IMG Cup Boys Invitational

December 21, 2018 - December 23, 2018

Add to Calendar 2018-12-21T13:29:57-05:00 2018-12-23T13:29:57-05:00 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.

As the home facility for the U.S. U-17 National Team and a training venue for top-level teams like the U.S. Women’s National Team, Malmo FF (Sweden), New York Red Bulls, D.C. United, Seattle Sounders and more, IMG Academy has a proven reputation for executing top quality events.


5650 Bollettieri Blvd.
Bradenton FL, 34210

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Where to Stay

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IMG Legacy Hotel is the official stay to play accomodation for IMG events. Steps from the world-renowned IMG Academy campus, there’s a place to pursue passions, recover and rejuvenate, and breathe in modern luxury. Legacy Hotel is a lifestyle boutique hotel.

Experience unparalleled service and unmatched convenience for families, visitors, teams and groups visiting IMG Academy.

Competition Format

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 registration. Game play begins on Friday and ends Sunday.

All teams will be scheduled to play 1 game a day including Friday. 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.


The 2018 IMG Cup Boys Invitational is a "stay-and-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. View accommodation options now. All teams will be required to fill out the housing survey to indicate their accommodations and secure their spot in the tournament.

A convenient way to meet your housing requirements is to stay at the Legacy hotel or in our On-Campus Housing. On-Campus housing includes full kitchen, laundry room, free parking, Wifi, cable TV, linens, pillows, towels, soap, shampoo and conditioner. For special rates and availability, please email [email protected] or call 941-739-7310.

Fees & Tickets


$1,200 for U15 - U19 teams

$800 for U13 - U14 teams

Guest Player Pool players pool, register for stand-in play with a team who needs extra players.


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


Check back at a later date for updated ticket information.


All vehicles are required to purchase a parking pass.

On-site: $10 day pass or $30 tournament pass, cash only.

Online: $25 tournament pass until 12/5, credit card only.

IMG Cup Store

Purchase online check-in and goalkeeping showcase admission.

Registration & Eligibility

The deadline to register is September 14, 2018. 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.

IMG Academy Soccer Program & Tournament Board will review applications once they have completed payment and will notify the team of its status as soon as possible.

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. If a team withdraws within 30 days of the tournament, the team will not be eligible to receive a refund.

College Coaches & Professional Scouts

College coaches from around the United States and professional scouts consider IMG Academy’s soccer program to be a premier destination for developing players and hosting top-notch soccer event. 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.

College coaches are asked to register to make sure they are able to receive free admission, parking passes, access to the college coaches hospitality and player profile books.

Guest Player Pool

Athletes that are interested in participating in the 2018 IMG Cup Boys Invitational as a guest player, should register with the link below. Accepted teams will have access to this list and will reach out to the athlete directly if they are in need of an additional player.

Team Managers, once accepted, feel free to log in to your account and click on the IMG Cup Boys Invitational event to select the guest player tab and review players that have applied to the pool.

All guest players must complete the following requirements to be eligible to play:

  • Team Managers must include the athlete on their official roster
  • Athletes must register in the guest player pool and must be assigned to the team roster
  • Each guest player will need their official governing body’s guest player form from their host club.
  • IMG Performance Events Waiver
  • Player Pass
  • Club/team medical release form


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.

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Call 855-839-3676 or email [email protected]

Important Dates

Date Event
Sept. 14 Application due
Oct. 1 Initial acceptances sent out
Dec. 3 Deadline for payment and materials for online check-in
Dec. 5 Deadline to purchase online parking pass
Dec. 7 Tentative schedule release
Dec. 12 Deadline to submit or edit rosters
Dec. 19 Super Group play begins
Dec. 20 Team check-in*
Dec. 21 Day 1 of competition
Dec. 22 Day 2 of competition
Dec. 23 Day 3 of competition
*All teams are mandated to check-in unless they have elected online check-in.


Event Manager
Greg Abdallah
[email protected]

Soccer Program Manager
Joseph Walejko
[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 dropoff 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 nutritial diet designed for atheletes competing at the highest level.

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


Retail & Services

Treat yourself to a soothing massage at IMG Academy Wellness Spa. Relax and recover with one of our highly trained massage therapists.

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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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