As a reminder, even though event registration took place in GotSport, you will still need to manage your roster and player/staff cards on Sports Engine (or TGS for ECNL teams) since that is where player registration took place for the 20/21 season.
We have made changes to how we do team check in and what is required. Outlined below is a list of what you will need. These changes will make the check in process much quicker.
For the full 2021 National Cup XX rules, please click here.
Complete College Recruiting Info: All age groups (U15-U19) are required to have their online scouting profiles completed with our onsite college recruitment partner, ScoutingZone. Team managers will receive emails with instructions. Teams & players that already have profiles in ScoutingZone, only need to make sure they are updated.
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.
ScoutingZone® is our official onsite recruiting/scouting partner: College coaches please register with ScoutingZone for our event to access tournament schedules, team rosters and player profiles.
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 Midwest 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.
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.