One of the most fun-filled soccer tournaments EVER took place this past weekend in Yakima, WA. The Yak Attack, a 5-V-5 tournament that draws teams from all over the Pacific Northwest and neighboring Canada, drew more than 2000 players this year.
Close to 30 teams dressed up (and played in!) their own homemade costumes, vying for a chance to win Code Four gear. Playing off this year’s “Music from the 1950s” theme, there were teams such as the Pink Ladies, Jailhouse Rockers and the Kickin’ Elvises, a girls’ team complete with capes, sequins and sideburns.
In addition to the matches themselves, there was a hulahoop contest, gunnysack races, and four huge inflatables that were filled with kids bouncing to the beat of great music that played throughout the dozen-plus fields all day long.
The local Yakima Herald newspaper ran a front-page story on the tournament, and somewhere we think we have some video, which we’ll post here a bit later. Next year will mark the tournament’s 10th year, and it will no doubt be bigger and better yet. Rock on!