Illinois Youth Soccer started the State Premiership Division in Spring 2013 with support from our competitive member leagues. This exclusive competition was designed to give elite teams that are registered with Illinois Youth Soccer competitive member leagues (Illinois Women’s Soccer League (IWSL), Young Sportsmen’s Soccer League (YSSL), Central lllinois Youth Soccer League (CIYSL), St Louis Youth Soccer Association (SLYSA), and ILLOWA an opportunity to compete against the other top teams in the state.
In line with US Youth Soccer’s model for the Midwest Conference, the Illinois State Premiership will be adding a Girls Club vs Club Division starting Fall 2020. The Club v Club format will be in addition to the traditional teams based division of State Premiership I and State Premiership II.
In addition to the benefits the State Premiership currently offers teams, self-scheduling, club pass rostering, Cup seeding opportunities and marketing benefits, the Club v Club Division will provide participating clubs additional ease for scheduling and coaching assignments. The formation of this new Girls division follows a continuing trend in the youth soccer landscape towards a club centric model.
The State Premiership Club v Club division will include up to 8 clubs staring in Fall 2020 and follow the same competition structure as State Premiership I and State Premiership II
Since its inception, the State Premiership division has boasted:
- 284 Midwest Conference Teams
- 42 MWC Champions
- 1 US Youth Soccer National Champion
- 4 US Youth Soccer Regional Champion
- 13 State Cup Champions
- 20 State Cup Finalists,
- 28 State Cup Semifinalists
- 4 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup Champion
- 11 US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup Champions
- 22 Illinois Presidents Cup Champions
Benefits for teams that participate include:
- Self scheduling
- Games can count toward State Cup/MRL
- Top referees
- Club pass system
- Marketing & advertising benefits
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What are the requirements to play State Premiership?
ANY team registered and in good standing with an Illinois Youth Soccer member competitive league can apply for the State Premiership. Team must complete the Premiership application and submit a resume for consideration for acceptance into the Premiership.
Where are games played?
All games are home team host. Illinois Youth Soccer gives each team a schedule with which games they are the home team.
What are the important dates for the Premiership?
- February 12: Applications Due
- February 17: Accepted Teams Notified
- February 22: $150 State Premiership Fee Due
- March 2: Schedules Release / Season Officially Starts
- April 26: Schedules Due
- July 2: Season concludes - all games must be played by