DistrictCupCal North District Cups

      The first step towards greatness!

      Your first step in the road to the US Youth Soccer National Championships begins with District Cup! Cal North District Cups are designated district-level qualifier for the Cal North State Cup and the first step on the road to the US Youth Soccer regional and national tournaments. District Cup Champions will advance to State Cup, where they will match up against the other district champions to determine a true State Cup Champion. Cal North District Cups are open to teams registered through a Cal North affiliated member organization that competes in the 2023/2024 season. Teams are considered for placement in brackets based on their eligibility and by application date until brackets are filled. District Cup offers brackets for boys and girls in the 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U and 19U age groups. (*9U, 10U and 11U do not advance to regionals). 

       * In 2023/2024 all teams will be required to play in District Cup to play into State Cup.



      Find Out More About District Cup

      District Cup
      District Cup Champions will automatically be invited to State Cup, where they will meet and square off against the other District Cup Champions, among other top teams from Northern California.
      Explore Districts
      State Cup
      Cal North State Cup will determine the teams that will move on to regionals and represent their club & Northern California. Winning a Cal North State Cup is one of the most prestigious honors.
      Learn more
      Far West Regional Championships
      The best teams from all 14 state associations in the West meet against each other at regionals. Here, State Cup Champions and wildcard teams play for trip to Nationals.
      Learn more
      National Championship Series
      The US Youth Soccer National Championships cap a yearlong series of competitions for boys and girls teams in multiple age brackets as teams earn their way from the top teams in their state to the regional championship tournaments.
      Learn more

      Level Of Play

      District Cup competition is created for competitive teams and we recommend only top-tier competitive teams apply for this cup. Premier, Gold, or Elite level recommended. District Cup Champions will be moving on to State Cup.

      Open To

      Teams must be registered with a Cal North member league in order to be accepted. If not already registered, Cal North can guide you through the registration process. The team’s playing league requirement can be fulfilled by playing in Cal North, US Club, or other approved playing league. 

      Approved playing leagues are all leagues affiliated through US Soccer, including but not limited to Cal North  CCSL, CNPC, and USYS National League, Girls Academy League, ECNL, NorCal Premier League, or a comparable Cal North District Playing League. 


      Age Groups

      8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U and 19U age groups.

      Boys & Girls.


      Dates & Locations

      The following Districts will be hosting District Cups in 2023:

      District 2 

      Spring: June 10 & 11 in Morgan Hill, CA


      District 3 & 4

      Fall: September 23 & 24 in Dublin, CA


      District 8

      Fall: November 11 & 12 location TBD

      Additional Information

      Districts will be providing information regarding their District Cup. We will be posting schedules, rules & more information as District Cups occur. You can check this space or Cal North social media for the latest updates.


      Cal North Event Incident Report


      District Cup Rules


      Cal North Announces Exclusive Platform Featuring Fourteen Founding MLS NEXT Clubs

      Read →

      MLS GO Partners with Leading U.S. Youth Soccer State Associations to Support Participation and Access to Recreational Soccer

      Read →

      2023-2024 Cal North State Cup Best XI Teams presented by Stanford Medicine Children's Health

      Read →