Fall Illinois State Cup & Sports Authority Presidents Cup Registration
Competition For U15-U18 Girls Runs August - October

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 provides Illinois Youth Soccer teams in the under 13 – 17 age groups an alternative to the Illinois State Cup and an opportunity to advance and compete against teams from across the country in the regional and national competition.

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 that might not otherwise 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.
 

The Illinois Cup competitions  are ONLY open to all Illinois Youth Soccer/US Youth Soccer teams that are members of one of the following Illinois Youth Soccer member leagues:

The Fall Illinois State Cup and Sports Authority Presidents Cup is for Girls teams in the Under-15 thru Under-18 age groups.
CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE EVENT

Important Fall 2015 Cup Dates

  • July 2, 2015: Registration Closes
  • July 20, 2015: Brackets Announced
  • August 1, 2015: 1st Open Cup Schedule By Date
  • September 7, 2015: All Open Cup Games Completed By
  • September 15, 2015: All Group Play Games Must Be Scheduled By
  • October 12, 2015: All Group Play Games Must Be Played By
  • October 14, 2015: Tie-Breaker Shoot-Out Date
  • October 16-17: Semifinals
  • October 18: Finals

Complete State Cup Info
Complete Presidents Cup Info

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