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Registration for the Delaware Youth Soccer State Cup (NCS) will open February 1. This event is for teams that wish to advance to the East Region National Championship Series in Barboursville/Charleston, WV.

AGE GROUPS: U12-U19 for both boys and girls


TEAM ELIGIBILITY: Teams must be registered with DYSA by April 1st for U12 thru U18 age groups of the current competition year and in good standing.  U19 age groups must be registered by May 1st of the current competition year.  All teams (except U19) must compete in at least a 4-team approved league flight during the current seasonal year in a US Youth Soccer affiliated league.  The league competition must consist of a minimum of one game against 3 different teams participating in the league.  The league requirement must be completed by June 1st of each seasonal year.  Teams must consist of 50% Delaware residents (college students qualify if they live in Delaware).

ROSTERS: Rosters for teams participating in the Delaware Youth Soccer Cup (NCS) will freeze 14 days prior to the age groups first game.

GUEST PLAYERS: Guest players are not permitted on any teams participating in the Delaware Youth Soccer State Cup (NCS)

FORFEIT FEES: Teams are expected to play and complete all scheduled matches.  Scheduled matches not played are subject to a fine of $250 per game and full referee fees.  Any team forfeiting a game will be fined $250 per game and full referee fees.  Any team not completing the requirement of participating in the Regional competition will be subject to a $2000 fine.  Additional fines may be imposed by the region for teams not competing.

REGISTRATION: Opens Feb 1st each year


GAME AVAILABILITY: If there is more than one team in an age group, the teams will self schedule, with the help of the Executive Director.  In the case of 2 teams per age group, DYSA will schedule the game as this will be a final.  DYSA will assign all refs, however, the teams are required to cover the ref fees for all games.

FINES: Teams that participate in the Delaware Youth Soccer State Cup are subject to fines if they withdraw from the state, regional or national events.

ONLINE REGISTRATION (PRIOR TO PLAYING GAMES): All teams must register prior to their first game.  Registrations will only be accepted electronically.  All teams must email a copy of the Team Information Sheet (Available Here), a copy of the team's roster and a copy of the printed player cards for each member of the team including coaches and manager.  When emailing the information for the Delaware Youth Soccer State Cup, please note that passes must be laminated. We will not accept a copy of the PDF file from the database.  Player and Coach cards that are not printed correctly, will be returned, so they can be reprinted.  Please email all documents as one PDF file to Laura Sturdivant, Executive Director, at

INELIGIBLE PLAYERS: If a coach/team plays an ineligible player, the team will be declared ineligible and all games played will be forfeited.  If you are not sure if any of your players received any red cards in previous state cup, regional or national tournament, it is the coach/teams responsibility to check with the Delaware State Cup Committee.

WITHDRAW AND FORFEITS: All registered teams may withdraw from the Delaware Youth State Cup and receive a full refund (minus credit card processing fees) until the posted registration deadline.  A withdraw after this date will result in a forfeiture of the entry fee and bond.

Teams forfeiting games during the competition for any reason will be subject to a $250 fine per game forfeited and full referee fees.  The registration fee and bond will also be forfeited.


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