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2020-2021 State Cups

The NJ Youth Soccer State Cups provide pathways to be crowned champions of the state, region, and nation. With the National Championship Series, Presidents Cup, and Challenge Cup tournaments, every participating team has the ability to vie for the title of "State Champion.” Check out the information below to begin your journey.

National Championship Series 11U -19U/20U


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 winner of the NJYS State Cup U12 teams  and above will advance to the 2021 US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships hosted in Hammonton, NJ.




For instructions on how to apply for the tournament through Sports Connect as a Team Administrator, click here. For Club Administrators, click here.


Presidents Cup 11U - 18U/19U


The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup Presented by Chipotle provides additional challenges to play against teams of similar abilities for a national title. The cup provides a progressive, competitive experience to teams that might not otherwise get the opportunity to participate in a series of unique experiences highlighting competition, camaraderie and community from the state to regional to national levels of US Youth Soccer.  The winner of the NJYS Presidents Cup NJYS State Cup U12 teams and above will advance to the 2021 US Youth Soccer East Region Presidents Cup hosted in Barboursville and Charleston, WV from June 19, 2021 to June 23, 2021.

New Format:

For brackets that include 10 or more registered teams, participants will enter “Group Stage” play offering multiple games with winners (and wildcard teams if applicable) advancing to knockout rounds.





For instructions on how to apply for the tournament through Sports Connect as a Team Administrator, click here. For Club Administrators, click here.

Challenge Cup 11U-18U/19U


The Challenge Cup (previously branded as the Commissioners Cup) is the NJYS Cup that attracts the most teams and provides a third tier state competition.  This tournament hosts travel teams in the U11 to U19 age groups.  This state-only tournament is designed to create a challenging and enjoyable event for teams that do not play in the National Championship Series or Presidents Cup.

New Format:

For brackets that include 10 or more registered teams, participants will enter “Group Stage” play offering multiple games with winners (and wildcard teams if applicable) advancing to knockout rounds.

 




For instructions on how to apply for the tournament through Sports Connect as a Team Administrator, click here. For Club Administrators, click here.

Competition Information

Competition Schedule: For the anticipated schedule of the NJYS State Cups competitions, please click here.

Flighting Guidelines: To assist with your application process, please see the NJ Youth Soccer State Cups Flighting Guidelines.

Flighting Appeal: In the event your team wishes to participate in a different State Cup competition, you may submit an appeal.

How to Apply (Sports Connect)

How to Apply (Team Administrators)



How to Apply (Club Administrators)

QUESTIONS?

Lorie Hynes
State Cups Coordinator
609-490-0725 ext. 3
 
[email protected]

USYS Birth Year Modifications

As result of the COVID-19 pandemic, US Youth Soccer has made modifications to player eligibility in the National Championship Series (19U/20U Age Group) and in the Presidents Cup (18U/19U Age Group).  Click here to read more.

 

Contact Us

New Jersey Youth Soccer

569 Abbington Dr, Suite 5
East Windsor, New Jersey 08520

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]

New Jersey Youth Soccer

569 Abbington Dr, Suite 5
East Windsor, New Jersey 08520

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]
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