The American Experience – Florida

The American Experience – Florida

The American Experience - Sarasota, Florida, USA

  • Development Category
  • 10/12/2020 - 20/12/2020
  • U13-U19
  • Hotel
  • Experience Package (see tour)
  • Registration Is Open
  • 20/20 Available Places
  • Deadline Date: 31/10/2020

Detailed Information

Referee Abroad has been offered the possibility of attending, with 20 of its referees, two of America’s best youth tournaments organized at the IMG Academy complex in Sarasota, Florida. The two tournaments take place in consecutive weekends during the month of December 2020.

Referees selected for the Referee Abroad American Experience will attend both tournaments, with a four day holiday tour taking place between the two.

The two tournaments are a perfect mix being an elite event (first weekend) and a development event (second weekend).

The Referee Abroad American Experience includes:

– Refereeing at 2 of the leading tournaments in the country
– Hotel accommodation at both
– Organised tour in the 4 days between each tournament including car rent and accommodation, plus entrance to the leading sights in Florida

The tour costs €/£ 650 per person, which includes:

– Referee Abroad participation fee;
– Rental car for 15 days;
– Accommodation in luxury four-star village in Sarasota during the tournaments;
– Accommodation in luxury apartment with pool in between tournaments;
– Entry to Theme Parks, Cape Canaveral space station, NBA game
– Day tour of Miami
– Tour of Tampa
– You’ll receive a tournament reimbursement of around 300 dollars per referee

Meals and petrol costs excluded.

The Referee Abroad American Experience includes:

– Refereeing at 2 of the leading tournaments in the country
– Hotel accommodation at both
– Organised tour in the 4 days between each tournament including car rent and accommodation, plus entrance to the leading sights in Florida!

Referee should:
– Be over the age of the 18 at the time the tournaments take place
– Have a minimum refereeing experience of 2 years
– Be from a country that does not need official invitation to get a VISA to enter the United States, as this can’t be arranged at the present time due to short notice

All referees selected for the events will be entitled to, during the tournaments:

– limited free food at hotels and/or fields (dinner not included)
– 3/5 games per day during tournament days
– A travel reimbursement (around 300 dollars – amount of will be confirmed at a later date)

The cost of the Referee Abroad American Experience is detailed in the Tour tab.

What’s not included?
– Travel costs to/from tournament (flight tickets and transport to tournament)
– VISA fee, if applicable

See the tab “Tour” for more information.

Please notice that each selected referee will need to submit the following documents in order to be officially accepted for the event:

– Copy of passport and VISA (if applicable);
– Copy of referee card/licence;
– Letter from home federation granting permission to referee and summary of referee experience;
– Official USSF application to referee in the USA (this will be sent to you to submit);
– Proof of background check;
– Safesport training certificate (an access code to take the test will be sent to you).

Until all paperwork is approved your participation will not be officially confirmed.

The Referee Abroad American Experience includes not only two high quality tournaments, but also a tour in between the two tournaments for all referees involved. Here’s a full outline of this fantastic experience:

Dec 10th-14th – IMG Elite Tournament in Sarasota, Florida. 

On Dec 14th the tournament will end around 2 PM. From that moment to the beginning of the second tournament referees will travel together and visit some of the most beautiful sights in the state of Florida which may include Cape Canaveral, the Orlando Theme Parks, Miami, National Parks and NBA/NFL games. More details about the tour will be shared with the referees closer to the time. 

Dec 18th-22nd – IMG Boys Invitational tournament in Sarasota, Florida. During the tournament all referees will have some free time to visit the beautiful seaside town of Sarasota, which features some of America’s best beaches. 

Total Cost – £/€650 
 
Meals and petrol costs excluded. 

As part of the Referee Abroad American Experience, accommodation is provided throughout. The accommodation details will be provided at a later date. During the tournaments these will be higher led hotels while for the 4 day tour we’ll stay together in an apartment-style accommodation.

Referees can travel to one of Florida’s international airports in order to reach Sarasota.

We suggest referees to fly into either Orlando or Miami.

Travel should be coordinated with the Referee Abroad representative attending the tournament.

Tournaments take place in one of Florida’s most iconic cities: Sarasota.

It’s warm all year round so what a chance to get away from the winter cold!

Sarasota is a popular city on the Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida and the county seat of Sarasota County. It is known for its vibrant arts community, excellent restaurants, unique shopping, and beautiful beaches. Sarasota, although a mid-sized city, is considered to be the cultural center of West Central Florida. The city has a metropolitan flavor unique to cities of its size and to cities in Florida.

Please see the tab “Tour” for more information.

Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/12/2020 - 20/12/2020
All Day

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The Referee Abroad American Experience in Sarasota, Florida will take place from the 10th to the 20th of  December 2020. 

Referee Abroad has been offered the possibility of attending, with 20 of its referees, two of America’s best youth tournaments organized at the IMG Academy complex in Sarasota, Florida. 

The Referee Abroad American Experience includes:

– Refereeing at 2 of the leading tournaments in the country
– Hotel/residence accommodation at both
– Organised tour in the 4 days between each tournament including car rent and accommodation, plus entrance to the leading sights in Florida

The tour costs approximately €650 per person, which includes:

– Referee Abroad participation fee;
– Rental car for 15 days;
– Accommodation in luxury four-star accommodation in Sarasota during the tournaments;
– Accommodation in luxury apartment with pool in between the tournaments;
– Entry to Theme Parks, Cape Canaveral space station, NBA game
– Day tour of Miami
– Tour of Tampa
– You’ll receive a tournament reimbursement of around 300 dollars per referee

Please notice only referees over the age of 18 and from countries that DO NOT need a VISA invitation can apply for this tournament. 

Preference will be given to referees who can attend both tournaments. 

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