Game Day Reminders: 

The first NCS State Cup games will begin today.  Good luck to all teams and safe travels.

Game Day/State Cup Roster

Make sure that you have printed the correct roster for these games. Your league roster will not be accepted for play.

The correct roster will have your game information at the top and will say this...

                         2018 Virginia National Championship Series State Cup

                                              Official Game Roster

Check your roster carefully after printing to make sure all active player names are printed.

Laminated Player and Team Official Passes

All of your players and team officials must have a laminated pass printed from the Affinity system.  Each pass must be separately laminated.

Red Card Sit Out

Check the red card sit out list (left hand column). All teams should check this list. You may have a new player or a club passes player that will need to serve a sitout.  Make sure that any player or team official that is required to sit out is checked on the roster and brought to the attention of the referee. The referee will initial this sit out. An ineligible player on the field, or a coach on the team bench will result in a forfeit for the team.


I know that all of  you are aware how bad traffic can be on the weekend. Travel on I-95 North or South, I-64 in either direction (plus the tunnel) and I-81 North or South is extremely frustrating most of the time.  Every family needs to add extra time to their trip in order to get to the game field on time.

Pets at a Field

Most fields do not allow pets at the field. If you are unsure, you can contact the home team to check.  The Virginia Soccer Training Center does not allow pets. Service animals are allowed if there is a certificate or identifying harness or vest.

Score Reporting

At the end of the game within 30 minutes the winning team must collect both team’s Official Game Roster and log in to the Affinity system and report the game score.  The instructions for this have been emailed to every team and can be found on line on the State Cup web page.  Please report as soon as you can.  We can’t schedule the following week without these game scores.

Mailing the Official Game Rosters

The address to use to mail the Official Game Rosters is printed at the bottom of the roster. These need to go in the mail no later than Monday after the game. (a note on the change from the photo of the game card used last year—many of the rosters we received were too big, too small, too blurry, would print on more than one page, etc.) We needed a more official game report form and the mailing will get that to us.



Official Game Roster Reminders

To all State Cup Coaches and Team Managers –


This is a reminder that both the HOME and the AWAY team for each game MUST print their Official Game Roster from the Affinity system and bring this Official Game Roster to the scheduled State Cup game.  The Official Game Roster serves as the Official State Cup Roster and therefore is required.


Failure to bring your team’s Official Game Roster to the game and present it to the referee, along with your LAMINATED State Cup Player passes will result in a forfeit for your team. You also must have current passes for each team official that will be on your team bench during the game. No team official may sit on the team’s bench during the game without a current team official pass. Electronic versions of the Official Game Roster and the State Cup Player or Team Official passes are NOT ACCEPTABLE.


The Official Game Roster will be available for printing in the Affinity system 2 days prior to your scheduled game date.  Directions for printing the roster are included on the VYSA website, were included in the email sent to all teams yesterday.  We highly recommend that you print your roster as early as possible.


As a reminder – the WINNING team must collect both Official Game Rosters (HOME and AWAY) from the referee crew at the end of the game, report the score in Affinity immediately, and mail in the BOTH games reports to the address listed on the bottom of the Official Game Roster.


If you have any questions regarding printing the Official Game Roster, please address them now.


Anne and Cathy


Teams -

Welcome to Week 1 of the State Cup competition.  Week 1 is now being played on September 22.  We have added about 1/3 more games to the schedule in order to keep the Cup on pretty much the same play dates as before. The play dates for each age group have been revised without too much change. Please check the article below for this information.

The “ladder display” in the brackets have been updated with the games for September  22nd (and one game on September 23rd).  You can also view the schedule by age group if you click on the Bracket tab or the current Round of Play tab for a specific age group.  In addition we have attached a PDF of the game schedule (CLICK HERE) to assist you in locating your game information. 

Saturday, September 22:   U15 boys, U16 boys, U17 boys (Game #641850 9/23), U19 boys. Round of 32
                                           U16 girls Round of 32, plus these age groups originally scheduled for September 22
                                           U18 boys, U15 girls, U17 girls, U18 girls and U19 girls. Round of 16

We will be sending out Information emails early in the week to provide further details and reminders on how to Print Your Official Game Roster (which includes your State Cup roster), How to Login and Score Your Game, and other important information that teams will need during the season.  Please read through all of these emails as the information is important.  All of the information we send out will also be posted in either Side Articles or Center Articles on this State Cup webpage for your use.

Just a reminder that teams who are traveling I-95, 64, and other major highways to get to their games need to leave early and check traffic reports often.  

 A note on the game request times that many coaches and managers send to us:  We do our best to deconflict coaches who have two teams in State Cup first, if possible, and then working with the field times we are given by each home club, and team travel time, we put the other games in the system. Conflicts with a coach's other league games and homecoming are very difficult to accommodate. If you have these conflicts and want to let us know we will alwys try and sometimes it will work out. 

Field Naming Issue – For fields that are numbered (1, 2, 3, etc), they transferred over to Affinity without issue.  For fields that go by a “name” such as Stadium or Upper Field, these did not transfer with their name and instead were given numbers.  Affinity is working to correct this issue.  In the interim, below is a legend that can be used for certain complexes the weekend of Sept 15th.  Also, Affinity has provided a document to provide additional guidance on the field naming at venues (see attached - click here).

