The 2021 7 Elite Academy International Tournament is expected to break even more records in Saint George and Washington City next month.
Thousands of players attended the 2020 tournament, with teams of all ages from across the world taking part.
Last year's record of 138 teams is almost certain to be broken when the action takes place on February 4th, 5th and 6th.
Hundreds of teams have contacted 7 Elite Academy for information about the event, which is considered to be the biggest international tournament in Utah.
Popular event highlights such as the Pre-Academy jamboree and penalty shootouts have already become firm favourites and are set to return.
Anthony Godfrey, Global Technical Director at 7 Elite Academy, said: “The 2020 7 Elite Academy International Tournament was a fantastic way to celebrate the very best of youth soccer in Utah.
“We are determined to do the same thing next year by combining the highlights of 2020 with even more ideas about how to entertain players and their families, both during games and away from the pitches.
“So many tournaments are focused solely on scorelines, but it is important that people want to remain at the event – long after their games have finished - and enjoy the special atmosphere of a truly international competition.
“It was great to have players from the UK join us in Nevada last February and I want to bring even more overseas teams are part of the event. They gave games a unique spirit that made our tournament so special.”
A wide-ranging program of activities, such as live DJs throughout the days, food stalls and merchandise stands, will be back in 2021.
Daren Woolstenhume, CEO at 7 Elite Academy, added: “We have all been working hard to bring new ideas and impetus to the 2021 7 Elite Academy International Tournament.
“As well as an expanded program of live activities, we will be providing extensive accommodation and travel options for teams from both the United States and across the world.
“We are determined to make sure every single detail of the 2021 7 Elite Academy International Tournament is improved and gives players and their families an unforgettable experience.
“It is exciting to work with so many talented individuals, both within our academy and overseas. Next year’s tournament will be a major celebration of that success.”
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