Lauderdale

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 teams including the Elite in each age category competing against clubs from Aruba, Colombia, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, USA, Venezuela, Italy and more. This tournament is an exchange of experiences, culture and sport customs between South America, North America, Europe 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.

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Divisions of Play

Boys 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010

Girls 2003

Location

Mills Pond Park - 2201 NW 9th Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale, abbreviated Ft. Lauderdale and known as the Venice of America, due to its extensive and intricate canal system, is a city located in Broward County, in the state of Florida, and is among Miami counties -Dade and Palm Beach. It has a population of approximately 180,072 inhabitants, being one of the main cities of the metropolitan area of ​​South Florida.

The city is a popular tourist destination with 10.35 million visitors per year, as well as an important sailing center, with 42,000 ships owned by residents, one hundred marinas and shipyards.Ft. Lauderdale and its suburbs total more than 4,100 restaurants and 120 discos.

Ft. Lauderdale receives its name for a series of fortresses built by the United States during the Second Seminole War; However, the development of the city did not begin until 50 years after the war ended and the forts were abandoned. Three forts called Fort Lauderdale were built; the first of them along the New River; the second in Tarpon Bend, in what is today the Sailboat Bend neighborhood; and the third near the Marina Mar Bay, all of them took their name from Major William Lauderdale, commander of the detachment responsible for building the first fortress.

Fort Lauderdale is the seventh largest city in the state of Florida, in a municipal area of ​​about 33 square miles, and is located between the Atlantic Ocean and the New River.

It has an attractive climate conducive to tourism and also for business.

Fort Lauderdale also offers a rich natural beauty and a set of cultural, educational and entertainment offerings. Blessed with more than 3,000 hours of sunshine every year and with pleasant ocean breezes throughout the year, the world-famous beaches of the district offer excellent opportunities for recreation, leisure, relaxation and fun.

The city of Fort Lauderdale has a soccer team in the NASL, called the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.

Tournament Rules

 
TEAM ROSTERS

2010-2006: Max 18 Players

2004-2002: Max 22 players


GUEST PLAYERS

2010 through 2002: 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

2010 to 2006: 9 v 9 two halves 25 minutes each

2004 and 2002: 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. 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 2010 to 2006: The winner may participate in the Copa Americana Pereira 2020 INCLUDES: - Accommodation for 14 people including the coach (4 nights) - Local Transportation - 2 scholarships for any ITSA camp. Meals NOT included

For 2004 and 2002: The winner will be able to participate in the Copa Americana Pereira 2020 INCLUDES: - Accommodation for 16 people including the coach (4 nights) - Local Transportation - 2 scholarships for any ITSA camp. Meals NOT included

Note: Participating teams that are tournament winners (champions) and receive No Pay To Play, will be eligible to win this reward up to three times in the row. A maximum of three free participations are allowed. Teams will be required to paying registration and packages after their third free participation.

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, 2020, EITHER BY SENDING AN EMAIL OR WRITTEN FORM AND INDICATING THE PRIZE TO CLAIM.


TEAM REGISTRATION FEE

$850 USD for local teams

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TEAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE

March 20th (Local teams) February 20th for all international teams