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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: $500

2018 Pre-Qualification List - Coming Soon!

2018 Registration - Coming Soon!

2018 Open Bracket Registration - Coming Soon!

Open Bracket Information- Coming Soon!

UPDATE: 12/13/2017

Any Important State Cup Updates and Notifications will be posted here!



2018 Welcome Letter - Coming Soon!

Competitions Manual: Coming Soon!

Game Day Procedures: Coming Soon!

2018 Sample Bracket- Coming Soon!

2018 Rules: Coming Soon!


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.




UPDATE: 12/13/2017

Non-STYSA/US Youth Soccer Clubs/Teams Integration and Participation in Spring Cups - Requirements/Process - Coming Soon!


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):
Hosted in the Eastern District:  Location TBD



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:
State Cup Finals Weekend, Location: Eastern District Hosting - TBD

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 Andrew Frisque at the South Texas Youth Soccer state office.

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