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