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Max Shacknai Invitational

(Local Arizona teams may play on Thursday, February 20 evening)

U7 to U19 Boys & Girls

Last year, we had over 525 teams participate in MSI, with teams from Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, Minnesota, Texas and California. You can expect the utmost in quality as we are extremely proud of our venues and the level of competition this tournament has to offer all participants.

  • Quality Fields
  • Quality Referees 
  • Quality Competition 
  • Quality Awards 
  • Lace up your boots and come be a part of a QUALITY Soccer experience!

Games will be played at the following top quality soccer complexes. Coupled with beautiful Arizona weather, a phenomenal weekend of soccer is in store for all players, coaches, and spectators alike.

Reach 11 Sports Complex 

2425 East Deer Valley Drive Phoenix, AZ 85050

Arizona Athletic Grounds

(Formerly Legacy Sports Complex)

6321 S. Ellsworth Rd, Mesa, AZ, 85212

Park FAQs

With 20 turf fields, this complex will be the primary contingency location should inclement weather force any adjustments.

Entrance Fee Charged by the Facility (Friday-Sunday)

$5 per day or $12.50 for the weekend


  • Spectator Seating Requirement
  • US Soccer Recognize to Recover
  • US Youth Soccer - Tournament Hosting Application Packet
  • US Soccer Federation Bylaw 603:  Interplay
  • US Youth Soccer - Definition of Teams and Tournaments
  • USYS Mandated Guidelines will be followed for ALL Age Groups
  • Acceptance: Teams will ONLY be considered after the Registration Deadline. (Exception for Out of State Teams)
  • Checks WILL NOT be accepted. Payment MUST be made with Credit Cards which WILL ONLY BE PROCESSED ONCE ACCEPTED and WITHOUT CONVENIENCE FEES
  • Coaching Conflicts: A maximum of two (2) teams in group play.
  • Friday Night Play: ALL Phoenix area teams will be considered for Thursday and Friday games.
  • Scheduling: We will do our best to schedule around any League Games. Please contact as soon as possible to avoid schedule conflicts.
  • Lodging: We ARE a Stay and Play Tournament this year. See our Official Event Hotels
  • Awards: Individual player medals for 1st and 2nd place, a Championship Team Trophy for ALL U9 - U19 Division Champions. Participation Pins for ALL PLAYERS
  • Refunds: Registration Fees are non-refundable once your team has been accepted.  
  • Click here to register as a Guest Player for the 2025 Max Shacknai Invitational

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Max Shacknai was a young talented player in the Scottsdale Soccer Blackhawks Competitive Program who tragically lost his life in July 2011. The first word out of Max’s mouth as a baby was "ball.”  His love of sports - soccer in particular - was known throughout the Scottsdale Soccer community. Max was introduced to the Scottsdale Soccer world on the sidelines, watching his older brother and sister participate actively. Max was a fixture at their games, dribbling the ball up and down the sidelines, and shooting goals during halftime. He befriended quickly the younger siblings of other Blackhawks players and looked forward to hanging out and playing soccer with them at each game.

Max began formal playing in the “Tiny Tots” program, where he was the youngest player at 22 months. Following a stint as the youngest player in the St. Francis league, Max was ready to begin his career as a Scottsdale Soccer Recreational Program player. Over two seasons, Max scored over 40 goals, and was a leader on his team.  During the 2010-11 season, Max was invited to play up as a Blackhawk, even though the other players on his squad were one or two years older than him. At each practice and in each game, Max - Number 6 - demonstrated enthusiasm for the sport and an intense drive to win. Max was very well liked by fellow players and coaches in the Blackhawks program, and respected for his intensity, coupled with a great sense of camaraderie and humor. His friends and teammates appreciated Max’s empathy, kindness, and generosity of spirit. His signature wide smile, beckoned new friends of all ages into his world.

Max was excited to rejoin his rec friends as they advanced to the ’05 Blackhawks for the 2011-2012 seasons. Max was believed to be an excellent young prospect in the Blackhawks program, with a very bright future in the sport.

Max is remembered by the Club through the Max Shacknai Invitational tournament, which provides a showcase for soccer excellence and the character and athletic development it represents.

PRFCYS has numerous Partnership and Sponsorship opportunities for businesses that want to be seen and promoted throughout the PRFCYS Competitive Program, the Recreational Program, the Max Shacknai Invitational and PRFCYS Signature Events.  Align your business with a non-profit organization that services more than 6000 member families and hosts one of the largest soccer tournaments in the State of Arizona. 

Please contact Mick Reavey at to find out more information and to get your business involved TODAY!