Iowa Rec Challenge Cup


The Iowa Rec Challenge 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, fun and competition.
Iowa Soccer's Rec Challenge 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 annual event is the largest recreational youth soccer event in Iowa, with over 110 teams descending on Ames every June. The Iowa Soccer Association has run a Rec Cup every year since 1992.

Team & Player Eligibility

This event is for Iowa Soccer member teams and players classified as Level 3.  Teams must have been registered with Iowa Soccer by May 19, 2017 and play in a league that has a minimum of four teams.  You are not allowed to assemble a "tournament team roster" for this event or use non-Iowa Soccer member players; Iowa Soccer Rec Challenge Cup is for the regular-season roster/team.  Each player must have a current US Youth Soccer player pass for that team.  We do have a "Guest Player Allowance" designed to help coaches secure enough players to enter if not all your families can commit to a tournament weekend.  Review allowance details on the Guest Player Allowance page.

Dates, Age Groups/Formats/Fees

June 10-11, 2017
Hunziker Youth Sports Complex (Ames)
Depending on number of team entries, age groups may be combined or divided.
  • 7U-8U (playing 4v4).....$120.00
  • 9U-10U (playing 7v7).....$240.00  
  • 11U-12U (playing 9v9).....$320.00  
  • 13U-14U (playing 11v11).....$360.00
  • 15U/16U (playing 11v11).....$360.00

2017 Entry

  • Team entry link here (CLOSED)