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2023-2024 State Cups


The NJ Youth Soccer State Cups  provides 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.

New Jersey Youth Soccer 2023-2024 State Cups competition is hosting the Fall 2023 State Cups, which includes the National Championship Series, Presidents Cup and Challenge Cup.  The competition features 11U-14U teams competing in single elimination format in the fall and the 15U-19U age groups compete in Spring 2024. 

Spring 2024 15U-19U registration is now open!

National Championship Series 11U-19U


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 12U teams and above will advance to the 2024 US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships. 

The competition is a single elimination format:

Spring 2024

  • Fees: 15U-17U (11v11) - $235/team*
  • Fees: 18U-19U (11v11) -  $220/team*

Fall 2023

  • Fees: 11U-12U (9v9)^ - This event is complete. 
  • Fees: 13U-14U (11v11) - This event is complete. 


This competition is recommended for teams participating in the National League E64 and E64 Regional League, and National League Conferences (Premier 1 & 2), and the National Academy League. 
Note: Teams must participate in the oldest age group in which they participate in their qualifying league.

*Teams that submit an application after the registration deadline are not guaranteed acceptance and may be subject to late fees.
^Teams entering the 9v9 age groups must play in an approved 9v9 league.

Presidents Cup 11U-19U


The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup 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 12U teams and above will advance to the 2024 US Youth Soccer East Region Presidents Cup.

The competition is a single elimination format:

Spring 2024

  • Fees: 15U-17U (11v11) - $235/team*
  • Fees: 18U-19U (11v11) -  $220/team*

Fall 2023

  • Fees: 11U-12U (9v9)^ - This event is complete. 
  • Fees: 13U-14U (11v11) - This event is complete. 


This competition is recommended for teams participating in EDP Premier 3, 4, or 5. Note: Teams must participate in the oldest age group in which they participate in their qualifying league.

*Teams that submit an application after the registration deadline are not guaranteed acceptance and may be subject to late fees.
^Teams entering the 9v9 age groups must play in an approved 9v9 league.

Challenge Cup 11U-18U/19U


The Challenge Cup is the NJYS Cup that attracts the most teams and provides a third tier state competition.  This tournament hosts travel teams in the 11U through 19U 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.

The competition is a single elimination format:

Spring 2024

  • Fees: 15U-17U (11v11) - $185/team*
  • Fees: 18U/19U (11v11) -  $170/team*

Fall 2023

  • Fees: 11U-12U (9v9)^ - This event is complete. 
  • Fees: 13U-14U (11v11) - This event is complete. 

 

This competition is recommended for teams participating in CJYSA-EDP Premier 6 and below (formerly EDP Championships), MCYSA, Metro, MNJYSA, and MOSA. Note: Teams must participate in the age group in which they participate in their qualifying league.

*Teams that submit an application after the registration deadline are not guaranteed acceptance and may be subject to late fees. 
^Teams entering the 9v9 age groups must play in an approved 9v9 league.

Competition Information

Schedule of Play Dates:  Click here to view the Spring 2024 Play Dates.

Rules of Competition: Please see the NJYS State Cups Policies and Rules of Competition.

Registration Dates (15U-19U): Registration closes on Tuesday, March 5th, 2024. Teams submitting an application after this deadline are not guaranteed acceptance and may be subject to late fees.

Registration Dates (11U-14U): The 11U-14U State Cup was completed in fall 2023. Information for fall 2024 will be made available in the summer. 


Venues: NJYS will host the championships matches at a neutral site. Teams will be receive home and away designations for Rounds of 64, 32, 16, quarterfinals, and semifinals where the home team is responsible for securing a venue and referees. 

Flighting Appeal:  The appeals process to compete in a different State Cup competition than flighted (e.g. Challenge Cup, Presidents Cup, or NCS) for the Fall 2023 competitions will be made available after the initial flighting is released.

How to Apply (Sports Connect)


How to Apply (Club Administrators)



How to Apply (Team Administrators)




NOTICE: CLUB PASS MODIFICATIONS

NJYS permits "Club Passing" within State Cups:

To view the modifications and Frequently Asked Questions document, click here.

For assistance adding Club Pass Players as a Club Administrator, click here.
For assistance adding Club Pass Players as a Coach, click here.

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Ryan Foley, Manager, Operations

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Freehold, New Jersey 07728

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