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AMES, Iowa - The 2014 Summer Iowa Games youth soccer tournament will kick off on July 18 in three Ames locations. Registration deadlines are approaching. Visit to register now.

The registration deadlines for the youth soccer tournament (U6-U19) are as follows: early registration (postmark and online), Monday, June 2 and final registration (online only), Wednesday, June 11. Prices increase by $20 after the early registration deadline.

This year marks the 28th annual Summer Iowa Games. The Olympic-style festival highlights over 15,000 athletes in 64 different sports. In 2013, over 2,300 athletes competed in the Iowa Games soccer tournament and the tradition continues.

"The Iowa Games largest team sport is youth soccer attracting on average 190 teams each year. The Iowa Games gives youth soccer teams a chance to play between seasons and allows them to compete with teams across the state," said Kim Abels, Sports and Special Events Director. "We are excited to bring these athletes, coaches and spectators to Ames."

The youth soccer tournament will take place July 18-20, the main weekend of the Summer Iowa Games powered by the Iowa Food & Family Project. Soccer continues to be the top sport of the Iowa Games, with over 200 teams expected to compete this year.

For more information and registration for the 2014 Summer Iowa Games, visit


The mission of the Iowa Games is to provide sports and recreation opportunities for all Iowans through Olympic-style festivals, events and programs.

The Iowa Games is a department of the Iowa Sports Foundation. The Iowa Sports Foundation is a nonprofit sports management organization that helps develop amateur sports in Iowa and promote positive lifestyles and physical fitness through athletic events and health education initiatives.

The Iowa Food & Family Project proudly powers the Iowa Games and supports Live Healthy Iowa. It encourages Iowans interested in health and wellness to participate in discussions and activities that increase their confidence about how food is grown and trust in the farmers who grow it. Because the more we know, the more we grow! Feed your curiosity at

Cory Kennedy
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