IMG Academy Cup

December 15, 2023 - December 18, 2023

Add to Calendar 2023-12-15T13:29:57-05:00 2023-12-18T13:29:57-05:00 IMG Academy Cup 5650 Bollettieri Blvd.<br> Bradenton FL, 34210

Event Overview

IMG Academy Cup will be held Saturday, December 16 through Monday, December 18, 2023.

IMG Academy Cup - Super Group U13-U19 will be held Friday, December 15 through Monday, December 18, with rest day Saturday, December 16, 2023.


The IMG Academy Cup continues to attract the nation's top youth boy's soccer clubs and dozens of collegiate coaches for a premier three-day competitive tournament becoming the preferred destination for quality competition and collegiate exposure. Located at the world-renowned IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. IMG Academy offers prestigious facilities and amenities for all competing athletes, coaches, and spectators.

IMG Academy is a training venue for top-level teams including the U.S. Women’s National Team, U.S. Men’s National Team, Eintracht Frankfurt, Atlanta United, New York Red Bulls, FC Cincinnati, Inter-Miami CF, Nashville SC, Orlando City SC, CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers, and more. IMG Academy has a proven reputation for executing top quality events.


5650 Bollettieri Blvd.
Bradenton FL, 34210

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20 States and 6 Countries represented by clubs in previous IMG Cups and Showcases.

Fees & Tickets


Registration is now open

Registration Prices 
$1,100: U13-U14
$1,525: U15-U19


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This tournament is unrestricted. Teams registered in good standing with any U.S Soccer federation affiliate are eligible to apply.


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Tournament Committee
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Registration & Eligibility

The deadline to register for the 2023 IMG Academy Cup is Friday, October 27, 2023. Team applications must be submitted through, as teams will earn GotSport points and rankings for attending the 2023 IMG Academy Cup.  Team applications will not be reviewed until an entry fee has been submitted. Entry fees may be paid with a credit card on (Note: each entry paid by credit card will accrue a 4% fee), or by mailing a check made out to IMG Academy Events Department.

All applications submitted after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list. Teams placed on the waiting list will not be charged until they have been formally accepted. It is the responsibility of the team manager or coach to withdraw the team application from the waiting list, if so desired. 

The Tournament Committee will review applications and notify accepted teams. Initial acceptances will be received on October 31, 2023 with a rolling acceptance thereafter.

In the event a team must withdraw from the tournament after being accepted, written notification must be provided to the Tournament Committee prior to December 2, 2023. Teams meeting the Withdrawal Deadline will be eligible for a credit to a future IMG Academy Event. 

If an accepted team chooses to withdraw from competition after the Withdrawal Deadline, a refund will not be provided. 

If an accepted team must withdraw from competition after the Withdrawal Deadline, due to COVID-19, teams will be eligible for a credit to a future IMG Academy Event. 

If the event is canceled due to COVID-19, accepted teams will be eligible for a credit to a future IMG Academy Event. 


  • U13 Boys
  • U14 Boys
  • U15 Boys
  • U16 Boys
  • U17 Boys
  • U18 Boys
  • U19 Boys

Super Group Age Divisions

  • U13 Boys
  • U14 Boys
  • U15 Boys
  • U16 Boys
  • U17 Boys
  • U19 Boys



Online Team Check-In is mandatory through for the 2023 IMG Academy Cup.

The deadline for Online Team Check-In is December 2, 2023.

Each Coach / Team Manager must upload the following documents for each athlete:

  • Medical Release Form

  • Guest Player Form (if applicable) 

  • IMG Academy Waiver

  • State Approved Roster

  • Player Cards


2023 Tournament Rules

Important Dates

Date Event
Aug. 1 Standard Registration Opens
Oct. 27 Standard Registration Ends
All applications submitted after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list
Oct. 31 Initial Acceptance Received
Nov. 30 Deadline for Payment
Dec. 2 Deadline to Submit or Edit Team Rosters and Complete Online Team Check-In
Deadline to Withdraw to Receive a Full Credit Toward a Future IMG Academy Event
Dec. 15 Day 1 of Super Group Competition
Dec. 16 Day 1 of IMG Academy Cup Competition / Rest day for International Super Group
Dec. 17 Day 2 of Competition 
Dec. 18 Day 3 of Competition

Soccer In the Sunshine State. Escape the winter blues and compete at the nation's best soccer facility at IMG Academy.


Legacy Hotel

The IMG Academy Cup is a STAY-TO-PLAY tournament. Every team participating must book their accommodations through our preferred travel provider, Anthony Travel.

The Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy is the ultimate STAY-TO-PLAY accommodation for IMG Academy events. Participants and spectators will enjoy a modern suite of luxury amenities at this lifestyle, boutique hotel - all within walking distance from the IMG Academy campus. Recover in our 24-hour fitness center or by our resort-style pool, connect over a meal at Icon Eatery & Bar or Icon Loft, or enjoy in-room dining.

For questions on booking accommodations please contact On Location at  844-395-0697 or [email protected]

Competition Format

Competition will operate as round-robin play across three days.

Competition begins on Friday, December 15 and ends Monday, December 18.

Each competing team will play a single match daily.

Awards will be presented to the top team in each flight immediately following the final match of the competition.

Top teams will be determined by point accumulation in group play and will not feature any playoff games.

Stay-to-Play FAQ

  • What is Stay-to-Play?

    All IMG Academy events are considered Stay-to-Play, meaning participants must book through our official housing partner Anthony Travel in order to remain eligible for competition. 

  • What are the benefits of Stay-to-Play?

    Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy offers convenience and luxury as the official hotel of all IMG Academy events. Legacy Hotel and our partner hotels are also able to offer discounted rates that would otherwise not be available.

  • Are there exemptions to Stay-to-Play?

    Yes, teams that reside inside a 75 mile radius of IMG Academy may request a waiver of the Stay-to -Play requirement. Please reach out to your tournament contact for more information. 

  • How do I know if my accommodation is approved?

    Only housing booked through the Anthony Travel event-specific booking links are the only approved accommodations available to participants. If you have any questions, please contact event housing at [email protected] or call 844-395-0697.


Airport Transportation

IMG Academy offers drop-off and pickup services for all local Florida airports. Teams and players can schedule arranged transportation through Travel and Planning on IMG Academy’s website.

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Local Airports

Sarasota/Bradenton Florida is conveniently located in central Florida and located near many large international airports. Make sure to book travel through one of these local airports.



Visit the Official Online Store of IMG Academy at, your IMG Academy branded gear headquarters. On campus shopping also available in the IMG Academy Campus Center’s bookstore.

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Additional Information

  • Future Event Dates
  • December 15-18, 2023
  • December 13-16, 2024 


represented by coaches at previous IMG Academy Showcases:

  • Allegheny College
  • Amherst College
  • ASA College - Miami
  • Baldwin - Wallace University
  • Barry University
  • Barton College
  • Benedictine University
  • Bentley University
  • Broward College
  • Brown University
  • Bucknell University
  • Campbell University
  • Cedarville University
  • Christian Brothers University
  • Clemson University
  • Colby College
  • Colorado State University - Pueblo
  • Concordia University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Daytona State College
  • DePauw University
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Earlham College
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Eastern Oregon University
  • Eckerd College
  • Elmira College
  • Emerson College
  • Emmanuel College
  • Erskine College
  • Flagler College
  • Florida College
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Florida International University
  • Florida National University
  • Florida Southern College
  • Georgetown University
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Greensboro College
  • Guilford College
  • Hampden - Sydney College
  • High Point University
  • Huntingdon College
  • Husson University
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Jacksonville University
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Keiser University
  • Knox College
  • Lake Tahoe Community College
  • Lakeland College
  • Lawrence University
  • Lesley University
  • Louisiana College
  • Lynn University
  • Maine Maritime Academy
  • Manhattanville College
  • Mercer University
  • Methodist University
  • Millersville University
  • Mitchell College
  • Mount Ida College
  • Mount Saint Mary's University
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology
  • Newbury College
  • Nichols College
  • Norco College
  • North Carolina State University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • Northwestern University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Olivet College
  • Oregon State University
  • Oxford College of Emory University
  • Penn State University
  • Plymouth State University
  • Point University
  • Polk State College
  • Regis College
  • Rhodes College
  • Roanoke College
  • Rollins College
  • Rutgers University
  • Saint Joseph's College
  • Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Sewanee - The University of the South
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Southern Wesleyan University
  • St. John Fisher College
  • St. Lawrence University
  • St.Thomas Aquinas College
  • Stetson University
  • Stonehill College
  • SUNY Brockport
  • SUNY Potsdam
  • Texas Christian University
  • Thomas University
  • Trinity Christian College
  • Tufts University
  • United States Coast Guard Academy
  • United States Naval Academy
  • University of Akron
  • University of California - Davis
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Maryland - College Park
  • University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
  • University of North Florida
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Portland
  • University of South Alabama
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of South Florida
  • University of St.Thomas
  • University of Tampa
  • University of Texas - Permian Basin
  • University of the Cumberlands
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Virginia
  • University of West Florida
  • University of Wisconsin - River Falls
  • Ursinus College
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Wake Forest University
  • Warner University
  • Washington & Lee University
  • Webber International University
  • Wesley College
  • West Virginia University
  • Widener University
  • William Peace University
  • Wingate University