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
HOW DO I SCHEDULE MY STATE CUP GAMES?
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.
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
WHAT ARE THE TEAM REQUIREMENTS PRIOR TO OUR FIRST GAME?
QUESTIONS: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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