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STATE TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE RELEASES PLAY LEVEL GUIDE FOR STATE CUP & NATIONAL CUP

septiembre 05, 2009

Early Entry Discount Deadline for State Cup Presidents Division and National Cup Ends on September 30th!

FULLERTON, CA (September 5, 2009) - Opening up opportunities for more teams than ever, the Cal South State Tournament Committee recently announced new divisions for the 2010 Cal South State Cup. Play in the State Cup will now be broken up into a Governors Division and a Presidents Division.Here's how registration for these divisions breaks up:

GOVERNORS DIVISION
Open to all teams playing in a Cal South Sanctioned League in the Bronze division or equal or lower in the U9 through U17 age groups


PRESIDENTS DIVISION
1. In the Under 9, 10, 11, 18 and 19 age groups, the Presidents Division is open to all teams playing in a Cal South Sanctioned League in all play levels.
2. In the Under 12 through Under 17 ages, the Presidents Division is open to all teams playing in a Cal South Sanctioned League in Silver Elite or equal, or lower .

The Champions in the U13 through U17 age groups of the Presidents Division will represent Cal South in the 2010 US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup Regionals. Cal South teams U14 through U17 who win the Region IV Presidents Cup will represent Cal South and Region IV in the 2010 US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup National Finals.

Gold and Premier teams or equal in the U12 through U17 age groups must play in the Cal South National Cup.

Registration for the 2010 State Cup and National Cup is now open. The entry fee for the Governors Division is $495 through the entry deadline. The entry fee for the Presidents Division is $495 through the Early Entry Deadline of September 30, 2009; $595 after Sept. 30. The entry fee for National Cup is $600 through Sept. 30; $725 after Sept. 30.


In response to numerous inquiries as to team eligibility due to team level status (Gold, Silver etc.) for Cal South National Cup and the two new divisions of State Cup, the Cal South State Tournaments Committee has put together a handy guide that refers to the playing levels of several prominent gaming circuits. The chart below should help clear matters up, and to further break down the process, three simple rules regarding Cup play levels have been provided:

Play Level Guide by Cal South Gaming Circuit
COAST SOCCER LEAGUE PRESIDIO SOCCER LEAGUE LA FUTBOL
CIRCUIT
CENTRAL COAST
SOCCER LEAGUE
BAKERSFIELD
SOCCER LEAGUE
Age Premier Gold Silver Elite Silver Bronze Premier AAA AA-A
Blue
AA-B
Red
AA-C
Green
Boys Boys Girls Boys Girls
U9 X X X X X X
U10 X X X X X X X X X X X X
U11 X X X X X X X X X X X
U12 X X X X X X X X X X X X X
U13 X X X X X X X X X X X X
U14 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
U15 X X X X X X X X X X X
U16 X X X X X X X X X X X X X X
U17 X X X X X X X X X X
U18 X X X X
U19 X X X X X X X X X X

CHART LEGEND
National Cup
(Continues to US Youth Soccer Region IV & National play)
Must play National Cup.
State Cup - Presidents Cup Division
(Continues to US Youth Soccer Region IV & National play)
Must play at least Presidents Cup.
Can play National Cup.
State Cup - Governors Cup Division
(Completes play in Southern California)
May play Governors Cup, Presidents Cup or National Cup.


1.All Teams may always "Play Up".
Bronze / AA-B / AA-C / Red and Green teams can enter National Cup or Presidents Cup if they desire the increased competition.
Silver Elite / AAA / Silver / AA-A and Blue teams can enter National Cup if they desire the increased competition.

2. Teams may not "Play Down".
Only Bronze Teams, AA-B / Red, AA-C / Green, Central Coast League teams, and Bakersfield league teams can play Governors Cup.
Silver Elite / AAA / Silver / AA-A / Blue and U11 Gold teams must play at least Presidents Cup and cannot play Governors Cup.
Premier or Gold (except U11 Gold) teams must play National Cup and cannot play Presidents Cup or Governors Cup.

3. LA Futbol Circuit, Central Coast Soccer League, Bakersfield Soccer League, Signature Leagues and other leagues.
Teams may select the level of competition at which they are competitive.
The State Cup Committee will review and may adjust the play levels teams select in November based on actual league results.

For more information on the Cal South State Cup and National Cup competitions, please visit http://www.calsouth.com/en/state-tournaments/.