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Continental Cup

10th Anniversary International Youth Sports Festival

A vibrant youth sports festival that provides top competition in 3 sports with an unparalleled focus on cultural exchange for thousands of athletes from dozen of countries July 2-5 in Cleveland, Ohio!

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2015 Festival Dates: July 2-5, 2015

Now in it's 10th year, the Continental Cup International Youth Sports Festival is the premier internationally-driven youth sports event in the United States. Combining competitions in three sports (soccer, basketball, baseball) with a focus on cultural exchange between athletes from different countries, the Continental Cup is a one-of-a-kind - and once-in-a-lifetime - event!

Over 3,000 athletes from dozens of countries travel to Cleveland each July to compete for championships at professional sports venues, meet new friends from around the world and create life-long memories.

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In 2014:

  • Over 3,000 athletes from 10 different countries
  • 228 teams playing more than 550 games on 40 fields/courts
  • $3.3 million of economic activity in Greater Cleveland

Since 2006:

  • Over 1,900 teams from 37 countries
  • $24.4 million in economic activity in Greater Cleveland

  • The adidas Continental Cup International Youth Soccer Tournament features over 100 teams each year competing over three days at one quality location. But it's more than just a weekend soccer tournament. With young athletes from creating friendships and a festival village in the middle of the action the tournament is excting both on and off the pitch.

    Tournament Overview

    • Boys and girls age groups ranging from U9-U19
    • Three days of competition: July 3-5
    • 4 guaranteed games for each team

    Competition Venue

    North Coast Premier Soccer Complex features over 20 quality competition fields.

    Recruitment and Tournament Coordinator

    Dan Palmer
    dpalmer@clevelandsports.org
    330-416-7237
     

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  • The Cleveland Indians Continental Cup International Youth Baseball Tournament has become the Midwest's premier youth baseball competition and the only event that combines excellent competition with the unique opportunity for young athletes to compete against and build friendships with other athletes from around the world.

    Over 60 teams competed in the 2014 Cleveland Indians Continental Cup - including teams from Canada, France, Indonesia and several US states.

    Tournament Overview

    • Tournaments in age groups 11U-15U
    • Four-game minimum for all teams

    Competition Venues

    Tournament and Recruitment Coordinator

    Brian Horsburgh
    bhorsburgh@clevelandsports.org
    216-363-1117

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  • The Cleveland Cavaliers Continental Cup International Youth Basketball Tournament has become the country's premier youth basketball competition and cultural event. The  Continental Cup is the only event that combines competition with the unique opportunity for young athletes to compete against and build friendships with other athletes from around the world.

    Over 70 teams competed in the 2014 Cleveland Cavaliers Continental Cup - including teams from Canada, Mongolia and several US states.

    Tournament Overview

    • Tournaments in age groups 4th grade - high school open
    • Five game minimum for all teams
    • Slam dunk and 3-point contest

    Competition Venues

    • Lou Higgins Center, Baldwin Wallace University
    • Berea-Midpark High School
    • Ohio Nets

    Championship Venue

    • Championship games of select age groups will be played at Quicken Loans Arena, home of the Cleveland Cavaliers*

     

    Tournament and Recruitment Coordinator

    Brian Horsburgh
    bhorsburgh@clevelandsports.org
    216-363-1117

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