Cal North Presidents Cup is the qualifying cup competition for the US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup. It is a competition created for mid-level Competitive teams. Recreational teams may enter Presidents Cup although Founders’ Cup is a more appropriate cup product for the vast majority of Recreational teams. We generally recommend Presidents Cup for mid-to- upper-level competitive teams. The Cal North Presidents Cup offers brackets in the U13 through U18 age groups.

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RECENT UPDATE

Important State Cup and Presidents Cup Rules Update

Contrary to an earlier ruling, we were recently advised that all players and teams participating in State and Presidents Cup must be registered through their State Association. The US Youth Soccer rule is included below. US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup Rule 303 and US Youth Soccer National Championship Series Rule 221 confirm that at all levels of play, including the state-level cup event, are open to any team whose players are registered with US Youth Soccer through a State Association.

If a team plays in a non-Cal North playing league such as NorCal Premier, ECNL, NPL, or other playing league sanctioned by a US Soccer organization for the 2017/2018 season, the team meets the league play requirement necessary to participate in Cal North State and Presidents Cup, but the players, team administrators and the team must have approved Cal North credentials to participate.

Simply stated, a team’s qualifying playing league does not need to be a Cal North playing league but they must have Cal North credentials to participate in Presidents or State Cup.

To obtain your Cal North credentials to participate in our cups check first with your local league registrar on how to best obtain credentials.

If your local league and district notify you that they are unable or unwilling to register your players and team, please contact Emanuel Lusca, the Cal North Registration Manager at elusca@calnorth.org to get information on how to proceed with registering through one of the existing Commissioners’ Leagues.

Cal North State Cup is the state-level qualifier for the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. It is the cup competition created for the top-level Competitive teams. Although any qualified team may apply for State Cup, there may be other cup series that better fit a team’s needs. We recommend only top tier competitive teams apply for State Cup. Cal North State Cup the only event in the Cal North Cup Series that is available to teams that participate in California Regional League, US Youth Soccer National League, and/or in any Premier division in league play.  The Cal North State Cup hosts brackets in the U13 through U19 age groups.

Level of Play:

Recreational teams or Competitive teams that compete in league play and tournaments at the Gold or lower level. Presidents Cup is recommended for mid-level to upper-level competitive teams that may be the first or second tier competitive team within their club or league. Teams that participated in the 2017/2018 Cal North State Cup quarterfinals, semifinals or championships or teams that compete in the highest division of a Regional Playing League (CRL) are not eligible to enter are not eligible to enter Presidents Cup and should select State Cup as their cup option.

 

Open To:

All eligible registered teams must meet the following criteria

  1. Must be registered with a US Soccer affiliated organization.
  2. Must play in an approved league with at least three other teams and play at least a game against three different teams at least once.
  3. Must be registered with Cal North in order to be accepted to play in Presidents Cup

 

Playing League Requirement:

Participation in a non-Cal North playing league such as NorCal Premier or other playing league sanctioned by a US Soccer organization where the team plays against at least three other teams will fulfill the requirement necessary to participate in Cal North Presidents Cup however the players, team administrators and the team must register with Cal North and have Cal North credentials in order to be accepted. Simply stated, a team’s qualifying playing league does not need to be a Cal North playing league but they must have Cal North credentials to participate in Presidents Cup. To obtain your Cal North credentials to participate in our cups check first with your local league registrar on how to best obtain credentials. If your local league and district notify you that they are unable or unwilling to register your players and team, please contact Emanuel Lusca, the Cal North Registration Manager at elusca@calnorth.org to get information on how to proceed with registering through one of the existing Commissioners’ Leagues.

Age Groups:

Under 13 – Under 18 Boys and Girls

Competition Dates:

March 23-24, 2019, March 30-31, 2019

April 6-7, 2019 (alternate weekend)
We have two weekends designated for Presidents Cup.  The schedule will ultimately depend on the number of applicants and the available venues.  Games will be scheduled on April 6-7, 2019 only in case of rain out.

Location(s):

Coming Soon!

 

Application Deadline:

March 1, 2019

 

Entry Fees:

Coming Soon!

Additional Info:

Cal North Presidents Cup is the qualifier for US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup Series. Presidents Cup Champions and in some instances a team that is selected to fill a wildcard slot will advance to compete for a regional championship at the US Youth Soccer West Region Presidents Cup Championships in Norco, CA Tuesday, June 11-Sunday, June 16, 2019.

Links:

Team Application Form

List of Applied Teams

Event Schedule & Results Homepage

Cup Directives, Rules and Regulations

Dates and venues subject to change for circumstances beyond the control of cup organizers

2017-2018 Season

U13-U18

2016-2017 Season

U13-U17

2015-2016 Season

U12-U13
U14-U18