2018 Illinois Cup Schedule
State Championship Tournament For 3rd Tier Teams Enters 2nd Year

The 2018 Illinois Cup scheedules are now posted

We are still looking for teams in the following age groups to complete brackets, interested teams should email chrisj@illinoisyouthsoccer.org:

  • 2005 (13U) Boys
  • 2003 (15U) Boys

The Illinois Cup is a state championship tournament open to Illinois Youth Soccer member travel and high-level rec teams. This competition is our our 3rd Tier state championship tournament and has two divisions

  • Illinois Cup: For 3rd level teams and below
  • Illinois Cup Gold*: For teams eliminated prior to reaching group play of Presidents Cup

This in-state only tournament will follow a similar format as the other Cup competition (State Cup & Presidents Cup) and offers teams that have not gotten the chance to experience a state-wide tournament, that opportunity.

Unless otherwise noted*, Teams or players that play in the following groups are NOT eligible for the Illinois Cup:

  • A or A/B Division of the Illinois Women’s Soccer League (IWSL). Open Division teams are also inelgible UNLESS they played in C Division the previous year.
  •  1st or 2nd Division of the Young Sportsmen’s Soccer League (YSSL)
  • Major Club Division of CIYSL North
  • Platinum Division of Central Illinois Youth Soccer League (CIYSL)
  • Platinum Division of St Louis Youth Soccer Association Illinois (SLYSA)            
  • Team that finished in the Top 2 of their Illowa Division the preceding season            
  • Any team  that played in MRL            
  • Any team or player that played in State Cup         
  • Any team or player that played in Presidents Cup                  
  • Any team that played in State Premiership Division

*Illinois Cup Gold division are open to any team or player.

Important Spring 2018 Cup Dates

  • March 16: Illinois Cup game change requests deadline
  • April 21-22: Illinois Cup Game One  – Rockford
  • May 12-13: Illinois Cup Group Play Games 2 & 3 – Rockford
  • May 20: Home Team Host Play By Deadline
  • May 25-28: Illinois Cup Semis and Finals – Rockford

Illinois Cup Common Questions