State Cup Online Store
Now Open!

Please follow this link to view the 2016 Maryland State Cup online store!

 

http://soccerpostmd.tuosystems.com/stores/statecup16

2016 State Cup Draw

The 2016 Maryland State Cup draw can be seen on demand here:

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                                     U15 Girls

U16 Boys                                     U16 Girls

U17 Boys                                     U17 Girls

U18 Boys                                     U18 Girls

 

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2016 State Cup Applications
Registration is OPEN!
U12-18 Registration is now closed.
 
The Maryland State Youth Soccer Association has been awarded a wild card for the Region I Regionals in the U16 boys and U17 girls age groups.  In these two age groups both the champion and runner-up will represent the state of Maryland at the Regional tournament in Barboursville, West Virginia from June 30th through July 5th.  
 
Please continue to monitor the website for updates.
 
Registration for the 2016 Maryland State Cup (U19) is open:  https://www.youthleaguesusa.com/msysa/15-16/cup/Cup.html
Teams must submit the following for consideration:
 
Application Fee:  $550
Quarter Finals Fee:  $500
Bond Fee:  $750
  • Uncashed bond checks will be destroyed upon the completion the team's compliance with all rules and policies of the National Championship Series or upon the completion of the National Championship Series.
  • Quarter final checks will be cashed for the teams that will be advancing.  Teams that do not advance to the quarter final rounds will have their uncashed checks destroyed along with their bond checks.
  • Teams desiring to have their uncashed checks returned instead of being destroyed should contact the Cup Director (statecup@msysa.org)
  • 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 Dates
2016 Maryland State Cup

All State 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 STATE CUP TIMELINES

DATE

             EVENT                 

LOCATION

COMMENTS

Monday, January 4, 2016

2016 State Cup Application Opens Boys and Girls (U12-U19)

 

https://www.youthleaguesusa.com/msysa/15-16/cup/Cup.html

Monday, February 1, 2016

State Cup Application Closes Boys and Girls

(U12-U18)

 

Closed at 5:00pm.  All applications must be completed, accompanied with payment and bond, approved league roster and received in or emailed to the state office by 2/3/16, 3:00pm.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

State Cup Draw Boys and Girls (U12-U18)

On-line webcast– 1:00 p.m.

 

February 8-10, 2016

Game conflict form due

 

1st Round Girls (U12-17) due by last day at 5:00pm

February 15-17, 2016

Game conflict form due

 

1st Round Boys (U12-17) due by last day at 5:00pm

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 – Girls
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - Boys

Roster Freeze Date for the following teams: 

 

Frozen at 5:00pm.  This early freeze date is for teams of a particular age-gendered bracket with more than 16 teams in their bracket participating in play-in games.

Saturday, March 5 & Sunday, March 6, 2016

Play-In Games

Turf fields

For girls teams of a particular bracket of more than 16 teams (U12 – U17).

Saturday, March 12 & Sunday, March 13, 2016

Play-In Games

Turf fields

For boys teams of a particular bracket of more than 16 teams (U12 – U17).

March 14-16, 2016

Game conflict form due

 

Round of 16 Boys and Girls (U12-17) due by last day at 5:00pm

Wednesday, March 30,  2016

Roster Freeze Date for the following teams: 

 

Frozen at 5:00pm.  This freeze date is for teams of a particular age-gendered bracket that have 16 teams or less in their bracket and did not participate in play-in games.

Saturday, April 2 & Sunday, April 3, 2016

Round of 16 Games

Soccerplex, Germantown

For teams of a particular age-gendered bracket of more than 16 teams (U12 – U17).

