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US Youth Soccer Massachusetts State Cup

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The Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association is proud to host the 2023 Massachusetts State Cup.  This Championship is the first phase of the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship Series.  
 
The Championship is open to all 12U-19U teams who meet the 2023 Massachusetts State Cup Eligibility Requirements. 
 
Registration
All Registration will take place through GotSport. Please use the link at the bottom of the page to register.
Organizations who do not currently have a GotSport account should contact David Dalrymple (ddalrymple@mayouthsoccer.org) for guidance.
      
Team Placement:
Returning Winners and Finalists from 2022 US Youth Soccer Massachusetts State Cup who fulfilled their Regional Commitment will be seeded 1 and 2 respectively. Remaining 2023 Massachusetts State Cup entrants will all be entered into a Blind Draw. 
 
Rosters:
Official League Team Roster and State Cup maximum size is 22 players and Game Day Roster maximum size is 18 players for all 11 v 11 teams. All Teams must maintain continuity of 11 common players between their Official League Roster and State Cup Roster. (Please note this has increased from 9 players in previous years per US Youth Soccer)
 
Registration Deadline:
Registration for all Age Groups opens August 31, 2022
12U, 13U & 14 U - Registration Deadline in GotSport.com is October 1, 2022
15U through 19U - Registration Deadline in GotSport.com is February 1, 2023.
 
Championship Format:
12U (2011 Birth Year) will play 9v9, all other age groups will play 11v11. All will play a single game elimination format, varying based on the number of teams entered per age/gender group. Roster maximum size is 16 players.
 
Play-in games will be played, if required, to reduce each age/gender group to 16 teams.
 
Tentative Play Dates:
Saturday, Oct 29, 2022 - 12U, 13U & 14U  - Round of 32 (If Required) 
 
Saturday, Nov 5, 2022 - 12U, 13U & 14U - Round of 16
 
Saturday, Nov 12, 2022 - 12U, 13U & 14U - Quarterfinals.
Sunday, Nov 13, 2022 - 12U, 13U & 14U - Semifinals.
 
Sunday Mar 5, 2023 - 15U-19U - Round of 32 (If Required)
 
Saturday Apr 15, 2023 - 15U-19U Round of 16
 
Saturday Apr 29, 2023 - 15U-19U Quarterfinals
 
Saturday May 13, 2023 15U-19U Semifinals
 
Sunday May 14, 2023 All Finals (12U-19)
 
Fees:
The State Cup Championship fees will be broken down into two categories; Entry Fee and Per Game Fee.  The Entry Fee includes team registration and tournament expenses not included in the Per Game Fee.  The Per Game Fee includes the on-site game day costs, field fees and referee fees. 
 
Mass Youth Soccer Fully Affiliated Team Entry Fee* $500
Non-Member Team Entry Fee $1000
Mass Youth Soccer Fully Affiliated 12U Team Entry Fee* $250
Non-Member 12U Team Entry Fee $500
13U-19U Per Game Fee $225
12U Per Game Fee $100

* Fully Affiliated Team: The team is participating in Mass Youth Soccer  sanctioned leagues (NECSL, MTOC qualifying Leagues, US Youth Soccer National Leagues and E64.) 

 

Teams will be invoiced by Mass Youth Soccer, for their Game Fee(s) after they have played their last State Cup game.

For those teams selected to play a “play-in” game, they will have 50% of their entry fee returned if they do not advance to the Round of 16. Registration is capped at a maximum of 32 teams per age group. Additional teams will be waitlisted.
 
There will be no charge for fields or referees to teams using Progin Park for their “play-in” games.  If teams choose to play at another site, the teams will be responsible for any field charges that might be incurred.

The Massachusetts State Cup winners will advance to the 2023 US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships.  The Eastern Regional Championships takes place June 23 - June 29 in Loudon County Virginia. The event will feature Boys and Girls teams in the 12U through 19U age groups. 
 
PLEASE NOTE: Massachusetts State Cup winners who withdraw from attending the Eastern Regional Championships will be subjected to fines up to $3,000.00.
 
 Winners of the 13U - 19U Boys and Girls U.S.Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships will advance to the 2023 US Youth Soccer National Championships at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL from July 17–23, 2023 
 
PLEASE NOTE: Teams who withdraw from attending the US Youth Soccer National Championships will be fined $5,000.00.
 
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