|SOUTH TEXAS CUP
The South Texas Cup is a developmental level statewide competition restricted to South Texas registered Division II and Division III boys and girls teams in the U11 through U19 age groups who are not already participating in Directors Cup.
Based on input and feedback from previous South Texas Cup events, the STYSA Executive Committee has approved an update to the South Texas Cup competition structure. Beginning with the Spring 2014 South Texas Cup competition, an Invitational District Tournament will be held in early May within each District rather than the previous local association/league allocation model used. The deadline to register for the 2014 South Texas Cup is April 1, 2014. Hosting sites will be determined by the respective district Vice-President’s. Entry into the Invitational District Tournaments will be restricted to those teams that have competed in a local association spring league the same seasonal year. The local association league does not "qualify" teams into South Texas Cup, nor does it have to be completed before the South Texas Cup event. South Texas requests that the local association leagues work in a 2-week "bye" (May 3-4 and May 10-11, 2014) for teams who participate in the South Texas Cup competition.
The District Tournament will include two brackets...a Division II bracket and a Division III bracket. A Division III team may register to play in the Division II bracket. Each bracket will have their own District (and State) champion.
The State Tournament will be held the following weekend and will include the first and second place teams in each age group from the two District tournaments, along with a representative from El Paso if entered. In 2014 the State Tournament will be hosted in the Western District.
The Entry Fee for South Texas Cup is $400, which covers both the District and State (should a team advance) tournaments.
Registration for South Texas Cup is now OPEN, Click Here. Registration will close April 1, 2014.
General Timeline for the 2014 South Texas Cup District and State competitions
April 1, 2014: Registration and Payment Deadline. All teams wanting to participate in the South Texas Cup competition must be registered and paid by this date. Credit cards will be accepted via the GotSoccer registration.
April,18, 2014: Approximate date schedules will be posted for the District Weekend.
May 3-4, 2014: South Texas Cup DISTRICT Weekend (Western District Location: Culebra Creek Park; Eastern District Location: TBD)
May 10-11, 2014: South Texas Cup STATE Weekend (Western District to Host: 5-Mile Dam Park, San Marcos, TX)
Additional information about the 2014 South Texas Cup, including hosting for District Weekend, primary contacts, hotels, and more, will be published here as it becomes available.
For questions concerning South Texas Cup, please contact Mike Leland
at the South Texas Youth Soccer state office.