June 24-26, 2016


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Copa Americana brought to you by the Italian Soccer Academy

The 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.

Divisions of Play

Boys U10, U12, U14, U16, U18

Girls U12 and U16

Location

Amelia Earhart Park
401 E. 65th St.
Hialeah, FL 33013

Miami 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 the first Copa Americana ever in the USA.

 Tournament Rules

 
TEAM ROSTERS

U10: Max 12 Players

U12: Max 14 players

U14  through  U18:  Max  22 players


GUEST PLAYERS

U10: 4 players

U12 through U18: 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

2 halves 25 minutes each – 6 v 6 for U10

2 halves 25 minutes each – 8 v 8 for U12

2 halves 30 minutes each – 11 v 11 for U14, U16 and U18
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
  1. Goal differential
  2. Goals For
  3. Goals Against
  4. Head-to-Head competition
  5. 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

$750 USD  for local teams
$450 USD for international teams (plus individual player package cost)


TEAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE

May 31st for US teams / December 15th for International teams