Commonwealth Cup

The Commonwealth Cup was organized to enhance the accomplishments recreational players achieve by participating is a state championship tournament in the late 1970s. The development of all players within Kentucky Youth Soccer is advanced when the player meets personal challenges. The Commonwealth Cup is designed to encourage and honor the recreational player by allowing the player to compete for both team and personal goals. This tournament is structured so that, regardless of ability, all players can realistically strive for the goal of becoming a state champion.

Basic Guidelines
The Commonwealth Cup is a unique tournament in that it is only open to recreational players. The tournament follows a set of guidelines that are administered at the state level.
  1. Every recreational player shall have an equal opportunity to participate in every game.
  2. The formation of recreational teams follows a controlled registration policy where every player is accepted and assigned to a roster regardless of ability.
  3. A philosophy of player participation in a low-stress, fun filled environment is promoted.

Who Can Participate

Only recreational players registered with the Kentucky Youth Soccer, through an affiliate member recreational league are eligible to participate in the Commonwealth Cup. No select players, all-star teams or guest players are allowed. Any league, club or association found to have substituted ineligible players on a roster will forfeit their games at this tournament and may be subject to further sanctions. Additionally, any team or player entered in or rostered for Open Cup State Cup is not eligible.

Khols Cup

The Kohl's US Youth Soccer American Cup provides recreational youth soccer players an opportunity to experience a consistent and high quality statewide tournament in a fun, family-like atmosphere. It fosters stimulation and excitement about soccer in an effort to increase the recreational player’s interest in and love for the game. Nationwide, more than 60 Kohl's American Cup events are scheduled, and one thing each of them have in common is the goal of providing all participants with the opportunity to experience a consistent and high-quality tournament in a fun, festival-like atmosphere.

Basic Guidelines

The American Cup is a unique tournament in that it is only open to recreational players. The tournament follows a set of guidelines that are administered at the state level.
  1. Every recreational player shall have an equal opportunity to participate.
  2. The formation of recreational teams follows a controlled registration policy where every player is accepted and assigned to a roster regardless of ability.
  3. A philosophy of player participation in a low-stress, fun filled environment is promoted.

Who Can Participate

Only recreational players registered with the Kentucky Youth Soccer, through an affiliate member recreational league are eligible to participate in the American Cup. No select players or all-star teams are allowed. Additionally, any team or player entered in or rostered for State Open, President's Cup or Soccer Village Cup are not eligible. When we incorporate programs that create a fun and healthy developmental environment for players while recognizing their participation and excellence, we are investing in a quality future.

Bluegrass State Games

RULES: USYSA and USSF rules govern event. Complete tournament rules can be found under Policies.

FIELD SIZES:  Small sided field sizes can be found at this link www.usyouthsoccer.org in the small sided manual  index.

FORMAT: A minimum of two games will be played by each participating team. Depending upon the number of teams entered in each division, play will be by pool with the top four teams advancing on points (except for the High School division). Ties at the end of regulation in non-medal games will stand in pool play. Referee’s decisions are final.

The U-8 competition will be festival-style with three games over the weekend. There will be a winner declared in each game, but there will be no championships. Each participant will receive a ribbon.

ENTRIES: All entries accepted on a first-come first-served basis. Incomplete Youth entries will be returned to sender and not processed until ALL required information is provided to complete the registration (certified rosters and/or birth certificates and/or Kentucky Youth Soccer Association player card listing player.) If you register online, print out a copy of the entry form to keep. Then, you must mail roster with copy of registered Kentucky Youth Soccer Association roster for age verification or birth certificates to BGSG office by entry deadline (if not received, your entry may be null and void). Proof of age can be shown by either birth certificate, KYSA or league-approved roster, or USYSA player card. Your confirmation email states the division for which you have entered your team. If you enter the wrong division, you may be required to compete in that division. Please review all of the forms carefully and completely when submitting your entry. ONLY High School division may delay submitting the completed player rosters until check-in prior to the first game. All divisions may have a maximum number of entries allowed. Entries may also be limited based on availability of fields and certified officials. There must be a minimum of four teams per division in order to play. A Youth team or player may not enter more than one division.

ROSTERS: U-8 rosters may have a maximum of 12 players. U-10 rosters may have a maximum of 14 players. U-12 and up rosters shall have no more than 18 players. Every team must bring an alternate color jersey in case of color conflicts. Numbers are not required on this alternate jersey. All divisions with participants under the age of 18 must have their parent/guardian sign the entry form on the provided line after the child’s name, indicating the parent/guardian has read the medical release and agrees with its contents.

TEAM REPRESENTATIVE: Every team must submit the name and phone number of a volunteer to act as a team representative for as long as their team participates in the tournament. The duties will begin 45 minutes (30 minutes for U8) before their team’s game and end prior to the start of their team’s game. Team representative will act as a liaison between your team and tournament officials. The entry form will be considered incomplete without this information and therefore will not be processed.