Iowa Games Youth Soccer offers Recreational (Open) and Competitive divisions*. Round robin play. Duration of preliminary games will be 6 minute quarters for Under 6, 8 minute quarters for Under 8, 20 minute halves for Under 9-Under 10, 25 minute halves for Under 11-Under 14, 30 minute halves for Under 16 and 35-minute halves for Under 19. Semi-final, consolation and championship games will be the same length as preliminary games. NOTE: Not all divisions/subdivisions will playoff for medals. Some medals will be awarded based on the results of bracket play. The Iowa Games reserves the right alter field/goal sizes if need be.
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*U9-U14 competitive teams may not enter the 'Open' division, Open division is for recreational players only! No IPSL - competitive - players may guest play on a recreational team. No IPSL multiple rostered players may play on a recreational team either even though they are on the regular season roster.
*Teams registering for the Recreation Division must submit their official rosters to the Iowa Games for review.
Referee Requirements & Other Information
Each team is REQUIRED to provide qualified center referees; one (1) for under 6 - under 8 or two (2) for under 9 - under 19 teams to officiate or assist as needed in at least three (3) games in their respective age division or older (i.e. U12 teams must submit someone at least 14 years of age, U19 teams must submit someone at least 21 years of age). Officials must be 2 years older than the age group of the team they are affiliated.
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NO pets allowed at any soccer venue!
Minimum and Maximum number of players on Roster
3 vs 3 3 8
4 vs 4 3 10
6 vs 6 6 10
8 vs 8 8 14
11 vs 11 11 18
Must present current player pass - valid only if picture attached,
OR photo copy of birth certificate with photo attached,
OR driver's license/permit,
OR passport/INS port of entry stamp
Age Determining Date
August 1, 2013
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Athletes will receive a colored T-shirt. T-shirt pick up will be located in parking lot S6 on the campus of Iowa State University. Parking lot S6 is located east of Jack Trice Stadium; access to lot S6 is from University Boulevard. Coaches will receive a printout that indicates T-shirt sizes for each player at pick-up. T-shirt exchanges (while supply lasts) can be made starting Sunday.
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The Iowa Games
and Iowa Soccer
work together to keep the sport thriving in Iowa and to offer the most information and best competition possible! For more youth soccer information and other area tournaments please visit our cooperating partners webpage by clicking on their logo!
Upcoming Iowa Soccer Events:
KAC - June (Ames)