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 2014 Chicago Beach Soccer Tournament will be held July 12 at Montrose Beach, don’t confuse our long-standing event with similar sand soccer events.The Chicago Beach Soccer Festival enters its 14th year as one of North America’s largest Beach Soccer tournaments. In 2007 Illinois Youth Soccer partnered with the Illinois State Soccer Accociation (sanctioning body for adults in Illinois) to add youth divisions to the popular event. In 2011 over 1,850 participants competed for prizes in divisions ranging from U10 to adults, with more than 10,000 visitors and spectators enjoying the games.
Details & Common Questions
What is the format?
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.
What are the youth age divisions?
For 2014 The Youth Divisions are Under-10, Under-12, Under-14, Under-16 & Under-19. These groups are played in Boys & Girls Divisions.
Do I have to play with my club team or can I get a group a friends together?
That is the great thing about the Chicago Beach Soccer Tournament, playes can get together from a variety of different clubs and teams to play together. They just need to get the player cards from their clubs.
Can my dad or mom act as the coach?
YES! Parent or other adults can act as coaches for the Chicago Beach Soccer tournament, in order to do so they must complete a background check no later than the week prior to the tournament.
Teams that have an adult without an USSF License acting as coach for the team must have that adult submit a background check no later than July 8, 2014. The cost is $5
To submit the background check,
- Click here
- When completing the information form select “Illinois Youth Soccer” from the MEMBER LEAGUE pull down menu
- Be sure to include ALL info in order for the background check to properly be processed
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.
Questions: Contact Ale or Chris at 847-290-1577 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org