The 2023 State Cup Schedule Released
The 2023 State Cup schedule has been released for the U12-U18 age groups.
2023 State Cup schedule: Click Here
Semi-finals and U12 round robin games are set for May 20 and 21 at Kiski High School for 13-19U age groups. 12U teams will compete at Graham Park in Cranberry. Finals for U13-U19 will be June 3-4 at Kiski High School. U12 semi-finals and finals will be June 3-4 at Century Field.
First and second-round matches will be hosted by the higher seed and scheduled as required by the Cup rules.
Teams can register via the SoccerConnect registration system.
2023 General Rules: Click Here
2023 Disciplinary Rules: Click Here
2023 2nd Round Guidelines: Click Here
What is the US Youth Soccer National Championship/PA West Soccer State Cup?
The State Cup Championship is a tournament held within each state association. Teams whose age is from U-12 to U-19 (boys and girls) may enter the state cup competition provided they play in a qualifying league and U-12 to U-13's must play in the fall and spring. The league competition must consist of a minimum of six games against each of the different teams in the leagues. The winners of the U-12 through U-19 age groups will represent Western Pennsylvania at the regional tournament.
The format of the PA West Soccer State Cup features single elimination play for the U13-U19 age groups.
Seeding: The top four teams finishing the previous year's tournament will be seeded in order of finish provided the team has continuity of roster with the previous year’s roster. The champion will be the Number One seed and the finalist the Number Two seed, the Number Three seed will be the team that lost to the previous year's champion in the semi-finals, and the Number Four sedd will be the team that lost to the previous year's finalist in the semi-finalist.
All other teams (U13 and older) will be blind drawn into a second round group or first round game depending upon the number of entries in the age group and the number of groups needed per tournament rules.
The U12 age group shall be blind drawn into a round robin competition that will advance teams into semi-final and final rounds.
The State Cup Committee reminds teams that any game reaching halftime shall be deemed a completed game if play is unable resume.
What are the US Youth Soccer Region I Championships?
The Region I Championship is one of four regional tournaments comprising the next-to-highest level of a nationwide tournament whose objective is to determine national champions. Regional Championships are held for age groups U-12–U-19 (boys and girls). Regional Champions in the U-14–U-19 age groups advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships.
What is the US Youth Soccer National Championship?
The US Youth Soccer National Championship is the highest level competition of youth soccer in the country. Four teams—regional and state champions from their respective associations—compete in each age group to earn the title of US Youth Soccer National Champion. The tournament consists of round robin play with the two teams accumulating the greatest number of points playing a fourth game for the National Championship.