April 4-6, 2016

Game conflict form due

 

Quarter-Finals Boys and Girls (U12-17) due by last day at 5:00pm

April 13-15, 2016

Game conflict form due

 

1st Round Boys (U18) due by last day at 5:00pm

Saturday, April 23 & Sunday, April 24, 2016

Quarter-Final Games Boys and Girls (U12-17)

Soccerplex, Germantown

 

April 25-27, 2016

Game conflict form due

 

Semi-Finals Boys and Girls (U12-17) due by last day at 5:00pm

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Roster Freeze Date

Boys (U18)

  Frozen at 5:00pm. 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Round of 16 Games (U18 Boys)

Soccerplex, Germantown

 

May 9-11, 2016

Game conflict form due

 

Quarter/Semi-Finals Boys and Girls (U18) due by last day at 5:00pm

Saturday, May 14 & Sunday, May 15, 2016

Semi-Final Games Boys and Girls (U12-17)

Soccerplex, Germantown

 

May 16-18, 2016

Game conflict form due

 

1st Round/Semi-Finals Boys and Girls (U19) Championships Boys and Girls all age groups due by last day at 5:00pm

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Roster Freeze Date

Girls (U18)

  Frozen at 5:00pm. 

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Quarter-Final Games Boys and Girls (U18)

Soccerplex, Germantown

 

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Semi-Final Games Boys and Girls (U18)

Soccerplex, Germantown

 

Monday, May 23, 2016

State Cup Application Closed Boys and Girls (U19)

 

Closed at 5:00pm.  All applications must be completed, accompanied with payment and bond, approved league roster and received in or emailed to the state office by 5/25/16, 3:00pm

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Roster Freeze Date Boys and Girls (U19)

 

 

Frozen at 5:00pm

Friday, May 27, 2016

State Cup Draw Boys and Girls (U19)

State Office

 

Tuesday, May 31 - Saturday, June 4, 2016

State Cup Games Boys and Girls (U19)

Soccerplex, Germantown

 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Finals

Soccerplex, Germantown

All age groups

June 30 – July 5, 2016

Regionals Boys and Girls (U12-19)

Barboursville, West Virginia

 

July 25 – July 31, 2016

Nationals Boys and Girls (U13-19)

Frisco, Texas

 

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.
2016 Maryland State Cup Qualifying Leagues

State Cup Rule 2.1.3. reads "During the current seasonal year, all teams, except U19, 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, US Youth Soccer Regional League, US Youth Soccer National League or with its State Association's permission in another State Association...."  

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

The below is a list of Maryland State 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

Region I Champions League

Region I Champions League

Region I

MASL

Mid Atlantic Soccer League

Delaware

NATL

US Youth Soccer National League

Nationals

Updated 7/17/15

 

Important State Cup Rule Change
State Cup Qualifying Leagues

At the October 2014 MSYSA Executive Board meeting, a motion was made by the MSYSA State Cup Committee that the 2015 MSYSA State Cup rules be adopted.  As such, Rule 2.1.3., as listed in the 2014 State 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.”

For the 2014 State Cup year, MSYSA implemented a State Cup verification form in which any team using a league that was not MSYSA “pre-approved” would need to have their games verified by the league administrator.  The administrator and the team representative verified that the games played in the league were done so in accordance to the stated 2014 MSYSA State Cup rules.  During the year, it was brought to the attention of the MSYSA that although the verification form had been “signed off”, there had been teams, in fact, that were not in accordance with this rule. 

The MSYSA maintains a strong sense of fairness and equity, and as such, considered the ramifications of limiting state 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 State Cup and the US National Championship Series was of extreme importance, that MSYSA would only consider leagues that consisted of USYSA-only teams as an MSYSA State Cup qualifying league.  This motion was voted upon and passed by the MSYSA Executive Board.

The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is the country’s most prestigious national youth soccer tournament providing teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their abilities against the best in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.  The yearlong competition begins with over 185,000 players on over 10,000 teams in the US Youth Soccer State Championships. These champions and selected wildcard teams, through US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues, advance to compete in one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. Champions (U-13 through U-19) from each regional event advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships. The Under-14 through Under-18 Boys and Girls age groups have four teams representing the US Youth Soccer National League, in which the top two teams in each gender age group division earn a direct path to the National Championships. Overall, the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides the nation's top collegiate coaches with the premier stage to identify and scout the most coveted players in the country.

2016 State Cup Brackets

The 2016 State Cup brackets can be viewed and printed on the SINC sports web site.  Click on the "GAMES" tab located below the MARYLAND STATE CUP 2016 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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