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Golden Cup – East

Naples, Florida

DATES: December 30, 2021 – January 2, 2022

LOCATION: Paradise Coast Sports Complex

ADDRESS: 3940 City Gate Blvd N, Naples, FL 34117

Only the BEST join us in Paradise! Playing in the All-American Series events throughout the year gives each player the opportunity to be selected to play in the Soccer Youth All-American Golden Cup (the premiere event for Soccer Youth) held on December 30, 2021 – January 2, 2022 at the “NEW” Paradise Coast Sports Complex in Naples, Florida.

Important: If you’re invited to play in the Golden Cup, you will not want to miss this opportunity. 

HOW TO PLAY?

Playing in the All-American Series gives all players the opportunity to be selected as one of the TOP PLAYERS from each event, allowing participation in the All-American Golden Cup held each winter in Naples, Florida (EAST version) and Mesa, Arizona (WEST version). From there, players are selected from both EAST and WEST Golden Cup locations for the All-American Super Cup in Round Rock, Texas in March and earn the recognition as one of the “NATION’S BEST PLAYERS” for the year. If you’re invited to play in the Golden Cup, you will not want to miss this opportunity. Selected players will receive an invitation by email / text no later than 15 days from the All-American Series event you participated in.

THE FACILITY

The Paradise Coast Sports Complex is the new, world class sports complex in Naples, Florida. The complex features professional-level synthetic turf fields and stadium, on-site recreation and entertainment options with high quality concessions. It’s truly AMAZING!!!

ITINERARY

  • Wednesday, December 29, 2021 (Not Mandatory)
  • Thursday, December 30, 2021
    • Players Check-In
    • Evaluation Session
    • Team Practices
    • Showcase Games
  • Friday, December 31, 2021
    • Group Play Games
    • Skills Challenges
  • Saturday, January 1, 2022
    • Group Play Games
    • Skills Challenges
    • Party At The Cove
  • Sunday, January 2, 2022
    • Bracket Play
    • Championships
    • Awards Ceremonies

EVENT DETAILS / GAME SCHEDULE

  • The Tournament Schedule will be posted here when available and will always be updated if necessary. Important: Save the link on your phone.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Outstanding Facilities!!!
  • Custom All-American Golden Cup Player Kit. Includes two Game Jerseys, Shorts, two Pair of Socks, and a Player Swag Bag. (produced by Podiumwear, the official uniform provider of Soccer Youth)
  • All-American Golden Cup Awards for Champion and Runner-Up teams, as well as individual achievement awards: Golden Ball, Golden Boot, Golden Gloves, and Lockdown Defender.
  • Opportunity to participate in selected Skills Challenges, such as the Sharp Shooter, Goalkeeper Wars, and more.
  • Party at the Cove for parents and players.
  • National recognition as participating in the All-American Golden Cup.
  • Access to order additional All-American Golden Cup Swag such as tees, hoodies, hats, and more.
  • Opportunity to be selected to the All-American Super Cup in Round Rock, Texas featuring the TOP PLAYERS in the country from our Soccer Youth events.

GAME PLAY DETAILS

  • Tournament Setting – Group Play / Bracket Play
  • 4 Games Guarantee (weather permitting)
  • 7v7 format (depending on numbers)
  • Fast pace of play
  • No more than 10 players on a team
  • Conducted by Soccer Youth Scouts/Coaches

EVALUATION SESSION

An evaluation period takes place as the first session at each event per age division. Coaches run the players through an evaluation session, that helps balance out each team. Rosters are set after this period and coaches have time for a team training session to get to know their team and talk strategy for the tournament. *No same team request

AGE CLASSIFICATION

Open to any player (boys and girls) with a birth year between 2004-2014. For game play, players are placed on teams by birth year, and if necessary, could be combined with other ages.

PLAYER PARTICIPATION FEE 

The Player Participation Fee is $495 total per player. (You also have the option to pay with installment plan: $150 at time of registration, then receive an invoice for remaining balance plus $25 installment fee.)

REFUND POLICY 

Once a registration fee is paid for this event, no cash, check or credit card refunds will be issued for any reason. In the event of inclement weather, Soccer Youth will do everything reasonably possible to complete the event. If an event is completely cancelled due to inclement weather, field conditions or any other reason out of our control, registrants will be allowed to transfer into a different Soccer Youth event in 2022, subject to availability and registration deadlines. Soccer Youth will not be liable for travel, lodging or any other expenses that the individual or anyone else affiliated/associated in any way with the individual incurs in connection with a canceled or moved event.

SKILL CHALLENGES

Apart from the action the Golden Cup offers, players have the opportunity to compete in several fun skills challenges during the event. Challenges such as the Sharp Shooter and Goalkeeper Wars provide a unique experience for any player, testing their strengths in a fun environment! Any player in any position is welcome to participate in these challenges! You can sign up for these events during your initial player registration process by selecting these add-ons.

UNIFORM KITS

Podiumwear provides two custom jerseys, a pair of shorts, socks and a swag bag for each All-American player. Men’s, Women’s, and Youth sizes are offered for better fit. If your player is selected to participate in the Golden Cup, make sure you look over the Soccer Size Chart to select the correct size you need during the registration process. We will not be switching out kits onsite at the event. If you have any questions about sizing, call Podiumwear at (651) 330-2718.

HOTEL INFO

IMPORTANT: The Golden Cup is a “Stay and Play” event. All participants need to book their lodging needs through the Paradise Coast Sports Complex. View Lodging Options Here

NOMINATE A PLAYER

We’re now opening up nominations for certain age groups (see below) for players that couldn’t make our summer events. The Golden Cup in Naples is already filled with HUNDREDS of the TOP PLAYERS from our All-American Series events. Fill out the nomination form with as much details as possible. Knowing the Golden Cup is a “Very Exclusive” event, we 100% guarantee our scouts will reach out to the player’s club coach or trainer for more information. Only taking nominations for the following Birth Years: Boys 2004-2005, Boys 2013-2014, Girls 2004-2007, Girls 2012-2014.