Join us for the

9th ANNUAL UMOJA GAMES
SOCCER TOURNAMENT

July 1-3, 2022
Richmond, Virginia

CONTACT US:

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 302.786.1108

Information you need to know about Umoja Games 2022.

Umoja Games is founded and organized by the followers of the Shia Ithna’asheri (Ja’fari) faith. Participation at Umoja Games 2022 is open to and welcomes participation from the broader muslim community in the spirit of fostering Unity.

Umoja Games 2022 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 Girls’ tournaments. All fields have lights – allowing us to play into the night.

Umoja Games 2022 will kick off in the evening of Thursday, June 30th with the Draw. Games will commence in the morning on Friday, July 1st for all categories and conclude in the evening on Sunday, July 3rd with the Awards. All tournament categories will be based on an 8-aside format. Players are permitted to play in multiple categories, if eligible.

The tournament will offer 9 categories.Eligibility will be based on your age on July 1, 2022

  • The registration period will close on June 8th, 2022 for Men’s Open and Men’s Over 35 teams and players, including free agents.
  • The registration period will close on June 19th, 2022 for Boy’s, Girl’s & Women’s 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 Games has introduced a cash incentive for referring participants and teams to register for this year’s tournament. Any individual who refers a team or participant is subject to the below payout:

  • Team Registration: $50 per team
  • Player Registration:
    • $10 per player if they played in the last 3 years (2021, 2019, 2018)
    • $25 per player if they haven’t played or participated prior to 2018

Referred players/teams must indicate on their registration form the full name and email of the individual who referred them. Retroactive referrals will not be accepted. Missing or incorrect information will not be accepted. All disbursements will be paid within 60 days AFTER the conclusion of the tournament.

DEADLINE TO REFER: APRIL 30th, 2022

Umoja Games has negotiated special rates at great hotels. Reservations can be made here. The cut-off date for reservations is June 15th, 2022. Maximum 4 guests per room.

All participants at Umoja Games 2022 will enjoy unique experiences and discounts in the area – including free entry to Kings Dominion – a fun-filled and popular amusement park. Click here for further information.

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 2022. Further information and details will be provided prior to the event. Guidelines are subject to chang

The largest annual Shi’a soccer tournament, Umoja Games has something for everyone. With over 9 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 information here, too!

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 information here, too!