Welcome to Official 2017 Carlsbad Cup Website

Presented by Adidas, and set in the beautiful coastal town of Carlsbad, LA Galaxy San Diego is proud to host the 11th annual Carlsbad Cup, a tournament renowned throughout Southern California for its high level of competition, superb facilities, and spectacular scenery. The Carlsbad Cup is a top level, Class I tournament for boys and girls within the U8-U20 age groups, and will take place over two weekends, July 22-24 (boys) and July 29-31 (girls).

All Teams will compete at the 2017/18 age group level and must also present laminated USYSA player cards for the 2016/17 or 2017/18 season (no mixed cards), proof of age, and signed medical release forms.
U8-U10 Divisions play 7 v 7
U11-U12 Divisions play 9 v 9
U13-U20 Divisions play 11 v 11
Division: Born on or after January 1st of the year specified:
2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1998
U8 U9 U10 U11 U12 U13 U14 U15 U16 U17 U18 U20

For the older age groups (U15-U20), the top brackets of competition will be classed as the ‘November Nights’ brackets. The winning team from each of these ‘November Nights’ brackets (boys & girls) will gain automatic acceptance into the very prestigious November Nights Elite College Showcase that takes place over Thanksgiving weekend in Carlsbad, CA. Considering the showcase has to turn away over twice as many teams as apply, due to its popularity and reputation, this is an excellent incentive for older’s teams to come and play at the Carlsbad Cup.

U8-U10 $695 | U11-U20 $795 | U15-U20 ‘November Nights’ Bracket $850

*There is a 5% processing service charge for credit card payment

Registration deadline: June 15, 2017

Registration link will be released closer to the tournament dates.

Teams will only be required to check-in 60 minutes prior to their first game of the tournament. Again, with the challenge of Friday night summer traffic and the knowledge that everyone’s time is valuable, we feel this will be yet another reason to make the Carlsbad Cup one of your team’s choices for your 2017 tournament schedule.
The 2017 Carlsbad Cup is a ‘Stay & Play’ Tournament, which means that teams traveling from a distance of 80 miles or more into Carlsbad and North County San Diego are required to stay in hotels that are approved by the Tournament as a condition of participation. All teams requiring overnight accommodations MUST secure them through our hotel partners. Teams MUST reserve a minimum of 8 rooms to qualify and participate in the Carlsbad Cup. Failure to do so may result in the team not getting scheduled.

We are strongly encouraging all coaches, team managers, parents, and players to tag uploaded social media content (pictures & video) taken at the 2016 Carlsbad Cup using the hashtag #CarlsbadCup

We are also encouraging all coaches, team managers, parents, and players to email media content (pictures & video) of their experience at the Carlsbad Cup to: media@lagalaxysd.com. The content can be anything from game action shots to a team enjoying some beach time. We don’t mind the content, get creative!