Which Cup is Right for your Team? 

A Competition for Every Level Of Play

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With cups for your recreational, competitive and premier teams, we have the right cup for you. Explore our cups below, or view our play level guides to get more info based on your team's level of play. 

 

State Cup
This is the qualifying cup competition for the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships, which is the first step on the road to US Youth Soccer National Championships. Created for the very top-level level teams that participate in Premier level playing leagues such as CNPC, US Youth Soccer National League, ECNL, GA, NorCal Premier League, or other comparable level Playing League. State Cup is open to any team registered through a Cal North affiliated league. Brackets for boys and girls in the U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, and U18, and U19/20 age groups are offered. For the 20/21 season only, the U19/20 age group will accept U20 teams.
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Presidents Cup
Presidents Cup is the qualifying cup competition for the US Youth Soccer Western Region Presidents Cup. It is geared toward the mid-to-upper-level competitive teams that have played at the Cal North High School Prep Varsity level, Gold level, or the more experienced Silver level in Playing League. Approved playing leagues are leagues affiliated through US Soccer, including but not limited to Cal North High School Prep League, CCSL, NorCal Premier League, as well as Cal North District Playing Leagues. The Presidents Cup offers brackets for boys and girls in the U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, and U18/19 age groups. For the 20/21 season only, the U18 age group will accept U19 teams.
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Association Cup
Created for entry-level to mid-level competitive teams and recommended for teams that play in the Junior Varsity level of Cal North High School Prep League, or at the Copper, Bronze, or less experienced Silver level in any other qualifying Playing League. Qualifying playing leagues include but are not limited to Cal North High School Prep League, CCSL, Cal North District Playing League, NorCal Premier, or other comparable level Playing League. Association Cup offers brackets for boys and girls in the U13, U14, U15, U16, and U19 age groups.
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Founder's Cup
Created specifically for recreational-level teams. Operates in a tournament-style format. All eligible Cal North recreational teams that compete in a Recreational Playing League may apply to participate. U14, U16, and U19 boys and girls age groups are offered. Qualifying Playing League are In House and District Recreational Playing Leagues.
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Junior Cup Festival
Designed to introduce teams of all levels to the Cal North Cup Series. It includes three different levels of competition for ages U9 through U12. It is open to any team registered through a Cal North affiliated league and that competes in an approved playing league. State U9-U12 Divisions are for Competitive teams participating In a Playing League at the Silver Level or higher. Association U9- U12 Divisions are Competitive teams competing in Playing League at the Copper or Bronze level. Founders’ U10 and U12 Divisions are for Recreational teams competing in a Recreational Playing League. Qualifying playing leagues include but are not limited to CCSL, Cal North District Playing League, NorCal Premier, In House Recreational League, or other comparable level Playing Leagues. U12 State Division is the qualifier for US Youth Soccer U12 Far West Regionals which take place during USYS West Region Presidents Cup.
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Junior Cup Festival

Designed for U9 to U12 teams as an introduction to Cal North's Cup Series

 

  U9 U10 U11 U12
Premier 7v7 7v7 9v9 9v9
Gold 7v7 7v7 9v9 9v9
Silver Elite 7v7 7v7 9v9 9v9
Silver 7v7 7v7 9v9 9v9
Bronze 7v7 7v7 9v9 9v9
Copper 7v7 7v7 9v9 9v9
Rec Only 7v7 7v7 9v9 9v9

 

  Junior Cup Festival - State Cup
  Junior Cup Festival - Association Cup
  Junior Cup Festival - Founders Cup

 

Full Cup Series

  U13 U14 U15 U16 U17 U18 U19
Premier 11v11 11v11 11v11 11v11 11v11 11v11 11v11
Gold 11v11 11v11 11v11 11v11 11v11 11v11 11v11
Silver Elite 11v11 11v11 11v11 11v11 11v11 11v11 11v11
Silver 11v11 11v11 11v11 11v11 11v11 11v11 11v11
Bronze 11v11 11v11 11v11 11v11     11v11
Copper 11v11 11v11 11v11 11v11     11v11
Rec Only   11v11 11v11 11v11 11v11 11v11 11v11

 

  State Cup
  Presidents Cup
  Association Cup
  Founders Cup

 

The above info will help you select the right cup for you, based on the level at which your team participated in league play and  tournaments as well as your performance within that level.

Teams can always select a higher level cup in which to compete, but there are some restrictions as to what level of cup teams can select. For example, a team that participates at the Premier or Gold level may not select Association Cup as an option. Only Recreational level teams can select Founders' Cup.

With the exception of Under 19 State Cup, all teams entering Cal North Cups must participate in a playing league as specified in the specific cup's rules

Applications that have not been submitted to the correct play level may be moved to the proper corresponding cup after review by the Cup Placement Committee.  Based on their level of league play or performance in league or tournaments, the Placement Committee may move an application to a higher level cup competition.

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