Northwest Soccer Park is a private soccer facility operated by the Whatcom Sports Commission, a 501(C) 3 Non Profit Corporation. The Whatcom Sports Commission is committed to develop and maintain athletic facilities of the highest standards for the benefit of the citizens of Whatcom County.

August 7-9, 2015
USSF Sanction


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Presenting the
2015 Phillips 66

August 7-9, 2015
Bellingham, Washington
Northwest Soccer Park

Tournament Registration Here

Whatcom Youth Sports, along with Phillips 66, is proud to sponsor the 2015 Rimland Challenge.  This year we are combining the Rimland Pacific Cup and the Pacific Coast Challenge tournaments into one event!  This tournament will focus on bringing the highest level of boys’ and girls’ teams, between the ages of 10 -19, throughout the Western United States and Western Canada
to the Northwest Soccer Park.

Tournament entry fee:U10-11 $525.00 and U12-19 $575.00 per squad in US funds. Each squad is guaranteed 3 match minimum with ALL teams playing one match on Friday and two on Saturday. Semi-finals and finals are played on Sunday.
There will be specific signs indicating both teams and coaches only on one sideline. Spectators on the other sideline.
Parking is free at the Rimland Challenge!

Tournament Director:      Lance Calloway  
(360) 255.5007   fax: (360) 734-4514
1225 Civic Field Way, Bellingham, WA 98229
If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail or call Lance Calloway

Check our supporting restaurant's offers for teams at
the Rimland Challenge

Sponsored by the following locations: (Downtown Ferndale, Blaine, Barkley Cinemas and Sunset Dr).

Please Note: 
Please leave your pets at home-Northwest Soccer Park Facility Rules

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The Rimland Challenge will be offering FREE RV Camping on a first come-first serve basis. Camping will only be permitted in the southeast section of the Northwest Soccer Park, please refer to NWSP Field Map for location.
The camping area will open on Friday morning August 7.

Supporting Sponsors

Official Tournament Hotel

Please read the following registration procedures to apply:

1.  Complete the online registration-click here to register your squad.

2. Please pay using check, money order or cashier's check in US Funds or pay on-line with a credit card. If paying by check please make sure to include your online registration number on your check and payable to WYS (Whatcom Youth Sports).
3.  Payments must be received by July 10, 2015 to Rimland ChallengeTournament, 1225 Civic Field Way, Bellingham, WA  98229. Please note that the tournament at a particular age group may fill up prior to the deadline date and we cannot guarantee acceptance the closer to the deadline of July 10, 2015
4.  Application is not complete until payment is received at the tournament office.

Please note:
out of Washington state Teams Are required to obtain appropriate travel papers from state or provincial association.

BC Soccer Application To Travel-here

All players are required to be in concussion compliance per Washington State Law. If you are an Washington team, your final roster must reflect concussion compliance. If your squad is from outside of Washington, you must have a signed copy of the Concussion Compliance Informed Consent form for each player available for review at check-in. Please click here for Concussion Compliance Informed Consent form.


Entry Fee: U10-11 $525.00 and U12-19 $575.00 per squad in US funds. Checks or money orders need to be made payable to WYS (Whatcom Youth Sports). Team's applications are not considered complete until fees are paid in full. Entry fee refunds shall not be made after July 10, 2015.  We will continue to accept applications after the deadline date if there is space available, otherwise your check will be returned and you will be placed on a waiting list.

Tournament Location:
Northwest Soccer Park, 5238 Northwest Drive, Bellingham WA and potentially at Ferndale High School depending on the number of squads attending.  The Northwest Soccer Park is one of the finest soccer complexes in the Northwest, featuring a fully equipped concession building and restroom facility, 31 acres of lush green grass, and a breathtaking view of Mt. Baker.  The Northwest Soccer Park is located in Northwest Washington State, just 10 minutes from downtown Bellingham and 20 minutes from the Canadian border. Ferndale HS, located 5 minutes away from Northwest Soccer Park will have 3 high quality grass fields which may be used in the event of the number of teams applied. This region offers spectacular sightseeing opportunities from the mountains to the sea. Hotels, shopping and entertainment are only minutes away.

Acceptance:  The Rimland Challenge is focused on providing high level tournament competition for both girls and boy's squads.  In an attempt to provide the highest level of competition teams will be accepted based on: 1) State Cup Champion  2) Out of state 3) Overall team strength 4) Previous tournament history. The Rimland Challenge strives to create equitable levels of competition and if we have enough teams we will form a second tier bracket within an age group. 

Format:  The Rimland Challenge divisions are established to attempt to field the strongest levels of competition possible.  Where applicable we will attempt to have two divisions PREMIER (upper level) and COPA (lower level) at each age group to provide appropriate levels of competition. Teams will play in a four team matrix whenever possible and be guaranteed at least three games.U10 & 11 will play 25 minute halves. U-12-U14 will play 30 minute halves and U15-U19 will play 35 minute halves.  U10 & 11 teams will play 9 a-side on a 50 yd x 90yd field. U12-19 will play 11 a-side on full size fields. We reserve the right to combine or modify age divisions should the need arise to balance competition.

Canadian Division Level
Division to Apply for in the Rimland Challenge
upper level play
Metro & Gold
RCL 1& 2
Silver & Rep A
RCL -3, 4, 5 & WSYL 2
lower level play

Schedules: We anticipate schedules to be available no later then July 27, 2015. We try to accommodate all requests for late games on Friday. However, this is not always possible. Please be prepared to play a match as early as 2 PM on Friday afternoon. All teams will be scheduled to play one game on Friday and two games on Saturday. Semifinal and finals will be played on Sunday.

Awards:  1st and 2nd place winners in each division will receive individual awards and one team award. All rostered players and coaches will receive a tournament memento.

Withdrawing from the Tournament: After July 10, 2015, teams wishing to withdraw from the tournament must notify us in writing. There will be no refunds issued to teams withdrawing after July 10th.  Prior to July 10, 2015, teams wishing to drop out must notify us in writing; refunds will be issued less a $35.00 handling fee.

Age Groups for 2015: 

Age Group
Birth date
Age Group
Birth date
Under 10 Aug 1, 2005-July 31, 2006 Under 15 Aug 1, 2000-July 31, 2001
Under 11 Aug 1, 2004-July 31, 2005 Under 16
Aug 1, 1999-July 31, 2000
Under 12 Aug 1, 2003-July 31, 2004 Under 17 Aug 1, 1998-July 31, 1999
Under 13 Aug 1, 2002-July 31, 2003 Under 18 Aug 1, 1997-July 31, 1998
Under 14 Aug 1, 2001-July 31, 2002 Under 19 Aug 1, 1996-July 31, 1997

Tournament Director:      Lance Calloway  
(360) 676-1919 x 109   fax: (360) 734-4514
1225 Civic Field Way, Bellingham, WA 98229
If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail or call Lance Calloway

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1225 Civic Field Way
Bellingham, WA 98229