Copa Americana Miami 2017

June 23-25, 2017

Copa Americana is an athletic and cultural event, delivering an exciting challenge for teams and players looking for an unrestricted play style. This tournament features the best International Italian Soccer Academy, Milan Junior Camp and Milan Junior Elite Teams in each age category competing against clubs from USA, Aruba, Colombia, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, USA, Venezuela and more. This tournament is an exchange of experiences, culture and sport customs between South America, North America and the rest of the world while competing against the best International players seeking to win a 'No Pay to Play' award at the next Copa Americana tournament.

Tournament brochure

Divisions of Play

Boys 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006

Girls 2006

Location

Amelia Earhart Park

Sunny South BeachMiami is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, entertainment, and arts, being the fourth largest urban area in the USA, with a population of approximately 5.5 million. It is known as the Magic City due to its rapid development and growth. Sports are a huge part of the lives of every Miamian, having major teams in the NBA, the NHL, the NFL and the MLB, as well as being home to the Miami MLS soccer team. Its multitude of parks, along with its tropical weather all- year-round allows for outdoor activities and makes Miami the perfect place to host again the Copa Americana in the US.

 

 

 

 

Tournament Rules

 
TEAM ROSTERS

2006: Max 16 Players

2004: Max 22 players

2002: Max 22 players

1999: Max 22 players


GUEST PLAYERS

2006 through 1999: 5 Players

These players are allowed per team. These guests must be included on the roster and they count towards the roster limit.


MATCH LENGTH

2006: 9 v 9 two halves 25 minutes each

2004 and 1999: 11 v 11 two halves 30 minutes each

Each team will play a minimum of 4 games.


LAWS OF THE GAME

Games will be punctual - no exceptions. All games will be played under modified FIFA laws of the game as well as FYSA regulations. Full manual with the rules and regulations will be provided during team registration.


SCORING METHOD

Win = 3 points

Tie = 1 point

Loss = 0 points

In the elimination stage, if the score is tied at the end of regulation time, kicks from the penalty mark, as per FIFA laws will decide the match.


TIE-BREAKER PROCEDURES

Goal differential

Goals For Goals

Against Head-to-Head competition

Penalty Kicks


FORFEIT

If a team does not turn up for a game, loses on protest, or is omitted from the tournament, the score is set at 0-3.


TEAM REGISTRATION FEE

$800 USD for local teams

We are ready to roll! Registration for the Copa Americana Miami 2017 is now closed.

TEAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Feb 20th (Local teams) Jan 15th for all international teams




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Awards Miami 2017

1st PLACE:

COPA AMERICANA TROPHY, MEDALS & NO PAY TO PLAY AWARD*

*Winner will attend COPA AMERICANA BOGOTA 2017.  

Includes:

  • Accommodation for 14 players/4 nights (2006 & 2004);
    16 players/4 nights (2002 & 1999)
  • Local Transportation
  • 2 scholarships for any AC Milan Junior Camp/ITSA Camp
  • Meals & airfare NOT included
2nd PLACE

MEDALS

COPA AMERICANA TROPHY & MEDALS

FREE Registration to COPA AMERICANA BOGOTA 2017

TOP SCORER

Trophy + 1 scholarship to any AC Milan Junior Camp/ITSA Camp

BEST GOALIE

Trophy + 1 scholarship to any AC Milan Junior Camp/ITSA Camp


*Only teams that have taken accommodation packages can be eligible for awards if they reach the finals. Local teams are exempt from the accommodation package requirement if paid full registration fee.