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