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 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.
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