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Ohio North Cup Series

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The Ohio North Cup Series features the state competition levels of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup and the Ohio North Junior Cup. The Ohio North State Cup and Presidents Cup will run concurrently providing more teams opportunities to compete at the state, regional and national levels of US Youth Soccer's crown jewel events.

Cup Series Schedules [HERE]
Cup Series FINAL Draw Deck [HEREv.03.30.21

Cup Series

State Cup
This event focuses on those teams seeking to play in the highest level of state competition and the potential to advance onto the regional and national stages of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.

The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is the country's most prestigious national youth soccer competition, as teams earn their way from the top teams in their state to regional and national levels.  The National Championship Series provides players the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.  


Presidents Cup
This event is focused on those teams seeking to play in the 2nd highest level of state competition and the potential to advance to the regional and national stages of the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup.

The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup offers teams the challenge of experiencing different types of play by competing from state to regional to national levels.  The President Cup provides teams with a progressive competitive experience that highlights competition, camaraderie and community.

An alternative competition to the National Championship Series.


Junior Cup
This event is an open cup focused on 10U-12U teams seeking to compete in the highest level of state competition. This event is open to all current US Youth Soccer affiliated teams and/or U.S. Soccer affiliated teams. This competition will conclude at the state level. 

Rules & Eligibility

State Cup

  • All current National League and Great Lakes Conference Club vs Club and Premier I* teams must play in State Cup to be eligible to advance to the regional and national levels of the National Championship Series. 
  • All teams planning to apply for National League or anticipate playing in the Premier divisions of the Great Lakes Conference the following season must play in State Cup.
  • All competing teams must play in an Ohio North Board approved US Youth Soccer league. 

*Midwest Regional Championship Wildcard Implications

Presidents Cup

  • All competing teams must play in an Ohio North Board approved US Youth Soccer league.
  • The following National League and Great Lake Conference divisions are not eligible for Presidents Cup:
    • 13-14U: Premier I and Premier II teams are not eligible
    • 15-17U: Club vs Club and Premier I teams are not eligible 

‚ÄčJunior Cup

  • All competing teams must be either a current US Youth Soccer affiliated team and/or U.S. Soccer affiliated teams. 

See the Ohio North Cup Series Rules & Eligibility for qualifying league, player eligibility and roster continuity information. 

Rules & Policies

2021 Events & Format

State Cup: 13U-19U Boys & Girls
Seeding: Top teams to be seeded based on Ohio North State Cup rules
Play-In Games:* May (if necessary)
Location: Statewide
Preliminary Round & Self-Scheduled Games:  May | 17U-19U Boys & Girls
Location: Statewide
Round Robin:  June 4-6| 10U-16U Boys & Girls
Location: Strongsville, Ohio
Semis/Finals: June 8-11 | 17U-19U Boys & Girls; June 11-13 | 10U-16U Boys & Girls
Location: Copley Road Soccer Complex, Akron, Ohio
Regionals: June 25-30 | St. Louis, Missouri
Nationals: July 20-25 | Phoenix, Arizona

*Winners advance to the State Cup Round Robin
Eliminated teams play through to Presidents Cup Round Robin with self-scheduled game as necessary


Presidents Cup:** 13U-17U Boys & Girls
Seeding: No seeding; double blind draw
Play-In Games:* May (if necessary)
Location: Statewide
Self-Scheduled Games:  May (1 game)
Location: Statewide
Round Robin:  June 4-5
Location: Strongsville, Ohio
Finals: June 6
Location: Strongsville, Ohio
Regionals: June 17-21 | West Chester, OH
Nationals: July 7-11 | Des Moines, IA

**Final format TBD based on the number of registered teams


Junior Cup: 10U-12U Boys & Girls
Seeding: No seeding; double blind draw
Play-In Games:* May (if necessary)
Location: Statewide
Self-Scheduled Games:  None
Location: Statewide
Round Robin:  June 4-6
Location: Strongsville, Ohio
Finals: June 11-13
Location: Copley Road Soccer Complex, Akron, Ohio

