Central / South State Premiership I (Team v Team)

The details listed here are for teams applying for the Central / South State Premiership I, with the traditional team vs team format

REGISTRATION

1.  Complete your Illinois Youth Soccer competitive league registration and pay all league fees by the league's posted deadline. ANY TEAM THAT HAS NOT COMPLETED AN ILLINOIS YOUTH SOCCER MEMBER COMPETIVE LEAGUE REGISTRATION (CIYSL, IWSL, ILLOWA, SLYSA or YSSL) AND PAID ALL LEAGUE FEES IN FULL WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR PREMIERSHIP

2. After your league registration is completed, complete the STATE PREMIERSHIP CENTRAL / SOUTH Application.  Application must be completed no later than Feburary 12.

  • Starting Fall 2020 - teams will be required to enter a credit card for the $150 State Premiership fee. Previously this fee was collected and paid by the competitive league you registered with but will now be paid directly to IYSA. The credit card entered will not charged at the time of application and teams will have until February 22  to submit a check payment for teams if they do not want to pay via credit card

3. Accepted teams will be notified by February 17.  Teams not accepted will return to play in the Illiois Youth Soccer member competitive league they registered with.

PROMOTION & RETENTION

Based on historical particpation, the State Premiership Central / South Division will consist of one group of 8. If more that 8 quality teams apply, the division may be expanded to two-tiers. 

  • State Premiership Central / South Division I (Top 8 teams)
    • Top 6 teams in final season standings retain their spot 
    • 2 new teams added based on applications

Offseason 15U age divisions: State Premiership will be offered for 15U Boys in the Fall and 15U Girls in Spring, these are only playing opportunities for teams impacted by the US Soccer age group changes and is strictly a playing opportunity with no promotion/retention or Cup seeds earned during these seasons.

CUP SEEDING

Fall 14U Age Division

  • State Premiership I Champion
    • Winner earns a seed, no lower than #9 in Spring 14U Presidents Cup or no lower than #16 in the Illinois State Cup*

15U-19U Age Division

  • State Premiership I Champion
    • Winner earns a seed in Presidents Cup the following year*
      • Winner earns a seed the following season, no lower than #9 in Presidents Cup or no lower than #16 in the Illinois State Cup*

SCHEDULE
Depending on the number of accepted teams, teams should expect to play 6-9  State Premiership Division matches. Premiership matches will be considered your league play and will meet the team's requirement to compete in events such as State Cup, Presidents Cup, Midwest Conference, etc.

Illinois Youth Soccer will produce a schedule for all teams, designating who is the home team for each match.

The Premiership schedules will be released no later than March 2.

State Premiership games are self-scheduled amongst teams. Once the schedule is released:

  • Teams contact each other and mutually agree on date and time. Game should be played at the field of the team deginated as HOME on the schedule.
  • All teams must finalize their State Premiership Schedules by April 26
  • No later than April 26, teams should email the following details for all of their HOME matches to ilstatepremiership@gmail.com
    • Date
    • Time
    • Specific location including address and field number

Although game details are due by April 26 teams are allowed unlimited game changes.  To get a game changed after the April 26 schedule deadline teams must do the following no later than 72-hrs prior to the originally scheduled match:

  • Email ilstatepremiership@gmail.com a new agreed upon date, time and location. NO GAME CHANGES WILL BE ALLOWED WITHOUT THIS INFORMATION. Games cancelled by teams without email this information may result in a forfeit.

REFEREES
The Illinois Youth Soccer assignors  handle all assigning  for Premiership matches. The state assignor will assign the entire 3-person crew. Any team that would like to request to use an assignor other than one of the official State Premiership Assisgnors must do so no later than April 1.  ALLTEAMS ARE REQUIRED TO PAY $80 IN CASH AT THE FIELD TO THE CENTER PRIOR TO EACH PREMIERSHIP MATCH.