This tournament is one of your first opportunities to get early games in and tune up for league play. The Fall Kick Off features multiple levels of play ensuring that every team finds itself matched against similar competition.
The tournament will be hosted at the SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex and GARMIN Olathe Soccer Complex, where siblings can enjoy the multiple playgrounds, the skate park, or the tennis courts. All games will be played on turf.
The 2019 Fall Kick Off Challenge will be held at:
SCHEELS OVERLAND PARK SOCCER COMPLEX AND GARMIN OLATHE SOCCER COMPLEX
Team Check in will be held from 3:30 PM until 9:00 PM on Friday August 9th, 2019 at the field house in the SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex. The complex is located in the Southwest side of 135th & Switzer. The Field House is located in the center of the SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex. To enter the complex, turn south from 135th street onto Switzer and turn right at the first traffic light into the park.
The address is:13700 Switzer
Please note, a player may only play on one team in the tournament
Teams will be required to provide the following:
**Please be aware that US Club Soccer and USSSA do not issue travel permits, these are only required for US Youth Soccer affiliated teams.
Please take the time to make sure that you have all of the above documentation available when checking in. If any paperwork is missing, then it must be provided by one hour prior to the first game. No player may be added to a team once that team’s first game has started. No player may play on more than one team in the tournament.
Any out of town teams that are unable to check in on Friday evening may check their teams in up to one hour before their first game on Saturday. Staff will be available to check teams in at the Overland Park Soccer Complex from 6:00 AM onwards on Saturday morning.
Arranging player cards and medical release forms in alphabetical order will really help to expedite the check in process.
This is a Stay and Play Tournament
The Stay and Play policy applies to all tournaments held at SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex and GARMIN Olathe Soccer Complex. The policy states that in order to participate in a tournament event all out of town teams are required to book hotel rooms in one of several tournament-approved hotels located in Overland Park or Olathe.
All out of town teams must book hotel rooms through GCI Travel or they will not be allowed to participate in the tournament.
WHY DO YOU HAVE A STAY AND PLAY POLICY?
We are fortunate to have multi-million dollar world class soccer facilities that were built and funded with hotel, entertainment and economic tax incentives. As the soccer users, for the cities and developers to invest in and build these world class complexes, we agreed to contracts with the complexes and/or cities requiring Stay and Play for all out of town teams. One of the main reasons cities build world class soccer complexes like ours is because of the positive economic impact they have on their area. A big driver of economic impact is hotel nights.