The Iowa Omega Ball qualifier will be one of four throughout the Midwest region. Qualifiers will kick off in Aurora, IL on July 14-16th, and travel to Norwalk, Iowa, Omaha, Nebraska, and Kansas City.
Teams participating in any of the qualifiers will be seeded for placement in December’s National Championship.
The OMEGA Ball National Championship will be hosted in Viera, FL at the USSSA Space Coast Stadium on December 8-10th.
Played on a circular field measuring 175 feet in diameter, about half the size of a traditional soccer pitch. Games are extremely fast paced as they feature three teams of five players, three goals, no throw-ins (corner kicks only) and no offsides.
Each game consists of three 13-minute periods and OmegaBall uses a traditional soccer ball.
During matches, each team tries to score in either of the other two opponent’s goals while defending their own. The unique nature of the round field fosters the no offsides component. “Cherry Picking” is encouraged and players on teams not in possession of the ball can exploit the other attacking team, steal the ball and score at any moment. Play resumes immediately after an out-of-bounds play or a score.
OMEGA Ball in the news
Featuring professional, semi-professional and international men’s and women’s players, OmegaBall made its debut in March 2022 with a regional event at the Great Park in Irvine, California before gaining national prominence in August when it was tabbed for showcase to a national television audience on ESPN2 during the network’s “ESPN8: The Ocho” in Rock Hill, South Carolina. It held its most-recent event this past November at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif.
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Getting to the facility:
Fareway Fields at The Gregg Young Sports Complex is located at 1401 High Rd, Norwalk, IA 50211
There is currently one entrance to Fareway Fields. Please follow all posted signage regarding construction areas. From HWY 28/Sunset Dr. Take Cherry PKWY to W High Rd. This will bring you to the main entrance.
At this time, parking will be a bit of a challenge, so we ask for your grace and patience as we navigate our first events. Please be courteous to surrounding neighborhoods and businesses. DO NOT park in private businesses and unmarked lots. You will be towed by that private entity. There is additional legal and safe parking throughout the proximity of the Gregg Young Sports Campus. There is a parking lot and angled parking designated for the facility. If those are full the streets around the complex are legal to park on unless stated otherwise. Visit the facility website for all the current parking options. Due to limited parking, RVs and buses are not allowed in the Gregg Young Sports Campus parking lots.
Iowa Sports Turf has provided top-quality construction and synthetic turf, to keep it looking beautiful we will be strictly enforcing the following rules for the entire facility:
Only players and coaches are allowed on the turf.
No metal spikes!
Acceptable footwear: turf shoes, molded (rubber/plastic) cleats or tennis shoes.
No sunflower seeds or gum.
No food on the turf.
No tobacco of any kind.
Failure to follow the above rules may result in the loss of privileges to use this facility.
Mullets Food Truck will be the only concessions on site at this time, they will provide a select menu of food and beverages. We ask for your grace and understanding as they navigate the first weekend of tournaments. More concession options will be available in the coming weeks.
Restrooms are located near the current main facility entrance. These are the only restrooms in the facility now. Please plan accordingly, especially for athletes playing on fields 1 and 6.