Play Commences in Spring Season of Tennessee State League

Tennessee State League

The spring season of the Tennessee State League is now fully underway, with teams focused on reaching the TSSA State Cup Tournament for their respective age groups this May. Currently playing in the TSSA Spring State League are girls teams in the 12U-19U divisions, along with boys teams in the 12U-14U age groups.

“Our Spring TSL had another record-breaking year in the number of teams participating,” said Jeannie Louk, Director of Leagues and Programs at the Tennessee State Soccer Association. “The season is just beginning, and we already had four Tennessee teams automatically qualify for Regionals and another four teams automatically qualifying for Nationals in the National Championship Series, leaving even more opportunity for more teams to win and advance out of State Cup! We cannot wait to see how it all unfolds come May.”

As mentioned, teams are competing in TSSA State League matches to earn a spot in the TSSA State Cup. During the weekend of May 18-19, the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of the TSSA State Cup will be hosted for Division 1 and Division 2 girls teams in the 13U-19U age groups, along with Division 1 and Division 2 boys teams in the 13U-14U bracket. Over the following weekend of May 25-26, the finals will be held in each of the Division 1, Division 2 and Division 3 Tournaments. Additionally, the semifinal and final rounds for the 12U boys and girls teams will take place.

Champions at the Division 1 level (13U and older) will advance to the US Youth Soccer (USYS) Regional Tournament this June in Tampa and Auburndale, Florida. The competition is part of the USYS National Championship Series, which is the country’s most prestigious national youth soccer tournament. Champions at the Division 2 level (13U and older) will continue onto regional play in the USYS Southern Presidents Cup this June in Plano, Texas. 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.

“I am incredibly excited to see this growth for now the fifth season in a row,” said Hans Hobson, CEO of the Tennessee State Soccer Association. “We will continue to provide the very best league our state can offer our member clubs and their teams.”

Open to all member clubs and their teams, TSSA has hosted the Tennessee State Cup since 1976. Games are played at competitive levels within three divisions (Division 1, Division 2 and Divisions 3).

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