This US Youth Soccer event gives our teams the opportunity to compete at state, regional and national levels. For 2014, we have added the U12 boys and girls bracket. It is broadly accepted that this age group is peaking in the player development process, and we feel it is an excellent opportunity for these teams to "test their mettle" at national competition. The primary intention of this tournament is to engage the approximately two-thirds of our travel teams, which are not as likely to enter State Cup or participate in elite league play.
The 2014 MSYSA Presidents Cup application will be available starting January 10, 2014. Applications will be closed on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. The Presidents Cup draw is scheduled for Saturday, March 29, 2014. It is imperative that all teams send a representative to the Presidents Cup draw.
All games are scheduled to be played in scenic Hagerstown at the Hagerstown Soccer Club’s soccer park. Please continue to check the MSYSA website for a complete schedule of dates and times. Over the course of the tournament weekends, updates and alerts on scores, weather, schedule adjustments and other pertinent matters will be posted on our website as close to real time as possible. Also, it is extremely important to review and study the tournament rules found on the Presidents Cup page of the website.
We are very excited to bring this event to Maryland’s greater community of competitive soccer teams and promise you an environment of fun, great competition and sportsmanship. Remember! Your team’s hard work can earn it the distinguished privilege to play teams from other states in the 2014 Presidents Cup Regional Championship Tournament scheduled for May 24 – 26, at Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA. Regional winners will then compete at MESA Soccer Complex, Greenville, South Carolina for the National title in your age group.
We look forward to an overall superior soccer experience!
Victor Della Mea
Director, Presidents Cup Tournament