2018 Illinois Cup Registration Open
State Championship Tournament For 3rd Tier Teams Enters 2nd Year


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.

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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.

Important Spring 2018 Cup Dates

  • February 6: Registration deadline
  • February 23: Brackets Announced
  • March 16: Illinois Cup game change requests deadline
  • April 21-22: Illinois Cup Game One  – Rockford
  • May 12-13: Illinois Cup Group Play Games 2 & 3 – Rockford
  • May 25-28: Illinois Cup Semis and Finals – Rockford

Illinois Cup Common Questions