You’re invited to a Special Edition of Umoja Games! Join us July 31st – August 1st, 2021 in Richmond, VA.

The largest annual Shi’a soccer tournament, Umoja Games has something for everyone. With over 8 tournament categories, this is truly a family event!

Umoja Games is a one-of-a-kind event.

At Umoja Games, we bring communities, children, youth and adults together from all over the world. In 2019, we had over 50 Masjids participate and over 3,000 in attendance – from all over the continent and beyond. Below you will find informational videos and more details regarding this year’s Games. Have a team or ready to register? You can find the registration links here, too!

Highlights: All the information you need to know about Umoja Games SE.


Participation is strictly limited to followers of the Shi’a Ithna’asheri (Ja’fari) faith.


Umoja Games Special Edition will be held at a one-of-a-kind facility, Rivercity Sportsplex in Richmond. The Sportsplex boasts 12 astroturf fields – 9 nestled together and another 3 that are private for Women’s and Girl’s tournaments. All fields have lights – allowing us to play into the night.

Dates and Format

Umoja Games Special Edition will kick-off at 9 AM on Saturday, July 31st for all categories and conclude on Sunday, August 1st with the Awards. All tournament categories will be based on an 8-aside format. Players are permitted to play in multiple categories, if eligible.

Age Categories

The tournament will offer 8 categories.

Eligibility will be based on your age on August 1, 2021


  • The registration period will close on July 15th, 2021 for teams and players, including free agents.
  • Registration is available on the Umoja App. Download the app here.
  • Free agents can register on the NA All Stars team in each division and Umoja Games will work on organizing them in a team.
  • More information regarding registration can be found on the tournament details page.

Umoja Experience Pass

All participants at Umoja Games Special Edition will enjoy unique experiences and discounts in the area – including free entry to Kings Dominion – a fun-filled and popular amusement park. See Tournament Details for further information.

COVID-19 Guidelines

Umoja commits to adhering to the health and safety guidelines set out by the state and local health authorities. Below are the health and safety guidelines for Umoja Games Special Edition. A list of guidelines can be found on the tournament details page. Further information and details will be provided prior to the event. Guidelines are subject to change.

Relive the Umoja Games journey: The story of how it all began, to today and a glimpse of tomorrow. Check out Beyond the Game!