NY Champions Cup

(New York, NY) November 2021 – The Cosmopolitan Junior Soccer League (CJSL) has announced plans for the 2022 NY Champions Cup, a sanctioned Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association tournament (ENYYSA), to be held on June 25th and 26th.

The NY Champions Cup will feature regular season league champions from CJSL D1 and EDP North Atlantic D1 & D2 teams (managed by NYCS). Due to proximity, teams from EDP Connecticut will also be included.

The NY Champions Cup will include gold and silver brackets for boy’s teams ages 10U through 19U, and gold brackets for girl’s teams ages 10U through 19U. Depending on the number of teams participating per bracket, there will be semifinals plus a final or only a final.

There is no additional team registration fee for the NY Champions Cup. The event is offered by CJSL and supported by EDP and NY Club Soccer, as a fun way to cap off league play for the 2021/2022 soccer year.

Spots have been reserved in the NY Champions Cup for the following leagues:

  • U10 Boys Gold- EDP North Atlantic D1 Champions (Southeast, Southwest, and Northeast), EDP Connecticut D1 Champions
  • U10 Boys Silver- EDP North Atlantic D2 Champions(Southeast, Southwest, and Northeast), CJSL D1 Champions
  • U11 Boys Gold- EDP North Atlantic D1 Champions (Eastern, Western), EDP Connecticut North and South Champions
  • U11 Boys Silver- EDP North Atlantic D2 Champions (Southeast, Southwest, and Northeast), CJSL D1 Champions
  • U12 Boys Gold- EDP North Atlantic D1 Champion (Gold), EDP Connecticut Champion
  • U12 Boys Silver -EDP North Atlantic D2 Champions (Silver 1st Place, Silver 2nd Place, Bronze 1st Place), CJSL D1 Champions
  • U13–U18/20 Boys Gold (by age group) – EDP North Atlantic III Champion, CJSL D1 Champions, EDP Connecticut D1 Champion plus 1 Wildcard
  • U10 & U11 Girls Gold – EDP North Atlantic D1 Champions (Southeast, Northeast),
  • U12 Girls Gold – EDP North Atlantic D1 Champions (Gold), EDP Connecticut Champion
  • U13 – U18/19 Girls Gold -EDP North Atlantic D1 Champions, EDP Connecticut D1 Champions

NY Champions Cup 2022 will be played on June 25-26 at World Class FC Soccer Complex, 175 Old Orangeburg Rd, Orangeburg, NY 10962

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.

Roster: Current USYS State Association roster

Passes: Current USYS Player/Coach passes

Age EligibilityU10U11U12U13-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
Heading*IFK*IFK*IFKYesYesYes
Rests5 min5 min5 min5 min5 min5 min
Ball Size444555
OffsidesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Approx. Field Size35/45 x
55/65
45/55 x
70/80
45/55 x
70/80
60 x 11060 x 11060 x 110
Goal SizeMin: 6.5×12-
Max:7×21
Min: 6.5×12-
Max:7×21
Min: 6.5×12-
Max:7×21
8 x 248 x 248 x 24
Build Out Lines **Equidistant between penalty area line and the halfway lineNoNoNo
Goalkeeper PuntingNoNoNoYesYesYes
SubstitutionUnlimited at discretion of the Referee
Back Pass to Goal KeepersFIFA rules shall apply to back pass to the keepers.
Extra TimeExtra time and penalty shootouts will be used to produce winners. If a match is tied after regulation, two 5-minute overtime periods for U9-U12 and two 10-minute overtime periods will be played for U13 and older in their entirety. Teams will have a 5-minute break before the first overtime. After the first overtime period, teams will change sides, with no break, and play the remaining overtime period. If the match is still tied after the two overtime periods, 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.

Qualification: Any team that forfeits a match during the spring 2022 season or does not complete their full spring schedule by June 12, 2022, 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.

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.