2016 Recreational Cup Overview
2016 Recreational Cup Information
What is the Recreational Cup?
The Recreational Cup is the WYSA State Tournament exclusively for U11-U19 recreational teams. The tournaments preliminary games are held within each respective District in October and November with the District 2 Final games being held prior to Thanksgiving. The District 2 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 Districts will determine whether teams fit the recreational classification.
Additionally your tournament roster is your registered team for the current league season - no guest players allowed.
2016 Important Dates
Sept 7th - Registration Opens
Sept 23rd (check with club, association deadline may be earlier) - Registration Closes
TBD - District 2 Mandatory Recreational Cup Coach Meeting - Location Redmond HS Theater 7:00pm
Oct 15/16 - District 2 Preliminaries Begins
Nov 19, 20, 21 - District 2 Finals (Eastlake HS and Woodinville Sports Fields for U11/U12 on Mon, 11/21)
Dec 3 & 4 - State Quarterfinals (Could be anywhere in the state)
Dec 10 & 11 - State Semifinals/Finals (Starfire Complex Tukwila, WA)
Total Fee: This year's State and District fee is $200.00 (same as the last few years). 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 9/23/2016).
3. Download the 2016 District 2 Coaches Agreement from the Information:Documents area on the District 2 website, complete and return to District 2 (sign, scan and email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Teams will not be allowed into the tournament if they are not registered and payment has not been received by 9/23/2016.
Check with your own Association for any additions to these instructions.
Entry in Recreational Cup guarantees two games.
Member Passes (Player cards) will be required for players and team officials.
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 District 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 the state).
Note to older teams please be aware that academic testing can be a conflict during preliminaries and with state finals.
Also 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.
District 2 Recreational Cup Rules: click here
State Rules for Recreational Cup: click here
Contact: Robert Driscoll D2 VP of Competition. Email: email@example.com