National Championship Series, Spring 2018 Competition

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.


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.


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


State Cup Director:  Anne Thompson
Home 703 569-0543
Cell   703-963-4583
State Cup Chair: Cathy Mann
Cell 703-447-0139
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


Please carefully review the information  below from
Anne Thompson, VYSA NCS Director.  
Please email with any questions.
Important new information for any 13U (2005 birth year) teams
entering Virginia State Cup for Spring 2018

The National Championship Series rules for 13U teams allow 22 players on a roster, playing in the State Championship, Regional Championship, and National Championship.  In Virginia, our leagues have limited the numbers of players on a league roster to a maximum of 18, so Virginia State Cup has accepted that maximum number.

At the most recent VYSA Board of Directors meeting, the Board voted to allow 13U teams entering State Cup competition this Spring to carry a maximum roster of 22.  This will be only allowed on your State Cup roster. The league roster for your team will still be a maximum of 18 players.

Each team that would like to add additional players to the State Cup roster above the 18 allowed on their league roster will choose club pass players. These are players that are registered to their club and play on another team’s league roster.  The added players may not be on the roster of a team also playing State Cup. This does not change the status of the team allowing their players to be club passed to a State Cup roster.  These players, club passed to a State Cup roster, may still play on their own league roster. 


RED CARD Violations and the SIT-OUT Requirements


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.
Laminated Player Passes are Required
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.
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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 2016-2017 12U, 13U, and 14U VYSA State Cup Brackets
 2016-2017 VYSA State Cup Spring
Under 12 Boys 8v8 Bracket
Under 13 Boys Bracket
Under 14 Boys Bracket
Under 12 Girls 8v8 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
2017 Spring State Cup
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