Become a sponsor for the tournament and support youth in your area.
2023 is the inaugural year for the Willmar Lakes Area Soccer Tournament. We are offering U12, U14, and U16 boys divisions and U14, U16, and U18 girls divisions this year.
We hope to continue expanding in the next few years, adding U12 girls and U18 boys divisions, as well as more teams, more fields, and eventually a second day of competition.
Our goal is to provide an affordable, fun, and competitive tournament that can serve as a finale to the summer season and/or an unofficial preseason warmup for the High School soccer season.
June 30th, 2023
See Tournament Rules section for refund policy
All teams Guaranteed 2 games, most or all will get 3 depending on the number of teams that register
There are no significant modifications to the standard game-play rules for each age group.
U12 will play 9v9 on an appropriately sized field, U14+ will play 11v11 on a full-sized field.
All games are shortened from the age group standard by 5 minutes per half, except for U18 which is shortened by 10.
Full rules in document below:
-Turf and Grass fields
-Certified Athletic Trainer
-Food Trucks (List TBA)
-Medals for top teams at each age level
We have compiled a list of methods for both coaches and players to help deal with the specific demands of a tournament and minimize the risk of injuries or exhaustion.
Many of you may already know most of these methods, but our goal is to help out those who we can by providing this information, because we want our tournament to be a good experience for everyone.
Please contact Francis Winter with any questions about the tournament.
For Referee inquiries, contact John Wenke.
For Sponsorship opportunities , contact Ryan Thielen.
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact our Sponsorship Coordinator above