2017 WVSA State Cup Dates:
WVSA State Cup Preliminaries - April 29-30, 2017
WVSA State Cup Semifinals & Finals - May 20-21, 2017
WVSA State Cup Bracket Notes & Information
To enter the 2017 WVSA State Championship (US Youth Soccer National Championship Series), complete the application form electronically. Your deposit of $250 is due with the submission of the application and must be received by December 19, 2016. If not paying online by credit card, please send a check (payable to WVSA) for $250 for the National Championship Series to:
WVSA State Championship
Attn: WVSA State Cup
PO Box 3360
Beckley, WV 25801
Cup Chairman: Beth Noss
Registration Deadline is December 19, 2016
Balance Due by: March 31, 2017 - $400 remaining entry fee must be paid in full by March 31.
The total fee for WVSA State Championship is $650.
By March 15, every team playing in the WV State League must have the minimum number of players on the official team roster.
Last Date to Withdraw with Refund: April 5, 2017
Roster Freeze Date (for age groups with Preliminary Round): April 19, 2017
Preliminary competition (if needed): April 29th and/or April 30th, 2017
Roster Freeze Date (for all other age groups): May 6, 2017
WVSA State Championships: May 20-21 in Beckley, WV at the Paul Cline Memorial Complex.
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 in Fredericksburg, VA on June 29, 2017 in the following brackets.
Boys: U12-small-sided, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18, U19/20
Girls: U12-small-sided, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18, U19/20
All housing for the Region I Championships will be handled through the WVSA Office. As we get close to the WVSA State Championships, Kristi Richmond or her designate will contact teams to begin the housing process. Teams within 75 miles of the Barboursville or Kennedy Center complexes are exempt from using Regional housing. All other teams who arrange their own housing are subject to opt-out fees from REGION I.
Any questions on team formation and rostering of players should be sent to Dave Laraba or Jude Greene.
Seeding for the WVSA State Championship
1. Region I Eastern Regional League and WV State League Participants
1.01 - If a team, participating in the Region I Eastern Regional League or WV State League, is the previous year’s WV State Cup champion and has maintained a roster continuity of a minimum of 33%, 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 be placed in the random draw for seeding in the WVSA State Cup in their age group.
1.02 - If a team, participating in the Region I Eastern Regional League or WV State League, is the previous year’s WV State Cup finalist and has maintained a roster continuity of a minimum of 33%, they will receive the No. 2 seed in the WVSA State Cup in their age group. If said team does not meet said requirements, they will be placed in the random draw for seeding in the WVSA State Cup in their age group.
1.03 - If a team is a participant in the Region I Eastern Regional League or WV State League and was not the previous year's WV State Cup champion or finalist, or does not meet the requirements of 1.01 and 1.02, they will be placed in a random draw for remaining seeds in the WVSA State Cup for their age group.
***Note: The roster continuity requirement compares frozen roster from 2016 WVSA State Cup to frozen roster for 2017 WVSA State Cup.
****Note: The 33% minimum continuity stated above will only be in effect for the 2017 State Cup due to the national age group changes. The percentage will move back to 66% in 2018.
2016 WVSA State Cup Results
Questions or concerns? Contact:
WVSA Cup Chairwoman: Beth Noss - email@example.com
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.