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2023 Recreational Cup Overview

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What is the Recreational Cup?

The Recreational Cup is the WYSA State Tournament exclusively for U13-U19 recreational teams. The tournaments preliminary games are held within each respective associations area in October and November with the D2 Final games being held prior to Thanksgiving. The D2 champions will then proceed to the State Quarterfinals the first weekend in December, with the semi-finalists moving on to the second weekend in December to play semi-finals and finals.

Who May Enter?

Please review the State Rules for Recreational Cup link at the bottom of this page for eligibility.

What is Recreational Soccer?

This cup is open to recreational teams only. A recreational team is defined as any team where the use of tryouts, invitations, recruiting or any like process to roster players selectively on the basis of talent or ability is prohibited. Individual associations will determine whether teams fit the recreational classification. Your tournament roster is your registered team for the current league season - no guest players allowed for individual matches. However, there is a new option this year to help teams that struggle to pull together enough players for the tournament! You may add up to five players from another recreational team in the same club that plays in the same league, but has decided not to participate in the Cup. Players may only be rostered to one tournament team, and as in previous years, your tournament roster must be frozen before the first weekend of games. 

2023 Important Dates

Sept 13, Wednesday - Registration Opens for Rec Cup
Sept 27, Wednesday- Registration closes for Rec Cup. (Check with club, association deadline may be earlier)
Oct 3, Tuesday - D2 Mandatory Recreational Cup Coach Meeting - Online Microsoft Teams Meeting--Time TBD
Oct 14/15, Oct 21/22, Oct 28/29 - D2 Preliminary Round Matches
Nov 4/5 - D2 Quarterfinal matches (can be used for preliminary matches if no quarters for group)
Nov 11/12 - D2 Semifinals
Nov 18/19 - D2 Finals Eastlake HS
Thanksgiving Weekend Nov 25/26
Dec 2/3 - State Quarterfinals (Could be anywhere in the state)
Dec 9/10 - State Semifinals/Finals (Starfire Complex Tukwila, WA)

Entry Fees

Total Fee: This year's State and D2 fee is $285.00. Check with your home Association/Club for any additional fees. All fees are payable to your Home Association

How to Register

1. Head coaches/team manager or other team official will need to contact their home association or club to determine the process and total fee to register for the tournament.
2. Turn in Payment to your Association Registrar by date requested (no later than 9/27/2023).
3. Download the 2023 D2 Coaches Agreement from the Information: Documents area on the D2 website, complete and return to D2 (sign, scan and email to webmaster@wsysad2.org)
Teams will not be allowed into the tournament if they are not registered and payment has not been received by 9/27/2023. Check with your own Association for any additions to these instructions.

Additional Information

Entry in Recreational Cup guarantees two games.
Member Passes (Player cards) or photo rosters WILL BE REQUIRED for players and team officials.
You will obtain these cards from your association who will print them for each player and coach. Games are generally played on the opposite day of your league game (although league or Cup games may occur mid-week).
All coaches, trainers, managers, and other team personnel (limited to 4 in number) must be RMA cleared and have a current member pass.
Only rostered coaches/managers/trainers will be allowed on the sidelines at D2 and State final games.
Make sure you and your team reserve the first two weekends in December for state portion of the tournament.
***Do not neglect to confer with you team to ensure they will be available to play in the State finals (i.e. be sure they aren't busy with basketball or skiing) and are willing to travel to the Quarterfinal venue (which could be anywhere in western Washington).
Note to older teams please be aware that academic testing can be a conflict during preliminaries and with state finals.
Accommodation is not made for teams to attend Homecoming or recover from Homecoming.
If you achieve a spot in the D2 finals, you will be required to provide a volunteer.
There are no games Thanksgiving weekend 🍗

D2 Recreational Cup Rules: click hereGoing

WYS Recreational Cup Rules: Click here Going

D2 Rec Cup Schedule & Results: click hereGoing



Sean Large, D2 Rec Cup Chair



Last Updated 9/15/2023

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