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Fall 2013 State Cup Announcement and Application

Fall State Cup Play for the
2013-2014
US YOUTH SOCCER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

The Virginia Youth Soccer Association will sponsor competition this Fall
for the U15, U16, U17 and U18 boys and girls to determine the 2013-2014 VYSA State Cup Champions

APPLICATION FEES AND PROCEDURES
The entry fee for State Cup competition is $350.00. This fee is paid by credit card on line at the time of application. The following items must be in the VYSA State Office by the appropriate deadline:

(1) A completed on-line application form. All parts of the application form must be filled in.

(2) A credit card payment paid on line at the time of application. No other form of payment will be accepted.

(3) A copy of your approved 2013-2014 VYSA State Cup roster printed from the online Travel Team Registration site and stamped by the registrar. The copy of the Registrar approved State Cup roster must arrive at VYSA State Office no later than the deadline.

Your league roster will not be acceptable for State Cup entry. Please make sure the roster you send with your entry is the one that says VYSA State Cup on the top. For any questions on this please refer to the State Cup Rules and Procedures or contact your registrar.

When you go to Youth Leagues to produce your State Cup Roster please note that your players are not required to sign the roster. Even though there are lines for a signature, this is not required when you submit your State Cup roster to the VYSA State Office.


ENTRY DEADLINE
The application form for entry (which includes the credit card payment) completed on line and the VYSA State Cup stamped roster must be in the hands of the VYSA State Office no later than Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 4:00 PM. Any application that does not meet the deadline requirements will be returned.

Completed applications include (1) the application form filled out and (2) $350.00 paid by credit card on line and (3) the VYSA State Cup stamped roster.

Teams with completed applications will be posted by name on the VYSA State Cup web page.
It is always the responsibility of the coach of an applying team to confirm that his/her team has successfully met this deadline.

ELIGIBILITY
Any team of a member of VYSA and participating in a recognized league and properly registered (having an official VYSA roster and US Youth Soccer player passes), is eligible to enter any one age group corresponding to the age of the oldest player on its roster. The eligible leagues include all VYSA member leagues and additionally Region 1 Premier League, Region 1 Colonial League.

All players must have been registered on the official VYSA State Cup roster for 48 hours prior to the first State Cup game played in any age group for the Fall Cup Competition. The first Cup games will be scheduled for September 7, 2013 so 12:01 AM September 5, 2012 will be the one freeze date for all rosters for Fall competition.

If a player is registered on a VYSA State Cup team 48 hours prior to the first State Cup game, the player may not compete in another VYSA State Cup for any other team during the seasonal year (Sept. 1 to Aug. 31). A team may have no more than five transferred players on its VYSA State Cup roster. A team may compete in only one State Cup competition during a seasonal year. Teams entered in State Cup must present a State Cup Roster.

FALL 2013 SCHEDULE
This Fall, Yom Kippur falls on a Saturday Cup date. If anyone on your team will be observing this holiday and will not be able to play on September 14 we will need this information sent to us no later than Monday, August 26. This year SAT testing will be held on October 5. The only age groups that will be excused from competition on this date are the U17 and U18 Boys and Girls. The U15 and U16 teams will play the weekend as scheduled by the Cup committee. If any U17 or U18 team has players taking the SAT test and will not be available for a long travel day, we will need this information no later than Monday, August 26. Each team with a conflict must email the Cup Chairman and list the players affected by the conflict.

AGE GROUPS FOR FALL 2012 COMPETITION

U15 August 1, 1998 and younger State, Regional and National Competition
U16 August 1, 1997 and younger State, Regional and National Competition
U17 August 1, 1996 and younger State, Regional and National Competition
U18 August 1, 1995 and younger State, Regional and National Competition

RULES OF THE COMPETITION

The Virginia State Championship Policies are on the VYSA Web Site. It is the responsibility of the team to access these rules and become familiar with them. The National Championship Series Policies will also apply. These policies may be modified by the VYSA State Championship Policies.

COMMUNICATION
In order to keep all teams up to date on game schedules, results and sometimes changes to fields and times, it is very important for each team to provide an email address. During the competition the administrative information will be distributed by email. The game schedules and game results will be available on the VYSA Web Site.

VYSA has a Web Site for your convenience and information. All of the State Cup forms, the 2013-2014 Seasonal Year Cup Calendar and the VYSA State Cup Rules are available. The web address is www.vysa.com

VYSA State Office
5450 Southpoint Plaza Way
Fredericksburg VA 22407
540-693-1440 fax
540-693-1430 phone

State Cup Director Boys Cup Chairman Girls Cup Chairman
Anne Thompson Bill Cunningham Cathy Mann
Home 703 569-0543 Home 757 431-2878 Home 703-912-4866
Fax 703 866-5196 Cell 757-615-5223 Cell 703-447-0139
E-Mail annetomsn@aol.com E-Mail kingbillc@gmail.com E-Mail cathymann@aol.com


AGREEMENT:
Teams entered in State Cup are expected to be available on all game dates. VYSA will do its best to play the schedule as published; however inclement weather or major unforeseen circumstances can interrupt any schedule. State Cup competition will proceed each weekend until competition is completed and any date may become a rain date.
As a team entering State Cup I acknowledge that our team officials have read State Championship Policies. We agree to abide by the rules and procedures prescribed for State Cup competition and understand the obligation to travel. We accept that a team may not forfeit because of dissatisfaction with the Cup requirements and understand any such forfeit or any refusal may preclude acceptance in future competition and failure to compete as scheduled will result in forfeiture of our entry fee and additional fines will be imposed as stated in the VYSA State Cup Rules, Region1 Championship Rules and National Championship Rules

To agree and apply to enter State Cup, please click here.
 


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