Started in 2017, the Illinois Cup is a state championship tournament open to any Illinois Youth Soccer member team. This in-state only tournament follows a similar format as the other Cup competition (State & Presidents) and offers teams that may not be ready for the State Cup or Presidents Cup, the chance to experience a state-wide championship event.
The Illinois Cup is offered in two levels of competition:
• Illinois Cup Gold: Open to any Illinois Youth Soccer member team including teams that fail to advance to the group play portion of the Presidents Cup and tournament only teams.
• Illinois Cup Silver: Exclusive to teams that compete in the 3rd division or lower of their league play. ONLY teams that meet specific criteria are accepted into this division.
With the addition of the Illinois Cup, Illinois Youth Soccer can proudly offer a state championship tournament for teams of ALL skill levels.
The Illinois Cup also offers a 15U Division in non-traditional seasons for those players still in 8th grade or not competing for their high school, while some of their teammates may be participating in the IHSA season.
Congratulation to the Fall 2023 Illinois Cup Champions.