2014 STATE CUP FORMAT
The State Cup will be limited to U-13 through U-19 teams. The U13 and U14 divisions will each be limited to 32 teams. The U15 through U19 divisions will each be limited to a maximum 12 teams. All teams applying for entry into the State Cup will be ranked with the maximum number of teams selected for participation. Teams from U13 to U18 that are not selected to participate in the State Cup will be offered the opportunity to participate in the Massachusetts Open Cup. All teams accepted into the State Cup will be seeded by a 3-person gender-specific Seeding Committee comprised of 1 Director of Coaching (DOC) from each premier league in Massachusetts (currently MAPLE and NEP) and the State Cup Director. For the U13 and U14 divisions, all 32 teams will compete in a single elimination game with the highest seeded teams matched against lowest seeded teams. Once the field is reduced to 16 teams, the remaining teams will play in a Round Robin format. For the U15 through U19 divisions all competition shall be in a round robin format. Each age division will play the appropriate number of games in its bracket based on the number of teams in that bracket. Winners of each bracket, based on total points, will advance to the semi-final round of competition. No more than four (4) teams will advance to the semi-final round from each age division. For the U15 through U19 divisions, the second place bracket finisher with the highest point total will advance to the semi-final round with the other three bracket winners.
The team entry fee for State Cup 2014 for U13 and U14 teams is $500.00.
The team entry fee for State Cup 2014 for U15 and older teams is $550.00.
By submitting this application, this team and all members thereof agree to abide by, be bound by, and adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of US Youth Soccer, National Championship Policies, Region 1 Rules and Procedures, Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association Constitution, By-Laws and Policies, and the Rules and Regulations of the Massachusetts State Cup.
In order to enter, your team must compete in a state-approved qualifying league and comply with all requirements of Section 1.07 of the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Constitution, Bylaws, Policies and Programs (except for the U19s).
You must fill in this form completely. Any attempts to submit the form without providing the necessary information will be ignored (e.g. entering 000-000-0000 as a phone number). If we receive entry forms with missing or incomplete information your entry fee will be refunded and your team will not be entered in State Cup.
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