The following Spring tournaments provide teams all skill levels have the opportunity to play in a state championship tournament. Click the logo for each event to get more details.
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. State champions advance to the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championship. The Fall Illinois State Cup is run for 13U-14U Girls & 13U-20U Boys. Don't confuse this event with similarly named "state cup" tournaments. Illinois Youth Soccer has been conducting this official annual state competition that is part of the national US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, since 1966.
This national tournament provides Illinois Youth Soccer teams an alternative to the Illinois State Cup and an opportunity to advance to a US Youth Soccer Regional event and compete against teams from across the country in the Regional and National competition. Think of it as the Europa League and the State Cup is the Champions League. The Illinois Presidents Cup follows a very similar format to the State Cup. The Fall Illinois Presidents Cup is run for 13U-19U Boys and 13U-14U Girls.
The Illinois Cup is a state championship tournament open to Illinois Youth Soccer member travel and high-level rec teams. The Spring Illinois Cup is run for 13U-18U Boys & 13U-15U Girls. The Illinois Cup offers two levels of play:
• Illinois Cup Gold: Open to any Illinois Youth Soccer member team
• Illinois Cup Silver: Only open to teams that compete in the 3rd division or lower of their league play.
This in-state only tournament follows a similar format as the other Cup competition (State & Presidents) and offer teams that State Cup or Presidents Cup may not be right fit for, the chance to experience a state-wide tournament.