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IMG Cup Boys Invitational

  • 2018 Event Schedule

    Please check back in December for the 2018 IMG Cup Game Schedule.

     

    Super group schedule

     

  • Format & Important Dates

    This three-day, round-robin tournament offering U13-U19 teams, three-games as well as a super group division. The event begins on Thursday evening with team check in. Game play begins on Friday and ends Sunday. All teams will be scheduled to play 1 game a day. Trophy Presentations will follow the final game on Sunday to the top team in each flight. IMG Cup group champions will be determined by points accumulation in Group play and will not feature any playoff games.This three-day, round-robin tournament offering U13-U19 teams, three-games as well as a super group division. The event begins on Thursday evening with team check in. Game play begins on Friday and ends Sunday. All teams will be scheduled to play 1 game a day. Trophy Presentations will follow the final game on Sunday to the top team in each flight. IMG Cup group champions will be determined by points accumulation in Group play and will not feature any playoff games.


    Schedule of Events and Important Dates:

    Friday, September 14: Applications Due

    Monday, October 1: Initial Acceptances sent out

    Monday, December 3: Deadline for payment and materials for online check-in

    Monday, December 7: Tentative schedule release

    Tuesday, December 18 : Super Group banquet & play begins

    Thursday, December 20: Team Check in*

    *All teams are mandated to check-in unless they have elected online check-in.
    US Soccer Development Academy bracket games begin.

    Friday, December 21: Day 1 of Competition

    Saturday, December 22: Day 2 of Competition

    Sunday, December 23: Day 3 of Competition

     Trophy presentation to be concluded at the end of each pool

     

    * All Scheduling request must be received upon submission of application. 

     

    Age Divisions:

    U13 Boys
    U14 Boys
    U15 Boys
    U16 Boys
     U17 Boys 
    U18 Boys
    U19 Boys
    Super Group Division (Invitation Only)

     

  • Registration

     

    Entry Fee:

    The entry fee for the 2018 IMG Cup - Boys Invitational is:

    • $1200 for U15 - U19 teams  
    • $800 for U13 - U14 team. 

    The deadline for entry is September 14, 2018. The IMG Cup Tournament Board will review all applications and notify teams of their status as soon as possible. Team registration is through GotSoccer.com, where teams can earn GotSoccer points and rankings for attending

    Click here to register

    Upon submitting an application into the tournament, team entry fees must be paid in full immediately to guarantee a spot. Entry fees are non-refundable and must be paid via GotSoccer. In the event a team must withdraw from the tournament, notify the IMG Academy Soccer Program Tournament Board in writing at least 30 days prior to the tournament date, and you will be allowed to transfer your entry fee to a future IMG Academy soccer program event.

  • Payment

    2018 Entry Fees

    • U15-19: $1200
    • U13-U14: $800

    Tournament entry fee must be submitted along with the application. All team applications will not be reviewed or accepted unless the payment has been submitted. A team not initially accepted at first will be added to the waiting list and will not be charged until they have finally been accepted. It is the responsibility of the team manager or coach to withdraw the team application from the waiting list. Entry fees are non-refundable once a team has been accepted.


    Payment is required with the submission of the team's application. There are two methods of payment:

    1. Send a check made out to "IMG Academy" to the following address:


    IMG Academy
    Attn: Greg Abdallah (Events Department)
    5500 34th Street West
    Bradenton, FL 34210


    2. Pay via credit card: The 2018 IMG Cup is now able to accept credit card payments on gotsoccer.com.


    If you wish to decline your invitation to the 2018 IMG Cup, you must email [email protected]

  • Guest Player Pool

    We have several players available in our guest player pool. If you are in need of a guest player, please take a moment to review the pool from your Got Soccer account. If you need any assistance please feel free to email  [email protected] 

    All guest players will need to register in to the guest player pool and assigned to a team in order to appear on the got soccer roster. In addition any club that utilizes guest players must provide the player loan form from their home club, as well as their club medical release, player pass and IMG Waiver

    To register as a guest player click here

  • Required Documents and Check in Information

    Each team must ensure their rosters are up to date in Gotsoccer.com. These Rosters will be used to create game reports and college profile books. To ensure your team's players get exposure to college coaches, please ensure all additional information is added to you roster on Gotsoccer.com. This information will be used to create college coach recruiting packets which will be distributed on site. Every player and coach from your team must complete a IMG Academy waiver prior to participating at the IMG Cup. Click here for a PDF version of that waiver. The team manager must bring all copies to the on-site registration. Team check-in is mandatory for all teams and will take place on Friday, December 15th of complete online check-in.

