State Cup and Presidents Cup

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The Iowa State Cup and Iowa Presidents Cup are considered the highest level of youth competition in the state and are the first steps taken in US Youth Soccer's National Championship Series. The purpose of these Tournaments is to identify the teams in each age division that will represent Iowa at the US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional Championships and Region 2 Presidents Cup.

These tournaments are conducted annually on dates and at sites determined by Iowa Soccer. 15U through 19U age groups hold their competition in the Fall. 13U and 14U age groups hold their competition the following Spring preceding the Region 2 Championships held in June.

The 2021 Fall Cups will be held the last 2 weekends in October:

• October 23-24, 30-31 – at the James W. Cownie Soccer Complex

Resources needed by referees who will be officiating the Cups this Fall are located in Box in an IA-State-Cups folder. The information there includes:

• 2021-2022 IFAB Laws of the Game (LOTG) including Practical Guidelines for Referees

• Rules of Competition

• Report Codes for Cautionable and Sending-Off Offenses

• 4th Official Game Log

• Referee Report Forms

Refresher training on the revisions to the IFAB Laws of the Game for 2021-22 can be found at 2021-22 IFAB LOTG Changes Presentation with Video.

In addition, Just-in-Time (JIT) training for the Duties of the 4th Official and tie-breaking Kicks From The Mark (KFTM) can be found under Just-in-Time Training.

NOTE: Headsets are not permitted at these matches since they are not allowed at Midwest Regionals nor the Region 2 Presidents Cup.