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Disney Presidents Day Soccer Festival Logo Looking for a great opportunity with your team during winter break? Look no further than the Disney President's Day Soccer Festival. Taking place in mid–February, this tournament offers your team great competition at the incredible ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, where you're treated like a champion and can celebrate like one too in the middle of all the Walt Disney World® Resort magic.
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Schedule

Day/Date Activity Scheduled Times
Friday
Feb 13
Registration 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday
Feb 14

Tournament Play Play begins at 8:00 AM

Sunday
Feb 15

Tournament Play Play begins at 8:00 AM
Monday
Feb 16
Championship Play Play begins at 8:00 AM

Registration

Registration is now open for the United States and Puerto Rico for the Disney President’s Day Soccer Festival at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® Resort.


Dates: February 14-16, 2015
Entry Deadline: January 13, 2015
Age Divisions: U9 - U18/19
Hotel Stay:* $TBD per person per night
Team Entry Fee:**

  • U9-U10 (6v6) $525
  • U11-U12 (8v8) $630
  • U13-U18/19 (11v11) $840


Team Registration Includes:

  • Professional tournament organization and service
  • All games played at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
  • Minimum 3-game guarantee
  • Specially-priced packages for athletes, coaches and spectators include hotel accommodations, theme park tickets, transportation and admission to all tournament games
  • Certified referees
  • Presence of athletic trainers, provided by South Lake Hospital, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
  • Ice water at each field
  • Awards presented to 1st-4th place teams for groups of 7 or more teams, 1st & 2nd for groups of 6 or fewer teams
  • (1) Puma Game Ball


Application & Refund Process
Upon acceptance into the tournament, your team entry fee must be paid in full immediately to guarantee your spot. Entry fees are non-refundable. In the event your team must withdraw from the tournament, you must notify the tournament director in writing at least 30 days prior to the tournament date and you will be allowed to transfer your entry fee to a future event.

*All teams are required to stay in one of the official tournament hotels and use one of Disney's approved travel providers to compete at the event. See details under the Travel Packages and Rules tabs.

**Events may be subject to availability, capacity limits, elgibility requirements, and may be subject to delay, change, or cancellation for inclement weather. Application deadline subject to change due to volume of applications and event capacity. In the event that an Age Division Bracket does not attain an adequate number of registered teams, the Tournament Director shall notify those registered teams as soon as possible. The teams will be given the option of playing up or receiving a full refund.

International Team Registration

Registration is now open for International Teams for the Disney President’s Day Soccer Festival, presented by AS Roma at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® Resort.  

International Teams - Requirements

  • All international teams must stay at the Walt Disney World® Resort and purchase a registration package for each athlete, coach and spectator on the team with a Disney Sport representative.
  • All teams must be confirmed and fully paid no later than 45 days prior to take advantage of the Promotional discount package.
  • Each team is limited to a maximum 18 athletes for 11v11, 14 athletes for 8v8 and 12 athletes for 6v6
  • Travel partners must are responsible for the entire groups registration, documentation and necessary invoices for payment.
  • The travel partner will be responsible to secure from Disney and provide teams with package components to include: theme park tickets, length of event tickets for spectators to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, and wristbands for transportation.


BENEFITS

  • Specially-priced accommodations at selected Disney hotels
  • Guaranteed tournament entries
  • Specially-priced theme park tickets
  • Transportation for the tournament, airport and Theme parks
  • Meet and play against teams from around the world
  • Minimum three (3) game guarantee


PACKAGES


Specially-priced packages for athletes, coaches and spectators include discounted hotel accommodations, theme park tickets, and admission to all tournament games.

