2018 NYS Empire Cup – June 23 and 24, 2018

Held at DiCaprio Park

3420 E. Lydius Street

Guilderland, NY 12303




Full Schedule Now Available ~Click Here~


General Information 

  • Offering both premier and club brackets
  • Ages U10 thru U15 Boys and Girls
  • 4 game guarantee
  • All U10 teams receive participation awards
  • First and second place awards for all divisions U11 and older
  • International teams are welcomed 
  • Rolling acceptance will begin on April 1, 2018


 2018 Age Group Pricing
$50 Discounts will be given to all teams applying before May 1st! 

  • U10 (7v7) $475
  • U11 through U12 (9v9) $550
  • U13 through U15 (11v11) $625

Roster Sizes

  • U10 Max roster 14
  • U11 Max roster 18
  • U12 Max roster 18
  • U13 Max roster 18
  • U14 Max roster 18
  • U15 Max roster 18


Medical Release pdf
Shopping and Dining Guide pdf 
2018 Empire Cup Rules pdf



Teams electing to use the on-line check in are required that each team provide a copy of the on-line registration form along with a copy of your approved/stamped league roster and a pdf of all player passes (including guest player documentation) along with permission to travel if it is required.   All documents need to be combined into one pdf and emailed to, Tammy Kishbaugh at Tammy.Kishbaugh@cdysl.org  by the end of business on Friday, June 9, 2018

Please send a separate email for each team participating and include the club name, age, gender and team name in the subject line of the email. 


Teams can also check-in in site one hour prior to their first game on Saturday morning.

All teams must present the following paperwork at team check-in and have available at game check-in.

  • An official copy of the team's travel roster
  • Current player/coaching passes verified and laminated with pictures attached.  
  • Permission to travel (if necessary)
  • Medical release forms

 *The NYS Empire Cup is an unrestricted tournament.  We accept US Club, AYSO and Just Say registered teams



The Capital District Youth Soccer League is pleased to announce the appointment of Halpern Travel as our Official Tournament Housing Coordinator for the NYS Empire Cup.  All participating teams needing housing for the tournament are required to utilize the services of Halpern Travel.

Halpern Travel comes to us highly recommended for their commitment to providing professional service and for their attention to detail.  They have extensive experience in tournament housing coordination.  Halpern Travel’s secure, online hotel reservation system allows teams to view information about hotels, including rate, area location and amenities.  Teams are able to reserve their rooms 24/7.

Clubs requiring a large block of rooms for multiple teams should contact Halpern Travel for special assistance at 888.640.6400.

We look forward to partnering with Halpern Travel to successfully meet the housing needs of teams attending the NYS Empire Cup.



2018 Hotels are Available


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The NYS Empire Cup Tournament is a    and  sanctioned tournament.