Welcome to Official 2016 Carlsbad Cup Website
Presented by Adidas, and set in the beautiful coastal town of Carlsbad, LA Galaxy San Diego is proud to host the 10th 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 2008-1997 year groups, and takes place over the weekend of July 29-Aug 01.
The Carlsbad Cup will follow the new Age Group requirements (2016-2017 season) from US Soccer, changing from school year to birth year for each age group. All Teams will compete at the 2016/17 age group level and must also present laminated USYSA player cards for the 2015/16 or 2016/17 season (no mixed cards), proof of age, and signed medical release forms.
2008 & 2007 Divisions play 7 v 7
2006 Divisions play 9 v 9
2005-1997 Divisions play 11 v 11
Born on or after January 1st of the year specified:
For the older age groups (2002-1998), 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.
$675 | 2005-1997
$750 | 2001-1997
‘November Nights’ Bracket $795
*There is a 5% processing service charge for credit card payment
Registration deadline: June 15, 2016
Register to play: CLICK HERE to apply!
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 2016 tournament schedule.
Again, all teams will compete at the 2016/17 age group level and must also present laminated USYSA player cards for the 2015/16 or 2016/17 season (no mixed cards), proof of age, and signed medical release forms.
The 2016 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. The content can be anything from game action shots to a team enjoying some beach time. We don’t mind the content, get creative!