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Welcome to the 2024 The Junior Cup

Frequently Asked Questions

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Bracketing/Team Selection
How will the divisions/brackets be formatted?
The tournament will schedule a minimum of three games. U8 divisions will not keep standings and all players will receive a participation award. For all other age groups, divisions of four or five teams will play round robin with NO championship match. Champions and finalists will be determined based on points as described in the rules. Divisions with six or more teams will have a championship match.
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What are game formats and game lengths?
7 v 7
ALL games shall be 25 minute halves

ALL games shall be 25 minute halves
Is there a build-out line at the 7v7 ages?
No - there are no build-out lines. Games at the 7v7 ages are treated the same as at the 9v9 ages.
Is there heading?
There is NO heading at any ages.
Will the tournament be using a one referee or three referee system?
For 7v7 age groups, we will use one referee (AND offsides will be called).

For 9v9 age groups, will use a two referee system (AND offsides will be called).
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How many venues will there be?
There will be one venue.
The application form does not look right on my screen (overlapping drop down boxes, long rows over the input fields, etc.) What is going on?
First, you should let the ENTIRE form load BEFORE you scroll. It is a big form.

In short, your computer does not have enough memory (RAM) available to render the form correctly. Here is the solution that will work in most cases:

1. Clear the cache (temporary files) in Internet Explorer (Usually Tools>Internet Options>Remove Temporary files
2. Shut down Internet Explorer
3. Restart the computer
4. Open JUST MS Internet Explorer.
5. Go to Web site, fill out form.

In most cases, this will solve the problem....
Who should checks be made payable to and where should they be mailed?
Please make checks payable to "The Junior Cup" and mail them to 268 S Cassady Avenue, Columbus, OH 43209.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes. We also accept Venmo and Zelle. Call Jeff at 614 284 9746 to arrange. Credit cards do have a transaction fee per team of $15.
What do referees get paid?
Center - $40

Two Whistle:
Centers (2) - $50
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Looking for a place to eat or something to do?
Please contact the New Albany Chamber of Commerce at 614-855-4400 or
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Where is registration and what is required at registration?
All registration is electronic. Requirements are the following documents:

1. A copy of your official team roster (please cross off players not participating); we do not need player cards submitted but they will be checked before each game.

2. An approved guest player form (if applicable) with guest player card
(a) if you are using a USYSA roster, your guest player must have a USYSA card and you must submit a USYSA guest player form.
(b) if you are using a US Club roster, your guest player must have a US Club card and you must submit a US Club guest player form.


3. The Ohio Compliance Form (this is a tournament specific form accessible when you confirm your attendance)

All registration materials must be submitted by April 27 online at You can't partially submit registration materials. All documents must be in PDF form.

Please note there are potential consequences for late registration. Tie breaker G is: Registration materials submitted on time.
We are a US Club carded team. Can we have a US YOUTH carded player guest play with us for the tournament?
No, All players on your team (rostered and guests) must be registered with US Club Soccer. A US Club Player Registration Number is required to be included on the roster.
We are an out of town team. Do we need a Permit to Travel?
For USYSA carded teams located outside of Region II, you will need a Permit to Travel/Notification to Travel from your state association.

For US Club carded teams, you will NOT need a Permit to Travel/Notification to Travel from your state association.
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We will be posting questions on this page as they are asked, so check here before calling. (We are always are happy to talk to you, but this may save you time and a good healthy game of phone tag.)


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