Challenge Cup

Aug 9-11, 2019

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Hosted on some of Chicagoland’s best playing surfaces at the Waukegan Sports Park.  This event annually draws many of the top clubs/teams from the country as they begin their preparations for the new soccer year.

Come test yourself against the best on quality fields with appropriate game lengths.

NEW THIS YEAR! The Challenge Cup has expanded the field to include U11 ages for both boys and girls. The competition will challenge teams to compete in a 9v9 format

NEW SINCE 2018 The Challenge Cup will feature as a College Showcase for ages U15-U18/19 attracting college programs from all across the country.

The application, registration, and scheduling process will be coordinated through TGS.  

Important Information:

*Dates and deadlines are subject to change

  • Early Application Deadline ($25 discount per team) is June 28, 2019*
  • Application Deadline is July 14, 2019*
  • Accepted Teams/Brackets posted July 19, 2019*
  • Tournament Schedule posted July 26, 2019*
  • US Club Soccer Sanctioned Event
    • Non-US Club teams are welcomed and insured
  • Ages:
    • Tournament Style Play
      • U11 (2009) NEW!
      • U12-U14 (2008-2006) Girls
      • U11-U14 (2008-2006) Boys
    • College Showcase
      • U15-U18/19 (2005-2002/01) Girls

College Coaches List 

  • Cost:
    • U11-U14 $975 ($1000 after 6/28); 4 games guarantee
    • U15-U19 $800 ($825 after 6/28); 3 game College Showcase
  • Game Duration:
    • U11, and U12–2×30 minutes
      • U11-U12 will have the 9v9 format
    • U13/U14–2×35 minutes
    • U15 and Over–2×40 minutes
  • Team and Individual Awards presented to Champions and Runners Up
  • The Eclipse Select Spring Classic is a “stay-to-play” event for teams traveling from outside the area (club office 100 miles from tournament site). Contact Cindy at Cindy.Mochel@eclipseselect.org
  • Waukegan Sports Park charges a $5 per car/per day entry fee to the facility
  • THIS IS A FULL 3 DAY EVENT.  ALL TEAMS MUST BE PREPARED TO PLAY FRIDAY AS EARLY AS 8 AM.

2018 Groups and Flights

Past Results

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