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Soktoberfest Adult Soccer Festival

October 9-10, 2021
 

The Bundesliga of MN! Challenge the best teams in the area, win money prizes, and enjoy a weekend with friends and celebration!

The Soktoberfest tournament is made for both the most competitive adult teams in MN and teams that are looking for a great time playing the sport they love and enjoying some beers!

Tournament Details

  • Date: October 17-18
  • Format: 7v7
  • 25-minute halves and 3 minutes half time
  • Three game guarantee
  • Top teams advance to the championship
  • Outdoor artificial turf surface
  • Champions receive up to $2500 in prize money! *prize amount depends on registration numbers
  • Runner-ups receive up to $800 in prize money! *prize amount depends on registration numbers
  • Special golf rates at Victory Links for participants

COVID-19 Protocol

All customers are asked to review the following prior to arriving on campus:

Our NSC Soccer Tournament COVID-19 Health and Safety Preparation Mitigation Plan, click here

Our facilities National Sports Center COVID-19 Preparedness Plan click here!

Five tips to remember:

  1. If you feel sick, please stay home.
  2. All attendees are asked to wear a mask, unless they are actively participating in a game.
  3. Games will be spaced out on campus to utilize our entire campus to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
  4. Signage will be posted on campus to remind people of guidelines.
  5. Our facility staff will help keep public spaces clean and sanitized throughout the event.

Tournament Fees

  • $500 team fee due with tournament application
  • Refund Policy
    • Teams dropping from the tournament prior to Oct 3rd will receive a voucher in the amount of the team fee. The voucher is valid within one year of the event and can be used for other adult tournaments/leagues. Using the voucher is based on availability and does not guarantee acceptance into the event.
    • Event Cancellation Policy: The following policy will be enacted IF an event hosted by the National Sports Center MUST be canceled by the directives of the State of Minnesota or the Minnesota Department of Health. Please know that our top priority on making decisions moving forward will be the safety and health of our players, coaches, referees, employees, and fans.  The Team registration refunds will be processed at 100% of the registration total. Refunds will be credited to your account no later than December 31, 2020.

    • Weather Cancellation Policy. If cancellation of the entire tournament occurs due to fall weather conditions, each team will receive a voucher in the amount of the tournament fees and may be used for specified 2020 events only. This does not apply to weather delays, shortened, rescheduled games and/or cancellation of tournament games after event has began.

Divisions Offered

  • Men's Open
  • Women's Open
  • Coed
  • Men's 30+
  • Men's 40+ - Allows up to three players within five years younger than the minimum age (35-39 years old)
  • Men's 50+ - Allows up to three players within five years younger than the minimum age (34-49 years old)
  • Men's 60+ - Allows up to three players within five years younger than the minimum age (55-59 years old)

Team Eligibility

Grandfather Program

Grandfather program allows teams from the 40+, 50+, and 60+ divisions to add to the roster up to three players within five years younger than the minimum age for the division.

For 40+: Up to three players age 35-39

For 50+: Up to three players age 45-49

For 60+: Up to three players age 55-59

Application Deadline

Application deadline is October 3rd!

Individual Player Pool

Looking for a team? If you are an individual who is looking for a team.
We are excited to offer you a new player pool experience at NSC Event HQ! 
As a new user you will need to set up an NSC Event HQ account (must be 18 or older.) Only need one account per household.  

Click HERE to create an NSC Event HQ account

Or Click HERE to log into an already existing account

  • Once you create your account and verify your email, you will need to verify your email to set up a password.
  • Then you can add "participants" to your account  for which you can complete waivers, sign up for programs and register for the player pool
  • You only need to set up a household account once, Future events are smooth and easy. You simply click, add, and you’re done!
  • Interested coaches will contact you directly by email.
  • If you are picked up by a team:
    • Remove your name from the player pool for this event by logging in to your NSC Event HQ, find your event pool and select “Leave Pool”

 

Tournament Rules

The NSC Soktoberfest Adult Tournament rules are presented in PDF format for convenient download and printing.

  • 2020 Soktoberfest rules
  • Glasses: It is recommend for those who wear glasses to wear a strap or sports-type glasses to participate in games. The referee has the authority to determine if the glasses can be worn.
  • Casts: It is recommended for those who have a hard or soft cast to wrap it with bubble wrap and an ace bandage. Prior to the game check with the referee. The referee has the authority to determine if they can play with the cast.

NSC Fund for Play

The NSC Fund For Play is the contribution and donation arm of the National Sports Center Foundation. We are dedicated to improving the lives of Minnesota residents by creating programs and initiatives that support a diverse and engaged community. If you would like to make a donation to improve the health, well-being, and outlook of participants through access to sports and healthy, safe environments, please click HERE.

Thank you for considering!

Lucas Camargo

Tournament Director

Phone: 763.717.3231

Kelly Distad

Registrar

Phone: 763.792.7353