Spring 2022 Illinois Cup Details


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Roster FREEZE once a team plays their first group play match.

48-hrs prior to a team's first match they must enter players into their GotSport roster (instuction here: How To Enter Your Roster Into GotSport)

Teams must also email a copy of their league roster showing all players in GotSport to katie@illinoisyouthsoccer.org no later than 48-hrs prior to their 1st match


  • 2009 (13U) Boys & Girls
  • 2008 (14U) Boys & Girls
  • 2007 (15U) Boys & Girls
  • 2006 (16U) Boys
  • 2005 (17U) Boys
  • 2004 (18U) Boys

Important Dates

  • March 9: Brackets Announced
  • April 29: Group Play Game Change Deadline @3pm
  • May 6: Group Play Games in Rockford Times Announced
  • May 20-22: Illinois Cup Group Play Games: Rockford
  • May 29: Home Team Host Play By Deadline
  • June 3-5: Illinois Cup Semis & Finals

The Illinois Cup is a state championship tournament open to Illinois Youth Soccer member travel and high-level rec teams.

The Illinois Cup offers two levels of play:

  • Illinois Cup Gold: Open to any Illinois Youth Soccer member team
  • Illinois Cup Silver: Only open to teams that compete in the 3rd division or lower of their league play

This in-state only tournament follows a similar format as the other Cup competition (State & Presidents) and offer teams that State Cup or Presidents Cup may not be right fit for, the chance to experience a state-wide tournament. 

For the Illinois Cup Silver: Only teams or players that play in the following  are NOT eligible for the Illinois Cup Silver:

  • C Division or lower of the Illinois Women’s Soccer League (IWSL). Open Division teams are also inelgible UNLESS they played in C Division the previous year.
  • 3rd Division or lower of the Young Sportsmen’s Soccer League (YSSL)
  • Gold Division or lower of Central Illinois Youth Soccer League (CIYSL)
  • Gold Division or lower of St Louis Youth Soccer Association Illinois (SLYSA)            
  • Team that finished in 3rd or lower of their Illowa Division the preceding season            

ANY Illinois Youth Soccer member team (inlcuding tournament only teams) are eligible for the Illinois Cup GOLD Division

Team can mutually agree to move games scheduled for May 20-22 to a location other than Rockford at an EARLIER date.  To submit a mutually agreed upon game change send the following to iysascheduling@gmail.com

  • Include in the email header Illinois Cup Game Change
  • In the body of the email include ALL of the following
    • Age Group 
    • Teams Playing or Game Number
    • New Date
    • New Time
    • New Location - be specific. 
  • Game changes must be submitted by April 29