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Schedule

The schedule will be released approximately 10 days prior to competition. The schedule is subject to change. Access schedules here once they are released.
Day/Date Activity Scheduled Times
Friday 9/1/2017 Registration 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday 9/2/2017 Pool Play 8:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Sunday 9/3/2017 Pool Play Continues 8:00 AM – 10:30 PM
Monday 9/4/2017 Semi-Finals/Finals 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Express Check-In

Teams have the option of expediting their on-site event check-in by electing to participate in Express Check-In. Teams not taking advantage of Express Check-In could experience longer wait times, as all required documents will need to be collected and verified on-site.

To qualify for the Express Check-In, please click here.

Registration

Registration is now open for Disney Soccer Showcase Qualifier presented by AS Roma at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® Resort.



Dates: September 2-4, 2017
Entry Deadline: July 15**
Age Divisions:
U15 - U19
Team Entry Fee: $1,025.00


Team Registration Includes:
  • Professionally maintained fields
  • Minimum 3-game guarantee
  • Certified referees
  • Presence of athletic trainers, provided by Select Medical, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
  • Ice water at each field
  • 1 Puma Game ball per team
  • Awards presented to 1st-4th place teams for Groups of 7 or more teams, 1st & 2nd for groups of 6 or fewer teams

Got Soccer Team Account
Important: When applying please make sure to use your most up to date GOT Soccer team account. Got Soccer will be the primary source for reviewing a team's tournament and league history. Teams who apply with little or no history will be declined immediately, but eligible to re-apply using their primary GOT Soccer account. All teams must submit an online application.

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.

**Events may be subject to availability, capacity limits, eligibility 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.

*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.

Checklist

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

  Book room accommodations with Disney's designated travel provider, Anthony Travel, by calling 800-736-6377 or visiting anthonytravel.com.

Due Date: 30 days prior to event date
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.

Access your Disney Sports Waiver form by visiting 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 2017/2018.

Age Division Birth Year
Under 19 Girls and Boys Division 1999
Under 18 Girls and Boys Division 2000
Under 17 Girls and Boys Division 2001
Under 16 Girls and Boys Division 2002
Under 15 Girls and Boys Division 2003

 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 bring a copy of your completed approved/certified roster along with your permission to travel to the on-site registration.

Access your Disney Sports Application to Host form by visiting the Required Documents Section.

**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 bring a copy of your completed Certified/Approved roster along with your Permission to Travel to the on-site check-in

On-site Tournament Registration
Friday, September 1, 2017
5:00-9:00 p.m.
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando, FL 32821

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 or US Club Soccer)
  • Player/Coach Pass Cards
  • Completed Disney Sports Waiver Forms (Above)
  • 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, access the sample Medical Release Form in the Required Documents section which can be used for our tournament.



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 required 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 required 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 MapsTM or other approved online mapping services will be used to determine driving distance and time.

US, Puerto Rico and Canada
Anthony Travel Anthony Travel is the designated travel provider for all US, Puerto Rico and Canadaian 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 AnthonyTravel.com or call (800) 736-6377 for more information.
 
International Teams
If you are traveling, either domestically or internationally, and would like assistance in securing race entry and travel packages, please contact one of the 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

Note: 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 package and payment options.

International Travel Providers*

*If you are unable to locate a travel provider, please contact the Disney Created Soccer Sales Office at 407-938-3805.
**Canada travel partners apply for all Non-Showcase Disney Sporting Events.

Theme Parks

Experience the magic of Disney for less! Depending on which Walt Disney World® Theme Park Ticket you choose, you can save over 40%* by purchasing through Anthony Travel. This offer is exclusive to tournament participants and spectators with a variety of ticket options to suit your travel plans. Take advantage of these specially-priced tickets and fully experience Disney!

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit AnthonyTravel.com or call (800) 736-6377

*Savings is based on the purchase price of the same ticket at Walt Disney World® Regular Gate Rate versus purchasing through 407-939-IRUN or on our Online Ticket Store in advance. Specially priced Theme Park Ticket prices exclude sales tax, are solely for individuals who are participating in Soccer Showcase Qualifier, such as athletes and spectators of the event, must be purchased in advance, and are non-transferable and non-refundable. Tickets are valid only on the specific days of the event and for a limited period of time before and/or after the event. Each day this Ticket is used constitutes one full day of use. Some activities/events may be separately priced. Tickets are subject to availability. Ticket types, entitlements and prices subject to change without notice. Parking is not included unless staying at Hotels at the Walt Disney World® Resort.

Dining Options

Dining Options ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill
The ESPN Wide World of Sports Grill is a quick-service restaurant located at the entrance to the sports complex. Menu items include burgers, sandwiches, and salads as well as an assortment of desserts and beverages.

