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USA CUP Flight Descriptions

  • Teams of all abilities, Elite to Recreational, are accepted into this flighted tournament
  • Teams will be accepted into the tournament without a flight
  • Teams are able to enter updated information about their team in the Team Manager Account until June 15.
  • Flights will be created (Open, Gold and Silver) based on teams entered in the tournament, determined by the ranking committee. Additional flights may be created (Super Group and Bronze) if determined by the ranking committee. Teams are placed in flights based on the information provided by the team to the tournament, research by ranking committee and other teams registered.
  • Teams from outside of Minnesota with flighting questions should contact market@usacup.org.
  • Final placement is up to the ranking committee using the above guidelines.

USA CUP Flight Descriptions for Minnesota

Age Level MN Teams
9/10U Jamboree Blue, Black, Tournament Only, Rec-Plus
9U Competitive Blue, Black, Tournament Only, Rec-Plus
10U Competitive Blue, Black, Tournament Only, Rec-Plus
11U Open Academy Futures League, Blue, Black, Rec-Plus
12U (9v9) Open Academy Futures League, Blue, Black, Rec-Plus
12U (11v11) Open Academy Futures League, Blue, Black, Rec-Plus
13U Open Minnesota League One, Black, Blue
14U Gold Minnesota League One
14U Silver Black, Blue, Rec-Plus
15U Gold Minnesota League One
15U Silver Black, Blue, Rec-Plus
16U Gold Minnesota League One
16U Silver Black, Blue, Rec-Plus
17U Gold Minnesota League One
17U Silver Black, Blue, Rec-Plus
19U Gold Minnesota League One
19U Silver Black, Blue, Rec-Plus
*18/19 Divisions are combined

USA CUP Weekend Flight Descriptions

  • Teams of the top two levels of competition are accepted in this tournament and is geared towards higher level competition.
    • Teams are not allowed to play up an age group in USA CUP Weekend.
    • Tournament-Only teams can apply to the tournament, but must provided information to the ranking committee for consideration of acceptance into the tournament.
  • Teams are able to enter updated information about their team in the Team Manager Account until June 15.
  • Flights will be created based on teams entered in the tournament, determined by the ranking committee. Teams are placed in flights based on the information provided by the team to the tournament, research by ranking committee and other teams registered.
  • Teams from outside of Minnesota with flighting questions should contact market@usacup.org.
  • Final placement is up to the ranking committee using the above guidelines.

USA CUP Weekend Flight Descriptions for Minnesota

Age Level MN Teams
9/10U Jamboree Black, Blue, Tournament Only, Rec-Plus
11U Flights based on competitive makeup Academy Futures League, Black, TCSL National, TCSL Regional
12U Flights based on competitive makeup Academy Futures League, Black, TCSL National, TCSL Regional
13U Flights based on competitive makeup Minnesota League One, TCSL National, TCSL Regional
14U Flights based on competitive makeup Minnesota League One, TCSL National
15U-19U Flights based on competitive makeup Minnesota League One, TCSL National
*18/19 Divisions are combined
*Tournament Only teams can apply to the tournament, but must provided information to the ranking committee for consideration of acceptance into the tournament. They may be asked to play in another NSC tournament prior to USA CUP Weekend.
*For Teams 14U-19U in a combined National/Regional league, teams must provided information to the ranking committee for consideration of acceptance into the tournament. They may be asked to play in another NSC tournament prior to USA CUP Weekend.