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2014 will be the 16th anniversary of the Ostrich Festival Tournament. The tournament is held each March to coincide with the city of Chandler’s Ostrich Festival. While most other areas of the country are cold, wet and sometimes snowy at this time of year we enjoy warm sunny weather ideal for outdoor sports. Teams in age groups U8 through U19 are invited to apply. Come and join in the fun as some of the best teams meet for a weekend of great soccer!
If a weekend of great soccer is not enough, try attending one of the many Major League Baseball preseason games. Arizona is home to the Cactus League. Each March, teams come from all over the country to train and prepare for the season. Take Friday afternoon off, take advantage of the great weather, and watch a baseball game. Then follow that up with great soccer!
Each team is guaranteed a minimum of three games, with many playing four games. Team brackets are determined by the Tournament Committee and will be based upon the information supplied on the tournament application form as well as on current season records.
||March 7-9, 2014
||February 8, 2014
||February 22, 2014
Mail checks payable to STYSA and mail to:
Please indicate on the check what team(s) the check applies to.
P.O. Box 13466
Chandler AZ, 85248
|Rosters Due (online):
||February 27, 2014
||Preliminary Schedules - TBD
Venue Assignments - TBD
Brackets - TBD
Accepted Teams - TBD
REFEREES: Click here to referee in the 2014 Ostrich Festival
||Valley Teams (all Maricopa & Pinal county) - February 26, 2014
||Traveling Teams - 1 hour before 1st game
||$200 - U7 (Per 4X4 Team) - AYSA Academy Format
$200 - U8 (Per 5x5 Team) - AYSA Academy Format
$450 - U9/10 - *U8 Non-Academy teams may register in U9
$500 - U11
$550 - U12-U14
$575 - U15-U19
There are no refunds once your team is accepted
||Academy: Three (3) maximum (no advancement or finals) All other ages: Three (3) minimum
||U7-U8 Academy - Participation medals; U9-U19 1st/2nd Place medals
||US Youth Soccer (Arizona)
||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 inclide the player’s photo.
||2014 Ostrich Festival Application to Host
The Fine Print:
The tournament reserves the right to change the schedule as needed up to the start of the tournament or during the tournament. It is the responsibility of coaches and managers to know their latest schedule.
Each age bracket U07-U19 will be formed based on the minimum number of teams necessary to form the bracket. If an age bracket cannot be formed the existing teams will move up to the next higher age bracket (exception: U8 and U11 will not move up to U9 and U12 respectively).
All valley teams (Maricopa and Pinal counties) will be considered for a Friday night game as needed for scheduling purposes. We will first use teams that request Friday night.
Out of town teams will be considered for an 8AM or 9AM games Saturday morning.
Teams will not be scheduled unless payment is received by February 22, 2014.
The tournament schedule cannot work around league games. Use your balckout dates to avoid conflicts.
We will try and avoid coaching conflicts both in location and game times in bracket play for coaches that have 2 teams. However, not all conflicts can be avoided. If you are coaching more than 2 teams or coaching a young team (U7-U11) and an older team (U12-U19), conflicts may occur. Please have an assistant coach on your roster. There is no guarantee to avoid conflicts in semi and final game schedules.
Please see "Hotel Reservations" for details on booking.
As per the Application Agreement checked off during registration, teams forfeit registration fees they wish to withdraw after being accepted to the tournament
Please be sure to read through our FAQ before contacting the Tournament Director. Your question may be answered already. Click here to email Tournament Director. The fastest response time is to use the email link. Most emails are answered the same day. However, please allow at least 24 hours for a response especially as the tournament date approaches.
Please do NOT call the San Tan phone number or email board directors, presidents, vice presidents, commissioners, age directors, directors of coaching, managers or any other person for tournament related questions. This will guarantee a delay in the respond time.