Spring 2018 Cup Registration & Details
Three Levels Of Play Again Offered: State Cup, Presidents Cup & Illinois Cup
With the Fall Cups underway in Illinois, here are details for clubs as they plan for the Spring season. Illinois Youth Soccer will again offer 3 levels of competition for teams in the 13U – 19U age divisions, State Cup (part of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series), Presidents Cup (part of the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup) & Illinois Cup. Find complete details about each event below.
IMPORTANT SPRING CUP DATES
Illinois State Cup : CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2018 STATE CUP
Ages Competing In Spring:
The Illinois State Cup (NCS) is the most prestigious tournament in Illinois and the official state championship tournament of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series (NCS). Don’t be confused by similarly named league tournaments claiming to be a "state cup" championship.
Since 1966, even before its incorporation, Illinois Youth Soccer has been conducting this official annual state competition that is part of the national US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. The
Illinois State Cup (NCS) provides an opportunity for teams in the 12U 13U to 19U age groups to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition. Winners of the Illinois State Cup (NCS) 0advance to the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Tournament and have the opportunity to qualify for the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series Finals. The national finals are a culmination of a year-long series of competitions at the state and regional levels providing approximately 185,000 players on 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer’s 55 State Associations to compete against the best teams in the nation. The Illinois State Cup is one of the largest State Cup competitions in the United States.
Illinois State Cup (NCS) winners advance on to the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships, June 22-27 in Westfield, IN.
Seeds subject to change. Any team wishing to have seeding reviewed must submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 14. Seeding is based on the specific criteria, one team beating another is not grounds for seeding changes.
Illinois Presidents Cup: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE SPRING 2018 PRESIDENTS CUP
Ages Competing In Spring:
The Illinois Presidents Cup provides Illinois Youth Soccer teams in the 13U – 19U age groups an alternative to the Illinois State Cup and an opportunity to advance and compete against teams from across the country in regional and national competitions. Region II has expanded to include 13U-19U teams advance for the Midwest Presidents Cup.
The US Youth Soccer President’s Cup offers an alternative opportunity for teams to compete in a state, regional and national competition. The President’s Cup is a progressive, competitive experience (just like the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series) for teams to get the opportunity to participate in a Regional or National tournament and have the unique experiences from the competition and camaraderie that a state to regional to national US Youth Soccer tournament offers.
13U-19U Presidents Cup state champions advance on to the US Youth Soccer Region II Presidents Cup June 14-18 in Cincinatti, OH. 13U-17U Regional champions advance to the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup.
Illinois Cup: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE SPRING 2018 ILLINOIS CUP
The Illinois Cup is a state championship tournament open to Illinois Youth Soccer member travel and high-level rec teams. This competition is designed for B/3rd-Level teams and below. This in-state only tournament will follow a similar format as the other Cup competition (State & Presidents) and offer teams that have not gotten the chance to experience a state-wide tournament, that opportunity.
Unless otherwise noted*, Teams or players that play in the following groups are NOT eligible for the Illinois Cup:
*In Spring, ANY 2003 (15U) Girls team is eligible for the Illinois Cup.
SLYSA-IL Fall Season Ends
Coaches Connection Meeting; IYSA Office
SLYSA-IL Spring Registration Deadline
YSSL, IWSL, CIYSL Spring Registration Deadline
Spring State Cup, Presidents Cup & Illinois Cup Registration Deadline
Spring State Premiership Applications Due