South Shore Sports to Host Largest Soccer Tournament

Best of the Midwest hosted during ‘Youth Soccer Month’


Hebron, IN – September has been declared Youth Soccer Month by Governor Mitch Daniels; just in time for the largest soccer event held along the South Shore. The Best of the Midwest Tournament will be held at the Hallmark Convention and Sports Complex and will bring more than 300 teams to the region.

            The tournament, held on two consecutive weekends, (September 21st – 23rd and September 28th – 30th) is “traditionally one of the premier youth tournaments in the USA,” according to the Chicago Magic Soccer Club. One of the host organizations, Chicago Magic Soccer Club also states the tournament will bring top teams from 14 states throughout the nation. 

            The Best of the Midwest Tournament began as a small tournament with four teams competing and has grown quickly through the years. The Hallmark complex has 60 fields onsite and is the largest in the nation. This means the potential to host the largest regional, state and national competitions is in the future for Hallmark Properties.

            For more information on Youth Soccer Month, follow the “quick link” at


Hallmark Convention and Sports Complex is located in Hebron, IN at I-65 and Rte 2.

The Chicago Magic Soccer Club has been voted the #1 Soccer Club in America by Soccer America Magazine.

South Shore Sports Promotions is a department of the Lake County CVB.