  • Participant /team registration fee
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Theme park Tickets + water park tickets
  • Ground Transportation
  • Spectator Tournament Tickets
  • Participant Give away
  • Coaches Gift
  • Priority game schedule
  • Game ball (1 per team)


OPTIONALS

  • Meal Packages


Booking Processs

  • Step 1: Contact the Disney Sports international group sales department, Leonardo Leite (Leonardo.Leite@disney.com) – phone 407 938-3567 to be qualified into the tournament with the information for how many rooms and nights will be needed for the participants.
  • Step 2: After receiving your tournament contract, sign and return by fax (407 938-3479) with the payment for the first night of your room block to assure participation. A Disney Sports representative will work with your team contact and travel partner to complete the "on-line" tournament application process.
  • Step 3: Submit paperwork to participate of the tournament: Room List, waiver, medical form, and copy of passport, proof of health insurance Player cards (online) and representation letter to ensure participation.
  • Step 4: All payments are due 45 days prior the group's (team's) arrival. Payments can be made via wire transfer, credit card or approved company check. Late payments are subject to extra fees.


Important Dates

TEAM REGISTRATION DEADLINES

  • All international teams must be fully registered before 45 days prior to event.


TEAM VISA ASSISTANCE

  • Only teams that have a signed contract with deposit are eligible to receive Visas assistance. Dead line for visas assistance is 60 days prior to arrival.


TEAM CONTRACT DEPOSIT

  • The group or team has 14 days from the date the contract is sent out to return the contract signed with the group deposit payment.


TEAM FULL PAYMENT

  • Full payment must be received before 45 days prior toarrival. Teams that finalize all payments after 45 days prior to arrival will be subjected to late fees, forfeit of deposit, and other penalties that could include cancellation from the tournament.


TEAM ROOM LIST

  • Need to be sent 45 days prior to arrival using the excel spreadsheet sent by Disney.


TEAM DOCUMENTATION

  • Need to be sent 45 days prior to arrival
  • Copy of passport
  • Medical form and waiver signed
  • Proof of insurance
  • Letter from the school or soccer club that the team represents
  • Fill in the roster with player profiles online (www.gotsoccer.com)


Apply

Attention Canadian and Puerto Rican teams: Please follow the registration process for U.S. teams. For questions, please contact the Disney Soccer team at 407-938-3567 or email leonardo.leite@disney.com

Request for Information - English
Thank you for your interest in the Disney President's Day Soccer Festival. Please complete the information requested below and a member of the Disney Soccer team will contact you with the requirements for international team participation and information on ESPN Wide World of Sports approved travel providers in your region.



First Name
Last Name
Team/Club Name
Phone
Email Address
Address
City
State
Zip/Postal Code
Country
Event
Team Gender
Team Age Group in 2014
 
 

Solicitud de Información - en Español
Gracias por su interes en el Disney President's Day Soccer Festival. Favor de completar la informacion requerida abajo, y un miembro del Disney Soccer se communicara con usted con los requerimientos que usted necesitara para participar como grupo internacional. Tambien se le enviara informacion sobre las agencias de viajes approvadas en nuestra region y ESPN Wide World of Sports.

Nombre
Apellido
Grupo/Club Nombre
Telefono
Correo Electronico
Direccion
Ciudad
Estado
Correo Postal
País
Evento
del
Fútbol
Género del Grupo
Edad del Grupo en 2014
 
 

Pedido de Informação - no Português
Obrigado por seu interesse no torneio Disney President's Day Soccer Festival. Por favor, complete o formulário abaixo e um membro do Disney Soccer team fará contato com voce para informá-lo dos requisitos de participação para equipes internacionais e agentes de viagem autorizados em seu país.

Nome
Sobrenome
Nome do Time/Clube
Telefone
E-Mail
Endereço
Cidade
Estado
CEP
País
Evento do Futebol
Gendero
Idade do Time em 2014
 

Participating Teams

Accepted teams will be available soon. View teams who competed in last year's event.

Checklist

Please follow the below checklist to complete your registration and prepare to compete!

  Book room accommodations with Disney's designated travel provider: 30 days prior to event

If you do not complete your room reservations by this date your team will not be scheduled and will be cancelled from the tournament.

 Waivers

You are required to submit signed Disney Sports Waivers for each team member and coach that will be listed on your official team roster.

