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IZFC is excited to host the Zeta International Tournament (China Kite Cup) in Weifang, China, in 2024.

We invite boys born between 2015 and 2010 (Flight 3 and above recommended) to embark on an unforgettable 9-day journey, encompassing visits to iconic landmarks such as the Great Wall, Forbidden City, and the hometown of Confucianism. Participants will not only experience high-level competition but also immerse themselves in a rich cultural and historical adventure.

Why Weifang, China?

Why Zeta?

Revolutionizing Soccer Experience

Pioneering Legacy

Founded in 2022 by Cary Lyu, Irvine Zeta FC proudly holds the distinction of being the inaugural Chinese-owned and founded professional soccer club in the United States.

Extensive Network

Leveraging connections forged through Zeta Sports, a business venture established by Cary Lyu in 2011, Zeta FC ensures a top-tier tournament experience.

Elite Competition

With a unique format featuring only two U.S. clubs per age group competing against six premier Chinese teams, Zeta FC guarantees each participating team four competitive matches.

Tournament Details

Date: July 26 - August 4, 2024

Location: Weifang, Shandong, China

Age Groups: Boys born in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Bracket: Two brackets per age group, comprising 8-12 teams each, guaranteeing four games per team:

  • Group Stage

  • Semifinals (5th to 8th place)

  • Final

China KITE Cup Schedule

July 26: Departure from LAX, arrival in Beijing on July 27th;

July 27: Wangfujing + Nanluoguxiang tour, overnight stay in Beijing;

July 28: Great Wall + Forbidden City, overnight stay in Beijing;

July 29: Travel from Beijing to Weifang via high-speed train, arrival at Shandong Taishan Football School, training session before kickoff;

July 30 & July 31: Tournament matchdays;

August 1: Rest day, Confucianism hometown tour (Weifang to Qufu, Qufu to Weifang);

August 2: Tournament matchday;

August 3: Jinan Tour, witness the Chinese Super League match between Shandong Taishan and Shanghai Port, featuring renowned players like Oscar dos Santos Emboaba Júnior and Crysan da Cruz Queiroz Barcelos;

August 4: Return from Jinan to Beijing, departure from Beijing to LAX.



Players' Investment

*China Kite Cup Registration: FREE

*Hospitality: FREE

Flight Expenses: Covered by the player's parents.


Coaches' Investment

*China Kite Cup Registration: FREE

*Hospitality: FREE

Flight Expenses: FREE


Parents' Investment

*Hospitality: $2200 per person

Flight Tickets: At your own expense

Additional Info:

*All registrations will be FREE if registered thought ZETA

*Hospitality Package: Includes hotel accommodation, daily meals, and transportation between hotel, games, and city tours. (All hotel rooms will feature either triple or double occupancy).

Additional parents or siblings are eligible for the discounted rate of $1100 per person if they opt not to have an extra room.

I want to join China KITE Cup,
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Which age group(s) are you planning to register for? You can sign up for up to 5 different age groups.

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