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Rec Challenge Cup


The 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.
This annual event is the largest recreational youth soccer event in Iowa. The Iowa Soccer Association has run a tournament for rec soccer players/teams every year since 1992.

Team & Player Eligibility

This event is for Iowa Soccer member teams and players classified as Recreational.  Teams must have been registered with Iowa Soccer by April 1, 2022 and play in a league that has a minimum of four teams. Each player must have a current US Youth Soccer player pass. 

Dates, Age Groups/Formats/Fees

May 14-15, 2022
Depending on number of team entries, age groups may be combined or divided. All age groups will play both Saturday and Sunday. 
  • 7U/8U (playing 4v4)..... $150.00
  • 9U/10U (playing 7v7)..... $275.00
  • 11U/12U (playing 9v9)..... $350.00
  • 13U/14U (playing 11v11)..... $375.00
  • 15U/16U (playing 11v11)..... $395.00
  • 17U-19U (playing 11v11)..... $395.00

Spring 2022 Team Entry!



Schedule, Field Map, and Parking

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  • Competition Rules COMING SOON

Important Dates/Requirements

  • 12:00pm, Wednesday, March 16: Team Entry Opens
  • 11:59pm, Wednesday, April 13: Team Entry Closes
  • 11:59pm, Wednesday, May 4: Team Entry Fee, Roster, and Guest Player Request Form due
  • 5:00pm, Thursday, May 5: Guest Player Eligibility completed (by tournament officials)
  • 5:00pm, Friday, May 6: Schedule and Field Map made available 
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm, Thursday May 12: Local team check-in at Iowa Soccer office (Des Moines)
  • One hour prior to first game, May 14: Non-local team check-in onsite at Tournament HQ

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