2016 Presidents Cup Draw

The 2016 Maryland Presidents Cup Draw was a Live Stream event held on Saturday, April 2, 2016. The draw can be watched on demand below:

 

The 2016 brackets are as follows (right click on the following links to open the corresponding brackets in a new window):

U12 Boys                           U12 Girls

U13 Boys                           U13 Girls

U14 Boys                           U14 Girls

U15 Boys                           

U16 Boys                           U16 Girls

U17 Boys                           U17 Girls

 

Please send any questions or comments to Presidents Cup Director, Shaun Fleming (presidentscup@msysa.org).

Welcome to the 2016 Maryland Presidents Cup
Shaun Fleming - 2016 Presidents Cup Director

Welcome!

This US Youth Soccer event gives our teams the opportunity to compete at state, regional and national levels. For 2016, 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 2016 MSYSA Presidents Cup application is scheduled to become available on January 4, 2016 with applications closing on March 25, 2016.  The Presidents Cup draw is scheduled to occur on April 2, 2016.  The draw will be a Live Streaming event.

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 2016 Presidents Cup Regional Championship Tournament scheduled for May 28-30, 2016. We are pleased to announce that the Region I President’s Cup will be held at Reisterstown, Maryland.  U13-U17 Regional winners will then compete in Tulsa, Oklahoma for the National title in your age group.

We look forward to an overall superior soccer experience!

  

Shaun Fleming

Presidents Cup Director

presidentscup@msysa.org

2016 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. 

2016 MARYLAND PRESIDENTS CUP TIMELINES

DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

COMMENTS

Monday, January 4, 2016

2016 Presidents Cup Application Opens, U12-U17

 

 

Friday, March 25

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 3/28/16, 3:00pm.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

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

 

This will be a Live Streaming event.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Roster Freeze Date

 

Frozen at 5:00pm. 

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Games

Hagerstown Soccer Complex,

13317 Cearfoss Pike

Hagerstown, Maryland  21740

 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Games

Hagerstown Soccer Complex,

13317 Cearfoss Pike

Hagerstown, Maryland  21740

 

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Rain Date

 

 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Rain Date

 

 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Rain Date: May 7

Presidents Cup Semi-Finals

Hagerstown Soccer Complex,

13317 Cearfoss Pike

Hagerstown, Maryland  21740

 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Rain Date: May 14 or May 21 – if necessary

Presidents Cup Finals

Hagerstown Soccer Complex,

13317 Cearfoss Pike

Hagerstown, Maryland  21740

 

May 28, 2016

Regionals

Reisterstown, MD

U12 – U17

July 14 – July 17, 2016

Nationals

Tulsa, Oklahoma

U13 – U17

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.

 

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.

 

Presidents Cup Qualifying Leagues

Presidents Cup Rule 2.1.3. reads "During the current seasonal year, all teams must play in a fall, winter, or spring affiliated MSYSA member sanctioned US Youth Soccer league.  The team must compete in at least a 4-team approved league during the current seasonal year in its State Association or with its State Association's permission in another State Association.  The leauge competition must consist of a minimum of one game against each of 3 different teams participating in the league."

It is important to note that only USYS/MSYSA cards and rosters are to be used for all teams seeking qualification into the Maryland Presidents Cup.

The below is a list of Maryland Presidents Cup qualifying leagues:

League Code

League

State Association

BBSL

*U12 teams that are using BBSL for cup qualification must play small-sided with USYS/MSYSA cards and rosters

Baltimore Beltway Soccer League

Maryland

CCL

Club Champions League

Maryland

CMSSL

Central MD Short Sided League

Maryland

MUSL

Maryland United Winter Soccer League

Maryland

MOSL Maryland Open Soccer League Maryland

NCSL

National Capital Soccer League

Maryland

CWSL

Columbia Winter Soccer League

Maryland

OBSL

Olney/Bethesda Soccer League

Maryland

WAGS

Washington Area Girls Soccer

Maryland

ODSL

Old Dominion Soccer League

Virginia

MASL

Mid Atlantic Soccer League

Delaware

Update 1/7/15

 

Standings and Schedules
Complete 2015 Schedules

The 2015 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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