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International Elite Program

Homestead Cup




International Elite Program Tournament Series announces the Homestead Cup 2019.  The tournament will be held November 16-17, 2019.  This event is open to USYS and US Club Soccer affiliated teams.  

All games will be played in the South Florida area of Homestead and Florida City, Florida. This event will be played on 7v7 and 9v9 small sided fields.  All sites are within a short drive to our Nation's beautiful Miami Beach, as well as other attraction such as the Keys, Prime Outlets in Florida City, University of Miami, Homestead Flea Market, the Everglades, and numerous National Parks and Historical Landmarks.  

Breakdown of each age group and gender for U9-U12 will generally be done with one or two brackets for each division. Each team is scheduled for three (3) matches. Division matches will take place on Saturday, and Sunday with one or two matches being played each day.

The Homestead Cup will follow the new US Soccer Guidelines for Age Groups. All groups will be determined by the oldest player on the teams year of Birth. This event will allow a maximum of 5 Guest player per team. The maximum roster size for each team is 12 for U9-U10 and 16 for U11-U12.

Tournament Dates
November 16-17, 2020

Note: The tournament committee will alone select which division & bracket your team will be placed.

How to Apply for Acceptance:

If you would like to be considered for participation, please complete the online tournament application.  Payment of the application fee may be made by either Credit Card or by mailing a check to the IEP Soccer Office.  Our online system will accept Visa & Mastercard.  Credit Cards will not be processed until your team has been accepted into the tournament.  APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED SUBMITTED AND COMPLETE UNTIL EITHER A CHECK HAS BEEN RECEIVED IN OUR OFFICE OR A CREDIT CARD PAYMENT HAS BEEN AUTHORIZED.

Entry fees are:

Age Group: Entry Fee
Age GroupEntry Fee before Sept 20Entry Fee after Sept 20

Entries after the deadline date of October 20, 2019 will not be considered for acceptance but may be retained for wait list consideration if an accepted team drops.  Teams that are accepted but payment is declined may lose a spot in the tournament.

  1. Refund Policy: In the event of inclement weather or other circumstances out of the Tournaments control leading to a Full Event Cancellation, International Elite Program Tournament Series may refund a maximum of 25% of the Tournament's Registration Fees.
  2. Teams that dropout in writing prior to the event deadline of October 20, 2019 will be given refunds minus a $70.00 administration fee.  No refunds will be granted for teams dropping after October 20, 2019.
  3. Team Selections are made based upon an evaluation of teams record, State, Regional, and National results as well as their results in other tournaments.  The tournament committee will pay more attention to who you play and how you do against them, not just what competition you play in.

Acceptance notifications will be e-mailed on or before November 1, 2019.  Early acceptance may be granted for teams traveling outside of Florida, or Clubs that have previous agreements with the Tournament Committee assuming that payment has been received at the time of application submission.

Applications will be accepted from teams affiliated with USYSA and US Club Soccer.

Hotel Requirements:
Teams using hotel rooms are required to stay in tournament certified hotels.  Team certified hotels can be found on the Tournament website under the hotel link. Reservations will be made by individual teams that will book a block of rooms with one of the tournament hotels.  Teams that do not use Tournament Hotels will be subject to removal from event without refund.

Registration & Scheduling:
Team Registration will be done online.  All teams are required to enter tournament roster into Room Roster account and have 2019/20 players cards (matching team roster), and team contact sheet with phone number & name/location of hotel if using. The last day for teams to submit paperwork will be Thursday, November 7, 2019.  Failure to register will result in disqualification from the event.

2019/20 player identification cards, team rosters, & medical releases forms for each player should be brought to each match.  Teams traveling from outside of Region 3 will need to submit permission to travel forms at the time of registration.

We will make every effort to de-conflict possible conflicts within the schedule but make no guarantees. Game schedules will not be adjusted to accommodate individual teams or coaches.  

All travel arrangements should be made for Opening Games on Saturday morning starting as early as 8am, and last games on Sunday beginning as late as early evening.

All matches will have a one (1) man ref system.  This event will host top quality state and regional referees.

If you have questions about online registration or application rules, please contact:

International Elite Program Tournament Series
Email: [email protected]

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