WHAT IS 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?
The deadline to sign up has passed, but you can still submit your name for the wait list. Teams are being formed now, and practices begin mid-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 (April 6-7, April 13-14, April 27-28; not Easter weekend), with a playoff weekend on May 11.
Any player born in 2000 thru 2010 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 MY2018 season, 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 and will be drafted to join either Continuing Teams or New Teams.
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 Spring Cup fee will be $110, 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 $17.50.
WHEN ARE PRACTICES?
Field practices will be once or twice per week, plus occasional indoor sessions at the Pasadena Soccer Academy. Details to follow.
WHERE DO WE SIGN UP?
Click here to register as a player. 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 MY2018 membership must purchase one in Blue Sombrero for the required $17.50.
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 indicate your desire to Coach or Ref.
WHEN DO WE SIGN UP?
Registration opened on Feb 3, with a deadline of Feb. 18. After Feb. 18, you may 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.