NY Champions Cup

(New York, NY) March 7, 2024 – EDP and the Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL) has announced plans for the 2024 NY Champions Cup, to be held on June 22nd and 23rd hosted once again at the World Class Soccer Complex.

The NY Champions Cup, now in its 4th year, is a collaboration between CJSL, EDP North Atlantic & EDP CT.

This past June over 60 teams participated in the NY Champions Cup. Due to the success of the event, the NY Champions Cup is expanding eligibility for the Spring 2024 Season.

The NY Champions Cup will feature regular season league champions from CJSL D1 & D2, EDP North Atlantic D1, D2 & D3 teams, & EDP Connecticut.

The NY Champions Cup will include gold, silver and bronze brackets for various boy’s teams ages 10U through 17U, and gold brackets for girl’s teams ages 10U through 17U. Depending on the number of teams participating per bracket, there will be semifinals plus a final or only a final.

In the event of a first place tie for teams in the EDP North Atlantic eligible divisions (see above), the listed tiebreakers will apply.

Playoff Tiebreakers for Qualification Purposes: Should EDP hold a league ending event (ex: NY Champions Cup), determination of teams’ final placement, in the event of a tie, will be decided by the following tiebreakers in order listed.

    1. Head to Head (Does not apply if three (3) or more teams are tied.)
    2. Goal Differential: maximum of 5 goals per game
    3. Fewest Goals Allowed: maximum of 5 goals per game
    4. Number of Shutouts
    5. If two teams are tied after all of the tiebreakers above, a coin toss will determine which team is designated in the higher placement.


Qualification: Any team that forfeits a match during the spring 2024 season or does not complete their full spring schedule by Tuesday, June 11, 2024, will not qualify for the Champions Cup. If a team completes its season with one (1) or more of its games un-played, EDP will have the authority at its sole discretion to review all inter-team correspondence showing the intent to schedule and determine whether any un-played games should be forfeited or canceled permanently.

Roster: Current USYS State Association roster

Passes: Current USYS Player/Coach passes

Fees: There is no registration fee for team entry. Teams are responsible to cover the cost of the referee fees except for the finals. 

Age EligibilityU9-U10U11U12U13-U14U15-U16U17-U19
Game Day Roster Size141818181818
# Of players on the field799111111
Min # of players on the field566777
Periods (minutes)2 x 302 x 302 x 352 x 352 x 402 x 45
Rests5 min5 min5 min5 min5 min5 min
Ball Size444555
Approx. Field Size35/45 x 55/6545/55 x 70/8045/55 x 70/8060 x 11060 x 11060 x 110
Goal SizeMin: 6.5×12- Max:7×21Min: 6.5×12- Max:7×21Min: 6.5×12- Max:7×218 x 248 x 248 x 24
Build Out Lines ** Equidistant between penalty area line and the halfway line No No No No No
Goalkeeper PuntingNoYesYesYesYesYes
SubstitutionUnlimited at discretion of the Referee
Back Pass to Goal KeepersFIFA rules shall apply to back pass to the keepers.
Penalty ShootoutsPenalty shootouts will be used to produce winners. If a match is tied after regulation, then penalty kicks (FIFA rules) will determine the winning team.

*IFK: When a player deliberately heads the ball in a game, an indirect free kick (IFK) should be awarded to the opposing team from the spot of the offense. If the deliberate header occurs within the goal area, the indirect free kick (IFK) should be taken on the goal area line parallel to the goal lines at the point nearest to the where the infringement occurred. This applies to all U11 and younger age groups in a competition.

** Buildout Lines-Should be marked in a different color than the field markings, alternatively, FLAT line markers or FLAT cones may be used.

Home/Away Team: Designated home team must change jerseys when the referee determines a conflict exists.

Protests: Protests are not allowed. The tournament committee reserves the right to decide on all matters pertaining to this competition.

Roster Restrictions:

  • A Player whose primary team is participating in the EDP National League conference cannot play on non-conference EDP team, of the same event age. 
  • A player whose primary team is participating in the EDP North Atlantic league Spring 2023 is not permitted to play on a team that is more than ONE division lower than their primary team’s division level.