Disney Sports Waiver form can be found in the Required Documents Section:

Please Note: Our waiver collection process has changed from previous years. You are no longer required to mail or fax waivers prior to an event. Please bring signed waivers with you to On-site Tournament Registration.

 Online Roster

MANDATORY: All teams must enter their rosters complete with bench personnel into the tournaments on-line scheduling system no later than 21 days prior to start of event. The minimum required information is Name, Date of Birth, player ID number, Uniform number and gender. Revisions can be made to the roster up the night of team registration. This information will appear on the tournament game reports to be used by the referees for check-in on the field prior to each game. Teams failing to input this information are subject to removal from the event.

Access your Online Roster here.

Due Date: 21 days prior to event

Note about eligibility/age requirements: The player's playing age is determined by the following USYSA guidelines for 2014/2015.

Under 19 Girls and Boys Division 08-01-94 thru 07-31-95
Under 17 Girls and Boys Division 08-01-96 thru 07-31-98
Under 16 Girls and Boys Division 08-01-97 thru 07-31-99 
Under 19 Girls and Boys Division 08-01-95 thru 07-31-96
Under 17 Girls and Boys Division 08-01-97 thru 07-31-98
Under 16 Girls and Boys Division 08-01-98 thru 07-31-99
Under 15 Girls and Boys Division 08-01-99 thru 07-31-00
Under 14 Girls and Boys Division 08-01-00 thru 07-31-01
Under 13 Girls and Boys Division 08-01-01 thru 07-31-02
Under 12 Girls and Boys Division 08-01-02 thru 07-31-03
Under 11 Girls and Boys Division 08-01-03 thru 07-31-04
Under 10 Girls and Boys Division 08-01-04 thru 07-31-05
Under 09 Girls and Boys Division 08-01-05 thru 07-31-04


 Sanctioning/Player Cards

FYSA AND USSF SANCTIONING

This tournament is sanctioned by FYSA and USSF. In order to participate, all players and coaches are required to have a current USSF/USYSA/FYSA or their Affiliates Player/Coach Pass Card. If you are not a member of any of these organizations please call (800) 4-SOCCER to obtain membership information.

SANCTIONING RULES FOR FYSA TEAMS

In order to participate in this tournament all FYSA teams must be in "Good Standing". Please submit for approval a copy of your official FYSA computer-generated roster.

SANCTIONING RULES FOR NON-FLORIDA TEAMS

In order to participate in this tournament all USYS and other USSF affiliates must be in "Good Standing" and obtain Permission to Travel* from their State/National Association. Please send a copy of your completed Approved/Certified Roster along with your Permission to Travel to our office at least 21 days prior to the event.

Please see the Required Documents Section for the Application to Host Form

**Permission to Travel is not required from teams registered with US Club Soccer.

In order to participate in this tournament all teams from outside the United States must have written permission and verification from US Soccer and their country's Federation indicatng authorization to participate in the Disney Youth Tournament. Please send a copy of your completed Approved/Certified Roster, your Permission to Travel and Proof of Insurance to our office at least 30 days prior to the event. International teams (players and coaches) will be required to present passports at registration.

On-site Tournament Registration
Friday, February 13 5:00-9:00 p.m. Registration at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

At least one team representative must attend and that representative must present the following documents:

  • Approved/Certified Roster from your State/National Association
  • Permission to Travel (not required from teams registered with US Club Soccer)
  • Player/Coach Pass Cards
  • Completed Disney Sports Waiver Forms
  • Medical Release Forms (Due at On-Site Check In)
    • Disney Soccer events shall require all teams participating in the tournament to provide medical releases for each player in an appropriate form. Most organizations/clubs/leagues/teams have their own forms. These are acceptable for Disney Soccer events. These authorizations shall be reviewed by Disney Soccer at registration and kept in the possession of a team official.

      If your team does not have their own medical release form, the sample form below can be used for our tournament.

      Please see the Required Documents Section for the Medical Release Form


Fundraising Resources

As you prepare for your trip to ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort, we've put together some fundraising options to help your team travel. View the options below and start fundraising today!

