Copa Americana Cleveland 2019

July 5-7, 2019

The Copa Americana is one of the tournaments on the international circuit of the Italian Soccer Academy (ITSA). It is a sporting and cultural event, with the goal of establishing the stepping stones of the ITSA youth program. It is also an exchange of experiences, folklore and sports customs in America and Europe. The Copa Americana is also an event that provides an opportunity for young talents and their respective delegations to show their skills and improve in a challenging environment. The tournament is strongly linked to other activities developed by Stepstone Enterprises and Eddie Marles. All these activities are part of a unique process, which culminates with the player's promotion to the university program or our professional program, since the progression through the continuity of the participants, leads to this end.


Tournament brochure coming soon!

Divisions of Play

Boys 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008

Girls 2003, 2006

Location

Lost Nation Sports Park, 38630 Jet Center Dr. Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Cleveland Rock and Roll Hall of FameCleveland is a major city in the U.S. state of Ohio, and the county seat of Cuyahoga County. The city proper has a population of 388,072, making it the 51st-largest city in the United States, and the second-largest city in Ohio. It was founded by European Americans in 1796 near the mouth of the Cuyahoga River. It became a manufacturing center due to its location on both the river and the lake shore, as well as being connected to numerous canals and railroad lines. Cleveland's economy relies on diversified sectors such as manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and biomedicals. Cleveland is located on the southern shore of Lake Erie, one of the five Great Lakes. The Cuyahoga River divides the city into an east side and west side. The area along the Cuyahoga River is known as The Flats. The Flats area was once the site of steel mills and other factories; when Cleveland's manufacturing sector suffered a downturn in the 1980s, The Flats area was redeveloped into an entertainment district with restaurants and nightclubs. Cleveland entered the twenty-first century as a proud host to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, the Ceder Point Park, the Great Lakes Science Center, home of great soccer teams such as the Cleveland State University and Cleveland SC, Jacobs Field home baseball park for the Cleveland Indians, and Gund Arena home court for the men's and women's basketball teams, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Cleveland Rockers, and a new home football stadium for the new Cleveland Browns team.

 

Tournament Rules

 
TEAM ROSTERS

2008-2006 and 2006 Girls: Max 18 Players

2004-2001 and 2003 Girls: Max 22 players


GUEST PLAYERS

2008 through 2001: 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

2008 and 2006: 9 v 9 two halves 25 minutes each

2004 and 2001: 11 v 11 two halves 35 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

Winner from Head-to-Head competition

Goal differential

Goals in favor

Goals against

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.

PRIZE

FIRST PLACE: For 2008 and 2006: The winner may participate in the Copa Americana Medellin 2019 INCLUDES: - Accommodation for 14 people including the coach (4 nights) - Local Transportation - 2 scholarships for any ITSA camp. Airfare and meals NOT included

For 2004 to 2001: The winner will be able to participate in the Copa Americana Medellin 2019 INCLUDES: - Accommodation for 16 people including the coach (4 nights) - Local Transportation - 2 scholarships for any ITSA camp. Airfare and meals NOT included

TOP SCORER: Trophy - 1 scholarship to any ITSA camp.

BEST GOALIE: Trophy - 1 scholarship to any ITSA camp.

* ONLY THE TEAMS THAT HAVE TAKEN ACCOMMODATION PACKAGES MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE AWARDS. LOCAL TEAMS ARE EXEMPT FROM THE ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE IF THEY HAVE PAID THE FULL TEAM REGISTRATION COST. ALL PRIZES MUST BE CLAIMED BEFORE JULY 30, 2019, EITHER BY SENDING AN EMAIL OR WRITTEN FORM AND INDICATING THE PRIZE TO CLAIM.


TEAM REGISTRATION FEE

$500 USD + 3.2% fee for local teams

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TEAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE

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