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Mar, 2022

NJYS State Cups Achieve 1,000+ Participating Teams

The brackets have been released, and play has commenced for the NJYS Spring State Cup competitions, featuring single elimination play for 15U-19U teams. Across the three tournament tiers, overall participation has exceeded 1,000 teams for the second consecutive year.

“Our State Cups continue to be the most prestigious pathway in New Jersey to state, regional and national championships,” said Ryan Foley, NJYS Manager of Communications & Strategy and tournament supervisor. “This second consecutive year of record-breaking participation is evidence of that prestige.”

With the National Championship Series, Presidents Cup and Challenge Cup tournaments, every participating team faces the challenge to cement themselves as “State Champion” in their age group and bracket. Through the competition’s traditional format, 11U-14U teams compete in the fall and 15U-19U teams compete in the spring.

“We are excited to have our older teams (15U-19U) return to the State Cup tournaments this spring,” said Nicole Petras, NJYS Events Coordinator. “We expect to see great competition, and we are eagerly waiting to crown our champions.”

Competition preparation involved a host of stakeholders. The NJYS State Cups Advisory Board, which includes Board Members, League and Club representatives and the State Youth Referee Administrator, was actively involved in strategic planning. NJYS State Office staff, including Nicole Petras (NJYS Events Coordinator) and Ryan Foley (NJYS Manager, Communications & Strategy), worked diligently to coordinate with team applicants and complete their registrations.

The National Championship Series is the country’s most prestigious national youth soccer tournament, providing winners from each state the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.

The Presidents Cup provides a progressive, competitive environment to teams that might not otherwise get the opportunity to participate in a series of unique experiences highlighting competition, camaraderie and community.

The Challenge Cup, formerly branded as the Commissioners Cup, is the NJYS State Cup designed to create a challenging and enjoyable event for teams outside of the National Championship Series and Presidents Cup.

Throughout the competition, NJYS will provide highlights and recaps of key moments. To read more about the 2021-2022 NJYS State Cups, click HERE.

To contact New Jersey Youth Soccer, please email [email protected]njyouthsoccer.com. Also make sure to follow us on social media: @NJYouthSoccer

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