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Kohl's American Cup, hosted by West Des Moines Soccer Club (October)

 

Purpose

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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.

 

Team & Player Eligibility

This event is for Iowa Soccer member teams classified as Level 3.  You are not allowed to assemble a "tournament team roster" for this event; Kohl's American Cup is for the regular-season roster/team.  Each player must have a current US Youth Soccer player pass for that team.

Level 3 Age Groups/Date

October 12-13, 2013
Raccoon River Complex (West Des Moines)
 
Depending on number of team entries, age groups may be combined or divided.  U07-08 Girls will play all matches on Saturday and U07-08 Co-ed (a.k.a. Boys) will play all matches on Sunday.
 
  • U07-08 (playing 4v4)
  • U09-10 (playing 6v6)
  • U11-12 (playing 8v8)
  • U13-14 (playing 8v8)
 

Team Entry

  • Online entry CLOSED
 
  • Team Entry Fee
    • U07-08.....$135
    • U09-10.....$165
    • U11-12.....$190
    • U13-14.....$210
 

 Schedule & Field Map 

 

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.
 
REGULAR-SEASON MAXIMUM ROSTER SIZES STILL APPLY -- YOU MAY NOT ADD GUEST PLAYERS SUCH THAT IT TAKES YOUR ROSTER OVER THE ALLOWABLE MAXIMUM.
 
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 8pm, Thursday, October 3.  
Deadline has passed; contact Jenny immediately if issues because guest player eligibility is being processed Friday, October 4.
[Click here to access the Guest Player Form.]
 
 

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