Registration for the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association State Cups is open.

There are two levels to the competition.

The State Open Cup, part of the National Championship Series, is open to any registered team in the state as the name implies but is primarily for top-tier teams – boys and girls – in Eastern New York. The age groups are Under-12 to U-19 and it’s a single-elimination tournament.

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

All the games in the State Open Cup and Challenge Cup will be played in the spring. ENYYSA officials are hopeful that the COVID-19 pandemic in New York will continue to be on the decrease.

Championship Weekend for both competitions is set for June 5 and 6 at a neutral venue to be selected. The State Open Cup championss that weekend will advance to the regionals on June 25 to July 1 in Hammonton, N.J. The State Open Cup is the pathway to the nationals.

To register for the State 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.