The State Cup Competitions consist of two cups: The US Youth Soccer Eastern NY State Championship and Arch Challenge Cup. Each team will play a minimum of three games in "group play" and winners will advance to a single elimination round. U19/U20 play will be single elimination. When possible, group play will be regional for the Arch Challenge Cup. Group Play for Arch Challenge Cup Fall Play, U10-U12 has begun. Spring play for both Arch Challenge Cup U13-U17 and ENYYSA/NCS Cup U12-U18 is now open.
The US Youth Soccer Eastern NY State Championship
Normally a highly competitive tournament, comprised of mostly premier and other top tier level teams, the "open cup" is nonetheless open to ALL teams that play under the ENYYSA. The winners in the U12 to U19 age groups go on to compete at the Regional competition and regional winners in the U13 to U19 age group advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships. Registration for the Spring, 2017 ENYYSA/NCS Cup competition opens September 3, 2016 and closes February 1, 2017. Entry fee for this tournament is $295 (excludes referee fees).
Registration Now Open for U12-U18
Registration Now Open for U19/20
The Arch Challenge Cup
This tournament not only provides an opportunity for all U10 and U11 teams and those U12 through U17 teams that participate at the next tier level of competition to compete in a state level competition, but the competition is offered in two flights (Platinum and Gold) to further group teams based on their competitive levels (see Eligibility Restrictions and Flight Guidelines link below). Top tier level teams are not eligible to enter this competition.
The U10 through U12 age groups begin play in the Fall, 2016 and U13 - U16 age groups begin play in the Spring, 2017. Registration for the Fall, 2016 competition is open now and closes on August 24, 2016. Registration for the teams that begin play in the Spring, 2017 opens in late August, 2016 and closes February 12, 2017. Entry fee for both the Platinum and Gold flights is $175 (excludes referee fees).
Registration is CLOSED for U10-U12
Arch Challenge Cup Fall Brackets
Arch Challenge Cup Eligibility Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions
Rules, Forms, and How To's