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

  • February 6: Registration deadline
  • February 23: Brackets Announced
  • March 16: Open Cup game change requests deadline
  • April 21: Open Cup Play-In Weekend – Rockford
  • April 30: Group Play Game Change Request Deadline
  • May 12-13: State Cup, Presidents Cup & Illinois Cup Group Play Games – Rockford
  • May 25-28: Presidents Cup & Illinois Cup  Semis and Finals – Rockford
  • May 25-28: State Cup Quarterfinals and Semis – Rockford
  • June 2: State Cup Finals: Rockford
  • June 14-18: US Youth Soccer Region II Presidents Cup, Cincinatti, OH
  • June 21-26: US Youth Soccer Region II Championships, Westfield, IN
  • July 12-15: US Youth Soccer National Championships: Westfield, IN
  • July 23-29: US Youth Soccer National Championships: Frisco, TX

 

Illinois State Cup : CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE 2018 STATE CUP

 

 

 

 

 

Ages Competing In Spring:

  • Girls 2005 (13U) – 2004 (14U)
  • Boys 2005 (13U) – 1999 (19U)

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.
Click here for more details on the Illinois State Cup

SEEDS

Seeds subject to change.  Any team wishing to have seeding reviewed must submit a request to chrisj@illinoisyouthsoccer.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:

  • Girls 2005 (13U) – 2004 (14U)
  • Boys 2005 (13U) – 1999 (19U)

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.
Click here for more details on the Illinois Presidents Cup

Illinois Cup: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE SPRING 2018 ILLINOIS CUP


Ages Competing In Spring:

  • Girls 2005 (13U)  – 2003 (15U) 
  • Boys 2005 (13U) – 1999 (19U)

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.
Click here for more details on the Illinois Cup.

Unless otherwise noted*, Teams or players that play in the following groups are NOT eligible for the Illinois Cup:

  • A or A/B Division of the Illinois Women’s Soccer League (IWSL). Open Division teams are also inelgible UNLESS they played in C Division the previous year.
  •  1st or 2nd Division of the Young Sportsmen’s Soccer League (YSSL)
  • Major Club Division of CIYSL North
  • Platinum Division of Central Illinois Youth Soccer League (CIYSL)
  • Platinum Division of St Louis Youth Soccer Association Illinois (SLYSA)            
  • Team that finished in the Top 2 of their Illowa Division the preceding season            
  • Any team  that played in MRL            
  • Any team or player that played in State Cup         
  • Any team or player that played in Presidents Cup                  
  • Any team that played in State Premiership Division

*In Spring, ANY 2003 (15U) Girls team is eligible for the Illinois Cup.

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12/3/2017:
SLYSA-IL Fall Season Ends
12/13/2017:
Coaches Connection Meeting; IYSA Office
1/2/2018:
SLYSA-IL Spring Registration Deadline
2/1/2018:
YSSL, IWSL, CIYSL Spring Registration Deadline
2/6/2018:
Spring State Cup, Presidents Cup & Illinois Cup Registration Deadline
2/8/2018:
Spring State Premiership Applications Due












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