2017 WVSA State Cup Dates:
WVSA State Cup Preliminaries - April 29-30, 2017
WVSA State Cup Semifinals & Finals - May 20-21, 2017
2016 WVSA State Cup Results
Questions or concerns? Contact:
WVSA Cup Chairwoman: Beth Noss - firstname.lastname@example.org
Only US Youth Soccer/WVSA teams will be accepted. Players can only play for one US Youth Soccer NCS team.
Teams applying for the cup competition must compete in the WV State League or a USYSA Region I League. The league competition must consist of a minimum of one (1) game against each of three different teams in the league. Select teams are not eligible for any cup competition.
WVSA will consider entering teams in the Region I Championships on June 30-July 5, 2016 in the following brackets.
Boys: U12-small-sided, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18, U19
Girls: U12-small-sided, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18, U19
Any outstanding fees and fines due WVSA must be paid prior to the start of cup competition for a team to be eligible to compete.
In compliance with US Soccer's Policy 212-1 "Participation in Affiliated Organizations," any team applying to play in the WVSA cup competition that is part of an organization/club that has a recreational, in-house, and/or intramural program that is not affiliated with WVSA may be asked to indicate the Federation-affiliated organization that the recreational, in-house, and/or intramural players are registered with.
Seeding for the WVSA State Championship:
||Region I Champions League Participants
||1.01 - If a team, participating in the Region I Champions league, is the previous year’s WV State Cup champion and has maintained a roster continuity of a minimum of 66%, they will receive the No. 1 seed in the WVSA State Cup in their age group. If said team does not meet said requirements, they will receive a seed not lower than No. 4 in the WVSA State Cup in their age group.
||1.02 - If a team, participating in the Region I Champions league, is the previous year’s WV State Cup finalist and has maintained a roster continuity of a minimum of 66%, they will receive the No. 3 seed in the WVSA State Cup in their age group. If said team does not meet said requirements, they will receive a seed not lower than No. 6 in the WVSA State Cup in their age group.
||1.03 - If a team is selected to participate in the Region I Champions league, was not the previous year's WV State Cup champion or finalist, or does not meet the requirements of 1.01 and 1.02 and has maintained a roster continuity of a minimum of 66%, they will receive a seed not lower than No. 7 in the WVSA State Cup in their age group.
||West Virginia State League Participants
||2.01 - If a team is crowned champion of the WV State League, they will receive the No. 1 seed for the WVSA State Cup in their age group, unless that seed has already been occupied by a team that met the requirements in rule 1.01. Otherwise, said team will earn the No. 2 seed.
||2.02 - If a team is a finalist of the WV State League, they will receive the No. 2 seed for the WVSA State Cup in their age group, unless that seed has already been occupied by a team that met the requirements in rule 1.01, 1.02 and 2.01. Otherwise, said team will earn the next highest available seed.
||2.03 - Once the champion and finalist of the WV State League and teams participating in the Region I Champions League are seeded in the WVSA State Cup, the remaining seeds will be determined by the standings from the WV State League.
Cup rosters can include only primary players; secondary or guest players are not eligible to play on any cup team. Rosters may show a maximum of primary players as follows; U12SS – 14 Players, U12 FS 18 Players, U13 through U19 – 22 Players. No roster may be altered for spring league until cup competition for that team is completed. For teams playing in the Region I Champions League, rosters freeze at the time of a team's first game in the competition or the roster freeze date, whichever comes first. ONCE A TEAM ENTERS STATE CUP COMPETITION, THAT ROSTER IS FROZEN UNTIL THE TEAM IS ELIMINATED FROM CUP PLAY.
A team is limited to five (5) transfer players.
A team must maintain continuity of rosters between league and cup competition by maintaining a minimum of nine (9) players common to their WVSL Roster and official State Cup roster.
WVSA State Championship Competition (US Youth Soccer National Championship Series) Information:
Competition will start after the roster freeze date, and may include preliminary rounds before the final round.
WVSA State Championship winners will advance to the US Youth Soccer Region I championships to be held June 30-July 5 at Barboursville, WV.
Should WVSA receive a wild card slot for the Region I competition, the WVSA State Championship Competition runner-up will represent WVSA.
All housing for the Region I Championships will be handled through the WVSA Office. As we get close to the WVSA State Championships, the WVSA State office housing contact will contact teams to begin the housing process. Teams who arrange their own housing are subject to fines by REGION I. Questions email – email@example.com
Refunds are considered on a case by case basis. Please contact the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration and for more information. Last day to be considered for a refund is April 12, 2016. There will be no refunds after this date.
The West Virginia Soccer Association would like to thank the volunteers, coaches, players and referees for a great 2016 WVSA State Cup. We would also like to thank the YMCA of Southern WV, who did an awesome job hosting the event at the YMCA Soccer Complex in Beckley. Click here for 2016 WVSA State Cup winners.