December 17, 2021 - December 20, 2021

Add to Calendar 2021-12-17T13:29:57-05:00 2021-12-20T13:29:57-05:00 IMG Cup 5650 Bollettieri Blvd.<br> Bradenton FL, 34210

Event Overview

2021 IMG Cup Full Schedule 

IMG Cup will be held Saturday, December 18 through Monday, December 20, 2021.

IMG Cup - MLS NEXT U15-U19 will be held Friday, December 17 through Monday, December 20, with rest day Saturday, December 18, 2021.


The IMG 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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Legacy Hotel

The IMG 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 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 Anthony Travel at  844-395-0697 or [email protected]

Competition Format

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

Competition begins on Friday, December 17 and ends Monday, December 20.

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.

Fees & Tickets


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$925: U13-U14 Teams
$1325: U15-U20 Teams

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Admission Prices

Tournament Pass: $30

Daily Pass: $15


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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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Registration & Eligibility

The deadline to register for the 2021 IMG Cup is Monday, November 1, 2021. Team applications must be submitted through, as teams will earn GotSoccer points and rankings for attending the 2021 IMG 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 November 5, 2021 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 5, 2021. 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. 

AgE DIVISIONs                                

  • U13 Boys                                                                                                                                                                       
  • U14 Boys
  • U15 Boys
  • U16 Boys
  • U17 Boys
  • U18 Boys
  • U19 Boys
  • U20 Boys


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



Online Team Check-In is mandatory through for the 2021 IMG Cup.

The deadline for Online Team Check-In is December 5, 2021. 

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


2021 Tournament Rules

Important Dates

Date Event
Nov. 1  Application Due. All applications submitted after the deadline will be placed on a waiting list. 
Nov. 5 Initial Acceptance Received. 
Nov. 30 Deadline for Payment.
Dec. 5

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 Event. 

Dec. 17 Day 1 of MLS Next Competition
Dec. 18

Day 1 of Competition/ Rest day for MLS NEXT

Dec. 19 Day 2 of Competition. 
Dec. 20 Day 3 of Competition. 


Tournament Committee
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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.



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