We are cautiously optimistic as we prepare to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the National Cup in the summer of 2021. Event dates, locations and registration links have been released. Additional event details can be found below. As a reminder, if the 2021 tournament is canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions or precautions, teams will be refunded their full registration fee. Please see below for additional US Club Soccer cancellation and refund policies.
June 19-22, 2021
April 26th: Early Registration Discount Deadline ($895)
June 1st: Registration Deadline ($995)
Please note, event registration is through GotSport on their new platform. If you have an existing account on the Legacy platform, you will need to create a new account & team to register. There will be an opportunity to link to your team after the new account & team are created.
All carding and rosters for the event will still need to be managed through the SportsEngine platform (where 20/21 player & staff registration took place).
All hotel rooms for US Club Soccer events must be booked through THS Company, the Official Travel Partner of US Club Soccer. Book your lodging through THS here.
Trace Video for National Cup helps players develop faster, work harder, and get seen sooner. Trace and US Club Soccer have teamed up to offer 30 day trials of the Trace game film system. Utilize our robot camera, GPS sensors, and powerful software to film unlimited scrimmages and matches for 30 days. Click here to learn more about a 30 Day Trace Trial.
The National Cup is US Club Soccer’s cup-based national championship series. Qualifying 13-U through 18/19-U teams from National Cup Regionals and qualifying state cups advance to the National Cup Finals.
National Cup Regionals are open to 12-U through 18/19-U boys and girls age groups in the Mid-Atlantic and West Regionals, while the other Regionals – Midwest, Northwest, South Central and Southeast – feature 13-U through 18/19-U divisions.
Application will ONLY be accepted with a valid payment. All payments must be made online with a valid credit card. Once payment is received, the application will be reviewed for acceptance. If a team is not accepted, the fees will be refunded upon notification.
By requesting to enter this tournament, the applicant agrees to abide by all tournament rules and policies of US Club Soccer and U.S. Soccer. US Club Soccer shall have the right to approve or reject this application. Once teams are accepted, application fee will not be refundable, unless the competition in the team's age group is cancelled. If a team is not accepted, the fees will be refunded upon notification.
A drop fee of $1,000 will be incurred, if a team drops from the event within three weeks of the first day of competition.
In the event that the entire tournament is cancelled prior to any games being played, teams will be refunded 75% of their registration fee. In addition, US Club Soccer has added hotel cancellation insurance, covering up to one night of room & tax, should the tournament be cancelled.
If the tournament is cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions or precautions, team will be refunded their full registration fee.
US Club Soccer has partnered with THS to be the Exclusive Housing Provider for US Club Soccer tournaments. Hotel rooms for the Southeast Regional can be booked here. Questions can be directed to THS at (888) 536-8326.
GAME FILM POLICY
Filming from an elevated viewpoint is not permitted, as this is an insurance liability to US Club Soccer. We welcome personal recording of your athletes and teams at our events, but ask for your cooperation regarding the height of your personal filming apparatuses. This includes the use of high pods; anything over 6ft in height will have to be lowered unless utilizing the official video partner of US Club Soccer, Trace. Trace equipment must be properly secured via specific instructions provided at time of purchase. If not secured properly, Trace equipment will also need to be lowered to 6ft or below.
The National Cup is restricted to US Club Soccer-carded teams. Teams that are not currently members may join prior to the event. Please contact your membership services representative for information on how non-carded teams may join to apply.
Questions regarding the Southeast Regional should be directed to US Club Soccer membership services representative Kevin McGovern at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Twenty-two champions were awarded National Cup XVIII Finals championships following the title matches of the National Cup XVIII Finals, the culminating event of US Club Soccer’s cup-based national competition.
A total of 216 teams from 124 clubs were represented across 32 states, stretching from Hawaii to Rhode Island. They competed at DICK’S Sporting Goods Park, July 19-23, all striving to end their 2018-19 seasons on the champions stage alongside the Doug Hamilton Memorial Trophy.
The 18th annual National Cup Finals featured the largest tournament field in the event’s illustrious history, besting last year’s mark of 206 total teams – a testament to the growth of the qualifying competitions and host organizations, as well as of the popularity of the exciting National Cup format.