MSYSA now accepting teams for 2013 Jr. State Cup
MSYSA now accepting teams for 2013 Jr. State Cup avatar

Michigan State Youth Soccer has opened registration for the second annual Jr. State Cup to be held in the spring of 2013.

The tournament has expanded to include Under-10 boys and girls age groups.  The event is being endorsed by the Michigan State Premier Soccer Program.

MSYSA has also created a separate division for future Midwest Regional League (MRL) hopefuls. This “Pre-MRL” division is for U12 teams who want to play U13 in MRL. The format will be 11 v 11, and will be run identical to the other divisions of the Jr. State Cup and State Cup. Teams would be given points depending on how the finished, and the teams would be endorsed according to an objective point system. Only those teams who play in the “Pre-MRL” division will be considered for endorsement to the MRL as a U13 team.

The MSYSA Jr. State Cup has incorporated a “Round of 16” tournament format that will be offered for any/all age groups that have 28 or more teams.

The tournament is intended to provide teams a high level of competition for teams in the U10 (6 v 6 playing format), U11, U12 and U13Y (U12 teams playing 11 v 11 format) age groups.

Registration closes  on February 4, 2013. The cost per team to register in the U10 age group is $400 and the cost per team in the U11-U13Y age groups is $445.

Register your team(s) by clicking here or by going to

This tournament is exclusively for MSYSA affiliated teams. Preliminary matches will commence on March 16, 2013 and end on April 21, 2013 (for teams participating in the round of 16); all other preliminary matches will be completed by May 5, 2013. The MSYSA Jr. State Cup Round of 16 will take place on May 4-5, 2013. The MSYSA Jr. State Cup Quarterfinals and Semifinals are scheduled to take place on May 18-19, 2013 and the Finals will take place on June 2, 2013.


About Gavin Owen-Thomas

Gavin's a former journalist who worked in both newspapers and television media while also coaching at both youth and professional level. Born in Namibia, he grew up in South Africa before moving to England and then on to the United States, arriving in 1978. Gavin started playing as soon as he was old enough to kick a ball, and like every youngster he dreamed of playing, fame and glory. Oh, well.... But he does have a USSF A Coaching license, and took his UEFA A License in Wales. GotSoccer is a play on his initials. He launched the website in 1996, and for the first few years it was well-known for its soccer forum. In 2003 Gavin commissioned programmer Aaron Wilmoth to build a scheduling program based on a design he drew on the back of a restaurant napkin, and GotSoccer as we know it today was born.
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