Countryside Sportsplex #1 is Carilion and #2 is McLeod

Hayfield High School #1 is the Stadium Field

Thomas Jefferson High School #2 is the Auxiliary Field

Lake Braddock High School #1 is the Stadium Field


BOYS                       GIRLS                     

U15 Boys - Click Here

  U15 Girls - Click Here

U16 Boys - Click Here

  U16 Girls - Click Here

U17 Boys - Click Here

  U17 Girls - Click Here

U18 Boys - Click Here

  U18 Girls - Click Here

U19 Boys - Click Here

  U19 Girls - Click Here
It has come to the attention of the Cup Committee that there are still questions about laminating player and team official passes. This is required.
  • Passes in plastic pouches that are not sealed or in plastic pockets in a notebook will not suffice.
  • Each pass must be sealed by lamination.
  • Please bring only laminated passes for each player and team official to the match.
  • There has been some discussion about the need for additional laminated passes since all player's and team official pictures now appear on the State Cup roster. This can be a second check of players and team officials but it does not take the place of current laminated passes. In the U15-U19 age groups, with the limited subsitution rule, referees hold the passes during the game to make sure that the substitution process is proper for each team.  Also the Regional and National Championships rules still require the presentation to the referee, of a laminated pass.
  • You must have your Game Day Roster form (State Cup Roster) and your laminated passes at every game.
RED CARD Violations and the SIT-OUT Requirements
Red Card List in Left Hand column under Red Card Information...


A Reminder to all Players, Managers, and Coaches:
Be sure to check the Red Card List on the State Cup Web Page.  If you have received a Red Card in a previous National Championship Series Event, regardless of what that event was, you are required to serve a Sit Out in the very next National Championship Series game that you participate with.
Failure to serve that required Sit Out has serious consequences for all concerned, as stated the Section II.F of the National Championship Rules:
F. Eligibility Rule Violations - Violations of player or team eligibility rules will result in the forfeiture of any games in which an ineligible team or player has participated. Any coach or team official found to have rostered an ineligible player is, together with the team, ineligible to compete further in National Championship Series competition in the current seasonal year. Any coach, manager, or official found guilty of knowingly using an ineligible player is not eligible to compete further in National Championship Series competitions in the current and the subsequent seasonal year. The coach is ultimately responsible for verifying player eligibility. 
Therefore, check the list carefully.  The VYSA NCS Committee makes every effort to keep the list correct and up-to-date, but that all depends on the RED CARD being reported correctly and on time.  If for whatever reason you received a RED CARD and it does not appear on the list, that in no way removes the obligation of serving the Sit Out.
Finally, RED CARDS given during National Championship Series Events do not carry over to League or other Tournament Events and neither do RED CARDS given in those events carry over to National Championship Events.
Fall 2018 Age Group Play Dates-Revised
Virginia Youth Soccer Association welcomes your team to the
2018-2019 National Championship Series.

.All rosters for the Fall VYSA National Championship Series play were frozen on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Midnight.

The  VYSA National Championship Series schedule is as follows: Please read this carefully to know when each age group is scheduled to play. These dates will remain firm if the weather on each weekend cooperates.  (Coaches and players must be available on all weekends because this schedule is subject to change if we have any issues that would force us to cancel any games on any one of these weekends.)

Saturday, September 15:   Games Cancelled

Saturday, September 22:   U15 boys, U16 boys, U17 boys, U19 boys and U16 girls. Round of 32
                                           U18 boys and U15 girls, U17 girls, U18 girls and U19 girls, Round of 16
Saturday, September 29:   U15 boys, U16 boys, U17 boys, U19 boys and U16 girls. Round of 16
Saturday, October 13:        All Age Groups - Quarter final round
Saturday, October 20         Holding for Rain date
Saturday, October 27:        Semifinals
Sunday, November 4:         Finals
Make note of these dates and let your players and parents know. 

Good luck to each team. We hope each game you play in this Championship event is great competition. 


Publix Virginia Soccer Training Center (PVSTC)
----Please Read
Rules for the Fields at the
Publix Virginia Soccer Training Center
All rules strictly enforced
  • No pets, except service animals with valid permit
  • No tobacco or e-cig products and no alcohol
  • No hi pod camera equipment or other equipment deemed unsafe by PublixVSTC. 
  • Vehicles parked in handicapped spaces without a permit will be ticketed by sheriffs dept and subject to towing.


Spring 2017-2018 VYSA State Cup Brackets
 2017-2018 VYSA State Cup Spring
Under 12 Boys 9v9 Bracket
Under 13 Boys Bracket
Under 14 Boys Bracket
Under 12 Girls 9v9 Bracket
Under 13 Girls Bracket
Under 14 Girls Bracket
Fall 2017-2018 State Cup Brackets
 2017-2018 VYSA State Cup Fall
Under 15 Boys Bracket
Under 16 Boys Bracket
Under 17 Boys Bracket
Under 18 Boys Bracket
Under 19 Boys Bracket
Under 15 Girls Bracket
Under 16 Girls Bracket
Under 17 Girls Bracket
Under 18 Girls Bracket
Under 19 Girls Bracket
VYSA Affiliates