40th Annual
University of Okoboji
Classic Invitational Soccer Tournament
June 10 & 11, 2017

The Fortieth Annual University of Okoboji Classic Invitational Soccer Tournament will be held on June 10 & 11, 2017 in Milford, Iowa.  This is a FAMILY-ORIENTED RECREATIONAL TOURNAMENT, designed to promote the Iowa Great Lakes area and your soccer club.  NO SELECT TEAMS.

This notice is for informational purposes only.  It does not constitute an invitation to the tournament.  If your team is interested in participating in this tournament, you must register by April 15th.  Invitations will be issued after April 15th.  No verbal responses will be accepted!  If interested, please respond by registering your team on the Registration page on www.bojisoccer.com.  All registrations will be handled via this website, starting March 15th.

There are four age groups participating in the tournament, henceforth called divisions.  There may be more than one bracket of games in each age division.  The divisions are:

Under 12 Girls, Under 12 Boys

Under 14 Girls, Under 14 Boys

U12 will play 9 v 9; U14 will play 11 v 11.  The maximum number of players on each team will be 22.  The three-player transfer rule will not apply to this tournament. Players on a team must be from the same club and must be registered for their own league and play on a team sponsored by such club.

Player Eligibility

  • Players must be registered with the team for one or both sessions of the current school year season.

  • No 9th grade students will be allowed to participate.

  • A player may be registered for and play for only one team in this tournament.
  • Players who qualified for and registered in the U12 division of the CYSL current school year season are allowed to play in the U12 division of the Okoboji Tournament.

  • Players who qualified for and registered in the U14 division of the CYSL current school year season are allowed to play in the U14 division of the Okoboji Tournament.

  • Exception: players who played in a lower age group during the CYSL current school year season are allowed to “play up” into an older age group in the Okoboji Tournament. Players are not allowed to “play down” into a younger age group.

Except as otherwise stated herein, the FIFA soccer rules, as modified by the USYSA for U12 and U14 players, will apply to the tournament.  Teams will be composed solely of girls or solely of boys.  No girl may play on a boys’ team and no boy may play on a girls’ team.

* * * Any further exceptions will be ruled on by the tournament directors on a case-by-case basis. * * *

The opening ceremonies for the tournament will begin at 8:00 a.m. on June 10th.  All players must be present at these ceremonies.  The first games of the tournament will follow the opening ceremonies on Saturday and the final games will be completed by approximately 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.  A schedule of the individual games will be provided at a later date.

The tournament will use a pool play format.  Each team will play two games on Saturday and at least one game on Sunday.  Teams playing in a championship game will play a total of 4 games.  Seeding for Sunday will be determined Saturday night and communicated to coaches as soon as possible.

Each team must have alternate player uniforms available.  Cover-ups/pennies are acceptable.  Also, each U14 team may be asked to provide an announcer for games played by their team on field #1.

Again, this notice is for INFORMATION ONLY AND IS NOT AN INVITATION.

If you are interested in entering the tournament, the following is required for the online registration:

  • Age Group & Gender (U12 Girls, U12 Boys, U14 Girls or U14 Boys)
  • Coach/Asst. Coach Information, including:  Name, email address and phone numbers (home and cell), T-Shirt size
  • Player Information, including:  Name, Jersey #, Date of Birth, Age, School Grade and T-Shirt size (Adult sizes only)
  • Team Announcer (U14 only)
  • Registration Fee is $45.00 per player

Registrations are due by April 15th.  The team contact will receive an email noting the team was added for consideration with a team ID.  If your team receives an invitation, the team contact will receive an approval email with a link to the website, which will have a link to PayPal for payment.  Payment is due by May 1st and is required to finalize the registration.

One payment transaction per team registration.  Payment will be accepted by debit or credit card via PayPal.  A PayPal account is not required.

Each player and head coach will receive a program, a souvenir T-shirt, and a gift. Awards will be given to the two final teams in each division immediately following their final game.

Please note that due to the popularity and overwhelming interest in this tournament, the organizers and directors reserve the right to limit the number of teams.  If you are no longer in charge of your club or team, please forward this information to the appropriate person as soon as possible.

We appreciate your consideration to participate in the tournament.

2017 Tournament Directors
Jody Kloewer
Mike & Jody Mendick
Lisa Orr
Sarah Pritza
Ryan & Laura Schwarz