The stage is now set for the final round of the Fall Connecticut Cup Presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods, which takes place this Sunday at Farmington Sports Arena.
“We congratulate all of the teams that have advanced to the Connecticut Cup Finals. We wish everybody the best of luck,” said Josh Krusewski, Executive Director of the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association. “We look forward to the finals taking place within a positive environment with respect for all those participating.”
Connecticut Cup championship matches will be played on Sunday in the 11U to 15U divisions. Participation in the Connecticut Cup Presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods is made available to teams playing in the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA) that meet residency requirements. The Connecticut Cup is played in the fall for both boys and girls teams in the 11U and 12U (9v9), 13U, 14U and 15U age divisions. During the spring season, the Connecticut Cup is hosted for boys and girls teams in the 11U and 12U (9v9), 13U to 17U and 19U age groups.
Connecticut Cup winners at the 12U level and above become eligible for regional play at the US Youth Soccer (USYS) Eastern Presidents Cup, which will be hosted next June in Charleston and Barboursville, West Virginia. Regional winners then move onto the USYS National Presidents Cup the following month in Wichita, Kansas. The USYS Presidents Cup provides a progressive and competitive environment to teams that might not otherwise get the opportunity to participate in a series of unique experiences highlighting competition, camaraderie and community.