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The Delaware State Cup is the first level to teams advancing to the USYS National Championship Series.  The USYS National Championship Series  is the nations most prestigious youth soccer tournament, providing more than 185,000 players on over 10,000 teams in every state the opportunity to showcase their skills against the best competition in the country, all while emphasizing teamwork, discipline, and fair play.

The USYS National Championship caps a yearlong series of competitions for youth teams from 12U to 19U as they earn their spot through State and Regional play.  With over 600 collegiate coaches attending the Regional and National stages each year, the Series is well-known as a great scouting opportunity due to the high level of skill, talent, and competition showcased at the events.

2023 Application opens  Thursday, January 26   All age groups
2023 Application closes Wednesday, March 15   U9 to U18 age groups
Bracket Draw Monday, March 20   U9-U18 age groups
Games (self schedule)      
Finals Monday, May 1   must be completed by this date
Entry fee due to DYSA for NCS Regionals Friday, May 5   send check to DYSA
NCS East Regional Tournament Friday, June 23– Thursday, June 29 Loudoun, VA  U12 to U19 teams
NCS National Championships Monday, July 17 – Sunday, July 23 Orlando, FL – Disney Sports Complex U13 to U19 teams



Delaware State Cup Rules

2022/2023 Eastern Regional Rules and Regulations

2023 East Region 9 v 9 Rules

Policy on US Youth Soccer National Championship Series