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IMG Cup Boys Invitational

December 19, 2020 - December 21, 2020
Soccer

Add to Calendar 2020-12-19T13:29:57-05:00 2020-12-21T13:29:57-05:00 IMG Cup Boys Invitational https://www.imgacademy.com/events/img-cup-boys-invitational 5650 Bollettieri Blvd.<br> Bradenton FL, 34210

Event Overview

The IMG Cup Boys Invitational continues to attract the nation's most elite soccer clubs to participate in unrivaled competition.

Located at the world-renowned IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., the IMG Cup Boys Invitational offers the best fields, facilities and tournament organization for youth players and fans.

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, Malmo FF (Sweden), D.C. United, Seattle Sounders, and more. IMG Academy has a proven reputation for executing top quality events.

Location


5650 Bollettieri Blvd.
Bradenton FL, 34210

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Stay-to-Play

Legacy Hotel

The IMG Cup Boys Invitational is a "stay-to-play" tournament. Every team participating must either stay at the IMG Academy Legacy Hotel, IMG Academy campus housing, or book through our travel agency, HBC. All teams will be required to fill out this housing form to indicate their accommodations and secure their spot in the tournament.

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, and rejuvenate with Wellness Spa treatment options and in-room dining.

Competition Format

This is a three-day, round-robin tournament for U13-U19 teams.

Competition begins on Saturday and ends Monday.

Each participating program will play once a day.

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

Winners 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 stay at Legacy Hotel in order to remain eligible for competition. IMG-approved accommodations may also be booked through event-specific booking links provided by HBC Event Services, when available.

  • 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, athletes residing within a 50-mile radius of the IMG Academy Campus are not required to book accommodations. Proof of residency is required to be exempt.

  • How do I know if my accommodation is approved?

    Legacy Hotel as well as housing booked through the HBC 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 941-749-8649.

Fees & Tickets

Teams

$1,325 for U15 - U19 teams

$925 for U13 - U14 teams

Entry fees are due at the time of application submission, and can be paid via credit card through GotSoccer.com or by mailing a check.

Note: Each entry paid by credit card will accrue a 4% fee.

Guest Player Pool

Must register GotSoccer.com for stand-in play with a team who needs extra players.

Coaches

Must register on GotSoccer.com to be listed on coaching and scouting event roster.

Spectators*

Adult (10+): $10 per day

Child (3-9): $5 per day

All credentialed players, coaches, and team managers will be provided complimentary entry into the tournament.

*Spectator policy is still being evaluated for this event. IMG Academy will make a final decision closer to the event based on CDC protocols.

Parking

Parking is included with the price of admission.

Registration & Eligibility

The deadline to register for this year’s IMG Cup Boys Invitational is Friday, October 16, 2020. All teams must submit an application form to gain entry into the tournament. Team entry fees are due at the time of application submission. Entry fees are non-refundable once the team has been accepted and can be paid either via credit card through GotSoccer or by mailing a check.

A joint committee consisting of IMG Academy’s Soccer Program and Tournament Board members will review applications as they are received and notify accepted teams as soon as possible. Once accepted into the tournament, all entry fees become non-refundable.

In the event a team must withdraw from the tournament after being accepted, written notification must be provided to the IMG Cup Tournament Board at least 30 days prior to the first day of competition. Upon approval, the team's entry fee will be applied to a future IMG Academy soccer event.

If the event is canceled due to COVID-19, teams will be eligible for a credit for a future IMG Academy event or a full refund (minus processing fees).

College Coaches & Professional Scouts

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

Please ensure detailed information regarding each of your players is recorded in your GotSoccer.com roster no later than Monday, December 14, as this information is used to build the recruitment packets distributed to collegiate and professional scouts throughout the tournament.

Recruiting agents planning on attending IMG Cup Boys Invitational must register as a scout on GotSoccer.com no later than Monday, December 14.

Guest Player Pool

Individuals interested in registering as a member of the 2020 IMG Cup Boys Invitational Guest Player pool may do so by signing up on the tournament GotSoccer.com website.

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.

Check-in

IMG Academy is pleased to offer complimentary online check-in for the 2020 IMG Cup Boys Invitational.

Due to the current state we are under with COVID-19 we have decided to move check-in to a full online process. We ask that all teams have checked in by December 18th.

Important Dates

Date Event
Oct. 16 Application due
Oct. 19 Initial acceptances sent out
Nov. 19 Deadline to withdraw receiving full credit towards a future IMG event
Dec. 1 Deadline for online check-in*
Dec. 4 Tentative schedule release
Dec. 19 Day 1 of competition
Dec. 20 Day 2 of competition
Dec. 21 Day 3 of competition
*All teams are mandated to check-in online.

Contact

Events Coordinator
Max Massengill
[email protected]

Travel & Planning

Rental Cars

Enterprise Rent-A-Car promotes an easy-to-use service and has two pickup/drop-off centers within 10 miles of the IMG Academy campus.

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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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Local Attractions

Florida’s premier theme parks are located just minutes away from IMG Academy.

Visit Walt Disney World, Busch Gardens, Universal Studios or the Tampa Bay Rays to experience Florida.

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Performance Based Nutrition

Dining on campus provides athletes with a full balanced nutritional diet designed for athletes competing at the highest level.

Options include buffet style and made to order menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Retail

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

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