U14-U19 NorCal State Cup Groups and Preliminary Round Schedules Now Posted
Schedules for the first two rounds of the U14-U19 State Cup are now posted. Most teams are seeded directly into the Group Stage of the event, however, about 20% of participants that are on the borderline between two divisions will play in the Preliminary Round which is a one game playoff match to determine Group Stage placement. Schedules, Groups and Preliminary Round matches can be viewed below.
Groups and Preliminary Round Matches
The 2022-23 addition of the NorCal State Cup will see over 3,000 teams from 200 clubs and close to 50,000 players participate. The State Cup events consist of multiple levels of play in all age groups from the top State Cup division down to Bronze Cup. This year’s competition, set up in a Champions League/Europa League style format, should see more competition than ever.
Winners in the U14-U19 age groups will qualify for the 2023 US Club Soccer National Cup next July.
2022-23 Key Features
Further attempts to reduce travel in Knockout Round (Round of 32 and/or Round of 16)
No Knockout matches (U14-U19) during main Spring Break weekends
U13-U17 non-NPL teams that finish in Top 4 (State) qualify for 23-24 NPL
Teams earn points for Club toward club rankings (ECNL Boys Pro/Rel process, etc)
Preliminary Round Game Date
Game scheduled on August 28th and must be played no later than September 5th
Group Stage Game Dates
Boys: Games scheduled on September 17th, October 1st and October 16th
Girls: Games schedules on September 18th, October 2nd and October 16th
Games must be played no later than October 30th
Knockout Round Games
Round of 32: Game scheduled on November 6th and must be played no later than March 12th
Round of 16: Game scheduled on March 25th or 26th and must be played no later than April 16th (NorCal will host some heavy travel matches onMarch 25th-26th)
Quarterfinals: Game scheduled on April 29th or 30th and is hosted by NorCal
Semifinals: Game scheduled on May 13th and is hosted by NorCal
Finals: Game scheduled on June 3rd or 4th and is hosted by NorCal