There are two levels to the State Cup in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association for boys and girls.

The State Open Cup, part of the National Championship Series, is open to any registered team in the state but is primarily for top-tier teams in Eastern New York. The age groups are Under-12 to U-19. It is a single-elimination tournament.

The Challenge Cup is also a single-elimination competition. For U-10 and U-11, it is open to any team as there is not a State Open Cup in these age groups. For U-12 to U-16, it is open to mid- and lower-tier travel teams that would not be competitive in the Open Cup. There are two flights of competition, Platinum and Gold.

All the games in the Open Cup and Challenge Cup will be played in the spring as soccer official hopes that COVID-19 in New York will continue to be on the decrease.

Championship Weekend for both competitions is set for June 5-6, 2021 at a neutral venue to be selected. The Open Cup champions will advance to the Region I tournament June 25-July 1 in Hammonton, N.J. The Open Cup is the pathway to the nationals.

To register for the Open Cup, click

To register for the Challenge Cup, log on to

For more information, contact the Eastern New York office at 516-766-0849.