Join us for an early-season tournament outdoors! All 13-19U games played on artificial turf. Event is geared towards more competitive teams looking to get in some full-Length games before the season starts. Events are sanctioned by partners Minnesota Youth Soccer Association (USYS) and Twin Cities Rush Soccer Club (US Club Soccer).
- Tournament ranking committee will place teams into a flight that best fits the team’s competitive ability
- Tournament reserves the right to combine age groups, depending on the total number of teams in identified age divisions
- Teams will be notified prior to the tournament if age groups are to be combined
- All games will be played on artificial turf for 13U-19U.
- Age groups may be flighted to help parity of competition if a group exceeds eight teams.
- 13U-19U games played on the artificial fields of the world’s largest soccer complex
- World Cup groups, top teams advance to playoff round
- Three FIFA regulation-length games guarantee
- Three-person referee system (13U-19U)
- 11U will play 9v9 format
- 12U age divisions may play 9v9 or 11v11 format
- All metro area teams should be prepared to play games starting Friday at 3 p.m.
- All non-metro teams should be prepared to play games starting Saturday at 8 a.m.
The NSC Kick-Off Challenge schedules will be out the Tuesday prior to the event.
Deadline for schedule requests is: Friday, March 31, 2024
US Club Soccer Teams
- All non-Minnesota teams must provide a copy of their official US Club Soccer roster by the deadline.
- View the US Club Soccer Tournament Hosting Application below.
US Youth Soccer Teams
- Request Official State Roster and Travel Documentation (Not required for Minnesota MYSA teams )
- Contact your USYS state association for an official state roster and Notification-to-Travel to a USYS sanctioned tournament. Copy of approved travel permit and state roster must be on file before Final Team Check-in.
- 2023 Application to Host Tournament
United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA)
- Must provide an official state roster from association
- Certificate of Insurance
- Must be on file before Final Team Check-in.
- Request Team Notification-to-Travel and Official Province/Club Roster
- Contact your province/club for official state roster and Notification-to-Travel to a USYS sanctioned tournament. Copy of approved travel permit and province/club roster must be on file before Final Team Check-in.
- 2023 Application to Host Tournament provides information necessary to complete your province’s notification-to-travel application.
13U-19U games played on the artificial fields of the world’s largest soccer complex
World Cup groups, top teams advance to playoff round
Three FIFA regulation-length games guarantee
Three-person referee system (13U-19U)
11U will play 9v9 format
12U age divisions may play 9v9 or 11v11 format
All metro area teams should be prepared to play games starting Friday at 3 p.m.
All non-metro teams should be prepared to play games starting Saturday at 8 a.m.
Please see the age categories for the tournament.
Check out coaches below that have attended in the past. Current year registrations coming soon.
Coaches from around the region scout individual 15U-19U players through a program designed to display a player’s talents for opportunities to play college soccer.
Questions? Contact Lucas Camargo at 763.717.3231 or email email@example.com.
Please click the link below to register if you are a college coach who would like to attend this year’s tournament.
April 22-24, 2022 NSC Kickoff Challenge Click here to register!
Check out the links below to see which coaches have previously attended NSC Kick-Off Challenge.
Each player who is on the first or second place team will receive a medal and the coach will receive a trophy.
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13U – 19U
Promo code must be entered at time of application to receive Early Bird Discount pricing.
Last Year’s Champions
- 12U Girls Northern Pike - Edina SC 11G Black
- 13U Girls Muskie - PSC 10G Maroon
- 13U Girls Northern Pike - FIRE SC 10G Regional
- 14U Boys Muskie - Minneapolis United 09B Premier
- 14U Boys Northern Pike - North United SC 09B Platinum
- 15U Girls Muskie - Tempo SC 08G Wildfire
- 16U Girls Muskie - Edina SC 07G Green
- 19U Girls Muskie - CC United Thunder 05G
- 19U Boys Muskie - DASC 04B Black
- 19U Boys Northern Pike - Prior Lake SC 06B Select