THE OHIO STATE CUP
The State Cup brings together the highest quality teams in Ohio to decide who will be crowned the State Champion.
It is also the official qualifying competition in Ohio for the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series (NCS), sending the champions to Midwest Regionals. Should teams become regional champions, they are then qualified to participate in the National Championships.
Ages: U11 – U19, Boys and Girls
Timeframe: State Cup is held over the course of two weekends in May & June – Round Robin (1st) and Semi’s/Finals (2nd). As of the 2022 edition, there is no longer self-schedule, with the exception being the play-in matches.
- All current National League and Regional League teams must play in State Cup.
- All teams planning to apply for National League or Regional League the following season must play in State Cup.
- Presidents Cup and Governors Cup teams will not be eligible for National League or Regional League consideration.
- All eligible teams must play in a sanctioned US Youth or OSA League for the current seasonal year.
Recommendations: This event is focused on those teams seeking to play in the highest level of State competition and the potential to advance onto NCS Regionals.
Important Rules: Roster freeze dates, club pass players allowed, Five Previously Rostered Player Rule, play-in games will be used to achieve even brackets, teams may not play up.