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South Texas Cup

2017 STX Cup logo - yellow 2017 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 another Cup competition.

The South Texas Cup begins with an Invitational District Tournament which will be held typically in mid April.  Hosting sites will be determined by the respective STYSA District Vice-President.  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 the South Texas Cup, nor does it have to be completed before the South Texas Cup event.  South Texas request that the local association leagues work in a 2-weekend "bye" (for 2017: April 8-9 and April 29-30) for team 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 weekend of April 29-30, 2017 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 2017 the State Tournament will be hosted in the Eastern District.  The 2017 South Texas Cup registration fee is $450 for U11-U14 teams, $475 for U15-U20 teams.  That fee covers both the District and State portions of the competition (should a team advance out of the District event).

2017 Cost:  U11-U14: $450.  U15-U20: $475.

2017 District Playoff Locations (April 8-9, 2017):
Eastern District Boys & Girls: *NEW LOCATION*  Meyer Park (7700 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX 77379)
Western District Boys:  McAllen Sports Park (3301 Buddy Owens Blvd, McAllen, TX 78504)
Western District Girls:  Mission City Soccer Complex (2600 Red Hill Ln, San Antonio, TX 78264)

2017 State Finals Location (April 29-30, 2017):
Hosted in the Eastern District:  Cris Quinn Soccer Complex (9001 Dishman Rd, Beaumont, TX 77713)

2017 Spring Cup Manual

UPDATE: 3/27/17

District Playoff Format & State Finals Advancement
Eastern District  updated 4/4
Western District  updated 4/4

2017 South Texas Cup State Finals Schedule
Cris Quinn Soccer Complex - Field Map

2017 South Texas Cup District Playoff Schedule
Meyer Park Soccer Complex - Field Map
McAllen Sports Park - Field Map
Mission City Soccer Complex - Field Map

Event Checklist *Required for online check-in*
Code of Ethics *Required for online check-in*

Instructions for online check-in *Required for all District Playoff teams by April 5*

1)  Obtain your official roster (if you don't have one, contact your local association or club)
2)  Print out, review, and sign (electronic signatures acceptable) the "Event Checklist" and "Code of Ethics" above.
3)  Log into your GotSoccer team account and click on the "2017 South Texas Cup" event.  Click on the "Documents" tab on the upper right of the screen.
4)  Select the file you are uploading (Association Roster, Event Checklist, Code of Ethics) and upload the appropriate document.
5)  You're done!  Your team should proceed directly to the fields for your first game...no on-site team check-in is required.  Player cards will be checked by the referee prior to each STX Cup game.

Guest Players: Guest Player Policy

South Texas Youth Soccer partners with Successful Sporting Events to help accommodate teams participating in our events.  A link to available hotels will be published once locations/hotels are confirmed.
Lindsey LaZaroff

STX Cup District Hotels April 8/9:  San Antonio, McAllen
STX Cup State Finals Hotels April 29/30:  Beaumont


General Timeline for the 2017 South Texas Cup District and State competitions 

March 1, 2017: Registration Deadline (extended to March 13).  All teams wanting to participate in the South Texas Cup competition must be registered by this date.

March 15, 2017: Payment Deadline.  All teams wanting to participate in the South Texas Cup competition must be paid by this date.  Credit cards will be accepted via the GotSoccer registration.

March 24, 2017: Approximate date schedules will be posted for the District Playoff Weekend.

April 8-9, 2017: South Texas Cup DISTRICT Weekend.

April 29-30, 2017: South Texas Cup STATE Weekend.

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