Tournament Information

Tournament Registration

For tournament registration information, please click on the FALL KICKOFF MENU above and click on Registration.

Sports Photography Packages

Club Ohio is partnering with Alpha Sports Media to provide action shots of your team in our Fall  Kickoff! Alpha Sports Media is a media company based out of Columbus that specializes in sports photography and portraits. To sign your team up for coverage please fill out this Google form. All requests must be completed by 9:00 PM Thursday 8/24. Our schedule of coverage will be sent out by 6:00 PM Friday 8/25. If you have questions please contact me at See the portfolio and packages below.


Options Description Fee Sign Up

Package A

One game consisting of 200+ Individual action shots and digital downloads.



Package B

Save $100 and get two games consisting of 400+ Individual action shots and digital downloads. $400





The Fall Kickoff was designed to be a small, club-friendly local pre-season event for teams looking to test their mettle and see where they need to adjust for the coming Fall season. Each year the Club Ohio Fall Kickoff hosts about 120 teams at Spindler Park. Come join us for one of the earliest fall events in Central Ohio!

Event Highlights:

  • Over 100 teams participate from the Columbus area each year.

  • Open to ALL levels of U8-U15 boys’ and girls’ teams

  • Great started tournament for second level teams and below

  • Girls and boys weekend combined to provide a total club experience

  • USSF Certified Referees.

  • Awards for champions and finalists in each age group.

  • Club Ohio Scheduler used to avoid coaching conflicts.

Fall Kickoff Dates

Tournament Aug. 24 & 25, 2024
Application* Deadline Aug. 07
Payment Deadline Aug. 07
Registration** Deadline Aug. 10

Application vs. Registration

*The application deadline is when teams have to submit an application to be considered for playing in the tournament. 

**The registration deadline is when team have to have all of the paperwork uploaded for certification.

Fall Kickoff Tournament Fees

Age Group Players on Field Field Sizes (yds) Length of Halves Heading Max Roster Fee
U09-U10* 7v7 From 35x50 to 40x60 25 No 14 $675
U11 - U12 9v9

From 45x75 to 50x80

2-man ref system 


U11 - No

U12 - Yes

18 $775
U13-U15 11v11

From 60x110 to 70x116

3-man ref system

35 Yes 18 $875


  • *U8s are welcome and will play in U9 lowest division
  • *U9-U10 we will implement build-out line*

Tournament Merchandise

Tournament Merchandise is provided by Fine Designs. Shirts, hoodies, shorts, warm-up pants and more are available both online and on-site. Most items are fully customizable. Check them out.


Ohio Soccer Association Sanctioning


US Club Sanctioning

  1. Fact Sheet for Tournament Participants / U.S. Soccer Federation Policy 601-7 [link]
  2. U.S. Soccer Federation Bylaw 603 [link]​

Tournament Rules

Click here to view tournament rules.

Sports Medicine Support for Our Tournament

Orthopedic ONE

As the official sports medicine provider for Club Ohio Soccer, Orthopedic ONE’s team of sports medicine specialists will be onsite at to diagnose and treat injuries and provide preventative care. 

Check out the links below for additional resources from Orthopedic ONE to help athletes stay healthy and perform at their best!  

Helpful Application Hints

  • For clubs applying with multiple teams, please make sure to shorten your team name so the entire team name may be viewed when schedules appear.  Otherwise, two team names may not show completely and cause confusion. For example, if Club Ohio has Club Ohio Green 1 and Club Ohio Green 2 in the same age group the number may get cut off and show two Club Ohio Green teams.  A better solution would be to shorten the team names and label them Club Ohio G1 and Club Ohio G2.
  • Please select the desired level of play.  Ultimately our goal is to place your team in a division where the competition seems most appropriate.  We'll determine this based on your team's past performance in our tournaments and other Got Soccer tournaments.  We will also look at the team record you provide from your league.  Additionally, we will also consider your request for the level of play. Please note that requesting a level is just one factor in your placement and does not guarantee placement at that level. 
  • Please include all team resume information to the best of your ability.  Our tournament committee feels it is critical to have the ability to look at the competition each team has played against in league and tournament play in order for us to properly place your team and ensure a competitive tournament for all teams.
  • Teams from elite local clubs with no information given on the application will NEVER be placed in the lowest bracket unless resume indicates otherwise!
  • If you have a coach coaching more than one team, please email the Tournament Director, and include the following information: (1) the name of your coach; (2) the name of any other teams he/she is coaching; and (3) the age groups of all involved teams.  We'll do our best to help avoid scheduling conflicts and this works best for coaches with two teams.  For coaches with three teams, it will be more challenging and we suggest you have a backup coach.  If a coach has more than three teams, we will not be able to help them avoid scheduling conflicts.

Hotel Process

We are pleased to work with a hotel booking agency to book your hotels! Please visit our "Hotels" tab on the man menu for more information. This is a large event with over 350 teams per weekend. To ensure more housing options for large Clubs bringing multiple teams (8 or more), please contact GroupHousing Directly BEFORE blocking rooms at 1-888-290-3210 or There is a two-night minimum.

Tournament Awards

  • Please send a representative for the Finalist and Champion to the tournament headquarters to pick up medals.
  • Teams can hold ceremonial presentations near tournament headquarters and afterward, we would invite teams to take a picture with the Finalist and Champion banners.

Fall Kickoff Tournament Logo

Fall Kickoff Tournament Logo

Tournament T-Shirt Store

Tournament T-Shirt Store


Topic Contact
Group Housing Mike Bower
General Information Info
Referee Assignor Ken McMahon
Tournament Director Costa Kalorides

Sponsors & Partners