2014 DIRECTORS CUP
A South Texas State Competition

Directors Cup is an open entry competition for all Division II and Division III teams along with Super II teams that did not qualify for Presidents Cup.  This competitions is open to U11 through U19 boys and girls teams.  In 2014 the U11 and U12 age groups will have two brackets, "United" and "Classic".  The top 8 Super II teams will be seeded in the United bracket, along with other teams that opt to enter the United bracket.  The Classic bracket is meant for all other Super II and Division II teams.  Division III teams will typically enter South Texas Cup.  The entry fee for the 2014 Directors Cup will be $625 for the Eastern District and $400 for the Western District.

2014 Pre-Qualified Lists:
Eastern District updated 1/13/14
Western District (any returning team not listed may enter Directors Cup) updated 1/6/14

To Register, please follow the below steps:
1)  Check the Pre-Qualification List (above) to see which Cup your team is pre-qualified for.  Your team may not enter a lower competition than your team is qualified for (i.e. State Cup qualified teams may not enter Presidents Cup).
2)  Read the ENTRY LETTER (West, East) in order to see play dates, format, cost, etc.  By registering you are confirming you team is available for all the play dates posted.  UIL conflicts will be worked out, should that become necessary.
4)  Determine if your team wants to Challenge into a higher Cup competition.  This option will be presented during registration.
3)  Register for the 2014 Directors Cup - REGISTRATION CLOSED
 

UPDATE: 5/5/14 - More Updates to Come Very Soon for the State Finals Weekend

Directors Cup Schedule - State Finals!

May 10/11, 2014: Directors Cup Finals Weekend, Eastern District Hosting, Location: Lindsay Lyons Soccer Complex - FIELD MAP

UPDATE: Hotel Information: Marriott Houston North - For reservations call Veronica Lopez 281.875.8991 ask for the South Texas Youth Soccer Directors Cup Block. $79 rate (plus tax). Address is 255 North Sam Houston Pkwy East, Houston, TX 77060.

TEAM CHECK-IN, 5/9/14:  State Finals
State Finals - Friday, May 9, 7-9pm, Marriott Houston North, 255 North Sam Houston Pkwy East, Houston, TX 77060. Please have your player cards organized by Last Name to expedite the check-in process.  At check-in, the team representative will be signing that they understand the South Texas Code of Conduct, and also that they are aware of the South Texas Concussion Policy.

PENALTY POINTS:  State Finals
All penalty points received during Spring 2014 Directors Cup group play AND the South Texas Directors Cup District Playoffs carry over into the South Texas Directors Cup State Finals.  Please be aware of your players penalty point situation as you may have a player that needs to sit-out b/c of a red card or accumulated points.

BENCH PASSES:  State Finals
The ORANGE Adult Participation Pass (Kidsafe Pass) will serve as a team officials bench pass.  The ORANGE Kidsafe Pass needs to be visible at ALL TIMES when an adult is on the team sidelines.  ORANGE Kidsafe Passes MUST have a photo of the individual AND be laminated, per South Texas rules.  There will be lanyards available at the check-in location.  No more than FOUR (4) team officials (with ORANGE Kidsafe Passes) will be allowed on the team sideline.  No ORANGE pass means NO attendance on the team sideline, NO EXCEPTIONS.  If you do not have your ORANGE Kidsafe Pass, contact your local association ASAP and get one.

GAME CARDS:  State Finals
All game cards will be printed by the State Office and the referees will bring to the match.  The referees will also leave with the game card.

Game-Day Procedures (State, Presidents, and Directors Cup)

The 2014 Spring Cup Manual is now available!


 

2014 GENERAL TIMELINE

UPDATE: 4/18/14 - Locations for Eastern and Western District Playoffs and State Finals have been scheduled.

December 20, 2013: Directors Cup Registration Opens

January 23, 2014: Directors Cup Cup Entry and Payment Deadline

February 6, 2014:  Roster Freeze Date for ALL teams involved in Challenge Matches.  No changes are allowed to rosters after this date. Teams may only consist of officially rostered players. Use of the Club Pass system is prohibited during Challenge Matches.

February 8/9, 2014: Challenge Match Date for those U13-U14 teams challenging into a higher Cup.  The lowest seeded Presidents Cup U13-U14 teams should be prepared to play on this date, should a Directors Cup team challenge.  The State Office will contact the teams involved.

February 18, 2014: Roster Freeze Date for U11-U14 teams - No changes are allowed to rosters after this date. Teams may only consist of officially rostered players. Use of the Club Pass system is prohibited during the Directors Cup.

February 22, 2014: Roster Freeze Date for U15 - U19 Eastern District teams - 1 week prior to the first scheduled date of play. No changes are allowed to rosters after this date. Teams may only consist of officially rostered players. Use of the Club Pass system is prohibited during the Directors Cup.

March 15, 2014: Roster Freeze Date for U15 - U19 Western District teams - 1 week prior to the first scheduled date of play. No changes are allowed to rosters after this date. Teams may only consist of officially rostered players. Use of the Club Pass system is prohibited during the Directors Cup.

February 22/23, 2014: Challenge Match Date for those U15-U19 teams challenging into a higher Cup.  The lowest seeded Presidents Cup U15-U19 teams should be prepared to play on this date, should a Directors Cup team challenge.  The State Office will contact the teams involved.

Play Begins for the U11 and U14 age groups.

March 1/2, 2014: District Play Begins (for the U15-U19 age groups).

UPDATE: May 3/4, 2014: Directors Cup District Playoffs: Western District, Location: Williamson County Regional Park. Eastern District, Location: Lindsay Lyons Soccer Complex

May 10/11, 2014: Directors Cup Finals Weekend, Eastern District Hosting, Location: Lindsay Lyons Soccer Complex

 

Additional information regarding Directors Cup will be published here as it becomes available.

For any questions regarding the South Texas Directors Cup, please contact Andrew Frisque at the South Texas Youth Soccer state office.