Spring State Cup & Sports Authority Brackets
State Competitions Are The First Step Towards A National Title

The Illinois State Cup is the most prestigious tournament in Illinois and the official state championship tournament of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. 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 provides an opportunity for approximately 350 teams in the under 12 to 19 age groups to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition. Winners of the Illinois State Cup advance to the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Tournament and have the opportunity to qualify for the US Youth Soccer National Championship 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.

The Sports Authority Presidents Cup is part of the US Youth Soccer President Cup series which provides teams in the under 13 – 17 age groups an alternative to the State Cup and US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. It offers an additional opportunity for top teams to advance and compete against teams from across the country in a regional and national competition.  Think of it as the UEFA Europa League to the UEFA Champions League

Illinois Youth Soccer hosts one of the country's largest Presidents Cup competitions and since its inception in 2010, four Illinois teams have won National Presidents Cup titles and eleven Region II titles.

Brackets below show match-ups only. Dates, times and locations for matches can be found here.

Spring 2015 Illinois State Cup & Sports Authority Presidents Cup Brackets

Updated 4/24      
Under-12 Boys: Illinois State Cup          
Under-13 Boys: Illinois State Cup   Presidents Cup  
Under-14 Boys: Illinois State Cup   Presidents Cup
Under-15 Boys: Illinois State Cup   Presidents Cup
Under-16 Boys: Illinois State Cup   Presidents Cup
Under-17 Boys: Illinois State Cup   Presidents Cup
Under-18 Boys: Illinois State Cup    
Under-19 Boys: Illinois State Cup    
Under-12 Girls: Illinois State Cup    
Under-13 Girls: Illinois State Cup   Presidents Cup
Under-14 Girls: Illinois State Cup   Presidents Cup
Under-19 Girls: Illinois State Cup    

HOW DO I SCHEDULE MY STATE CUP GAMES?
Teams matched up in a game must communicate and mutually agree on a date that is scheduled by the SCHEDULE BY DATE AND played NO LATER than the PLAY BY DATE . The team listed on the top of the bracket is the Home Team and the game should be played at their location (unless the Home Team fields are not available or a large distance of travel would be required for one or both teams. In that case, the game should be held at a neutral and equidistant location.) If team cannot mutually agree, the State Cup Director will make a final decision on where and when the match will be held.

All State Cup / Presidents Cup matches are required to be scheduled by the listed Schedule by date. Any game not scheduled by the Schedule by deadline will be FINED $50 PER TEAM PER DAY.

Teams contact (Click Here For Spring 2015 Contacts) each other and once an agreement is made about the match, they should email the following to iysascheduling@gmail.com

  • Teams Playing
  • Age Group
  • Date Of Match
  • Time Of Match
  • Location Of Match

DO NOT EMAIL BACK & FORTHS BETWEEN COACHES TO IYSA. ONLY SEND EMAIL ONCE THE DATE IS FINALIZED.

TEAMS DO NOT ASSIGN REFEREES FOR HOME-TEAM-HOST GAMES. The State Cup Referee Assignor will assign the officiating crew upon receipt of the above listed information.

GAME CHANGE FEES
Once a date and time is emailed to iysascheduling@gmail.com the date is finalized. If either team requests a game change they must:

  • Pay a $50 game change fee (prior to the game change being approved)
  • If game was to be played at their home field, their opponent now becomes the host location
  • Any game change requests must be received NO LATER than 5 days prior to the scheduled match

WHAT ARE THE TEAM REQUIREMENTS PRIOR TO OUR FIRST GAME?
NO LATER THAN 48- HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST HOME-TEAM HOME MATCH, TEAM MUST:

  • Enter into the Official Illinois State Cup Roster in the GotSoccer Registration System all players who will be competing on your team in State Cup. The maximum number of players is Twenty-Two (22). Include every player even if a player may be missing the first game(s). Your roster FREEZES after your first match, NO ADDITIONS. Only players who are listed on the official State Cup roster are eligible to compete in State Cup.
    • To Enter Players Into Your Tournament  Roster
      • Login to your team GotSoccer account
      • You will be taken to your team’s Overview page. At the top of the page there is a Gray Bar that runs the length of the page; "Overview" is highlighted in light blue. On that bar click on ROSTER
      • This will take you to your PRIMARY PLAYER LIST
      • Add all your players here (NOT AS GUEST PLAYERS). To add players click the REGISTER NEW PLAYER button and enter the player’s info. The main information to enter is the player’s name, birthdate and id number. If the system asks for any other info (phone, email, etc.) you can just enter the club’s info
      • After you have entered all the players, from the VIEW BY EVENT dropdown menu select "Spring 2015 Chipotle State Cup & Sports Authority Presidents Cup " All the players you entered should now be listed.
      • Once all players are entered click the GENERATE ROSTER button. This WILL FREEZE YOUR ROSTER. Do not freeze your roster until it is finalized.
  • Roster is frozen after team's first match - players cannot be added after first match.
  • Email chrisj@illinoisyouthsoccer.org or fax (847-290-1576) a copy of your Illinois Youth Soccer competitive member league roster(s) for EACH PLAYER entered on your Official Entry Event roster in GotSoccer. Only players who are listed in GotSoccer are eligible to compete in State Cup.

QUESTIONS: Email chrisj@illinoisyouthsoccer.org

 

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