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State Cup Frequently Asked Questions

Questions And Answers

When are the deadlines to enter State Cup?

The deadline for U10, U11 & U12 teams to enter the Arch Challenge Cup (Fall play) is usually the 3rd week in August. The deadline for U13- U16 teams to enter the Arch Challenge Cup and U12- to U18 teams to enter the Open Cup (Spring play) is usually the last week in January. U19 teams usually have until the 3rd week in March to enter the open Cup.

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What Cup can I enter?

Qualifications for team entry is in the State Cup Booklet under the “Team Eligibility” section.

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I play in the U18 division, can I enter the U17 State Cup?

Yes, provided that all players on the State Cup roster are age appropriate.

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When are rosters due?

Please refer to the State Cup Calendar for all due dates.

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When do rosters "Freeze"?

Please refer to the State Cup Calendar for all due dates.

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Who can enter the State Cup?

Only travel teams that play in a State Cup qualifying league.  All Leagues affiliated with ENYYSA, Premier League, Region I Premier and Sub Regional Leagues (i.e. Northeast and Colonial).  League Select or Academy teams cannot participate. 

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How many players can I have on my roster?

Please refer to the State Cup Booklet under the “Maximum Roster and Due Dates” section.

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Can we have guest players?

No. Only players that are registered in your Club prior to the roster freeze date (or better known as "Club Pass).

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I registered a transferred player that was from a team that played in the Fall Cup, can that player be put on my roster?

No. Once a player has been on the approved State Cup roster of one team, that player cannot be added to the roster of another team during the Cup year.

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Who pays the referee/assistant referee fees?

 The Home and Visiting Teams split the fees.

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What are the Referee and Assistant Referee Fees?

Please refer to the State Cup Booklet under the “Referees” section. 

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Who schedules the Games?

The Home Team.

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How do I change my field location once my game is scheduled?

You must contact your Age Group Commissioner. If the Age Group Commissioner approves, he/she will make the change and notify the Referee Assignor. Teams are not permitted to change the field location without the AGC’s approval.

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Who secures the Referees?

ENYYSA will contact the appropriate Referee Assignor once the game is scheduled.

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Who can be on the bench sidelines?

Substitute Players, Coaches, Managers with a valid pass and ENY Certified Trainers.

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How are teams seeded?

If called for, teams may be seeded at the start of the single elimination round based on the prior year’s results.

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Who calls in the scores?

The winning team is responsible for entering the score. In the event of a tie game in the Group Play round, the Home team is responsible.

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If both teams have the same color, who changes?

The Home Team changes.

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How do I get my roster approved?

After the freeze deadline, your home league will approve your State Cup roster.  Once that is done, the State will approve the roster.
  

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Do I need my State Cup roster to play?

You will need your game card.
 

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One of my players were ejected, is my team still in State Cup?

Yes. The ejection of a player alone does not impact a team’s continued participation in the competition

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Can I use my US Club Soccer Pass to play State Cup?

No. Only U.S. Youth Soccer passes are accepted.
 

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How are the teams grouped?

It's done by a random draw.

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How do the teams move into the quarterfinals?

Please refer to the State Cup Booklet under the “Group Play” section.

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