View Fundraising Options

Travel Packages

All teams are required to stay in one of the official tournament hotels and must make their reservations through one of Disney's approved travel vendors. Please note: Failure to make your reservations through a Disney approved travel vendor can result in the non-acceptance of your team for the designated tournament.

All teams, except as noted below, are subject to book lodging through the Disney designated travel provider as a condition to compete at the event.


  • Teams that are located within a 75 mile driving distance of the ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex are not requiblack to book.
  • Teams that are located within a 90 mile driving distance of the ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex and have a drive time of less than 90 minutes are not requiblack to book.
  • All teams over 90 miles are expected to book with the designated travel provider as a condition to compete - no exceptions
  • Addresses used for the determination of the distance/time will be the address of ESPN Wide World of Sports and the team's primary contact address.
  • Google Maps TM or other approved online mapping services will be used to determine driving distance and time.

US and Puerto Rican Teams

Anthony Travel is also your source for specially-priced Walt Disney World® Theme Park tickets. These tickets, exclusive to participants and families of Disney Soccer tournaments, are available at a significant savings through Anthony Travel.

A full service sports travel agency, Anthony Travel can also assist your team with transportation to and in Orlando. Group air benefits, with savings off lowest published fares, include*:

  • Waiver of airline fee for changes on return flights during tournament play
  • Name changes for group travel
  • Waiver of advance purchase fare requirements for groups
  • Waiver of Saturday night stay requirements for groups
  • 24-hour emergency assistance

*Benefits vary by airline and may not be available in all markets.

Discounted car and van rentals are also available. To make your reservations, please visit www.AnthonyTravel.com or call (800) 736-6377 for more information.

Canadian Teams
Merit Sports Travel is the designated Canadian travel partner for Disney Soccer. We are happy to walk you through the travel booking process and ensure that your team enjoys the best trip possible.

To book your trip please contact:

Michael LeBlanc
michael.leblanc@merit.ca (email)
647.519.6152 (cell)
1.866.696.8591 x 4217 (office)

We look forward to helping you make the team's trip to Florida an unforgettable soccer experience.

International Teams
Take part in the 2015 Disney Presidents Day Soccer Festival through one of our Official Tour & Travel Partners! If you are traveling, either domestically or internationally, and would like assistance in securing race entry and travel packages, please contact one of the President's Day Soccer Festival Official Tour Operators or Travel Agents below to learn more!

What are the benefits of booking your Disney trip with one of the Official Tour & Travel Partners?

  • Personalized guest service and communication from our Official Tour & Travel Partners
  • Specially-priced Disney Packages
  • Onsite Guides and Interpreters, provided by our Official Tour & Travel Partners*
  • Ease of mind – leave the travel planning to the experts

*Based on group size, please contact Official Tour & Travel Partner for more details.

**Every Tour & Travel Partner is different, so please be sure to contact them directly for specific payment options.

 

Venues & Maps

To accommodate as many teams as possible, additional Disney approved venues may be utilized. Please note that additional fields may not be on Walt Disney World® Resort property. All teams will have an opportunity to participate at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex during the tournament.

ESPN WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS COMPLEX
700 S. Victory Way
Kissimmee, FL 34747
View on Google Maps

 

AUSTIN-TINDALL REGIONAL PARK
4100 Boggy Creek Road
Kissimmee, FL 34744
View on Google Maps

From ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
(approximately 25 minutes/25miles)


NORTHEAST REGIONAL PARK
50901 Hwy 27
Davenport, FL 33897
View on Google Maps

From ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
(approximately 25 minutes/16.5miles)


MICKEY'S RETREAT
8151 Lake Forrest Drive
Orlando, FL 32821
View on Google Maps

From ESPN Wide World of Sport Complex
(approximately 13 minutes/6.8 miles)


Complex Admission

Spectator admission is required for all tournament games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Length-of-Event tournament passes (LOE) allow for admission to all days of the tournament.

