The Massachusetts Youth Soccer Open Cup is a tournament similar to the US Open Cup or the FA Cup. All U12 through U18 teams that are properly affiliated with Massachusetts Youth Soccer are eligible to compete in the Open Cup. It will blindly match teams against each other in a single elimination format to eventually find one Open Cup Champion for each age group and gender. This Champion will gain automatic entry into the following year’s State Cup! In an effort to simplify the operation of both tournaments, the competition dates for Open Cup will mirror those of the State Cup. This should help avoid coach and league scheduling conflicts. Details are below:
The Open Cup is open to any U12 through U18 team that is properly affiliated with Massachusetts Youth Soccer Massachusetts Youth Soccer.
All teams will be placed in brackets using a double blind draw process. The bracket will be selected first and then teams filling the brackets will be selected. Two (2) teams from the same club will not be placed in the same bracket unless the number of teams from a single club exceeds the number of brackets available in one gender/ age group.
This competition is a single elimination tournament.
The champion of each age group/gender in this competition will earn an automatic berth in State Cup for the following year given they maintain 51% continuity of their roster.
The team entry fee for Open Cup 2014 is $250.
The application deadline is January 15, 2014. Complete information may be found on the Massachusetts Youth Web Site.