IMG Cup - Boys Invitational

December 18, 2021 - December 20, 2021

Add to Calendar 2021-12-18T13:29:57-05:00 2021-12-20T13:29:57-05:00 IMG Cup - Boys Invitational 5650 Bollettieri Blvd.<br> Bradenton FL, 34210

Event Overview

IMG Cup will be held Saturday, December 18 through Monday, December 20, 2021. Registration will open in July/August 2021.

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, 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 College Showcase 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 reach out to our housing team at  844-395-0697 or  [email protected]

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 one game per day. There are no exceptions to this rule.

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 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


IMG Cup Registration will being in July/August of 2021. 



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




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 15, 2021. 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 40 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).



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. 15 Application due. All applications submitted after October 15th will be placed on the waiting list
Oct. 18 Initial acceptances sent out
Nov. 8 Deadline to withdraw receiving full credit towards a future IMG owned event
Nov. 17 Tentative schedule release
Nov. 30 Deadline for online check-in*
Dec. 18 Day 1 of competition
Dec. 19 Day 2 of competition
Dec. 20 Day 3 of competition
*All teams are mandated to check-in online.


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.


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.



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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