  • Daily admission: - Pricing Coming Soon!
  • LOE admission: - Pricing Coming Soon!

On-Site Event Check-In

Friday, February 13
5:00-9:00 p.m.
ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

At least one team representative must attend and that representative must present the following documents:

  • Approved/Certified Roster from your State/National Association
  • Permission to Travel (not required from teams registered with FYSA and US Club Soccer)
  • Player/Coach Pass Cards
  • Bring your completed Disney Sports Waiver Forms
  • Medical Release Forms (Due at On-Site Check In)
    • Disney Soccer events shall require all teams participating in the tournament to provide medical releases for each player in an appropriate form. Most organizations/clubs/leagues/teams have their own forms. These are acceptable for Disney Soccer events. These authorizations shall be reviewed by Disney Soccer at registration and kept in the possession of a team official.

      If your team does not have their own medical release form, the sample form below found in Required Documents can be used for our tournament.

      Medical Release Form - Required Documents Section

College Coach Registration

There is no charge to register and all college coaches who pre-register will receive a complimentary admission credential to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex as well as off-site venues.

Required Documents

In order to participate in this tournament all USYS and other USSF affiliates must be in "Good Standing" and obtain Permission to Travel** from their State/National Association. Please bring a copy of your completed Approved/Certified Roster along with your Permission to Travel to the on-site event check-in.

Permission to Travel
Download 2015 Permission to Travel Form

**Permission to Travel is not required from teams registered with US Club Soccer.

In order to participate in this tournament all teams from outside the United States must have written permission and verification from US Soccer and their country's Federation indicating authorization to participate in the Disney Youth Tournament. Please send a copy of your completed Approved/Certified Roster, your Permission to Travel and Proof of Insurance to our office at least 30 days prior to the event. International teams (players and coaches) will be required to present passports at registration.

Waivers
All of your participants appearing on the roster (coaches, athletes, staff, etc.) must sign an event waiver. Waivers may be downloaded at the links below, and all waivers must be presented at team check-in when you arrive for the event.


Medical Release Form
Medical Release Form

Rules
Please view the 2015 Tournament rules for details regarding eligibility and the results of the use of an ineligible player or the use of player on multiple teams.

Guest Player Registration

Are you a player whose team will not be attending, but would like the opportunity to guest play with one of our participating teams? Players interested in being an eligible guest player must register online.


Your information will be provided to coaches that are looking for guest players. Remember, in order to participate, all players and coaches are required to have a current USSF or their Affiliates Player/Coach Pass Card.

IMPORTANT: Due to the different rules and regulations for guest players throughout the many USYS State Associations and other National Governing Bodies (NGB) it is the responsibility of the players and coaches involved to make sure all the required forms and documents are provided to the tournament. If in doubt contact the State Associations/NGB involved.


Coaches

If you are interested in adding a guest player to your team please follow the steps outlined below to access and add available guest players. Remember, in order to participate, all players and coaches are required to have a current USSF or their Affiliates Player/Coach Pass Card.

How to add a Guest Player to your roster:
  • Go to your Got Soccer team page
  • Click on Disney President's Day Soccer Festival 2015 under Events Accepted
  • Click on the tab that says "Guest Player"

Select and contact the player from the list and add to your team

Referees

The application period for referees interested in officiating the Disney President's Day Soccer Festival is now open. Apply Online Today!

EVENT AT A GLANCE

DATES

Event:
Feb. 14-16, 2015

Application Deadline:
Jan. 15, 2015

ELIGIBILITY

Age Divisions:
U9-U10 (6v6), U11-U12 (8v8), and U13-U18/19 (Full Sided)

Player Eligibility:
This is an FYSA Sanctioned Tournament, which is open to all USSF/FIFA affiliated organizations for boys and girls

COMPETITION LEVEL

Moderate – High

TEAM FEES

U9 – U10: $525
U11 – U12: $630
U13 – U18/19: $840

CONTACT

Soccer Sales Manager
Phone: 407-938-3805
Email Us