Youth Soccer Is More Popular Than Ever
New Jersey Youth Soccer has released the brackets, and play has commenced for its Fall NJYS State Cups. The tournaments have returned to their traditional format with 11U-14U teams competing in single-elimination format this fall, while the older age groups will compete in the spring. The events will host 534 member teams throughout the state, demonstrating an increase from the number of 11U-14U teams that participated in the tournament last spring season in which teams were motivated to enter after a yearlong hiatus due to COVID-19.
“We are really excited to return to our traditional State Cups format with the 11U-14U teams this fall,” said Nicole Petras, NJYS Events Coordinator.
“Games are well underway, and we cannot wait to crown our new champions later this fall.”Nicole Petras, NJYS Events Coordinator
The NJYS State Cups provide pathways to be crowned champions of the state, region and nation. With the National Championship Series, Presidents Cup and Challenge Cup tournaments, every participating team has the ability to vie for the title of “State Champion” in their age group and bracket.
The National Championship Series is the country’s most prestigious national youth soccer tournament, providing winners from each state the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.
The Presidents Cup provides a progressive, competitive environment to teams that might not otherwise get the opportunity to participate in a series of unique experiences highlighting competition, camaraderie and community.
The Challenge Cup, formerly branded as the Commissioners Cup, is the NJYS State Cup designed to create a challenging and enjoyable event for teams outside of the National Championship Series and Presidents Cup.
Competition preparation involved a host of stakeholders. The NJYS State Cups Advisory Board, which includes Board Members, League and Club representatives and the State Youth Referee Administrator, was actively involved in strategic planning. NJYS State Office staff, including Nicole Petras (NJYS Events Coordinator) and Ryan Foley (NJYS Manager, Communications & Strategy), worked diligently to coordinate with team applicants and complete their registrations. They also worked extensively with Sports Connect, the Exclusive Technology Provider of NJ Youth Soccer, to manage the game scheduling and team flighting.
To read more about the 2021-2022 NJYS State Cups, click HERE.
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