This website provides current information for the following competitions:
• Virginia Youth Soccer Association State Cup
• VYSA President's Cup
• USSF Region 1 Premier and Colonial Leagues
The VYSA State Cup tournament is the most important youth soccer competition in Virginia and Washington DC. It is VYSA policy that the best referees work the preliminary round games and the best of the best work the semifinal and final games. Younger teams play in the spring; older teams in the fall.
State Cup games are assigned by selected assignors in each area of the state based on their knowledge of local referees, fields, club personnel, etc. To find the assignor in your area go to STATE GAMES ASSIGNORS.
Important State Cup Documents
• RULES FOR REFEREES. VYSA uses a single-elimination “knockout” format to determine its State Cup winners. Therefore, with possible national championships at stake, referees must meticulously follow State Cup rules and procedures. Referees must have a copy of the STATE CUP REFEREE RULES at all games and must strictly enforce them.
- RULES FOR TEAMS. Complete VYSA rules for the teams may be viewed at RULES FOR TEAMS
- WEEKLY SCHEDULE. Your assignor will provide you with the schedule each week. The full schedule statewide will also be on the VYSA State Cup website, http://www.vysa.com/statecup/index_E.html. The full schedule is official.
Field Locator. VYSA State Cup website;http://www.vysa.com/statecup/34753/index_E.html
Lightning Policy. Please enforce the lightning policy at Lightning Policy tab above.
The format is league play with playoffs at the end of the season. Because teams travel long distances, they will often play two games in a day, with a break between, for example 10:00am and 2:00pm. Officials are paid cash at the field, half by each team.
Important Region 1 League Documents
• RULES FOR REFEREES Download at REGION 1 RULES. Referees must be thoroughly familiar with Region 1 League rules and should have a copy of these rules with them at the field.
• GAME REPORTS. Please print a couple of copies of each league's games reports -- in case teams forget them:
- PREMIER LEAGUE GAME REPORT
- COLONIAL LEAGUE GAME REPORT.
• FULL RULES. Region 1 Website. Full rules, standings, etc. are at http://www.region1.com/