What makes the Shootout So Special?
The Fort Lowell Shootout is a one-of-a-kind youth soccer tournament. Start the weekend off with a Picnic in the Stadium followed by the Olympic Style Opening Ceremonies, Parade of Teams, Soccer Olympics and the Dick Giebner Highlight Games. These unique events are the heart of the Fort Lowell Shootout for over 30 years. The soccer festival environment of the opening ceremonies and soccer Olympics is something your players will remember for a lifetime. We have a place for recreational fun focused teams and top-level competitive teams.
To compliment the fun filled team bonding experience of the opening ceremonies, we offer showcase level competition on the best soccer facility in the state of Arizona. Our top competitive tournament matches are all played on the MLS preseason training facilities at the Kino Sports Complex. Our featured Highlight Games will be played on the main Kino North Stadium field again this year. The Kino Sports Complex features two natural grass soccer stadiums with 20 beautifully manicured full sided soccer fields along with equally well maintained small sided fields.
The Olympic Style Opening Ceremonies & Parade of Teams
FRIDAY, JANUARY 12th, gates open at 3:30pm. Opening Ceremony, followed directly by the Parade of Teams will begin at 6pm. Grab your dinner and settle in the perfect seat to watch some pre-tournament entertainment. The Shootout will get the festivities started with an Olympic Style Opening Ceremony including the Parade of Teams. Get ready to see the spirit of our youth teams as they compete for the Best Hair, Best Mascot, and Best Banner.
Size up the tournament competition. You’re going to meet them off the field in a shootout, juggling, dribbling relay and foot golf. There are gold and silver medals at stake so see how much precious metal you can rake in! U11 – U19 teams will compete Friday night immediately after the Parade of Teams. U8 – U10 teams will compete Saturday night starting at 7:15pm.
Dick Giebner Highlight Games
ONLY FOR THE BEST! Our Highlight matches are reserved for elite showcase tournament teams! Enjoy top level competition on the main stadium field in our featured Dick Giebner Highlight Games. Starting Saturday morning, stop by Kino North Stadium to see some of the best of the best competing. These tournament highlight matches put the spotlight on some of the region’s most competitive youth soccer teams and our future stars. Check back for the Dick Giebner Highlight Game schedule to see if you or a team from your club will be featured and plan on cheering them on. Teams and players are announced in the stadium pregame and the national anthem is played, just like a professional match. It is something players will remember for years to come.