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Fees & Annual Calendar: Iowa State Cup

Iowa State Cup

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The Iowa State Cup is an annual state championship that serves as the first step in the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series (NCS) pathway. Properly registered Iowa Soccer member 13U-19U teams that meet eligibility requirements are allowed to enter and compete for a State Cup Championship. Iowa's Champions advance to represent #TeamIowa at the Midwest Regional Championships. Regional winners earn a spot at the US Youth Soccer National Championships.

In Iowa due to the spring high school season, the 15U-19U age groups compete in the fall preceding the Midwest Regional Championships; 13U-14U teams play in the spring.

The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is the country's most prestigious national youth soccer tournament, providing nearly 185,000 players from over 10,000 teams the opportunity to showcase their skills against the best competition in the nation.

Fall Competition Per Team Fees

  • $350 Entry Fee
  • $175/Game Fee
  • Entry Fee + 1 Game fee will be billed prior to event / Additional Game Fees will be billed in December

Spring Competition Per Team Fees

  • $350 Entry Fee
  • $175/Game Fee
  • Entry Fee + 1 Game fee will be billed prior to event / Additional Game Fees will be billed in July

2023 Iowa State Cup Planning: Timeline & Annual Calendar

Fall 2022 @ Cownie Soccer Park (Des Moines)
  • Competition format
    • Single elimination
  • Administrative
    • September 7 team registration opens
    • September 21 team registration closes
    • September 28 team confirmation
    • October 7 Event schedule will be published
    • October 17 Roster Freeze
  • Play dates
    • Group Play:  October 22-23, 2022
    • Semi Finals and Finals:  October 29-30, 2021
Spring 2023 @ TBA
  • Competition format
    • Single Elimination
  • Administrative
    • February 15 team registration opens
    • March 1 team registration closes
    • March 8 team confirmation
    • May 10 Event schedule will be published
    • May 22 Roster freeze
  • Play dates
    • TBA
2023-2024 Iowa State Cup
  • Tentative Fall 2023 Dates
    • October 21-22
    • October 28-29
  • Tentative Spring 2024 Dates
    • TBA
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