Cal North State Cup is a competition geared toward the highest level competitive team and offers competition in U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18 and U19 age groups. Competitive level teams that compete in the Far West Regional League, the Premier or Gold Divisions of CCSL or teams successfully competing at comparable level of play in other Cal North playing leagues should consider applying for Cal North State Cup. Teams from a league or club that fields multiple Competitive level teams in an age group should consider entering State Cup if they are their club’s top-level team in that age group. In the U12 – U19 age groups State Cup is a qualifier for the US Youth Soccer National Championship series. Cal North State Cup champions will go on to represent Cal North in the US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships. Winners of the U-14 through U-19 age groups at the Regional Championships advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships, which is widely considered to be the nation’s premier youth soccer event. U9-U11 State Cup will be played in December. U12-U13 State Cup is planned for March. U14-U18 State Cup will be played in April and early May. U19 State Cup will be played in late May.