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State Cup





    A US Youth Soccer National Competition 




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 SRPL or SCL.  The competition is open to 11U through 19U boys and girls teams who played in a STYSA Qualifying League. 13U and up will play 11v11 and 11U-12U will play 9v9. South Texas State Cup state champion in the age groups 13U and up will represent South Texas in the US Youth Soccer Southern Regionals, with possible advancement to the National finals. The 11U and 12U age group will finish at the State Championships.


2018 Entry Fee 13U-19U: $800 (Includes all competition costs, including advancement to Regionals / Nationals)

2018 Entry Fee 11U & 12U: $550


2018 Pre-Qualification / Seeding Lists

Eastern District:  BOYS    GIRLS*  Updated 3/5/18

Western District: BOYS*   GIRLS*  *Updated 2/27/18



2018 Open Bracket Registration - CLOSED


Updated to include Costs: 2/20/18  Open Bracket Information - CLICK HERE!


UPDATE: 4/16/2018

2018 State Cup SCHEDULE

2018 Welcome Letter - CLICK HERE!

2017-18 Competitions Manual (includes State Cup Rules): CLICK HERE! *Updated 4/20/18

2018 Sample Bracket- CLICK HERE!



National Championship Series Rule 242 Section 3 addresses the mandated Limited Substitution rule

  • (1) for the Under 11 - Under 14 age groups, unlimited substitutions shall be allowed; and
  • (2) Under 15 and up age groups, a maximum of 7 substitutions for each team shall be allowed in each game during each half of play and during overtime play. After leaving the game during a half of play, the substituted player may not re-enter the game during that same half of play. After leaving the game during overtime play, the substituted player may not re-enter the game.



Schedule:  State Finals

Round Rock Multipurpose Complex: Field Map

Mandatory Check-In: 5/25, 7pm-9pm at the Courtyard Marriott - Chisholm Trail Room (2700 Hoppe Trail, Round Rock, TX)
  -- Regional Commitment Letter (sign and submit at check-in...for 13U-19U teams only)
  -- Code of Conduct (sign and submit at check-in)
  -- Laminated Player Cards (submit to STYSA at check-in...cards returned to teams on Monday at awards)
  -- YELLOW Adult Participation Passes (Kidsafe Pass)

Club Pass: 
Request Form (Google Form).  CLOSED on 5/22 at 12pm



In working with Successful Sporting Events, South Texas Youth Soccer has arranged for blocks of rooms to be set aside for State Cup teams (most room blocks and associated discounts will expire soon, so please make your arrangements soon).  There are blocks of rooms at several hotels in the area.  

For hotels and reservations, please use the below URL:

Any questions regarding hotels, please direct them to:
Lindsey Lazaroff



UPDATE: 1/26/2018

Non-STYSA/US Youth Soccer Teams Integration and Participation in Spring Cups - Requirements/Process - CLICK HERE!


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

2018 State Finals Location (May 26-28, 2018):
Round Rock Multipurpose Complex (Round Rock, TX)



UPDATE: 1/30/2018


December 20, 2017:
State Cup Registration Opens

February 12, 2018:
Transfer / Release Window Deadline for 11U - 14U teams - New players (to STYSA) can be added until April 11.

March 1, 2018: 
State Cup Registration Deadline

March 12, 2018:
Transfer / Release Window Deadline for 15U-19U teams. New players (to STYSA) can be added until April 11.

March 21, 2018: 
State Cup payment deadline (credit card / e-check / check)

April 7/8 and April 14/15, 2018: 
Open Bracket Play-In Games (if needed) – Exact Date TBA

April 11, 2018: 
Competition Roster Freeze Date (new adds only).  Roster continuity date for regional/national events.

April 28/29, 2018: 
State Cup District Play Dates

May 5/6, 2018: 
State Cup District Play Dates

May 12/13, 2018: 
State Cup District Play-Off Play Dates

May 19/20, 2018: 
State Cup District Rain Dates 

May 26-28, 2018:
UPDATE: 1/30/2018  State Cup Finals Weekend, Location: Round Rock Multipurpose Complex (Round Rock, TX)

June 21-28, 2018:
US Youth Soccer Southern Regionals, Location: Greensboro, NC (Bryan Park Soccer Complex)

July 23-29, 2018:
US Youth Soccer National Championships, Location: Frisco, TX (Toyota Soccer Complex)


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

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

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