2019 NYS Empire Cup – April 12~14, 2019

Held at Afrim Sports

Watervliet Shaker Road

Albany, NY 12205




Schedule will be available in early April.


Application to host has been approved


General Information 

  • Offering both premier and club brackets
  • Ages U08 thru U19 Boys and Girls
  • 4 game guarantee
  • All U08 and U10 teams receive participation awards
  • First and second place awards for all divisions U11 and older
  • Rolling acceptance will begin in future


 2019 Age Group Pricing

    * currently being worked on

Roster Sizes

  • U08 Max roster 14
  • U10 Max roster of 14
  • U11 Max roster 18
  • U12 Max roster 18
  • U13 Max roster 18
  • U14 Max roster 18
  • U15 Max roster 18
  • U16 Max roster 18
  • U17 Max roster 18
  • U18 Max roster 18
  • U19 Max roster 18


Medical Release pdf
Shopping and Dining Guide pdf 
2019 rules will be updated soon




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.



2019 Hotels are Available


Click logo  for online reservation system




The NYS Empire Cup Tournament is a    and  sanctioned tournament.