The Chicago Beach Soccer Tournament is unlike any other soccer tournament in the Midwest. Don’t miss out on all the SUN, FUN & SOCCER.
The 2018 Chicago Beach Soccer Tournament will be held July 21-22 at Montrose Beach, don’t confuse our long-standing event with similar sand soccer events.The Chicago Beach Soccer Festival enters its 8th year as one of North America’s largest youth Beach Soccer tournaments.
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WHAT IS THE CHICAGO BEACH SOCCER TOURNAMENT FORMAT & RULES?
Beach Soccer is played 5v5 (4 field players and a keeper). Teams can have up to 12 players on a roster. Games are played in 2 13-minute halfs with a 3 minute halftime. The U12 division plays with a size 4 ball, all other plays with a size 5.
The tournament is played in each of the following divisions
WHO CAN PLAY IN THE CHICAGO BEACH SOCCER TOURNAMENT?
This tournament is open to any team. Team registered with an Illinois Youth Soccer member league; Illinois Women's Soccer League (IWSL), Young Sportsmen's Soccer League (YSSL), Central Illinois Youth Soccer League (CIYSL), Southern Illinois Soccer League (SISL) or ILLOWA; or member recreational league received special discounted pricing.
Teams whose players are not registered with Illinois Youth Soccer or a member league are eligibile to play in this event but must pay the full $300 registration fee.
CAN PARENTS BE COACHES?
YES! A Parent or other adults who does not have a current Illinois Youth Soccer member league coaching card can act as coach for the Chicago Beach Soccer tournament, in order to do so they must complete the following and submit proof of completion to firstname.lastname@example.org or no later than July 13.
I am playing in the U19 division and am 18 years old, can I act as coach for my team?
YES. You just need to contact the IYSA Office at 847-290-1577 and let us know.
THE ROSTER LIMIT FOR THE TOURNAMENT IS 12 PLAYERS
If group play ends in a tie, the following criteria will determine tie-breakers.
To enter your roster do the following steps.
WHAT DO I BRING TO CHECK-IN
There is specific check-in times for each age group. Teams that come before their check-in time will not be checked in. Check-in will take 15-20 minutes approximately per team so plan accordingly. If you don’t come to check-in you will not play your first game.
ALL PLAYERS WITH THEIR PLAYERS PASSES MUST BE PRESENT AT THE CHECK-IN
Team Check-In Times TBA
At Check In Teams MUST HAVE all of the following
If players do not have Player Passes they can use one of the following:
2.) MEDICAL RELEASE FORM: Complete and signed by parent Medical Release Form FOR EVERY PLAYER
At check-in each player’s pass will be checked and they will be given a wristband that they MUST WEAR ALL DAY. Players without wristband WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PLAY and NO REPLACEMENT WRISTBANDS WILL BE GIVEN.