State Cup Program

What is the State Cup Program?

Bethesda's State Cup teams provide players with the opportunity to participate in the Maryland State Cup, while also taking part in a variety of tournaments and showcase events. Teams will compete in EDP and NCSL at a level that enables the players to be challenged, yet also be successful.  The focus in all of our State Cup teams is to create an environment where players are able to grow, develop and improve as they continue to learn the game. A balanced approach to winning, competing and developing allows the players to be introduced to a number of positions, systems, and formations so that every individual will come away as a more complete soccer player.

Players U16 levels and above will also be to exposed college recruiting and scouting and participate in Showcase and tournaments. To review some of the resources available to your player please go to our BSC Pathway page.

How often will teams practice?

Teams will practice  two to three times a week and practice dates and times will be provided by the coach/manager. Information will also be made available through TeamSNAP. High-school aged teams will practice once a week during the fall.

How are the age groups broken down?

At the State Cup level BSC has five different age groups: U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, and U18, U19.

How long is the season?

Teams will typically start their season in August and end in June of the following year.

When will games be held?

League games will be held on Saturdays and Sundays only. Tournament matches will be typically be held on Saturdays and Sundays although there may be some matches held on Fridays or Mondays depending upon if the tournament is held over a holiday weekend. Please consult with your manager if you have any questions about game or practice times.

How many players will be on the field at a time?

All age groups will play ten versus ten plus a goalkeeper.

When are tryouts held?

Tryouts for the 2019-2020 season will be held starting the week of May the 14th. Please check out our tryout page for more information.

The club does accept tryouts on a rolling basis. If for some reason you are unable to attend tryouts during the timeframe listed please email our Girls Director of Coaching Shannon Cirovski at scirovski@bethesdasoccer.org .

My daughter is interested in becoming a goalkeeper. Does the club offer additional training?

Yes! If you are interested in having your player learn more about the goalkeeping position please email our Girls Director of Coaching Shannon Cirovski at scirovski@bethesdasoccer.org . Players must be a current BSC player to participate in goalkeeper training.

2018/2019 sTATE CUP Teams and coaches

U13 (2006)

Rapids (EDP) - Tony Pykosh

Bulldogs (NCSL) - Sam Roos

U14 (2005)

Rowdies (EDP) - Nancy Rohrman

Hawks (EDP) - Mustapha Minteh

U15 (2004)

Eighth Grade Elite (EDP) - Shannon Cirovski

Elite/Savage (EDP) - Nancy Rohrman

Rampage/Socceroos (EDP) - Hector Morales Jr.

U16 (2003)

Legacy (EDP) - Trey Livingston

U17 (2002)

Freedom (EDP) - Haroot Hakopian

Alliance (EDP) - Hector Morales Jr.

U18 (2001)

Storm (EDP) - Jeff Rohrman

U19 (2000)

Pride (Tournaments) - Haroot Hakopian

2019/2020 sTATE CUP Teams and coaches

U13 (2007)

Green (EDP)-Mustapha Minteh

 

U14 (2006)

Bulldogs (EDP) -Hector Morales Jr.

 

U15 (2005)

Hawks (EDP) -Mustapha Minteh

 

U16 (2004)

Rampage (EDP)-Hector Morales Jr.

 

U18 (2002)

Alliance (EDP)-Haroot Hakopian

 

U19 (2002/2001)

Storm (EDP)-Jeff Rohrman

 

YOU CAN ALSO CHECK OUT OUR 2019-2020 STATE CUP PLAYER GUIDE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

Any Other Questions?

If you have any other questions about our State Cup program please contact our Age Group Coordinator Jeff Rohrman at jrohrman@bethesdasoccer.org or our Girls Director of Coaching Shannon Cirovski at scirovski@bethesdasoccer.org .