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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
Qualifying cup competition for the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships, which is the first step in the road to US Youth Soccer National Championships. Created for top-level teams that participate in Premier level playing leagues such as CNPC, US Youth Soccer National League or Nor CalPremier League.
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Presidents Cup
Is the qualifying competition for the US Youth Soccer Western Region Presidents Cup. Created for upper-level competitive teams that do not participate in Premier level leagues such as National League, or CNPC, or US Youth Soccer National League. Recommended for teams that played in CCSL Gold or Silver (or an equivalent level playing league).
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Association Cup
Created for entry-level to mid-level competitive teams (or Recreational teams wishing to “play up”). Any qualified Cal North or other US Soccer affiliated Competitive or Recreational team may apply to and participate in Association Cup. Recommended for Silver level competition or lower.
Learn More About Association Cup
Founder's Cup
Created specifically for recreational-level teams. Operates in a tournament-style format. All eligible Cal North recreational teams may apply to participate.
Learn More About Founder's Cup
Junior Cup Festival
Designed to introduce teams of all levels to the Cal North Cup Series. Operates in a format similar to the other Cal North Cups with teams having the opportunity to advance from preliminary round games (based on their results) to championship round games. Consists of the following levels of play: U10 and U12 Recreational (Founders’ Cup Division), U9, U10, U11 and U12 Copper and Bronze (Association Cup Division), and U9, U10, U11 and U12 Silver and Gold (State Cup Division).
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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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