2015 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.

The 2015 South Texas Cup begins with an Invitational District Tournament which will be held in the last weekend in April (April 25-26, 2015).  The deadline to register for the 2015 South Texas Cup is March 1, 2015.  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" (April 25-26 and May 2-3, 2015) 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 U17 age group will only have one bracket that combines both Division II and Division III teams.  The U18 and U19 age groups will be combined into a "U19" age group and will only have one bracket that includes both Division II and Division III teams. 

The State Tournament will be held the following weekend (May 2-3, 2015) 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 2015 the State Tournament will be hosted in the Eastern District.
 

UPDATE: 1/13/15

To Register for the South Texas Cup competition, please follow the below steps:
1)  Ensure your team is a registered Division II or Division III team with STYSA.
2)  Ensure your team is NOT registered in another STYSA Cup competition.
3)  Make sure your team is available for both April 25-26, 2015 (District) and May 2-3, 2015 (State...should your team advance).  NO scheduling requests will be accepted due to the anticipated high volume of teams.
4)  Read the applicable Sections of the Spring Cup Manual, linked below.
5)  REGISTER for the 2015 South Texas Cup - DISTRICT.

NEW FOR 2015!!!  Teams will be allowed up to three (3) Guest Players in the South Texas Cup event, however, there are several restrictions.  PLEASE READ "Section 6 - South Texas Cup" in the Spring Cup Manual below for more information.  The process for adding Guest Players to your roster will be communicated after the March 1 registration deadline.

2015 Spring Cup Manual updated 12/22/14

The 2015 General Timeline is now available below.

 


General Timeline for the 2015 South Texas Cup District and State competitions 
 


March 1, 2015: 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 10, 2015: Approximate date schedules will be posted for the District Weekend.

April 25-26, 2015: South Texas Cup DISTRICT Weekend.
                           Eastern District Location: Sugar Land / Missouri City, TX (Boys and Girls)  
                           Western District Location: San Marcos, TX (Girls), Corpus Christi, TX (Boys) 

May 2-3, 2015: South Texas Cup STATE Weekend.  Eastern District will host the State Finals Weekend in Beaumont, TX.
 



For questions concerning South Texas Cup, please contact Mike Leland at the South Texas Youth Soccer state office.