Copa Americana Sabaneta 2019

October 7-10, 2019

The Copa Americana is one of the tournaments on the international circuit of the Italian Soccer Academy (ITSA). It is a sporting and cultural event, with the goal of establishing the stepping stones of the ITSA youth program. It is also an exchange of experiences, folklore and sports customs in America and Europe. The Copa Americana is also an event that provides an opportunity for young talents and their respective delegations to show their skills and improve in a challenging environment. The tournament is strongly linked to other activities developed by Stepstone Enterprises and Eddie Marles. All these activities are part of a unique process, which culminates with the player's promotion to the university program or our professional program, since the progression through the continuity of the participants, leads to this end.

Tournament brochure!

Divisions of Play

Boys 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010

Girls 2003, 2006

Location

Indesa Zona Sur and Indesa Zona Norte

Montañas en Medellin Sabaneta is a municipality of Colombia, located in the Aburra Valley of the department of Antioquia. Bordered on the north by the municipality of Itagui, on the east by Enviado and very close to the city of Medellin, Antioquia. It is the smallest municipality in Colombia with only 15 km² and has a population of approximately 43,500. This municipality has numerous gastronomical establishments (in its majority fondas); La Doctora, Mamá Santa y La Hija de Estela. located in the Vereda La Doctora. They are of wide local recognition, as well as a notable presence of plains food. In the main park you can enjoy the largest "buñuelo" in the country, which is traditional in its culinary culture.

Medellin is a Colombian municipality, capital of the department of Antioquia. It is the most populated city in the department and the second most populated in the country. It is the widest part of the natural region known as Valle de Aburra, in the central mountain range of the Andes, constituting the largest urban center of this Andean branch. The city has a population of 2,508,452 inhabitants, while that figure, however, metropolitan area, amounts to approximately 3,800,000. The most recent survey on the global status of Smart Cities of Indra Systems catalogs Medellin as the best cities to live in South America, sharing the first place with Santiago de Chile and next to Barcelona and Lisbon in Europe. Also won the 2016 Lee Kuan Yew World City Award. The award seeks to recognize and celebrate efforts to foster innovation in urban solutions and sustainable urban development.

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the city. Atlético Nacional and Independiente Medellin are the two professional teams of the city that participate in the First Category A of Colombian soccer. Being these great exponents of soccer nationally as well internationally with participation and triumphs in international tournaments.

Tournament Rules

 
TEAM ROSTERS

2010-2006: Max 18 Players

2004-2001: Max 22 players


GUEST PLAYERS

2010 through 2001: 5 Players

These players are allowed per team. These guests must be included on the roster and they count towards the roster limit.


MATCH LENGTH

2010 to 2006: 9 v 9 two halves 25 minutes each

2004 and 2001: 11 v 11 two halves 30 minutes each

Each team will play a minimum of 4 games.


LAWS OF THE GAME

Games will be punctual - no exceptions. All games will be played under modified FIFA laws of the game. Full manual with the rules and regulations will be provided during team registration.


SCORING METHOD

Win = 3 points

Tie = 1 point

Loss = 0 points

In the elimination stage, if the score is tied at the end of regulation time, kicks from the penalty mark, as per FIFA laws will decide the match.


TIE-BREAKER PROCEDURES

Winner from Head-to-Head competition

Goal differential

Goals in favor

Goals against

Penalty Kicks


FORFEIT

If a team does not turn up for a game, loses on protest, or is omitted from the tournament, the score is set at 0-3.

PRIZE

FIRST PLACE: For 2010 to 2006: The winner may participate in the Copa Americana USA 2020 INCLUDES: - Accommodation for 14 people including the coach (4 nights) - Local Transportation - 2 scholarships for any ITSA camp. Meals NOT included

For 2004 and 2003: The winner will be able to participate in the Copa Americana USA 2020 INCLUDES: - Accommodation for 16 people including the coach (4 nights) - Local Transportation - 2 scholarships for any ITSA camp. Meals NOT included

For 2001: 16 Adidas uniforms, 5 #5 balls and 10 training bibs.

Note: Participating teams that are tournament winners (champions) and receive No Pay To Play, will be eligible to win this reward up to three times in the row. A maximum of three free participations are allowed. Teams will be required to paying registration and packages after their third free participation.

TOP SCORER: Trophy - 1 scholarship to any ITSA camp.

BEST GOALIE: Trophy - 1 scholarship to any ITSA camp.

* ONLY THE TEAMS THAT HAVE TAKEN ACCOMMODATION PACKAGES MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE AWARDS. LOCAL TEAMS ARE EXEMPT FROM THE ACCOMMODATION PACKAGE IF THEY HAVE PAID THE FULL TEAM REGISTRATION COST. ALL PRIZES MUST BE CLAIMED BEFORE NOVEMBER 30, 2019, EITHER BY SENDING AN EMAIL OR WRITTEN FORM AND INDICATING THE PRIZE TO CLAIM.


TEAM REGISTRATION FEE

$500 USD + 3.2% fee for local teams

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TEAM REGISTRATION DEADLINE

Jul 20th (Local teams) Jun 20th for all international teams