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Welcome to the 2015 Maryland Presidents Cup
Victor Della Mea - 2015 Presidents Cup Director

Welcome!

This US Youth Soccer event gives our teams the opportunity to compete at state, regional and national levels. For 2015, we have continued the U12 boys and girls bracket. It is broadly accepted that this age group is peaking in the player development process, and we feel it is an excellent opportunity for these teams to "test their mettle". The primary intention of this tournament is to engage the approximately two-thirds of our travel teams which are not as likely to win a state championship title.

The 2015 MSYSA Presidents Cup application is scheduled to become available in early January 2015 with applications closing mid-March.  The Presidents Cup draw is scheduled to occur in mid-April.  It is mandatory that all teams send a representative to the Presidents Cup draw.

All games are scheduled to be played in scenic Hagerstown at the Hagerstown Soccer Club’s soccer park.  Please continue to check the MSYSA website for a complete schedule of dates and times.  Over the course of the tournament weekends, updates and alerts on scores, weather, schedule adjustments and other pertinent matters will be posted on our website as close to real time as possible. Also, it is extremely important to review and study the tournament rules found on the Presidents Cup page of the website.

We are very excited to bring this event to Maryland’s greater community of competitive soccer teams and promise you an environment of fun, great competition and sportsmanship. Remember! Your team’s hard work can earn it the distinguished privilege to play teams from other states in the 2015 Presidents Cup Regional Championship Tournament scheduled for May 23-25, 2015 at Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.  U13-U17 Regional winners will then compete in Overland Park, Kansas for the National title in your age group.

We look forward to an overall superior soccer experience!

  

Victor Della Mea

Director, Presidents Cup Tournament

Region I Presidents Cup Committee Member

presidentscup@msysa.org

2015 Presidents Cup Timeline
Important Dates and Information

All Presidents Cup Dates listed are to be considered tentative except for roster freeze dates and applications dates.  Changes can and will be made based upon field availability, numbers, weather and other considerations. 

2015 MARYLAND PRESIDENTS CUP TIMELINES

DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

COMMENTS

Monday, January 5, 2015

2015 Presidents Cup Application Opens, U12-U17

   

Friday, March 13, 2015

Presidents Cup Application Closed, U12-U17

 

Closed at 5:00pm.  All applications must be completed, accompanied with payment and bond, approved league roster and received in the state office by 3/17/15, 3:00pm.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Presidents Cup Draw, 12:00 noon, U12-U17

Glenwood Office Park, 3060 Washington Road, Rt. 97, Glenwood, MD 21738

Each club playing in the Maryland Presidents Cup is required to send a representative from their club and is responsible for disseminating information presented at the draw to their club teams that are participating in the 2015 Maryland Presidents Cup.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Roster Freeze Date

 

Frozen at 5:00pm. 

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Presidents Cup Games

Hagerstown Soccer Complex

 

Saturday, April 18, 2015 & Sunday, April 19, 2015

Presidents Cup Games

Hagerstown Soccer Complex

 

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Presidents Cup Semi-Finals

Hagerstown Soccer Complex

 

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Presidents Cup Finals

Hagerstown Soccer Complex

 

May 23 – May 25, 2015

Regionals

Slippery Rock University

Slippery Rock, PA

 

July 9 – July 12, 2015

Nationals

Overland Park Soccer Complex

Overland Park, KS

 

NOTES:

  • Age group brackets with 2 teams will not play and all monies will be refunded.
  • Age group brackets with 3 teams will play round robin format.
  • State Cup teams eliminated in the State Cup round of 32 or 16 may apply to participate in the Presidents Cup (see Presidents Cup rules)

 

 

2015 Presidents Cup Applications
Registration coming January 2015

Registration coming January 2015

Please continue to monitor the website for updates.

Registration for the 2015 Maryland Presidents Cup will be available on January 5, 2015.  Teams must submit the following for consideration:
 
Application Fee:  $500 (This does not cover any game fees)
Per Game Fees:  Three (3) checks for $125 each
Bond Fee:  $750
Approved League Roster
  • Uncashed bond checks will be destroyed upon the completion the team's compliance with all rules and policies of the Presidents Cup Series or upon the completion of the Presidents Cup Series.
  • Per game checks will be cashed for the teams that will be advancing.  Teams that do not advance will have their uncashed checks destroyed along with their bond checks.
  • Referee fees are not included in the game fee and must be paid in cash at the beginning of each match.
  • Withdrawals must be made to the Cup Director or Designee.  A team may withdraw and have the application fee returned if notice is give PRIOR to the published Cup application closing date. 

 It is the responsibility of the clubs/teams to be famaliar with all Cup rules.

 

 

Important Presidents Cup Rule Change
Presidents Cup Qualifying Leagues
 

At the October 2014 MSYSA Executive Board meeting, a motion was made by the MSYSA Presidents Cup Committee that the 2015 MSYSA Presidents Cup rules be adopted.  As such, Rule 2.1.3., as listed in the 2014 Presidents Cup rules, would be eliminated.  This rule stated that “MSYSA will accept teams that play in a mixed US Youth Soccer and other US Soccer Federation member league as long as the team plays in a US Youth Soccer only division.”

The MSYSA maintains a strong sense of fairness and equity, and as such, considered the ramifications of limiting Presidents cup qualifying leagues.  It was agreed that since the opportunity to play in a winter and spring league was a viable option and that maintaining the integrity of the MSYSA Presidents Cup and the Presidents Cup Series was of extreme importance, that MSYSA would only consider leagues that consisted of USYSA-only teams as an MSYSA Presidents Cup qualifying league.  This motion was voted upon and passed by the MSYSA Executive Board.

 

2014 Presidents Cup Standings
Complete 2014 Schedules

The 2014 Presidents Cup brackets can be viewed and printed on the  SINC sports website.  Click on the "SCHEDULES" tab located below the Maryland Presidents Cup header.

 

Interesting Read

Please click here to view an article posted by Glennon on her blog titled Momastery. The title of the article is "How to watch your kid's game without being a jerk".


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