COPA SPORTING CLUBE DE PORTUGAL

November 27-28, 2021
San Bernardino Soccer Complex

Copa Sporting Clube de Portugal is a new Thanksgiving weekend tournament (Nov. 27-28, 2021) where 12U-19U players will have the opportunity to be seen by staff scouts and coaches from both Sporting Clube de Portugal and Cal South’s Pro+ Olympic Development Program [Pro+ ODP]. The tournament, open to all Cal South and So Cal teams, will allow registered teams to qualify for both Cal South State Cup and National Cup.

The tournament is the inaugural result of a new partnership between Cal South and Sporting Clube de Portugal. The primary focus of the partnership is to promote collaboration on training and development and player identification and outside opportunities for those identified. The partnership allows includes the creation of co-scouted identification camps, coaching courses, and development programs, as well as possible internship and camp opportunities for players, coaches, and teams abroad.

WHY YOU SHOULD PLAY IN
COPA SPORTING CLUBE DE PORTUGAL:

  • The event will be scouted by Sporting Clube de Portugal and Cal South Pro+ ODP.
  • This tournament is open to all teams in Cal South and SoCal.
  • Open to boys and girls teams in age groups 12U through 19U.
  • This event will allow teams to qualify to play in the 2022 Cal South State or National Cup.
  • This event will allow teams to become eligible to participate in the Pacific Conference of US Youth Soccer National League P.R.O. for the 2022 Season via their open application process.
  • A potential opportunity to travel and train with Sporting Clube de Portugal in the future.
  • Teams will need to be registered with Cal South AND have Cal South Fall 2021-2022 player cards.
  • The cost for teams to play is inexpensive:
    • Cost for Cal South Affiliated Teams is only $450.
    • Cost for Teams Not Affiliated with Cal South is $850 (includes Cal South player registration fees of up to 22 players).

REGISTER YOUR TEAM HERE:

Registration/Application Guidelines for Non-Affiliated Teams – Click Here

More events, camps, and courses created by this partnership will be announced on CalSouth.com in the very near future. For more information about the 2022 Copa Sporting Clube de Portugal tournament, please contact Anthony Morales at amorales@calsouth.com

ABOUT SPORTING CLUBE DE PORTUGAL:

Sporting Clube de Portugal, founded in 1906, is a Portuguese club based in Lisbon. One of the “Três Grandes” (The Big Three, in English) football clubs in Portugal, Sporting has never been relegated from the Primeira Divisão (First Division) of Portuguese football, along with FC Porto and Benfica. Sporting has more than 100,000 registered club members throughout the world, and its teams, athletes and supporters are often nicknamed Leões (English: The Lions) by its fans. It is the third most successful Portuguese football club in terms of total titles, with 53 titles throughout its history.

SCP is internationally renowned for its player and coaching development academies, which helped produce two FIFA World Player of the Year winners in Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Figo, as well as top players such as Nani and Eric Dier. In the 2020/21 season, SCP were crowned League Champions, with 11 players from their academy playing on the first team, such as upcoming star Nuno Mendes (since transferred on to PSG). Most recently, SCP won the ECA Youth Football Award for their player development model. For more about SCP, visit https://www.sporting.pt/en/.