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Fall Kohl's American Cup



The Kohl's US Youth Soccer American Cup offers recreational soccer players an opportunity to play in a high-quality tournament in a fun atmosphere, where the emphasis is placed on participation, rather than competition.
Iowa Soccer's US Youth Soccer Kohl's American Cup is a guaranteed three-game, round-robin format. Scores and standings are not kept in the U10-below divisions, and all participants receive a participation award. In U11-above divisions, semifinal and final matches are held, with members of the first- and second-place teams each receiving awards.
This US Youth Soccer event is the largest recreational youth soccer festival in the United States, boasting more than 65,000 participants. The Iowa Soccer Association has run a US Youth Soccer American Cup every year since 1992. Kohl's Department stores is the most recent national sponsor.

Traditional Team Competition & Player Eligibility

The traditional team competition event for U07/08 through U13/14 is for Iowa Soccer member teams classified as Level 3.  Unless a special category has been offered, you are not allowed to assemble a "tournament team roster" for this event, as the team competition is intended for regular-season teams!  Each player on the team must have a current US Youth Soccer player pass for that team.

Competition Formats, Age Groups & Date

October 11-12, 2014
Spring Creek Sports Complex (Altoona)

New this fall:  introducing a new host club and two new playing opportunities!

Altoona Youth Soccer Association/Spring Creek Sports Complex
Soccer peoples, we are VERY EXCITED to be partnering with Altoona and bringing this fun weekend of soccer to the Spring Creek Sports Complex.  Returning once again is the US Youth Soccer Kohl's American Cup "Interactive Zone" complete with new inflatable games!

U15-U19 Free play festival, Saturday night
A free-play festival is where you compete on 4v4 teams, but the winners are individuals, not teams!  You enter the competition as an individual and in the course of the 2 hours of soccer, we will place and rotate you on different 4v4 teams.  We'll be keeping track of individuals' points and at the end of the competition, we'll name age group winners and an overall winner.
  • Open to any currently-registered Iowa Soccer U15-U19 players
  • Enter as an individual
  • Entry is limited to the first 32 players; any entries beyond the first 32 will be put on a waitlist and notified of openings if/as they occur.
  • Additional details and link to entry will be released the week of September 1

Adult 4v4 Tournament, Sunday Noon-finish
The Kohl's American Cup weekend is so much fun, we can't keep the secret to ourselves any longer!  Starting at NOON Sunday, we'll be holding a 4v4 tournament for adults on the turf at Spring Creek Complex.  We have lights and we're going to play until we're done!
  • Open to any currently-registered Iowa Soccer adult players
  • Enter as a 4v4 team -- roster maximum of seven
  • Additional details and link to entry will be released the week of September 1

Traditional Team Competition, Age Groups & Entry Fees

  • U07/08 Girls (4v4) play Saturday only:  $135
  • U07/08 Co-ed (4v4) play Sunday only:  $135
  • U09/10 Girls & Co-ed (6v6):  $165
  • U11/12 Girls & Co-ed (8v8):  $190
  • U13/14 Girls & Co-ed small-sided (8v8):  $190
  • The Guest Player Allowance noted below applies only to this part of the competition.


  • Will open the week of September 1
  • Entry will close September 30


  • Coming soon

 Schedule & Field Map

  • TBA


Guest Player Allowance for KAC

The Kohl's American Cup (KAC) is targeted to and intended for regular-season rosters.  If you need to add a Guest Player(s) in order for your team to enter, that is what the Allowance is designed for.  We understand that not all players or parents can commit to a full weekend of soccer.  And we know that some regular-season rosters barely have enough players to field a team and need subs in order to play in a tournament.  You may use the Guest Player Allowance only AFTER
  • You've asked all players on your team if they are available to play in KAC and some are not, or
  • You have a small roster and would like to have extra players for substitution reasons. 
Every attempt must be made to find guest players who are of like skill -- don't seek out 'ringers' -- that is not in the spirit of the Allowance.
In a past Kohl's American Cup event, it was confirmed that a coach abused the guest player allowance -- and the coach will not coach at a KAC event again.  We rely on coaches to do the right thing and we conduct our own queries on the information provided in your Guest Player Form.  Disregard for the requirements or spirit of the Allowance will be penalized accordingly.
Guest Player Allowance:
1)  You have asked all members of your team to play and some cannot.  Or, you have a small roster and need guest players for subs.
2)  Up to three guest players are allowed and may only be Iowa Soccer-registered players.
3)  Guest players must be Level 3 registered players (a.k.a. 'recreational') and cannot be classified also as Level 2 or Level 1.
4)  Guest players do not need to be from your club, but must be currently registered with Iowa Soccer.
5)  You must submit this form by October 2 at 4pm.  Any forms received after 4pm will not be accepted.
6)  You are not permitted to submit a Guest Player form onsite, nor are you allowed to declare Guest Players onsite.  No exceptions!
7)  Regular-season maximum roster sizes apply.
8)  Iowa Soccer officials will make the final determination on the eligibility of Guest Players.
The Guest Player Form is due by TBD. 
[Click here to access the Guest Player Form.]

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