2021 JAMES A. MARTELLA OHIO SOUTH STATE CUP
2021 State Cup Dates
May 14-16 Round Robin
May 21-23 Semis and Finals
June 5 and 6 Rain Date
June 25-30 NCS Regionals (St. Louis, MO)
July 20-25 NCS Nationals (Bradenton-Sarasota, FL)
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 tournament in Ohio for the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series (NCS), sending the champions to the 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 – round robin (1) and semi’s/finals (2). Teams typically go into round robin weekend having played one group game already (self-schedule).
- 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.
Applications open in October and close in mid-November.
More information about the State Cup can be accessed using the menu to the left.