The Illinois Cup is a state championship tournament open to Illinois Youth Soccer member travel and high-level rec teams.
The Illinois Cup offers two levels of 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.
For the Illinois Cup Silver: Only teams or players that play in the following are NOT eligible for the Illinois Cup Silver:
ANY Illinois Youth Soccer member team (including tournament only teams) are eligible for the Illinois Cup GOLD Division
Roster FREEZE once a team plays their first group play match.
48-hrs prior to a team's first match they must enter players into their GotSport roster (instuction here: How To Enter Your Roster Into GotSport)
Teams must also email a copy of their league roster showing all players in GotSport to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 48-hrs prior to their 1st match
Team can mutually agree to move games scheduled for October 13-15 to a location other than Rockford at an EARLIER date. To submit a mutually agreed upon game change send the following to email@example.com
TEAMS COMPETING IN THIS EVENT SHOULD MOVE ALL LEAGUE GAMES OFF OF OCTOBER 20-22 TO AVOID GAME CONFLICTS SHOULD THEY ADVANCE. If teams do not advance to the semis or finals they can then use this open weekend for league reschedules due to rainouts. etc.
Registration for the Fall 2023 Illinois Cup will be done thru GotSport . IF YOUR CLUB IS NOT LISTED EMAIL CHRISJ@ILLINOISYOUTHSOCCER.ORG DO NOT SELECT YSSL OR IWSL AS YOUR CLUB
Fall Illinois Cup Age Groups
*13U-15U Boys & Girls will also be offered in the Spring as a separate event i.e. there will be two separate competitions for these age groups.