Join 200 other teams at Hamburg SV’s youth academy.  

Hamburg is a beautiful city and is a great choice for your next football tour. You can experience a harbour tour on the River Elbe, browse the shops in the Mönckebergstraße or discover the historic Speicherstadt, with many special buildings and popular leisure activities such as the Hamburg Dungeon and Miniature Wonderland. The older age groups might want to visit the notorious Reeperbahn! 

Monday 1st – Friday 5th August 2022

Prices available on request

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Hamburg is the location of Germany’s biggest youth football tournament, the LAOLA Cup – over 250 teams will enter in U9 to U19 Boys and U12 to U19 Girls age groups. You will play at Hamburg SV’s Academy and stay in hostel or hotel accommodation, with the chance to visit HSV or FC St. Pauli and enjoy Hamburg throughout the week!

Awards night and trophies

More than 200 teams from all over the world


Play at Hamburg SV’s academy


5 days of football and fun

European Age Groups

Boys Age Group Format Birth Dates
U9 7-a-side Born on or after 1st January 2013
U10 7-a-side Born on or after 1st January 2012
U11 7 or 8-a-side Born on or after 1st January 2011
U12 & U139-a-side Born on or after 1st January 2009
U14 & U1511-a-side Born on or after 1st January 2007
U16 & U1711-a-side Born on or after 1st January 2005
U18 & U1911-a-side Born on or after 1st January 2003

Dispensation for players born between September and December:
No dispensations at any tournaments

What to Expect

Day 1: Arrive in Hamburg and check in for the tournament from 14:00. Dinner will take place from 17:00 before the Opening Ceremony at 19:30.

Day 2: The tournament begins with Group Stage matches from 09:00. Dinner will take place at 18:00 with the evening free for your leisure activities.

Day 3: The tournament continues with Group Stage matches from 09:00. Dinner will take place at 18:00 with the evening free for your leisure activities.

Day 4: Your final group matches continue from 09:00, before finals. Dinner is again at 18:00 with the Award Ceremony and LAOLA Party from 19:30.

Day 5: Time to pack up and go home!


What's included in your package

4 nights’ accommodation at a campsite, hostel or hotel

On a half-board or full-board basis

Travel to the tournament

By coach or air, and transfers in Hamburg

Use of facilities

Make the most of what your accommodation has to offer

Manage your booking online

Access to our online booking management system

Why not treat yourself to an upgrade?

Want to make your time away more special? Whatever your thoughts are start talking to us and we’ll do everything we can to help.

Get in touch and we’ll discuss your needs


Depending on your budget you can choose from a variety of accommodation options in Hamburg on a half-board or full-board basis:


  • Campsite
  • Hostel
  • Hotels close to the venue
  • Hotel in Hamburg

Book your tournament

Like what you see and want to start planning? The best way to get things moving is by speaking to one of our tournament advisors on 01708 565014 or by filling in an enquiry form online.

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Things to do nearby

Hamburg is a vibrant city and there are plenty of options for your free time:  


  • Shopping in Mönckebergstraße
  • River Elbe tour
  • Visit Jungfernstieg
  • Hamburg Dungeon
  • Miniature Wonderland

Absolutely brilliant, thoroughly enjoyed by all!


Looking for something
special? Let us build your perfect football tour.

Don’t fancy a tournament but want to get away as a team? We’ve got you covered! From friendly fixtures to exciting excursions, we’ll offer an unforgettable experience for the whole team.