APPLICATION FEES AND PROCEDURES
The entry fee for State Cup competition is $400 This fee is paid by credit card on line at the time of application. The following two items must be in the hands of the VYSA State Office by the appropriate deadline:
(1) A completed on-line application form and on-line credit card payment. No other form of payment will be accepted. Please note the team code is the team number located at the top center of the State Cup Roster.
(2) A copy of your approved 2015-2016 VYSA State Cup roster printed from the online Travel Team Registration site. The State Cup roster must be faxed or mailed or emailed to the VYSA State Office to arrive by the deadline.
Your league roster will not be acceptable for State Cup entry.
Please make sure the roster you send with your entry is the one that says Virginia State Cup on the top. For any questions on this please refer to the State Cup Rules and Procedures or contact your registrar.
The application form for entry (which includes the credit card payment) completed on line and the VYSA State Cup roster must be in the hands of the VYSA State Office no later than 4:00 PM on March 17, 2016. Any application that does not meet the deadline requirements will be returned.
Completed applications include the application form filled out and paid by credit card on line and the VYSA State Cup roster. It is always the responsibility of the coach of an applying team to confirm that his/her team has successfully met this deadline.
Any team of a member of VYSA and participating in a recognized league and properly registered (having an official VYSA roster and US Youth Soccer player passes), is eligible to enter any one age group corresponding to the age of the oldest player on its roster. The eligible leagues include all VYSA member leagues and additionally Region 1 Champions League.
All players must have been registered on the official VYSA State Cup roster at least 48 hours prior to the first State Cup game played in any age group for the Spring Cup Competition. There will be the one freeze date for all rosters in the Spring Cup competition for U14, U13 and U12 and another freeze date for U19 competition. Please go on line to the State Cup calendar for these dates.
If a player is registered on a VYSA State Cup team 48 hours prior to the first State Cup game, the player may not compete in another State Cup for any other team during the seasonal year (Sept. 1 to Aug. 31). A team may have no more than five transferred players on its VYSA State Cup roster. A team may compete in only one State Cup competition during a seasonal year. Teams entered in State Cup must present a State Cup Roster.
AGE GROUPS FOR SPRING 2016 COMPETITION
U12 August 1, 2003 and younger State and Regional Competition
U13 August 1, 2002 and younger State, Regional and National Competition
U14 August 1, 2001 and younger State, Regional and National Competition
U19 August 1, 1996 and younger State, Regional and National Competition
RULES OF THE COMPETITION
The Virginia State Championship Policies and the National Championship Series Policies are on the VYSA Web Site. It is the responsibility of the team to access these rules and become familiar with them. The NCS policies may be modified by the VYSA State Championship Policies. Please note there are new rule changes for rosters and club pass players for your State Cup Roster. You must go to the State Cup Rules to be aware of the changes as you apply for State Cup.
In order to keep all teams up to date on game schedules, results and sometimes changes to fields and times, it is very important for each team to provide an primary contact and an email address. During the competition the administrative information will be distributed by email. The game schedules and game results will be available on the VYSA Web Site.
VYSA has a Web Site for your convenience and information. All of the State Cup forms, the 2015 - 2016 Seasonal Year Cup Calendar and the VYSA State Cup Rules are available. The web address is www.vysa.com.