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.




Tournament Play:

March 6-8th, 2020

Registration Deadline:

February 10th, 2020

Payment Deadline:

Credit Card will be charged upon acceptance of the application


Rosters Due (online):

March 2nd, 2020

Latest Information:

REFEREES: Click here to referee in the 2020 Ostrich Festival


Credentials Check-in:

All Valley Teams (Maricopa & Pinal county) - must check in: Wednesday March 4th 11am-8pm at the

RSL-AZ Office
425 S 48th St #114 Tempe, AZ 85281

Traveling Teams - Must check in 90 minutes prior to first game at Headquarters tent of first game


Tournament 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


Three (3) game minimum

There are no refunds once your team is accepted. If your team is not accepted, your fee will be returned



U7&U8 - Participation medals

U9-U19 1st/2nd Place team medals

Sanctioning Body:

US Youth Soccer (Arizona)

Eligible Teams:

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.
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 official organization. Passes must be laminated and 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. 





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: 

For more info contact our Tournament Director- Kim Pierce