Ordering Fresh Prepared Meals
Teams have the option to place catering orders in advance of their trip for quick, easy and well balanced fresh prepared meals, bulk beverages, and/or snacks. The convenience of having your meals planned in advance will save on time and stress.


Place your order at least 2 business days prior to the event date. Deliveries for Saturday, Sunday or Monday must be received by 3pm on Friday.

Please call 407-939-2026 with any questions or to customize your order.

Special Functions
Special food and beverage options may be available for your event, including catered meals or private parties. Please check your event listing on the web site or contact us for more information.

Reservations at Walt Disney World® Restaurants
Call 407.WDW.DINE for information on Walt Disney World® or to make a reservation for your team.

Videography / Photography

Gameday Photography

Don't miss a magical moment! Register for Disney's Gameday Photos service, and a professional Disney photographer will be dedicated to cover your team and/or athlete.*

Reserve a Photographer

*To ensure quality photography, only teams and/or athletes that register for Disney's Gameday Photos will receive photos service. Gameday Photos does not photograph all games and participants only those who reserve a photographer. By focusing on the athletes that have registered for photography, we are able to capture more and relevant images for a greater, high quality, selection to choose from.

Videography

StreamSports will be offering its filming and highlight reel services to capture your games in High Definition. StreamSports camera operators film from Skypods, reaching a height of 25 feet, providing the perfect viewing angle for coaches, players and parents. StreamSports staff and employees come from sports backgrounds and all camera operators are trained specifically to film soccer.

Looking to get recruited? Have StreamSports create the perfect highlight reel for you to showcase your skills. Your highlight reel comes with your very own Player Video Portal, perfect for sending to coaches and recruiters.

For additional information about StreamSports during the event, please click here, or you may call 407-965-0245 or email info@streamsports.com.

Directions, 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 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
View Venue Map

LAKE MYRTLE COMPLEX
905 Lake Myrtle Drive
Auburndale, FL 33823
View on Google Maps
View Venue Map

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

MICKEY'S RETREAT
8151 Lake Forest Drive
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32821
View on Google Maps


CHAMPIONSGATE FIELDS
Omni Hotels & Resorts
5544 Ronald Reagan Parkway
Davenport, FL 33896
View on Google Maps

**$10 per day/per vehicle for parking at the fields - cash only.



Complex Admission

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

  • Daily admission: $18.00 (ages 10 & older) $13.00 (ages 3 – 9)
  • LOE admission: $36.00 (ages 10 & older) $26.00 (ages 3 – 9)

On-Site Event Check-In

Friday, September 1
5:00-9:00 p.m.
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando, FL 32821

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 or US Club Soccer)
  • Player/Coach Pass Cards
  • Completed Disney Sports Waiver Forms (Above)
  • 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, access the sample Medical Release Form in the Required Documents section which can be used for our tournament.


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 registration.

Download Application to Host Form

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

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.



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

Medical Release Form
Download the Medical Release Form

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. Guest player registration is now open!



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 Soccer Showcase Qualifier under Events Accepted
  • Click on the tab that says "Guest Player"

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

College Coach Registration

Are you interested in recruiting a world-class event at the ultimate sports destination? Welcome to the Proving Ground. ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex has something for you! Disney Soccer Showcase Qualifier is intensely competitive and features the best teams from around the country.



View the list of college coaches who attended in 2016.

Referees

Registration is now open for referees interested in officiating the Disney Soccer Showcase Qualifier!

As part of the event we offer these benefits
  • Free hotel accommodations for visiting referees (2 working referees per room traveling from 60 miles outside Central Florida / Orlando area)
  • Travel allowance for Grade 7 & higher referees (Must be traveling from 60 miles outside Central Florida / Orlando area)
  • $15 Meal stipend provided for referees working 3+ games per day
  • Complimentary gift
  • Referee camaraderie


Custom Team Merchandise

Get excited for your visit and let everyone know that you're on "The Road to Walt Disney World Resort" with customizable ESPN Complex merchandise for the whole team! Learn more at disneythemeparkmerchandise.com. When you play here you're playing at the next level, right in the middle of the magic.

EVENT AT A GLANCE

DATES

Event:
September 2-4, 2017

Entry Deadline:
Jul. 15, 2017

Registration Opens:
Apr. 15, 2017

ELIGIBILITY

Team:
This is an FYSA Sanctioned Tournament, which is open to all USSF affiliated organizations for boys and girls in age groups: U15-U19. Open to state cup or higher level teams. At the end of the application period, a Disney Sports Sales Manager will review all applications and notify your team of its status as soon as possible.

Age Divisions:
U15 - U19 (Full Sided)

Player Eligibility:
U15 - U19

COMPETITION LEVEL

High

FEES

U15 - U19: $1,025.00

CONTACT

Disney Sports Sales Manager
Phone: 407-938-3805
Email Us

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