State Cup

For consideration as an IYSA State Cup official, you must be USSF certified for the current year and have the corresponding badge.

Those Referees who meet the criteria will receive a letter several weeks prior to State Cup with instructions for completing the on-line application expressing your interest.

The LINK for State Cup Referee Registration each year will be posted when we receive the new link (usually by late winter or early spring). 

Applications will be considered from USSF referees as follows:

  • Referee Grade 8's, age 17 or older with five or more consecutive years experience, and
  • All Referee Grade 7's and higher.
  • Referee Grade 9 are not eligible.

If you do not have internet access, you will not be considered. ALL assignments and tournament updates will be done by e-mail only.

To assist us in the selection process, referrals will be solicited from USSF assignors, assessors, instructors and other referees. The final evaluation will be made by members of the Illinois Soccer Referee Committee Executive Committee.

ALL selected officials must submit to the IYSA's on-line Background Check process prior to game assignments.

If your application is accepted:

  • You will be notified and receive additional information.
  • You MUST attend one of the mandatory officials' meetings prior to the start of State Cup. Meetings will be held in Arlington Heights, Springfield, and Granite City.
  • Dates and times of meetings will be announced.

First game assignments are received by e-mail two to three weeks before the preliminary State Cup matches begin.