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Fees & Annual Calendar: Iowa State Cup

Iowa State Cup


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

  • $250 entry fee
  • $175 game advancement fee
  • $25/day parking fee

Spring Competition Per Team Fees

  • $250 entry fee
  • $175 per game advancement fee
  • No parking fee
  • Clubs will receive an invoice for Iowa Presidents Cup fees for each team entry/advancement

2022 Iowa State Cup Planning: Timeline & Annual Calendar

Fall 2021 @ Cownie Soccer Park (Des Moines)
  • Competition format
    • Single elimination
  • Administrative
    • September 8 team registration opens
    • September 20 team registration closes
    • October 13 Final schedule released no later than
    • October 15 Roster freeze date
  • Play dates
    • October 23-24, 2021
    • October 30-31, 2021
Spring 2022 @ TBK Bank Sports Complex (Bettendorf)
  • Competition format
    • TBD based upon number of team entries
  • Administrative
    • February 10 team registration opens
    • February 22 team registration closes
    • March 1 final team registration confirmation
    • May 5 Final schedule released no later than
    • May 12 Roster freeze date
  • Play dates
    • May 28-30, 2022
    • If needed, qualification matches may be scheduled on May 21-22
2023 Iowa State Cup
  • Tentative Fall 2022 dates
    • TBD
  • Tentative Spring 2023 dates
    • TBD