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Schwan's USA CUP Weekend U13 - U19 Eligibility and Format

  • Types of teams accepted: This is an international event. All teams registered and in good standing with their FIFA affiliated associations are invited to apply. In the United States all USSF affiliates are invited including US CLUB Soccer, USYS, SAY, AYSO.
  • Boys and girls teams accepted
  • Level of Competition:
    • U13: first and second tier (multiple flights possible based on competition makeup)
    • U14 - U19: first and second tier combined (one open flight)
    • For more information see our Flight Descriptions page.
  • Format: 11 vs 11
  • Roster size:
    • U13 - U15: 18
    • U16 - U19: 22
  • Number of players that may dress for any game:
    • U13 - U15: 18
    • U16 - U19: 18
  • Number of guest players allowed:
    • Teams may roster up to 6 guest players
    • Players may guest play or double roster on only one team in addition to their primary team
    • Double rostered players are limited to two per team
  • Length of games non-finals/finals:
    • U13 - U14: 50 minutes/70 minutes
    • U15 - U16: 60 minutes/80 minutes
    • U17 - U19: 60 minutes/90 minutes
  • Ball size: 5
  • Awards: 1st and 2nd place teams will receive team trophy and individual medals
  • Minimum number of games: three
  • Playoff procedures: In USA CUP Weekend all teams play in a preliminary world cup group; the top two teams from each group advance to the playoffs. The remaining teams are eliminated.
  • Notes: Tournament schedulers will make every effort to schedule teams of similar quality in the same flight.

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