Spring State Premiership Registration Open
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 the opporutunity to compete against other top teams in the state:
To be considered for the Fall State Premiership Division, teams MUST be registered with an Illinois Youth Soccer member competitive league:
Since its inception, the State Premiership division has boasted:
The State Premiership Division is designed for top-level teams to compete against other elite clubs. Additional Benefits for teams that participate include:
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE SPRING 2016 STATE PREMIERSHIP SEASON
2016 Illinois State Cup & Sports Authority Presidents Cup Registration
U12-U19 Boys & U12-U14 & U19 Girls Registration Open. Presidents Cup Expanded To Include U18 Division
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.
The Sports Authority Presidents Cup provides Under-13 and older teams an alternative to the Illinois State Cup and an opportunity to advance and compete against teams from across the country in the regional and national competition. Starting Spring 2016, Illinois will offer the Presidents Cup to the U18 Division. Teams will only compete for a state title as there is no Regional or National U18 Presidents Cup competition.
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.
The Illinois Cup competitions are ONLY open to all Illinois Youth Soccer/US Youth Soccer teams that are members of one of the following Illinois Youth Soccer member leagues:
The 2016 Illinois State Cup and Sports Authority Presidents Cup is for Boys U12-U19 and Girls U12-U14 & U19 Age Divisions.
Important Spring 2016 Cup Dates
Calendar Year Age Implementation Plan
Pursuant to the US Youth Soccer Board of Directors approval for implementation of US Soccer mandates, following is Illinois Youth Soccer’s timeline for competition changes:
Starting Spring 2016 the following events will be played in CALENDAR YEAR AGE GROUPS
Starting Fall 2016 the following events will be played in CALENDAR YEAR AGE GROUPS:
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Fall State Cup & Sports Authority Champions
WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS . . . since August teams have been competing to hoist the trophy of the most prestigious tournaments in Illinois, the State Cup & Sports Authority Presidents Cup. Congratulations to the following teams who proved to be the best in their age groups and now move on to represent Illinois Youth Soccer at US Youth Soccer Regional events.
State Cup champions advance to the 2016 US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championship, June 24-29, in Westfield, IN. Presidents Cup champions will compete in the 2016 US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup in Westfield, IN from June 16-20. Regional champions in both
Chicago Magic Win National Championship
After falling behind early, Chicago Magic PSG Preacademy stormed back for a 4-1 win over Arlington Impact Red (VA) in the Under-17 Boys US Youth Soccer National Championship final.
Arlington took a 1-0 lead in the 8th minute when Brandon Orozco timed his run behind the Chicago back line and sent a right-footed strike just inside the far post. Chicago Magic tied the game and subsequently took the lead on two well-taken free kicks by Arron Ibilola. The Virginia side hung around as it pushed for an equalizer, but Chicago pushed the lead to 3-1 in the 81st minute when Jesus Perez finished a nice give-and-go with a chip over the Arlington keeper. Michael Gallo added a stoppage-time insurance goal to cap Chicago's 4-1 victory that gave the club its first National title in 12 years.
"It means a lot for the club and myself that we came out on top. It's been a long time since the [Chicago] Magic have won the National Championship," Chicago Magic coach Bato Radoncic said. "We've put a lot of effort and work into this age group. For the last six years we've been winning the State Cup, so now it finally paid off with us winning the National Championship."
Three Magic players finished among the top goalscorers with Arron Ibilola and Emmanuel Sabbi finishing atop with four goals while Michael Gallo, Achara Ifunanyachi & Jesus Perez each finished with two.
Carlos Pineda was awarded the Golden Glove as the top keeper at U17.
Under-17 Boys US Youth Soccer National Champions Chicago Magic PSG
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