     

    Only one team representative has to be present for onsite check-in. He/she must bring the following items for all team members:

    • Teams must provide a certified state-approved tournament roster from the team's State Organization along with four additional copies (five total). 
    • Player identification cards with photo-attached must be verified and laminated.  (If your association does not allow lamination, cards must be encased in plastic sleeves.) Player cards must be presented to officials before every game. 
    • GotSoccer.com rosters will not be accepted at check-in, but must mirror your state's approved roster.
    • One roster will be turned in at registration while the other four will be stamped at check-in and turned in at the beginning of your three matches.
    • The names on the roster must match the names on the player cards, waivers and medical release forms. 
    • Every player and coach from your team must submit both pages of the IMG Academy waiver prior to participating. Click here for a PDF version of that waiver
    • Every team must provide a signed medical release form (copies are acceptable).
    • All teams will be required to fill out the following housing survey to indicate their accommodations and secure their spot in the tournament. 
    • Out-of-state teams must obtain a permission to travel form and must present it at check-in. 
    • Our tournament is sanctioned by U.S. Club 
    • Please come prepared with all necessary information and forms organized in alphabetical order to ensure a quick and easy check-in process.
    • Foreign teams must have a completed form from its provincial or national association approving the team's participation in the tournament as well as proof of medical insurance
  • Venue

    The tournament is held at IMG Academy Field in Bradenton, Florida.

    Driving Address:

    5650 Bollettieri Blvd.
    Bradenton, FL 34210

     

    IMG Academy Field

  • Parking

    Parking will be available at IMG Academy for purchase. All vehicles will be required to display a purchased parking pass. We encourage all teams to arrive early, as no teams will be allowed to drop players off at fields prior to parking.

  • Stay to Play Accommodations

    Stay to Play

    All participating teams are required to either stay at Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy, stay in IMG Academy’s on-campus housing, or book through our travel agency, HBC.


    Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy:

    Located steps next to the world-renowned IMG Academy campus, Legacy Hotel is a lifestyle boutique hotel opening fall of 2018. As the largest hotel in Manatee County, Legacy Hotel is the premier option for visitors to Bradenton, Anna Maria Island and Sarasota. Legacy Hotel is the ultimate convenience for families, visitors, teams and groups visiting IMG Academy and is conveniently situated within minutes of Sarasota International Airport and the beautiful beaches of Florida's Nature Coast. For special rates and availability, please email [email protected] or call 1-800-872-6425.


    On Campus Housing:

    IMG Academy offers convenient housing onsite that is great for teams and families.  Housing includes full kitchen, laundry room, free parking, Wifi, cable TV, lines, pillows, towels, soap, shampoo and conditioner. For special rates and availability, please email [email protected] or call 1-800-872-6425.


    All teams will be required to fill out the housing survey to indicate their accommodations and secure their spot in the tournament.


    If you’d like to stay off-campus, all reservations must be booked through our travel agency, HBC Travel. For the direct link to the booking link, click here. For more information or questions, please contact HBC Event Services at 1-505-346-0522.

  • College Coaches and Professional Scouts

    Over 100 College coaches from around the United States and professional scouts consider IMG Academy soccer program as a premier academy to develop and host soccer programs. IMG Cup will offer the very best competition and the opportunity for coaches and scouts to view talented players from around the world.

    To ensure your team's players get exposure to college coaches, please ensure detailed information regarding your athletes is recorded in your got soccer roster by the end of day on Friday, December 14th. We will use that roster to build our college coach recruiting packets which will be distributed on site.

    A list of college coaches that will be in attendance will be posted at a later date

    College Coaches and Scouts must register through GotSoccer by clicking here.

  • Onsite and Online Check-in

    IMG Academy is pleased to offer online check-in for the 2018 IMG Cup. All documents will have to be uploaded via GotSoccer and there will be a cost of $25.00 which can be paid by check or credit card. More information will follow in future emails.

     

    If teams choose to checkin online all documents and fees must be paid no later than Monday, Dec. 3. We will offer check-in on campus Thursday, Dec. 20.

  • Spectators

    Spectators and fans are invited to purchase tickets to watch all of the 2018 IMG Cup matches. Please check back for more information at a later date.

  • Contact Us

    Event Hotline: 866-300-4561


    Greg Abdallah, Event Manager

    941-752-2642

    [email protected]


    Joseph Walejko, Soccer Program Manager

    941-752-2677

    [email protected]

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Facilities

Soccer athletes have access to 20+ multi-purpose fields, a 65,000 square-foot Performance Center with a 12,000 square-foot weight room and a covered turf facility.

All of our facilities are maintained at a professional standard to ensure the perfect training environment for every athlete.