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 products 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, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18 and U19 age groups.




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 to get information on how to proceed with registering through one of the existing Commissioners’ Leagues.

Level of Play:
State Cup is recommended for the top level competitive teams within their club or league.
Open To:
All eligible registered teams must meet the following playing league criteria.
Must be registered with a US Soccer affiliated organization.
Must play in an approved league with at least 3 other teams and play at least 3 games against 3 different teams.
Only teams that register with Cal North and participate in State Cup as a Cal North registered team are eligible to advance to US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships (Far West Regionals).
Age Groups:
Under 13 – Under 19 Boys and Girls
Competition Dates:
U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, and U18 Competition
April 21-22 or April 28-29, 2018 – We plan to play all preliminary round games on April 21-22. Games will be scheduled on April 28-29 only in case of rain out or if schedule necessitates additional dates
May 5-6, 2018 – Advancing teams will play single elimination round competition
U19 Competition
May 19-20, 2018 – Preliminary round games
May 26-27, 2018 – Advancing teams will play single elimination round competition
U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, and U18 Competition
Tracy Legacy Fields (Field Layout, Map), Plasencia Fields, Tracy Sports Complex, Cherry Island Soccer Complex
Cherry Island Soccer Complex
Application Deadline:
U13-U18 March 15, 2018
U19 April 15, 2018
Entry Fees:
Additional Info:
Cal North State Cup is the qualifier for US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. State Cup Champions that participated as a Cal North registered team, CRL 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 Region IV Championships (Far West Regionals) in Honolulu, Hawaii June 18-24, 2018
See schedules & results, and list of teams that have applied.
See Cup Directives Rules and Regulations, and other important documents.
2016-2017 Season
2015-2016 Season
U12 – U13
U14 – U18