Welcome to the National Championship Series
The brackets for each age group are posted below. The seeding committee met on March 21 to look at the information each team supplied on their application and all additional information available to the committee on tournament play, league play and standings from the 2017 Cup competition. In the brackets you will find the teams seeded 1-8 in every age group. Each of these teams will have home field advantage during their Cup play. The teams in the numbers 9 and higher were shuffled twice and drawn at random to complete the brackets. If your team is listed 9 or 17 or 11 that does not mean we seeded your team as 9, 17, 11, etc. These numbers were randomly drawn and teams 9 and above are considered the same or equal to all other numbers that are higher than 8.
You will also see the home and away draw results for each game. Each home team will have an (h) listed by their team name. Games will be played on the home field for the club listed if possible or in the home region of the club drawing home.
TEAM PRIMARY CONTACT
All teams need to check the team contact list in the left hand column on this Cup page to make sure your team point of contact is listed correctly. This contact for your team will be receiving emails and phone calls during the competition so it is very important that we have the correct information.
CUP CALENDAR AND GAME DATES
We have looked at the game schedules going forward for the Spring and the Spring break schedule for each area of the State. We find that this Spring we will be able avoid the Spring break weekends and start the Cup competition on April 14. We won't be playing any State Cup games on the weekend of April 7.
The freeze date for all State Cup rosters will remain April 5, 2018 at 12:01 am.
We also have the Eastern Regional League schedule for all of the teams playing in that league and understand the responsibility of scheduling around Eastern Regional League play. In the next week we will put out a tentative calendar of play for all age groups. All calendars of play dates will be tentative because of weather issues. Preliminary Cup play dates will still be each weekend from April 14 through May 12 and any of those dates may become a play weekend, if we have any weather issues with the schedule. Semifinals and Finals will be held on May 19 and 20.
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 a 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.
All of the State Cup forms, the 2017-2018 Seasonal Year Cup Calendar and the VYSA State Cup Rules are available. The web address is www.vysa.com.