The Cal North Cup Series includes five different Cups that provide challenging match play for all levels of Cal North teams.
Cal North Junior Cup Festival is comprised of the three cups offered for U9 through U11s. Teams in U10 Founders’ Cup, U9-U11 Association Cup and U9-U11 State Cup will participate in a fun-filled festival-style event which is open to both CYSA Cal-North member teams as well as to teams from other USSF affiliated organizations. This Cup introduces teams to the concept of Cal North Cups and allows participants to view the different levels of play taking place in a venue that incorporates all three cups simultaneously.
Cal North State Cup is offered for the U9 - U19 boys and girls age groups with the U9, U10 and U11 teams operating as divisions within the Junior Cup Festival. In the U12 and older age groups Cal North State Cup is the state-level qualifier for the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, which is considered the most prestigious youth soccer competition in the United States. Recommended for the top tier competitive teams within a league or club, generally Competitive Division teams competing in the California Regional League, the Premier or Gold level in CCSL, or at the Gold level or higher in any other CYSA Cal North sanctioned playing league or tournaments are the right fit for State Cup. Cal North State Cup champions and selected runner-up teams will qualify to advance to the Region IV Far West Regionals where they will have a chance to compete for a spot at National Championships..
Cal North Presidents Cup is offered for U12 – U17 teams. Presidents Cup competition is one step below the National Championship Series State Cup and is well-suited for teams competing in league play at tournaments in the Silver Elite and/or Gold divisions. Cal North Presidents Cup champions and selected finalists will qualify for the Region IV Presidents Cup competition where they will compete for the opportunity to advance to US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup Nationals.
Cal North Association Cup was established to create a state championship event for the entry-level Competitive teams. Offering brackets in the U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, and U19 age groups, The U9, U10 and U11 age groups are included as divisions under the umbrella of the Junior Cup Festival. Association Cup is geared toward providing the cup experience for teams that participate in Copper, Bronze, Silver and Silver Elite competitive level league and tournament competitions. Association Cup team may be invited to apply for the Presidents Cup Reserve Pool following the conclusion of Association Cup.
Cal North Founders’ Cup rounds out the Cal North Cup series and was created specifically to provide the opportunity for state-level cup competition for Recreational teams. U10, U12, U14, U16 and U19 brackets are offered and the cup is open to any Recreational team that is approved by their league and district to participate in play outside of their own league. The Under 10 divisions are offered as part of the Junior Cup Festival. Following the completion of Founders Cup, a participating team may be invited to apply to a higher level Cal North Cup.