US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup

The US Youth Soccer President's Cup is a National Championship tournament that was designed for those teams looking to play against teams of similar abilities for a national championship title.  The cup provides a progressive, competitive experience to US Youth Soccer teams from the state to regional to national level.  The Presidents Cup gives players an additional opportunity to compete against teams from across the country at a high level for the joy and the challenge of the game.  It provides the chance to experience a unique US Youth Soccer event with camaraderie, community and competition through sport.

This competition is not for teams that expect to advance in the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.
Representative teams that are registered with the Delaware Youth Soccer Association will compete for a chance to represent Delaware at the regional competition. Regional qualifiers, known as US Youth Soccer Regional President's Cup events, will determine the teams competing in the US Youth Soccer President's Cup.

Region I Presidents Cup

May 23-25, 2015
Slippery Rock, Pa.

US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup

Overland Park, Kan. | July 9-12, 2015
Overland Park Soccer Complex

DYSA Presidents Cup

General Information & Eligibility

The National Presidents Cup competitions shall be open to any team whose players are registered with US Youth Soccer through a State Association if the team is in compliance with ALL of the following requirements:

  • The team must be comprised of properly registered and rostered youth players (as defined by US Youth Soccer).
  • The team must be in good standing with its State Association and must be in compliance with, and has not violated any of the bylaws and policies of US Youth Soccer.
  • In State Associations where player registrations are 30,000 or larger, during the immediately preceding seasonal year, teams who participate in the round of 16 or one of the top 16 teams in a State Cup or State Championships competitions, or participated in the National League or the most competitive division of the respective regional league, are NOT eligible to participate in the National Presidents Cup. - REV 12/14/2013
  • In State Associations where player registration totals less than 30,000, during the immediately preceding seasonal year, each State Association may designate any team as their representative to the regional level of the National Presidents Cup.

Only a US Youth Soccer organization member can apply to compete in the Region I Presidents Cup.  A team cannot be sponsored by a US Youth Soccer Member. Any US Youth Soccer club or organization that attempts to sponsor a non US Youth Soccer team is subject to disciplinary action and dismissal of the sponsored team.

Cup Format:
  The following age groups are available for the President's Cup

  • U-12 Boys and Girls (8v8 ONLY)
  • U-13 Boys and Girls
  • U-14 Boys and Girls
  • U-15 Boys and Girls
  • U-16 Boys and Girls
  • U-17 Boys and Girls

State Cup Champions from previous year will not be eligible to participate.   
Application:  The cost is $500.00 per team to enter.  Age groups that have more than one team will play each other to determine a champion to advance to the Regional competition. Click here for application (opens in new window).  If your team is interested in registering for the US Youth Soccer President's Cup, please complete the application and email it to

Application Deadline: December 15, 2014.  Mail a hard copy of the application, roster and fee to:

PO Box 11045,
ATTN: Presidents Cup
Wilmington, DE 19850

Teams will be notified by December 31, 2014 if there are other teams entered in their age group. 
 Rosters for teams participating in the Presidents Cup will not be frozen until the teams State Association freezes rosters for National Championship play or 72 hours before first Presidents Cup game, whichever comes first.

Guest Players:
 Guest Players will NOT be allowed on any teams participating in the Region I Presidents Cup competition at any level.

Referee Fees: The three (3) referee system will be used for all games. Fees are paid by Region 1.

Forfeit Fees: Any team forfeiting a Regional Final or sub group game will be fined $500 per game and will also pay the entire referee fee of the forfeited game or games.

Game Availability:
 All accepted teams must make themselves available for ALL Presidents Cup Games. Game schedules will be published by the Cup Administrator and will not be changed within 72 hours of the start of the scheduled match.

 Teams must recognize that the Region I Presidents Cup Teams that withdrawal from the regional or National Event 30 days before the event will be fined $1500.  Teams that withdraw 5 days or less prior to the event will be fined $3000. Teams are expected to play the published Presidents Cup schedule in preference to any other league competition in which they may be entered.  This requirement also applies to tournaments that the team may enter.  If your team is not prepared to play the published Cup schedule, your team should not enter the Presidents Cup.

QUESTIONS: Questions regarding the event are to be directed to Darren Short, DYSA Director of Competitions, at