The fall season for NJ Youth Soccer State Cups is set to continue, with play commencing in the National Championship Series, Presidents Cup and Commissioners Cup. The pool of teams in NJYS State Cups this fall continues an increase in overall participation, with more than 560 teams entered in the 11U to 14U age groups.
Teams will be competing for the right to be called champions of their respective age groups, while returning winners will be looking to defend their crowns.
“After successfully winning the State Cup in 2018 and 2019, the Ironbound 13U Red Raiders are ready to defend their title in 2020. Good luck to all the teams participating in this great competition.” – Anthony Tavares, U13 Boys Ironbound Raiders, National Championship Series Champions
Winners in both the National Championship Series and Presidents Cup will also earn the right to represent New Jersey in regional competition.
“Last season was a great honor to represent New Jersey at Regionals. The players know what it takes to get this far and are hungry to attain these heights once again. The girls will be working hard to bring home another State Championship to the club.” – Leon Brown, 13U Girls, GPS NJ South, 2018 Presidents Cup Champions
Round of 64 play in NJYS State Cups fully commences this weekend, with the Round of 32 getting underway on September 29th. Next up on the slate is the Round of 16 on October 6th, with quarterfinal play scheduled for October 20th. NJYS State Cups Semifinals will take place on the weekend of October 26-27th, and championship matches will be held the following Sunday, November 3rd.
The National Championship Series is the country’s most prestigious national youth soccer tournament, providing winners from each state the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.
The Presidents Cup is a national tournament that is designed to create a high-level competition for teams that are looking to play against teams of similar abilities, where those teams that advance will play for a regional or possibly a national title.
The Commissioners Cup is a tournament that hosts travel teams in the U11 to U14 age groups in the fall, with the 15U through 18U/19U age groups participating in the spring. This state-only tournament is designed to create a challenging and enjoyable event for teams that do not play in the National Championship Series or Presidents Cup.