• Registration & DETAILS
  • Check-In Instructions
  • Field Maps
  • Tournament Rules

Heat United Soccer Club invites you to attend the seventh annual Nike Summer Heat Soccer Challenge tournament in Huntley Illinois from Friday, August 24th through Sunday, August 26th 2018. Bring your players out to compete against some of the best teams in Chicago's Northwest Suburbs. Kickoff Fall 2018 with a fun pre-season tune-up on expansive all-grass fields while staying close to home and away from city traffic. The Nike Summer Heat Soccer Challenge is economically priced for today's tight budgets with NO additional parking fees! All fields are conveniently located just minutes north of the crossroads of Interstate-90 and newly-expanded Illinois Route 47 in beautiful suburban Huntley, "The friendly village with country charm."

  • Dates: August 24 - 26, 2018
  • Registration Deadline: August 10, 2018
  • Location: Tomaso Sports Complex, Huntley, IL
  • Boys Divisions: U8 - U15
  • Girls Divisions: U8 - U15
  • Fees:
    • U8-U10: $525.00
    • U11-U12: $625.00
    • U13-U15: $725.00

Check-In Instructions

Please check your team in at least TWO HOURS prior to your teams first game.

Check in will take place at Tomaso Sports Complex at the registration tent. The registration tent will be open on Friday from 4pm to 8 pm & Saturday from 7:30 am till the end of the day. Please make sure you give yourself enough time.

If you have any questions please email me at Christine@heatunited.com with any questions.

Each player will need the following:
  1. Tournament Roster
  2. Certified State Roster
  3. Player passes
  4. IYSA medical waivers for each player Download PDF
  5. IYSA Background check & Concussion Form Download PDF
  Official Schedule


Mackeben Elementary
800 Academic Dr
Algonquin Illinois
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Tomaso Sports Park
11950 Ackman Rd
Huntley Illinois
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Tournament Rules

All games shall be played in accordance with the laws observed by the USYSA/FIFA/IYSA with the exceptions noted herein.


U13 - U15 (11v11)

  • Roster Size Maximum (22)
  • Only (18) may dress per game.

U11 - U12 (9v9)

  • Roster Size Maximum (16)

U9 - U10 (7v7)

  • Roster Size Maximum (14)

Four (4) guest players will be allowed in all age divisions if they are registered with the USYSA or US Clubs, have a current USYSA or US Clubs player pass, and have a guest player form on file with the tournament register.

No roster changes will be approved during the course of the tournament.

U15 birthyear 2004
U14 birthyear 2005
U13 birthyear 2006
U12 birthyear 2007
U11 birthyear 2008
U10 birthyear 2009
U9 birthyear 2010
U8 birthyear 2011


  • Teams must be ready to play at scheduled times for all games
  • Home team is listed first on the schedule and is required to change uniforms in the event of a color conflict.
  • Referees shall have final approval of all equipment.
  • U8-U12 teams shall use size 4 ball, U13-U19 teams shall use size 5 ball.
  • Players are to be on one side of the playing field and spectators on the opposite side.
  • U8 (6v6) with NO Offsides,will be 50 minutes in length (2x25), with a 5 minute halftime. Played on fields 55 yds x 35 yds. 5 Field Players + 1 GK
  • U9-U10 (7v7) will be 60 minutes in length (2x25), with a 5 minute halftime. Played on fields 60 yds x 45 yds. 6 Field Players + 1 GK
  • U11-U12 (9v9) will be 60 minutes in length (2x30), with a 5 minute halftime. Played on fields 70 yds x 50 yds. 8 Field Players + 1 GK
  • U13-U14 (11v11) all games will be 70 minutes in length (2x35), with a 5 minute halftime. Full size field.
  • U15 (11v11) all games will be 80 minutes in length (2x40), with a 5 minute halftime. Full size field.
  • The schedule is subject to change at anytime, please review your schedules regularly.
  • Schedule changes will be posted at www.heatunited.com; please check site.
  • All games will end no later than 5 minutes prior to the starting time of the next scheduled game.
  • The only exception to this rule is for playoff games.

Tournament committee reserves the right to:

  • Reschedule, relocate, or terminate games due to weather conditions.
  • If half of the game has been played before the termination for weather conditions or tournament director decisions, the game stands as a completed match and will be scored accordingly.
  • Reduce up to half, the duration of the game.
  • Cancel a preliminary game that has no bearing in deciding the group winner.
  • Decide the final tournament standings, trophy winners.
  • Cancel the tournament due to weather or other unforeseen conditions which are not conducive to tournament play.

Substitutions may be made, with the consent of the referee, at the following times:

  • On either team’s throw in
  • On either team’s corner kick
  • After a goal is scored
  • Prior to restarting the game with a goal kick
  • During any dead ball situation
  • Half-time
  • For an injured player
Note: Players must leave and enter the field at the half line.

There will be no Championship game played in groups with 5 Teams. The Champion is determined by the team with the most points.

Games in the preliminary rounds will be scored as follows:

  • Win, 6 Points
  • Tie, 3 Points
  • Loss, 0 Points
  • 1 point per goal scored maximum 3 per game
  • 1 bonus point for a shutout
  • Forfeit, 10 Points (the maximum points that can be awarded)

In the event of a tie in deciding final team positions/Wild Cards the following criteria will be used to break the tie. Once a tie-breaker is used it is eliminated and you move to the next on the list.

Example: 3 Teams tie in points in the group stage.

  • Each has 2 wins & 1 Loss, Head to Head is eliminated since they all have 1 loss and each has beaten the other in some way.
  • You would move on to the next tie breaker, Goal Differential; 1 team is eliminated but 2 are still tied.
  • You would move on to the next tie breaker, fewest goals allowed.
  • If it is still tied at this point you would move on to the next tie breaker which is most goals scored, etc.

Points are always the first criteria for any Division. In a Wildcard situation the 2nd place team from any bracket with the most points advances. If 2nd place teams tie in points we then follow the below criteria.

  • Head to head Competition (If applicable)
  • Goal Differential (Goals scored minus goals allowed), Maximum 4 per game.
  • Fewest Goals allowed
  • Most Goals Scored Maximum 4 per game
  • Most Wins
  • Penalty Kicks

Tie Breakers for Semi-Finals & Finals
No overtime periods will be played - teams will go directly to penalty kicks

  • Each team will designate five (5) players to take alternate penalty kicks; the best of five is the winner.
  • If still tied, the remaining players will take alternate penalty kicks until the tie is broken & there is a winner.
Only those players on the field at the end of the game are eligible to take penalty kicks.

All participants U8-U10 receive medals. U10 and above, 1st and 2nd place teams receive trophies and medals.

A game will be forfeited if a team is more than 10 minutes late to a scheduled match. A minimum of 7 players is required to start a game; a Forfeit of a game will be scored a 3-0 for a total of 10 points. The tournament officials have absolute discretion to resolve all matters concerning forfeitures, as well as advancement of teams who have forfeited any games in group play.

All referee decisions are final. No protest will be heard on any judgment calls by the referee.

All Protests must be submitted in writing to the tournament director within one hour after the completion of the game, along with the check for $100.00. If the protest is not upheld, the protest fee will not be refunded.

Any player or coach that receives a red card will be disqualified for the next game of the tournament.
Any player or coach that receives a second red card will be disqualified for the remainder of the tournament.

The tournament committee interpretation of the rules will be final. The tournament committee and sponsors, IYSA, and the Heat United Soccer Club, shall not be responsible for any expenses incurred by any team or individual if the tournament is cancelled in whole or in part.