Registration is now open for teams seeking to play in the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA) State Cup and Connecticut Cup Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods. The State Cup serves as a non-residency competition for premier teams, while the Connecticut Cup is a tournament created for teams that meet residency requirements.
“We look forward to these season-long competitions and crowning cup champions that will go on to represent CJSA at their respective regional events,” said Josh Krusewski, CJSA Executive Director.
The early registration deadline for both State Cup and Connecticut Cup Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods is Sunday, April 9th, with the final deadline occurring one week later on Sunday, April 16th (a late fee will be issued to teams missing the early deadline). The draw for both competitions will then take place on Monday, April 24th.
- Register for State Cup (Non-Residency Premier Competition)
- Register for Connecticut Cup (Teams Must Meet Residency Requirements)
State Cup champions at the 12U level and above will be eligible for the USYS Eastern Regional Championships this June in Loudoun County, Virginia. Regional winners then move onto the USYS National Championships at the Disney Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. The Connecticut State Cup is part of the USYS National Championship Series, which is the country’s most prestigious national youth soccer tournament.
Participation in the Connecticut Cup Presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods is made available to teams playing in the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association that meet residency requirements. The Connecticut Cup is played in the spring for boys and girls teams in the 11U and 12U (9v9), 13U to 17U and 19U age groups. During the fall season, the Connecticut Cup is hosted for boys and girls teams in the 11U and 12U (9v9), 13U, 14U and 15U age divisions.