New Jersey Cup: Welcome

The 11th Annual New Jersey Cup is open to US Club Soccer-member clubs and teams in New Jersey. U10-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18/19 boys' and girls' teams.

U13 and U14 offers a Super Group (top, or most competitive) and a Premier Group.
U18 and U19 is combined into a single group. U11-12 is offered at 11v11 or 8v8.

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 move into the consolation bracket.


U13-14 Super Group and U15-16-17 champions gain entry to US Club Soccer's National Cup finals. U13-14 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. A Game Report also is needed. The Game Report will be available under Handouts on this web site.

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

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

Preliminary-round competition will begin in mid-to-late March for some groups, depending on the number of teams entered.

The championship semifinals and finals will be held the weekend of May 9-10 at Cross Farm Park, Holmdel.

2015 Application


2015 New Jersey Cup Application

Application fees:
U11-and-older: $190/team.
U10: $150/team.


Applied Teams to Date

Players May Only Play for One Team

Players may only play for one team participating in the New Jersey Cup.

Players may not play for different teams in different age groups, or different clubs, even if their team gets eliminated.


U18/19-U17-U16-U15 will play 80-minute matches: 2 x 40.

U14-U13-U12-U11 will play 70-minute matches: 2 x 35.

U10 will play 60-minute matches: 2 x 30.

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.

US Club Soccer Player & Coach Passes

All teams participating in the New Jersey Cup must have valid US Club Soccer passes for all players and coaches at all games. A current US Club Soccer roster also must be submitted to the referees at all New Jersey Cup games.

Individual teams may join US Club Soccer

Rules and Regulations (updated for 2014)

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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.


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Championship medals will be awarded to the winners only of each championship age group.

No Refunds

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