The deadline to apply for Spring Cup has now passed. Teams are being formed, and those selected will be contacted shortly.
WHAT IS SPRING CUP?
Spring Cup is a competitive program in which teams from all Regions of Area 1-C compete in 4-6 weekends of tournament-style play. Teams are made up of select players within each region. The coach selection and team formation is overseen by Region 13, while the competition is run by Area 1-C.
WHEN IS IT?
Registration opened the first week in February. Teams are formed mid-late February, and practices begin in March. For Upper Division, games occur over five weekends from mid-March to late April, with a playoff weekend in early May. For 10U thru 14U, games are held during 3-4 weekends during mid-March to late April, with a playoff weekend in early May.
UPDATE for Spring 2020:
Weekends of play for 10-14U (subject to change):
Mar 14-15, Apr 4-5, Apr 18-19, Apr 25-26 (rain date), May 2-3 (playoffs), and May 9-10 (playoff rain date).
10U-14U play 2-4 games per weekend (Saturdays and/or Sundays).
Weekends of play for 16U and 19U (subject to change):
March 14-15, March 21-22, April 4-5, April 18-19, April 25-26, and May 2-3 (playoffs)
16U-19U play one game (Sundays).
Any player born in 2001 thru 2011 is eligible to register for Spring Cup (10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 19U). This includes players who previously played in the Fall season, All-Stars, or Extra during the MY2019 season (Aug 1 2019-present), as well as new players who are joining AYSO just for the Spring Cup season. Eligibility does not guarantee placement on a team – Spring Cup teams are formed using a selective, competitive process. Teams from All-Stars and Extra are invited to stay together to continue playing in Spring Cup (“Continuing Teams”), subject to certain conditions, as outlined below. Individual players are invited to join as well and are eligible to be drafted to join either Continuing Teams or New Teams. Placement on a team is not guaranteed, as it is subject to a competitive draft process and availability. Priority may be given to Region 13 players over players from other regions.
HOW ARE TEAMS FORMED?
Once players have signed up individually and indicated whether they are an individual player or part of a Continuing Team, drafts will be held to round out Continuing Team rosters and to create New Team rosters (see “How Does a Team Stay Together?” below for details on how this works). Separate drafts will be held based on a team’s current level – e.g. Sectional and Older Extra will draft together, Area and Younger Extra will draft together, then Regionals draft. All player placement and team formation will go thru this selection process – no recruiting of individual players by coaches will be permitted. An impartial coaching committee (the “Spring Cup Committee” or “SCC”) will oversee all matters relating to team formation and will have the final say on all teams formed. The number of teams Region 13 can send may be limited by the Area 1-C Admin, depending on various factors, including but not limited to field availability, bracket size, and referee involvement.
HOW ARE COACHES SELECTED?
All-Star and Extra coaches are invited to apply to continue with their teams, pending approval by the Spring Cup Committee. All other coaches are invited to apply to coach as well and will be considered, depending on the number of teams needed to be formed, and pending approval by the SCC.
HOW DOES A TEAM STAY TOGETHER?
For a current All-Star or Extra team to be considered as a Continuing Team, the team must retain a minimum of half the players on the current roster – 7 for 14U, 6 for 12U, and 5 for 10U. If a team does not have that minimum or chooses not to be a Continuing Team, players from that team may enter the Spring Cup draft as eligible Individual Players. A Continuing Team may not drop a player from its current roster. A player who does not wish to remain with a Continuing Team may choose to enter the Spring Cup draft as an eligible Individual Player. If a team wishes to continue but the coach does not, the Committee will venture to match the Continuing Team with an appropriate coach. Please note that having the minimum # of players makes a team eligible to continue, but does not guarantee it, as various factors of player availability will affect the final formation of teams.
HOW MUCH IS IT?
The Spring Cup fee will be $120, payable only once a player is invited to join a team. Players who do not already have an AYSO membership from the Fall must purchase one from Blue Sombrero for an additional $20.
WHEN ARE PRACTICES?
Practices will be once or twice per week, per the coach’s choice. Coaches will requests which nights they prefer, and we will do our best to accommodate.
WHERE DO WE SIGN UP?
The deadline to apply for Spring Cup 2020 has now passed. Registration does not guarantee placement on a team. Once a player is invited to join a team, the parent will be asked to confirm the player’s spot on the roster with final registration and payment. Any player who does not already have a MY2019 membership must purchase one in Blue Sombrero for the required $20.
HOW DO I SIGN UP TO COACH AND/OR REF?
As with all our programs, Spring Cup relies on volunteer Coaches and Refs, so we could very much use your help. Click here – to apply to be a Coach or Ref.
WHEN DO WE SIGN UP?
Registration is now open. Click on the application forms at the top of this page. Deadline is Feb. 17 to be considered. After Feb. 17, you may still sign up, but you will be placed on a wait list and invited to join a team as needed.
HOW DO WE GET MORE INFO?
Click the Area 1-C website – ayso1c.org – for rules and details about the program. E-mail Region 13’s Spring Cup Coordinator, Samir Singh, at email@example.com with any further questions.
NOTE FROM AREA
The Area Program Coordinator or Area Director may alter pool size, the number of matches and duration of play due to weather and/or field availability.