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Presented by Adidas, and set in the beautiful coastal town of Carlsbad, LA Galaxy San Diego is proud to host the 12th 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-U19 age groups, and will take place over two weekends, July 21-22 (boys) and July 28-29 (girls).

DATES: July 21-22 (boys), July 28-29 (girls), 2018
LOCATION: Carlsbad, CA
BRACKETS / ENTRY FEE: U8-U10 $745 | U11-U19 $845
‘November Nights’ Bracket $895 (U15-U19 Girls, U16-U19 Boys)
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: June 18 (boys), June 25 (girls), 2018
Boys | July 21-22 | APPLY TO PLAY
Girls | July 28-29 | APPLY TO PLAY

CHECK-IN PROCEDURE: Teams will only be required to check-in 60 minutes prior to their first game of the tournament. We feel this will be yet another reason to make the Carlsbad Cup one of your team’s choices for your 2018 tournament schedule.

Players/parents/coaches/relatives & anyone associated with a team traveling outside of an 80 mile radius of our Tournament Headquarters (5375 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, CA) are required to follow our reservation procedure and 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 6 rooms to qualify and participate in the Carlsbad Cup. Failure to do so may result in the team not getting scheduled.
CLICK HERE for approved hotel list for Boys Weekend
CLICK HERE for approved hotel list for Girls Weekend

All Teams will compete at the 2018/19 age group level and must also present laminated USYSA player cards for the 2017/18 or 2018/19 season (no mixed cards), proof of age, and signed medical release forms.
U9-U10 Divisions play 7 v 7
U11-U12 Divisions play 9 v 9
U13-U19 Divisions play 11 v 11
Division: Born on or after January 1st of the year specified:

2011 U8 2007 U12 2003 U16
2010 U9 2006 U13 2002 U17
2009 U10 2005 U14 2001 U18
2008 U11 2004 U15 2000 U19

For the older age groups (U15-U19 Girls, U16-U19 Boys), the top brackets of competition will be classed as the ‘November Nights’ brackets. The winning team from each of these ‘November Nights’ brackets will gain automatic acceptance into the very prestigious November Nights 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.

With 500+ college coaches in San Diego over the Girls Carlsbad Cup weekend (Jul 28-29), the Girls U16-U19 ‘November Nights’ brackets will be run as a college showcase.

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