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2021-2022 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.

Registration is now open for New Jersey Youth Soccer’s 2021-2022 State Cups competitions, which includes the National Championship Series, Presidents Cup and Challenge Cup.  The tournaments will return to their traditional format with 11U – 14U teams competing in single elimination format this fall. To standardize experiences across the competitions, NJYS has combined the policies and rules for all three competitions into a single document (click here to view).  In addition, NJ Youth Soccer will schedule the semifinals, as well as the finals, at a neutral site. 

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 2022 US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships. 

The competition will return to the traditional format, with 11U-14U teams competing in a single elimination format this fall:

  • Fees: 11U-12U (9v9) - $220 (Early), $245 (Regular)
  • Fees: 13U-14U (11v11) - $220 (Early), $245 (Regular)


For assistance registering as a club administrator, click here for an instructional video. 
For assistance registering as a coach, click here for an instructional video. 

The 15U-19U (11v11) competition will be held in the Spring of 2022. 

*This competition is recommended for teams participating in the USYS National League Conferences (Team v. Team and Club v. Club), and EDP Premier I and II flighted teams. 

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 2022 US Youth Soccer East Region Presidents Cup.

The competition will return to the traditional format, with 11U-14U teams competing in a single elimination format this fall:

  • Fees: 11U-12U (9v9)^ - $220 (Early), $245 (Regular)
  • Fees: 13U-14U (11v11) - $220 (Early), $245 (Regular)


For assistance registering as a club administrator, click here for an instructional video. 
For assistance registering as a coach, click here for an instructional video. 

The 15U-19U (11v11) competition will be held in the Spring of 2022. 

^Teams entering the 9v9 age groups must play in a 9v9 league. 
*This competition is recommended for teams participating in the EDP Premier III, IV, and V flighted teams. 

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.

The competition will return to the traditional format, with 11U-14U teams competing in a single elimination format this fall:

  • Fees: 11U-12U (9v9)^ - $170 (Early), $195 (Regular)
  • Fees: 13U-14U (11v11) - $170 (Early), $195 (Regular)




For assistance registering as a club administrator, click here for an instructional video. 
For assistance registering as a coach, click here for an instructional video. 


The 15U-19U (11v11) competition will be held in the Spring of 2022. 

^Teams entering the 9v9 age groups must play in a 9v9 league. 
*This competition is recommended for teams participating in the CJYSA-EDP Championships 1-6, MCYSA, Metro, MNJYS, and MOSA.

Competition Information

Registration Dates: Early Registration by Aug. 9th and Regular Registration Aug. 10th - Aug. 23rd

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

Schedule of Play Dates: Please see the NJYS State Cups Play Dates Schedule for Fall 2021.  

Flighting Appeal: NJ Youth Soccer will post flighting and appeals information soon. 

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

How to Apply (Sports Connect)


How to Apply (Club Administrators) - UPDATED JUL. 2021



How to Apply (Team Administrators)




Need Help? Contact Us.

Contact New Jersey Youth Soccer
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (609) 490-0725 ext. 9

Nicole Petras, Events Coordinator
Ryan Foley, Manager, Comm. & Strat.

Contact Sports Connect Support

State Platform: 855-873-5357
M-F: 11:30AM-8:00 PM EST
Sat: 10:00AM-6:00PM EST

Knowledge Bases
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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.

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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