2014 STATE CUP

Part of the US Youth Soccer
 National Championship Series

South Texas State Cup, part of the US Youth Soccer National Championships Series, is an open entry competition for top level Division I teams.  Top Division I teams are typically defined as teams playing in PLW or SCL.  The competition is open to U13 through U19 boys and girls teams. The entry fee for the 2014 State Cup is $975/team.

2014 Pre-Qualified Lists:
Eastern District updated 1/13/14
Western District (any returning team not listed may enter Directors Cup) updated 1/06/14


Registration for the 2014 State Cup is CLOSED. Read the ENTRY LETTER to see important information regarding the 2014 State Cup competition.
 

UPDATE: 5/21/14  (NEW FIELD LOCATION, NEW CHECK-IN ROOM at the Houston Marriott North)

NEW State Finals Location: Meyer Park, 7700 Cypresswood Drive, Spring, TX 77379
FIELD MAP

Hotel Information:
Houston Marriott North, 255 North Sam Houston Pkwy East, Houston, TX 77060
$79 per night for King bed or Double/Double
For reservations, contact Veronica Lopez, 281-875-8991

MANDATORY Team Check-In will be Friday, 5/23, 7-10pm at the Houston Marriott North in the GALVESTON Room.

Club Pass Reqest Form - CLOSED

Regional Commitment Form - BRING FILLED OUT TO CHECK-IN

2014 State Cup Finals Weekend Schedule!


IMPORTANT STATE FINALS FORMAT CHANGE!!

Most Houston area ISD's, but also Georgetown and Rio Valley, are holding normal classes on Monday, May 26, Memorial Day, because of all the cancelled days this past school year.  In addition, the U18 age group is being impacted by graduation on Saturday, May 25.  As such, the normal 3-Day format of State Cup Finals is changing for most every age group.  Essentially, the U13-U17 age groups will play on Saturday and Sunday only.  The U18 age groups will play on Sunday and Monday only.  The U19B age group will remain a 3-day event.  There may be some slight modifcations to the above formats based on unique situations of some teams. 
 

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The State Cup Schedule is available.  The top 2 point finishers after group play will advance to the State Finals Weekend, May 24-26, 2014.  The U19 schedule will be published shortly, but will not start play until May.

SCL Qualifying Schedule (U13 Cross-District Games in Brenham ONLY)

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

The 2014 Spring Cup Manual is now available!

For U13 Teams on the pre-qualified list for State Cup:
Please register for State Cup, and select the "SCL Qualifying" option in the registration...once registered, the State Office will transfer your team into the SCL Qualifying GotSoccer event. U13 SCL Qualifying / State Cup ENTRY LETTER.
 

 


2014 GENERAL TIMELINE
 

December 20, 2013: State Cup Registration Opens

January 23, 2014: State 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 U14 teams challenging into State Cup.  The lowest seeded State Cup U14 team should be prepared to play on this date, should a Presidents Cup team challenge.  The State Office will contact the teams involved.

February 22/23, 2014: Challenge Match Date for those U15-U18 teams challenging into State Cup.  The lowest seeded State Cup U15-U18 teams should be prepared to play on this date, should a Presidents Cup team challenge.  The State Office will contact the teams involved.

March 18, 2014: Roster Freeze Date for U14-U18 teams NOT 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 the District stage of State Cup. Club Passes will be allowed at the State Cup State Tournament in accordance with the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series rules.

March 22/23, 2014: District Play Begins (for the U14 age group).

April 12/13, 2014: District Play Begins (For the U15-U18 age groups)

April 29, 2014: Roster Freeze Date for U19 teams.  This date may be adjusted based on U19 participation.

May 24/25/26, 2014: State Cup Finals Weekend, Eastern District Hosting, Location: Burroughs Park, Tomball, TX

June 19-26, 2014: Region III Tournament, Location: Baton Rouge, LA

July 21-27, 2014: Nationals, Location: Germantown, MD