Jr.Cup2022Junior Cup Festival Presented by Raley's

      Designed to introduce teams of all levels to the Cal North Cup Series!

      Junior Cup Festival offers three different levels of play. The Founders’ Division is for ages U9, U10, and U12 Recreational teams competing in a Recreational Playing League.  The Association Division is for Competitive teams that competed in a Fall playing League at the Copper, Bronze, or lower Silver level and is for ages U9, U10, U11 and U12. The State Division is for Competitive teams that competed In a Fall playing League at the high Silver, gold, or Premier Level. Teams are considered for placement in brackets until brackets are filled based on their eligibility and by application date.

      Jr. Cup Festival - Request for Proposal
      Jr. Cup RFP

      Find Out More About Junior Cup Festival

      Level Of Play

      JR Cup will offer a Recreational and Competitive division.  

      Open To

      The event is OPEN to all teams registered and playing in northern California. Teams affiliated with a Cal North member league/club will be accepted. Teams NOT affiliated with Cal North but have US Club, AYSO, or SAYSO player passes are also eligible to participate. 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 CCSL, NorCal Premier League, an In House Recreational League, or a Cal North District Playing League.

      Age Groups

      Under 9-12 Boys and Girls. 

      U9 and U10 teams play 7 v 7 format, U11 and U12 teams play in a 9 v 9 format.

      Competition Dates

      The event is usually held in early December of each year but can take place any time of the year. Dates submitted
      will be approved unless a conflict is presented.


      It is required that the playing fields be located within a limited access complex no further than thirty (30) minutes
      travel time from the appropriate lodging facilities. The site must have convenient access from major highways in
      the area and with ample parking spaces for teams, referees, tournament officials, spectators, media and VIP’s.
      The Site must have space for a vendor village, hospitality tents, college coaches, referees, and volunteers. These
      spaces will also be staffed by volunteers provided by the hosting group during the event. The host organization

      must provide an air-conditioned building, pavilion or trailer to serve as the onsite headquarters at each
      competition site. Furthermore, the host organization must provide equipment, supplies, etc., at each competition
      site and cover all associated costs.

      Application Deadline

      All bids will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Upon receiving the bids, the California Youth Soccer
      Association will meet to review, compare, and score the bids. The California Youth Soccer Association
      representative(s), as part of the selection process, will conduct site visits to the qualified venue(s), as needed. Site
      visits deemed necessary by the California Youth Soccer Association staff are to be coordinated with the bidding
      organization(s) and all direct expenses are to be covered by the bidding organization(s) (e.g. mileage, hotel, per
      diem, etc.).
      Based on the proposal(s) submitted and site visit(s) conducted, final decisions will be made by the California Youth
      Soccer Association State Office.
      Once a decision is made, California Youth Soccer Association will advise the Host of their winning bid. The hosts
      who are awarded the event are required to enter into a Hosting Agreement/Memorandum of Understanding
      outlining the responsibilities of the Host.


      Cal North Event Incident Reports

      Entry Fee

      This fee will be determined by your district. 

      Additional Information

      Dates and venues are subject to change for circumstances beyond the control of cup organizers.


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