Girls State Cup Program (U12-u19)

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 the Elite Development Program (EDP) 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 several 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 exposed to 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.

To learn more about EDP, click here.


How are the age groups broken down?

At the State Cup level BSC has eight different age groups: U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18, and U19.

How long is the season?

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

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.

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.

Does Bethesda SC offer Scholarships?

Yes. Bethesda Soccer Club is one of the few travel soccer clubs across the country that offers need-based scholarship to players to help offset registration fees and costs. To learn more about our Scholarship Program and key deadlines click here.


Bethesda SC players undoubtedly receive the best college exposure of any club in the country, with players attending some of the top local and national Showcase events in the country, including our own Bethesda Premier Cup Bethesda Soccer Club has a long and storied history of creating a pathway for our players to college which you can read more about here.

In addition Bethesda SC is partners with SportsRecruits, a college recruiting software that is designed by former college athletes for the next generation of players. All BSC U15-U19 players will receive a complimentary SportsRecruits account with full access to their software including resources, webinars, and messaging.

For more information on your SportsRecruits account please contact your coach.


Over the past 20 years, Bethesda SC have had over 500 players go on to play Division I, Division II, and Division III college soccer. To see where alumni have ended up on and off of the pitch please go to our Alumni page. If you want to learn more about our Pathway to College please check out our college resources page.

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?

The club does holds tryouts on a rolling basis throughout the season. To schedule a tryout please email our U12-U14 Director Dave Greene at dgreene@bethesdasoccer.org or our U15-U19 Director Kevin Layton at klayton@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 Older Girls Director Kevin Layton at klayton@bethesdasoccer.org . Players must be a current BSC player to participate in goalkeeper training.



BSC Families have the ability to opt in to our Club Fee Protection Plan. For more information on what this covers please see our page for Dewar Insurance.

2020-2021 State Cup Coaches and Teams

U14 (2007)

Blue (EDP)- Mustapha Minteh

U15 (2006)

Blue- Gus Donolo

Eighth Grade Team-Kevin Layton

U16 (2005)

Blue (EDP)- Mustapha Minteh

U18/U19 (2003/2002)

Blue- Tony Pykosh


Any Other Questions?

If you have any other questions about our State Cup program please contact our U12-U14 Director Dave Greene at dgreene@bethesdasoccer.org and our U15-U19 Director Kevin Layton at klayton@bethesdasoccer.org