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State Cup

A yearlong series of competitions as teams earn their way from the top teams in their state to the regional championship tournament

Teams that win their U12-U19 bracket move on to the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships

Spring 2023

  • Registration and Payment Deadline is February 27th at 5 pm
    • Entry Fee $800
    • $100 late fee for any team that pays after this deadline
  • Recommended for Premier division teams and high-level Division 1 teams
  • March 8th at 5 pm – Field Inventory Due
  • March 10th at 12 pm – Schedule Requests Due
  • March 23rd at 5 pm – Roster Freeze Deadline
  • Seeding done by Fall/Winter League Standings
    • Winter standings determined by points per game average at the time of seeding
    • Seeding done on March 9th
  • Group Games
    • April 8th to April 23rd
  • Quarterfinals/Semifinals
    • April 29th/30th
  • Finals
    • May 7th
  • There is no Regional tournament for U11 Winners
  • U12 Winners play at the Far West Presidents Cup
  • State Cup winner (U12 to U18) will qualify for the US Youth Soccer Northwest Conference
  • Northwest Conference website
  • 2023 Wildcards: BU13, BU17, GU14, GU17 , GU18 
    • If a team in the finals has the bid from the NWC to Regionals and they win State Cup, their cards goes back to the NWC and they go to Regionals as the State Champion. If they come in 2nd at the State Cup, they go to Regionals as the NWC bid and the 1st place team goes as the State Champion
  • 2022 State Cup Photos

Roster Rules for State Cup

  • National Championship Policy is in the sidebar

    • Roster freeze for State Cup is Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 at 5 pm.

    • Roster freeze for any level of Regional and National play must have all players registered with their club by the original roster freeze date for the State Cup of March 23, 2022

    • Roster continuity of at least 11 players (U13-19) and 5 players (U12) for any level (State, Regional, National) goes back to your qualifying league roster (Fall, Winter) (Rule 221, page 6)

    • At the time a Team’s National Championships Competitions roster for competitions at the State Association level is determined under this rule, the Team may not have more than 5 rostered youth who were previously rostered during the current seasonal year with a Club other than the Club of which the Team is a member, (Rule 221, page 5)

Qualifying for Regionals

  • U12 winners play at the Presidents Cup Regionals
    • OYSA pays the entry fee for teams that advance to Regionals.
    • OYSA expects that teams that register for State Cup will attend Regionals
    • Presidents Cup Regionals Information
      • June 16-20, 2023 in Boise, ID
        • Check-In Thursday, June 15th
        • Games start Friday, June 16th
  • U13-U19 qualify for Far West Regional Championships
    • OYSA pays the entry fee for teams that advance to Regionals.
    • OYSA expects that teams that register for State Cup will attend Regionals
    • Far West Regional Championships Information
      • June 23-29, 2023 in Boise, Idaho
        • Check-In Thursday, June 22nd
        • Games start Friday, June 23rd
      • 2024 Regionals to be hosted in Hawaii
    • US Youth Soccer National Championship Details
      • July 17-23, 2023 at TBD
  • Finalists need to confirm by May 3rd that the team is traveling to Regionals.
  • Teams who drop after May 3rd will be assessed the fines from USYS.

National Championship Series

The US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships consists of US Youth Soccer State Champions from 14 state associations, as well as US Youth Soccer Far West Regional League Premier Division champions and drawn wildcard entries. Following individual state championship tournaments, the Regional Championships are the second leg of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.



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