Travel Advisory for NOVA teams headed to Richmond or Hampton Roads traveling on I-95 South from Springfield
Under normal circumstances it is an accident or heavy traffic that slows travel on I-95 North or South. That is why the Cup Committee always recommends that you leave extra time for travel on the I-95 corridor.
However, on April 29 and May 6, both of which are scheduled play dates for the Spring State Cup Competition, VDOT has announced scheduled highway maintenance as follows:
DALE CITY – Drivers are urged to avoid southbound I-95 in Dale City for two weekends, April 29-May 1 and May 5-8, as lanes will be closed for bridge deck repair. Congestion and delays are expected to be extensive.
Southbound I-95 will be reduced from three to two lanes over Neabsco Creek (mile marker 156) from 9 p.m. Saturday, April 29 to 6 a.m. Monday, May 1, and again from 10 p.m. Friday, May 5 to 6 a.m. Monday, May 8.
Ramps from eastbound and westbound Dale Boulevard to southbound I-95 will also be closed to all except emergency vehicles.
The southbound car-only safety rest area will also be closed.
Drivers are urged to avoid southbound I-95, and to expect significant delays on all of the usual alternate routes.
VDOT provides the following map for your driving information and planning:
The link below this article will have the game schedules for Saturday, May 6th. After games today there will be one remaining game in the U12B, U12G, and U14G Divisions. The Cup Committee will make every effort to play these games mid-week IF the opponents are local to each other. If not, then the final Quarterfinal Game in those divisions will be played on May 13th.
Please note the following as all are important for the games to go smoothly:
The first team listed is the HOME team and the second is the AWAY team. All games will start on time as scheduled unless there are weather considerations or some other emergency becomes an issue.
All Players and all Coaches must have laminated passes; NO Pass = NO Play for players; NO Pass = NO sitting on the bench or anywhere near the team for all coaches. The team officials on the team bench for the match must be listed on the State Cup Approved Roster.
You must have an original, signed State Cup Approved Roster with you to show at the check-in. An Original Roster has the Color Logo on the Front and is signed by Debi Honaker also on the Front.
Be sure that you familiarize yourself with the responsibilities for the HOME team and AWAY team contact persons handling the game for their teams. Most IMPORTANT are the Home team responsibilities of preparing the Game Report Form, bringing 3 game balls for the match, and collecting the Away team information for the Game Report Form.
The WINNING TEAM calls in the score to the Score Reporting Service before leaving the field. That person also collects the Game Report from the Referees and must mail it to the Boys Cup Chair asap.
TRAVEL CONSIDERATIONS: Be sure to leave enough travel time especially if you have to travel the I-95 corridor, the I-64 corridor, or through the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnels. Leave early and check traffic often. If an emergency occurs along your travel route contact your State Cup Chair IMMEDIATELY.
In the event of a RED CARD to one of your players/coach during the match, it is the responsibility of the Point of Contact or other responsible party for the team to call the Boys Cup Chair asap.
The Spring State Cup schedule below lists the possible play dates for your teams. The games and dates for some teams may vary from the dates below if we are working around the Eastern Regional League schedule during Spring Cup or the VYSA ODP Europe trip on the weekend of April 8 and 9. The ERL game scheduling will take precedence over the State Cup scheduling and teams with players going to Europe with the VYSA ODP Europe trip will be given consideration on scheduling.
These are the only two events or leagues that will receive a scheduling exception. We will not be scheduling around Spring Break for any teams. The Spring Break dates vary around the State and some players will be affected on April 8 and 9 and some on April 22 and 23. We can't leave these two weekends off of our schedule and finish the competition by the semifinal and finals weekend. Please let your teams know about schedules and requirements.
Spring 2017: U14, U13, U12 Boys and Girls
February 10, 2017
March 16, 2017
Applications Due 4:00 pm at the VYSA State Office
March 23, 2017
State Cup Draw at the VYSA State Office
March 30, 2017
All 14U, 13U, 12U Boys & Girls State Cup Rosters Frozen at 12:01 am
April 1, 8, 22, 29
Cup Game Dates
May 6, 13
Cup Game Dates
May 20-21, 2017
Semi Finals and Finals
Next Available Date (as determined by Cup Director)
Thursday - Tuesday
June 29 - July 4, 2017
Region 1 Championships, Spotsylvania, VA
Some games may be played on Sundays to accommodate the schedule for the Region 1 Eastern Regional League and State ODP events. This schedule is subject to change.
For the 2016-2017 year, the 19U/20U age group was played Fall 2016
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 State Cup 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 Cup 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.
REGIONAL FEES DUE JUNE 1, 2017
TEAM FEES DUE FOR REGIONALS COMPETITION
Each team going to Regional competition will pay the entry fee to Regionals. The fee for U19/20-U13 age groups is 550.00 per team. The fee for U12 teams is 350.00. We also pay a subsidy to the referees we send to Regionals. This will be approximately 16-18 officials and the subsidy is 225.00 for each official.
With 16 teams going to Regionals from Virginia and dividing the referee subsidy, each team will pay 225.00. The total due to VYSA for these two fees is 775.00 per team for U19/20-U13 age groups and 575.00 for each U12 team. This amount is due no later than June 1, 2017, but may be paid at any time.
The fee may be paid by credit card by calling VYSA at 540-693-1430 and asking for Thomas or it may be paid by check, made payable to VYSA and
10705 Spotsylvania Ave,
Fredericksburg, VA 22408. Please notice that this is a new address for VYSA.
Publix Virginia Soccer Training Center (PVSTC)
Rules for the Fields at the Publix Virginia Soccer Training Center All of this is 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 PVSTC.
Also, there are limited handicapped spaces and cars parked in them without a permit will be ticketed by sheriffs dept and subject to towing.
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.