New Jersey Cup: Welcome

The 14th Annual New Jersey Cup is open to US Club Soccer-member clubs and teams in New Jersey. 10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18/19-and-Under boys' and girls' teams.

10-U will be played 7v7.

11-12-U will be played 9v9.

13-14-15-16-17-U offers a Super Group (top, or most competitive) and a Premier Group.

18-19-U are combined into a single 18/19-U group. 

Teams that win their first game of the New Jersey Cup advance in the championship bracket, one-loss elimination. (Teams that lose their very first game played will get at least one consolation game scheduled.)

Super Group champions gain entry to US Club Soccer's National Cup finals. Premier Group champions gain entry to a National Cup Regional.

All teams must hold and present US Club Soccer player passes and a US Club Soccer roster at all New Jersey Cup games.  

No USYS/NJYS passes/rosters will be accepted. Individual teams can join US Club Soccer in order to play in the New Jersey Cup.

Some groups will begin preliminary-round games in March 2018.  Preliminary-round games can be played on the weekend or during the week.  



Wednesday, July 19
Reminder regarding U.S. Soccer Federation PDIs effective as of August 1, 2017

Effective August 1, 2017:   Small-sided games standards: The February 2017 U.S. Soccer presentation regarding PDIs further explains the player development philosophy, exact field specifications, age groups and standards for 4v4, 7v7 and 9v9 play. With the exception of the player development philosophies, which are provided as a best practice, the small-sided standards are required as of Aug. 1, 2017. All US Club Soccer-sanctioned programming taking place August 1 or later must abide by these small-sided standards.

Previously implemented: Concussion protocols and heading: U.S. Soccer announced the U.S. Soccer Concussion Initiative, which provides guidelines that were implemented beginning in January 2016. US Club Soccer clarified these implementation guidelines and rules relating to heading. Modified substitution rules and new protocols regarding suspected head injuries: These initiatives came into effect on Jan. 1, 2016. 

Birth-year registration: US Club Soccer, along with other major youth soccer organizations, mandated birth-year registration to its members in August 2016. 




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Friday, December 17


15-16-17-18/19U play 80-minute matches: 2 x 40.

13-14U play 70-minute matches: 2 x 35.

11-12U play 60-minutes matches: 2 x 30.

10-U play 50-minute matches: 2 x 25.

Overtime: if a game is tied after regulation play, the two teams will then play two, 5-minute, full-term periods. If the teams remain tied after overtime, the match will go to FIFA penalty kicks.

Preliminary-round games can be played on the weekend or during the week.

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The home team is responsible for getting referees for their game through their club's referee assignor. The home team/club is responsible for assigning fees.

The referees are paid whatever the home team/club normally pays referees for home games. The two opposing teams split the costs of the referees for a game. The home team must tell the other team in advance what the fees are and what their share is.

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Red Cards

Any player or coach who receives a red card in a New Jersey Cup match is suspended for the next New Jersey Cup game.

Monday, March 14
Implementation guidelines for U.S. Soccer's Player Safety Campaign


All teams participating in the New Jersey Cup must have valid US Club Soccer passes for all players and coaches at all games. A valid, official US Club Soccer roster also must be submitted to the referees at all New Jersey Cup games. Referees will be checking at every game. All players' names must be imprinted on the official roster; no handwritten additions.

No NJYS/USYS passes or rosters will be accepted.

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Application Fees

10-U: $225/team.

11-U-and-older: $250/team. 



Once a team is accepted there is no application-fee refund.


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