Welcome to the Spring 2016 VYSA State Cup
Preliminary information on the new VYSA Champions League Format...

Entry into the National Championship Series of US Youth Soccer begins with State Cup Competition. The Spring age groups competing for the State Championship are U12, U13 and U14 boys and girls. The calendar with administration dates and play dates is posted. 

This year the State Cup competition will include the new VYSA Champions League format. The games will be played single elimination beginning with the round of 64, round of 32 and round of 16. At the quarter finals, with the top 8 teams remaining in the competition, we will begin the Champions League format play. 

Each team in the quarter finals will play 3 games tournament style, one game against each team in their bracket. The first bracket will be the first 4 teams and the second bracket will be the 2nd 4 teams listed on the bracket sheet in the round of 8 (or quarter final round).

The top two teams out of each bracket will advance to the Semifinals. 

Play within the 3 game set for each team playing the VYSA Champions League format will be as follows:  

2 games of the 3 game set will be played at VSTC in Fredericksburg over one weekend, April 30 and
May 1. The 3rd game will be played in the Home and Away format with the team holding the higher seed going into the quarter final round playing home.

The single game of the quarter final tournament round will be scheduled on the weekend of April 23 or 24 before the tournament weekend of April 30 and May 1 or after the tournament round on the weekends of May 7-8 or May 14-15. These play dates will depend on the numbers of teams entered in each age group and weather. The most unknown in any schedule is weather. Availability to play on all weekends during the Spring Cup season is necessary to complete the competition by the week prior to Memorial Day.

The game dates for each age group will be made final after the applications have been received and numbers of teams in each age group has been determined  Teams must always be available to play on any assigned weekends listed as play dates on the State Cup calendar.

All single elimination games required for each age group will be played on April 2, 9, 16 and 23.  Some age groups will require fewer single elimination rounds. In the Spring we will also play some of the single elimination rounds on Sunday. This is to accommodate the schedule of games for the Region 1 Champions League.

Our schedule for Spring State Cup competition is full with every weekend a play date. All teams are expected to be available in the Spring each weekend leading up to and including the Semifinals and Finals scheduled for May 21 and 22.  Any rain dates needed will be TBD.

Spring 2016 U12 - U14 State Cup Announcement and Application
 
SPRING 2016 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
 
Virginia Youth Soccer Association will sponsor competition this Spring for the U14, U13, U12 and U19 boys and girls to determine the 2015-2016 VYSA State Cup Champions!

APPLICATION FEES AND PROCEDURES

The entry fee for State Cup competition is $400  This fee is paid by credit card on line at the time of application.  The following two items must be in the hands of the VYSA State Office by the appropriate deadline:

(1) A completed on-line application form and on-line credit card payment. No other form of payment will be accepted.  Please note the team code is the team number located at the top center of the State Cup Roster.
 
(2) A copy of your approved 2015-2016 VYSA State Cup roster printed from the online Travel Team Registration site. The State Cup roster must be faxed or mailed or emailed to the VYSA State Office to arrive by 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 Virginia State Cup on the top. For any questions on this please refer to the State Cup Rules and Procedures or contact your registrar.
 
ENTRY DEADLINE
 
The application form for entry (which includes the credit card payment) completed on line and the VYSA State Cup roster must be in the hands of the VYSA State Office no later than 4:00 PM on March 17, 2016.  Any application that does not meet the deadline requirements will be returned.
Completed applications include the application form filled out and paid by credit card on line and the VYSA State Cup roster.  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 Champions League.

All players must have been registered on the official VYSA State Cup roster at least 48 hours prior to the first State Cup game played in any age group for the Spring Cup Competition.  There will be the one freeze date for all rosters in the Spring Cup competition for U14, U13 and U12 and another freeze date for U19 competition. Please go on line to the State Cup calendar for these dates.

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 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.

AGE GROUPS FOR SPRING 2016 COMPETITION

U12 August 1, 2003 and younger State and Regional Competition  
U13 August 1, 2002 and younger State, Regional and National Competition
U14 August 1, 2001 and younger State, Regional and National Competition
U19 August 1, 1996 and younger State, Regional and National Competition

RULES OF THE COMPETITION

The Virginia State Championship Policies and the National Championship Series Policies are on the VYSA Web Site. It is the responsibility of the team to access these rules and become familiar with them. The NCS policies may be modified by the VYSA State Championship Policies. Please note there are new rule changes for rosters and club pass players for your State Cup Roster. You must go to the State Cup Rules to be aware of the changes as you apply for State Cup.

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 primary contact and 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 2015 - 2016 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
Email: eileen@vysa.com


State Cup Director

Boys Cup Chair

Girls Cup Chair

Anne Thompson
Home 703 569-0543
Cell   703-963-4583
E-Mail annetomsn@aol.com

Bill Cunningham
Home 757 431-2878
Cell 757-615-5223
E-Mail kingbillc@gmail.com

Cathy Mann
Home 703-912-4866
Cell 703-447-0139
E-Mail cathymann@aol.com

 
AGREEMENT:

Teams entered in State Cup are expected to be available on the planned game dates. In the Spring 2016 some games may be played on Sunday or weeknights to accommodate those teams participating in the Region 1 Champions League.  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.

 
To Create A National Championship Series (VA State Cup) Roster
For instructions on how to create a National Championship Series (VA State Cup) Roster 
in the VYSA travel database, click here.
2015 Fall State Cup
Congratulations to our State Champions and Finalists
            CHAMPIONS          FINALISTS
     
U18 B SOCA-CHAR ELITE   SYA STRIKERS RED
U17 B LOUD 98 RED   BRYC 98 ELITE
U16 B LOUD 99 RED   ARL EAGLES RED
U15 B MCLN 00 GREEN   SOCA-CHAR ELITE
     
U18 G BRYC 97/98 ELITE   PWSI 97 RED
U17 G LOUD 98 RED   ABGC UNITED FC
U16 G VYS PHOENIX 99   BEACH FC 99 RED
U15 G ARL COMETS RED   CYA SANTOS
     
Laminated Player Passes are Required
It has come to the attention of the Cup Committee that there are still questions about laminating player and team official passes. This is required.
  • Passes in plastic pouches that are not sealed or in plastic pockets in a notebook will not suffice.
  • Each pass must be sealed by lamination.
  • Please bring only laminated passes for each player and team official to the match.
Fees Due for Regional Competition by June 1, 2016

State Cup champions or any wild card teams should be aware of the following fees. The State Champion (or selected team) that proceeds to the Regional competition will be required to pay the Regional entry fee and a prorated share of the referee subsidy.

The Regional entry fee for the National Championship Series is $550.00 for the U13-U19 age groups and $350.00.00 for the U12 group.  The subsidy per referee that VYSA sends to Regionals is $225.00. We send approximately 18 referees and assessors. 

This year each U12 State Champion or wildcard will send a check for 575.00 and each U13-U19 State Champions or any wild cards will send a check for $775.00.

The money will be payable to VYSA no later than June 1. You may also pay your fee by credit card. (preferred method) Paid by check, please make your payment payable to VYSA. Paid by credit card, please call the State Office to pay.

VYSA
5450 Southpoint Plaza Way
Fredericksburg VA 22407
540-693-1430

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