The US Youth Soccer President’s Cup is a National Championship tournament that was designed for those teams looking to play against teams of similar abilities for a national championship title. The Cup provides a progressive, competitive experience to US Youth Soccer teams from the state to regional to national level. The President’s Cup gives players an additional opportunity to compete against teams from across the country at a high level for the joy and the challenge of the game. It provides the chance to experience a unique soccer event with camaraderie, community, and competition through sport.

Representative teams that are registered with the Vermont Soccer Association will either compete or be nominated for a chance to represent Vermont at the regional competition May 25-28, 2012 in Londonderry and Nashua, New Hampshire.

Regional qualifiers will go on to the US Youth Soccer President’s Cup National Championships which will be held in California in July 2012.

This competition is not for teams that expect to advance in the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.

Cup Format: Teams U13-U17 for both boys and girls may enter the competition. State Cup champions from 2011will not be eligible to participate.

Application Fee: The cost is $300 per team to enter. Age groups with more than one team will play each other to determine a champion to advance to New Hampshire. Teams that advance will pay an additional $200 tournament entry fee towards the Region 1 President’s Cup. Click here to apply.

The US Youth Soccer Competition Team Eligibility: Only a US Youth Soccer organization member can apply to compete in the Vermont and Region 1 President’s Cup

Age Groups: Under 13,14,15,16 and 17 both Boys and Girls.

Rosters: Rosters for teams participating in the President’s Cup will not be frozen until the teams State Association freezes rosters for National Championship play or 72 hours before first President’s Cup game, whichever comes first.

Guest Players: Guest players will NOT be allowed on any teams participating in the Region 1 President’s Cup competition at any level.

Forfeit Fees: Any team forfeiting a Regional or sub group game will be fined $500 per game and will pay the entire referee fee of the forfeited game or games.

Application: If your team is interested in registering and representing Vermont in the Region 1 President’s Cup in New Hampshire on May 26-28 please click here.

Application Deadline: The deadline to register is December 1, 2011. Teams will be notified by December 15, 2011if there are other teams entered in their age group.

Game Availability: All accepted teams must make themselves available for ALL President’s Cup games. Game schedules will be determined by the number of teams that register in the respective age groups.

Questions: Questions regarding the event can be directed to Chris Castano , Vermont President’s Cup Chairperson at castano14@myfairpoint.net or to Meg Munson in the VSA office at admin@vermontsoccer.org.