2019 CDYSL EMPIRE CUP KICKOFF CLASSIC * – April 12-14, 2019

*(previously known as NYS Empire Cup)

Held at

Afrim's Sports, 969 Watervliet Shaker Rd. Colonie, NY, 12205


REGISTRATIONS OPEN! ~click here to register~


Schedule will be available in early April.


Application to host has been approved

Foreign Hosting Application 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:

  • U08-U10 ~ $475
  • U11-U12 ~ $600
  • U13-U19 ~ $725

Multiple team discounts offered - please speak with tournament director

Roster Sizes

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


Medical Release pdf
Shopping and Dining Guide pdf 
2019 rules pdf


Participating Clubs:

Albany Soccer Club
Alleycats Soccer Club
Ballston Spa Soccer Club
Bethlehem Soccer Club
Black Rock FC
Black Watch Premier Soccer Club
Brunswick Soccer Club
Clifton Park Soccer Club
Colonie Soccer Club
FC Dutchmen Premier Academy
Fulton United Travel Soccer Club
Galway Soccer Club
Global Premier Soccer Club
Greenbush Soccer Club
Greenville Soccer Club
Latham Circle Soccer Club
NY Elite FC
Niskayuna Soccer Club
North Parkland Roma Black Soccer Club
Oneonta Soccer Club
Saratoga Wilton Soccer Club
Waterford FC



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

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 CDYSL Empire Cup Kickoff Classic 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.