2021 The Gobbler Indoor Soccer Tournament

Fall Soccer Tournament
Nov 20, 2021
We are kicking off the holiday season with a must-attend soccer tournament! Everyone will play 3 games and have a chance to wear a 1st place medal to Thanksgiving Dinner! Outside fields are the plan but indoor options are secured!

Registration Options

registration opens march 1, 2021



This tournament is unrestricted. Teams registered in good standing with any U.S. Soccer Federation affiliate are eligible to apply.


Outdoor Location:

Vernon hills athletic complex

300 Nike Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061

**Our goal is to play this event outdoors.  The current indoor state guidelines require players to compete in masks and do not allow spectators inside to watch the event.  The decision on location will be made by Thursday, November 18th.

Indoor Locations:


2205 Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035


3090 N Lake Terrace, Glenview, IL 60026

registration information

  • Public registration opens: March 1, 2021
  • Event Date: Saturday, November 20 // Girls & Boys U8 - U19
  • Registration Deadline: Monday, November 8, 2021
  • Payment Deadline: Due in full at time of registration.

required tournament documents & Team Check-IN (Due By November 17th)

  • Soccer Events Group Roster & Waivers must be submitted by Wednesday, November 17th

  ALL waivers must be signed electronically before an athlete will be allowed to participate.  Click HERE for a How-To.

  • Player Cards must be presented at check-in (no later than 30 minutes before your first game).  

  Each player listed on your roster must have a player card.

  • Team-Check-In must take place no later than 30 minutes before their first game at the Tournament Headquarters table at the site that the team will be playing.
  • Only player cards will need to be presented at check-in.  ALL players must be listed on your roster and have valid waivers in order for teams to be eligible to check-in.

For every 10 teams a club brings to the tournament, the 10th team will be free!*

*applies to the lowest priced team

Divisions/Levels of competition

Age Division Birth Year Format   Length of Games*

Entry Fee

U8 - U11 2014-2011 7v7 (6 field players + GK) 2 x 15 min $495
U12 - U14 2010-2008 7v7 (6 field players + GK) 2 x 20 min $495
U15 - U19 2007-2003 6v6 (5 field players + GK) 2 x 20 min $495

*There will be a two-minute halftime.

What are the levels of competition?

  • GOLD: Intended for elite teams who compete for their respective State Cup Championships and/or compete in elite competitions such as USYS Regional Leagues (i.e. MRL Premier I) or ECNL.
  • SILVER: For competitive travel teams who compete in local leagues (YSSL, NISL, or IWSL) and travel regionally for leagues or tournaments.
  • BRONZE: For community-based travel teams who play in local leagues such as YSSL, NISL, or IWSL.

Official tournament rules

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