For games scheduled in Aurora or Rockford, teams can mutually agree to play at another location but game MUST be playd no later than the date and time listed. All Open Cup game change request must be received by email@example.com no later than April 1. All Group Play game change requests must be received no later than May 1. REQUESTS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE MAY NOT BE ACCEPTED.
The Illinois State Cup is the most prestigious tournament in Illinois and the official state championship tournament of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. Don’t be confused by similarly named league tournaments claiming to be a "state cup" championship.
Since 1966, even before its incorporation, Illinois Youth Soccer has been conducting this official annual state competition that is part of the national US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. The
Illinois State Cup provides an opportunity for approximately 350 teams in the under 12 to 19 age groups to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition. Winners of the Illinois State Cup advance to the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Tournament and have the opportunity to qualify for the US Youth Soccer National Championship Finals. The national finals are a culmination of a year-long series of competitions at the state and regional levels providing approximately 185,000 players on 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer’s 55 State Associations to compete against the best teams in the nation. The Illinois State Cup is one of the largest State Cup competitions in the United States.
Fall Illinois State Cup winners advance on to the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships, June 23-28 in Sioux Falls, ND.
The Illinois Presidents Cup provides Illinois Youth Soccer teams in the under 13 – 18 age groups an alternative to the Illinois State Cup and an opportunity to advance and compete against teams from across the country in regional and national competitions. Region II has expanded to include U18 for the 2017 Midwest Presidents Cup.
The US Youth Soccer President’s Cup offers an alternative opportunity for teams to compete in a state, regional and national competition. The President’s Cup is a progressive, competitive experience (just like the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series) for teams that might not otherwise get the opportunity to participate in a Regional or National tournament and have the unique experiences from the competition and camaraderie that a state to regional to national US Youth Soccer tournament offers.
U13-18 Presidents Cup state champions advance on to the US Youth Soccer Region II Presidents Cup June 15-19 in Overland Park, KS.