 

Important Dates

Cup Series Registration Deadline Monday, January 25, 2021
Cup Series Draw Thursday, February 4, 2021 
Release of Preliminary Schedule Wednesday, February 17, 2021
All Self-Scheduled Games Scheduled & Confirmed Friday, March 19, 2021
Final Schedules Posted Monday, March 22, 2021
Any Play-In Games That Impacts Self-Scheduled Games MUST Be Played By Friday, April 30, 2021
Non-Impact Play-In Games MUST Be Scheduled By Friday, April 30, 2021
All Self-Scheduled Games Must Be Played By Sunday, May 30, 2021
Cup Series Roster Freeze  2 days prior to date of first match*
Regional Presidents Cup Roster Freeze TBA | 5:00pm
Regional Championships Roster Freeze  TBA | 5:00pm
*i.e first match May 4: roster due by May 1 @ 11:59pm  
All dates are subject to change with or without notice  

Registration

State Cup Age Groups
13U-19U Boys & Girls

Presidents Cup Age Groups
13U-18U Boys & Girls

Junior Cup Age Groups
10U-12U Boys & Girls

Bonds: All 18U and 19U teams must submit a $3,000 performance bond to the Ohio North State Office prior to the seeding meeting. 

Cup Declaration
Teams will have the option of declaring for Presidents Cup ONLY during the registration process.

  • State Cup: Eligible teams that get seeded into State Cup and/or participate in round robin play are not eligible for participation in Presidents Cup. Teams in the 13U-18U boys and girls age group that get eliminated in play-in games, if necessary, will play through the Presidents Cup.
  • Presidents Cup Only: Teams will only be eligible for participation in Presidents Cup play-in games, if necessary, and round robin play.
  • Junior Cup: This is an open cup  and teams will be only be eligible for participation in Junior Cup play-in games, if necessary and round robin play. The competition will conclude at the state level. 

State Champions
13U-19U boys and girls State Cup Championship teams will advance to the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships.

13U-18U boys and girls Presidents Cup Championship teams will advance to the US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup.

Team Information

Game Day Information

Game Cancellation Policy

For any self-scheduled game, if the venue is closed due to inclement weather, please make sure to follow the below steps so all parties involved are notified. 

  • Inform Ohio North and the opposing team as soon as possible
    • During Business Hours (8:30am-4pm): Call 330-667-0855
    • After Hours or Weekends: Call 440-584-0090 and leave a message of the cancellation. In your message, please provide the below information
      • Game Number
      • Age Group
      • Gender
      • Two (2) participating teams
      • Venue


Game Reschedule Policy

When Ohio North is notified of the cancelled game due to inclement weather, the game will be put back into the system as a self-schedule game. The reschedule will be done by emailing jeberle@ohionorthsoccer.org with both teams confirming the new date/time/venue and Ohio North will put it directly in the system for the teams. 

We request that the reschedule is completed within 48 hours of the cancelled game. 

Round Robin Weekend

  • Strongsville Field Map  (Coming Soon)
  • Strongsville Park Policies  (Coming Soon)
  • Strongsville Parking Policy (Coming Soon)
  • Items for each game & Reporting/Submitting game reports [Round Robin Weekend] (Coming Soon)
  • Volunteer Sign Up / Field Marshal (Coming Soon)
     

Regional & National Events

2021 US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships
Dates: June 25-30, 2021
Location: St. Louis, Missouri

2021 US Youth Soccer National Championships
Dates: July 20-25, 2021
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

2021 US Youth Soccer Midwest Presidents Cup
Dates: June 17-21, 2021
Location: West Chester, Ohio

2021 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup
Dates: July 7-11, 2021
Location: Des Moines, Iowa

Previous State Champions

State Cup: 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013

Presidents Cup: 2019

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