Full Information and Details Can Be Located in the CUP RESOURCES section of the Cal North website
CYSA/Cal North is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2014/2015 Cal North Cup Series which includes Cal North State Cup, Cal North Presidents Cup, Cal North Association Cup, Cal North Founders’ Cup and Cal North Junior Cup Festival.
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 offers three levels of play for U9 through U11 teams. The three divisions offered are the U10 Founders’ Cup Division, U9-U11 Association Cup Division and U9-U11 State Cup Division. Junior Cup Festival participants will take part in a fun-filled festival-style event which serves as an introduction to the CYSA Cal North Cup Series and allows participants to view first-hand the different levels of competition at a venue hosting all three divisions. Junior Cup Festival is an invitational event with a limited number of teams being accepted in each age/gender/division. Any U9-U11 CYSA Cal North registered team that has an approved roster and member passes may apply online, however teams that have been selected and/or qualified by their District to participate in Junior Cup Festival will be given first priority when accepting applications.
Cal North State Cup is offered for the U12 - U19 boys and girls age groups and 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. State Cup is 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 Cal North 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 finalist teams 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 U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, and U19 age groups, 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 teams 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. U12, U14, U16 and U19 brackets are offered and the cup is open to any Recreational team that is approved by their league and/or district. Following the completion of Founders’ Cup, a participating team may be invited to apply to a higher level Cal North Cup.
There are specific guidelines about which division of Cal North Cup your team can or should enter so please consult the Play Level Guide to assist you in determining which Cup your team should apply for.