2009 (14U) State Cup & Presidents Cup

Play-In Games Announced

2009 (14U) State Cup & Presidents Cup

PLAY-IN GAMES ANNOUNCED 

14U Boys Play-In Games (PDF) Updated 9/21
14U Girls Play-In Games (PDF)
14U Boys & Girls Schedules 

  • The brackets posted ONLY show play-in match-up and the list of teams seeded directly into group play. 
  • Schedules show dates, times and locations of matches
  • Teams CAN agree to play Play-In Games at a location other than Rockford at a different date.
  • All games must be completed no later than November 1
  • Final groups will be posted December  1 following the conclusion of the Fall Midwest Conference

Event Resources

This registration is ONLY for 2009 (14U) teams.  Illinois Youth Soccer will host the play-in games for the 14U Boys & Girls State Cup & Presidents Cup in the Fall and then group play will be played in the Spring.  IYSA will announce ONLY the scheduled play-in games on September 19. Complete 14U brackets will be announced on December 1 following the conclusion of the Fall 2022 Midwest Conference.

Registration for the State Cup will be done thru the new GotSport system. YOUR PREVIOUS GOTSOCCER LOGIN WILL NOT WORK AND YOU WILL NEED TO CREATE A NEW LOGIN.  If your club is not listed, please email chrisj@illinoisyouthsoccer.org to get a club created in GotSport

WHY THE CHANGE
The decision to make the change was based on feedback from clubs on ways to help eliminate some of the scheduling congestion in the Spring season.  By having teams drawn into play-in games complete those matches in the Fall, it will allow us the opportunity to announce the complete 14U State Cup and Presidents Cup brackets in December, giving teams more opportunity to adjust their schedules and plan accordingly.

ARE YOU DOING THIS FOR THE 13U AGE GROUP ALSO?
No -  13U Boys and Girls as well as 15U-19U Boys play-in games will remain in the Spring. The decision NOT to change for the 13U age division is because for many 13U teams the Fall is their first season of 11v11 play, we wanted to give those teams new to 11v11 more time to adjust.

DO I HAVE TO BE REGISTERED TO AN IYSA MEMBER COMPETITIVE LEAGUE IN THE FALL AND SPRING TO BE ELIGIBLE?
YES - only 14U teams registered to an IYSA  member competitive league in the Fall will be eligible to be part of the 14U State Cup or Presidents Cup.  Teams also must be registered for the Spring season when group play will be played.

IF I DON'T REGISTER IN THE FALL - CAN I STILL PLAY IN STATE CUP OR PRESIDENTS CUP IN THE SPRING?
NO - brackets will be formatted based ONLY on the teams that register by September 1. Teams will NOT be added to brackets once they are announced on December 1.  Teams that fail to register in the Fall but do register in the Spring would be eligible for the Illinois Cup.

WHO WILL PLAY IN THE FALL?
Based on total teams registered and the general placement of seeded teams, IYSA will draw teams into play-in games. ONLY teams draw into play-in games will play in the Fall.

WHO IS SEEDED IN THE 14U CUPS
Seeding for the 14U State Cup goes as follows

#1: Spring 2022 13U State Cup Champion
#2: Spring 2022 13U State Cup Finalist
#3-4: Spring 2022 13U State Cup Semifinalist
#5-8: Spring 13U State Cup Quarterfinalists
Spots 1-8 are guaranteed placement directly into group play and will not have to play in any play-in games
#9-16: Combination of Top Midwest Conference finishers from the Fall 2022 season,  Fall 2022 State Premiership Champion & previous 13U Presidents Cup Champion.  Placement directly into group play is based on number of teams that apply.

Seeding for the 14U Presidents Cup goes as follows

#1: Spring 2022 13U Presidents Cup Champion
#2: Spring 2022 13U Presidents Cup Finalist
#3-4: Spring 2022 13U Presidents Cup Semifinalist
#5-8: Spring 2022 13U Presidents Cup Quarterfinalists
Spots 1-8 are guaranteed placement directly into group play and will not have to play in any play-in games
#9-16: Combination of Top Midwest Conference finishers from the Fall 2022 season &  Fall 2022 State Premiership Champion.  Placement directly into group play is based on number of teams that apply.

WHEN WILL GAMES BE PLAYED?
The play-in schedule will be released on September 19.  Play-in games will be scheduled in Rockford October 21-23 BUT teams will be able to move those matches to an alternative location on another date.

Group play games will then be played in during the Spring.  Teams are allowed to play once brackets are announced on December 1.

ARE ROSTER FROZEN?
Teams that are drawn into play-in games cannot make any changes to their roster until they reach the group play portion of State Cup or Presidents Cup.   Teams are able to use players added following the conclusion of the Fall season prior to their first group play game.

Important 14U Cup Dates

  • September 1: Registration Closes
  • September 9: Payment Due Date
  • September 20: Play-In Schedules Announced
  • October 21-23: Play-In Games Played In Rockford
  • November 1: All games must be completed by
  • December 1: 14U State Cup & Presidents Cup Brackets Released
  • May 19-21: State Cup Group Play Weekend & Presidents Cup Quarterfinals in Rockford
  • May 26-29: State Cup Quarterfinals & Semifinals & Presidents Cup Semifinals & Finals in Rockford
  • June 2-3: State Cup Finals in Rockford