Spring Cup 2020 has ended – cancelled, actually, due to COVID-19.
Please check back here in February 2021 for information on Spring Cup 2021.
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General Information – Spring Cup
Spring Cup is a competitive, Area-run program in which teams from all Regions of Area 1-C compete in four weekends of tournament-style play. Teams are made up of select players within each region.
WHEN IS IT?
Registration usually opens the first week in February, with a deadline usually in mid-February. After the deadline, players may sign up, but are placed on a wait list and invited to join a team as needed.
Teams are formed in late February, and practices begin in early 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 three weekends in April, with a playoff weekend in early May.
Check here in early February – players register for Spring Cup thru a JotForm posted here in early February. Registration does not guarantee placement on a team.
Players will be invited to join teams in late February via an e-mail from the Spring Cup Coordinator. This e-mail will ask parents to confirm the player’s spot on the roster with final registration and payment.
There are two steps to confirm final registration and payment . . .
- If your child played in the previous Fall season, please proceed to Step Two below. If not, you’ll need to purchase the AYSO Annual $20 Membership (click here). Create (or log into) your account, find the “Register Now” button, and purchase the “AYSO Membership Only.” You’ll know you’re finished when your credit card is charged $20.00.
- Follow instructions from the e-mail invitation to pay the Spring Cup fee.
For Spring 2021, any player born in 2002 thru 2012 is eligible to register for Spring Cup (10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 19U). This includes players who played in the previous Fall, All-Stars, or Extra, 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”). Individual players are invited to join as well, but are only drafted to join either Continuing Teams or New Teams as space and volunteer numbers permits.
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. 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, and then Regionals will 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 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.
HOW MUCH IS IT?
The fee for Spring Cup 2021 is TBD. In 2019, the Spring Cup fee was $110, payable only once a player is invited to join a team. In addition, players who do not already have an AYSO National Membership (from Fall or Winter program) must purchase one from Blue Sombrero for an additional $20.00. See “Registration” above for details.
WHEN ARE PRACTICES?
Field practices will be once or twice per week, plus occasional indoor sessions at the Pasadena Soccer Academy. Details to follow.
HOW DO I VOLUNTEER 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions.
ADD’L NOTE FROM AREA 1-C ADMIN
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.