Boys State Cup Program (U12-U19)

What is the Boys State Cup Program?

Bethesda's State Cup teams allow players to participate in the Maryland State Cup while also participating in various tournaments and showcase events. Teams will compete in EDP, CCL, and NCSL at a level that enables the players to be challenged and successful.  Our State Cup teams focus on creating an environment where players can 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 become a 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 visit our BSC Pathway page.

To learn more about EDP, click here.

To learn more about the NCSL, click here.

To learn more about CCL, click here.

Boys State Cup

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 eight different age groups: U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, U18, and U19.

How long is the season?

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

When will the games be held?

League games will be held on Saturdays and Sundays only. Tournament matches will be held over specific weekends. Please consult your coach if you have any game or practice times questions.


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 partners with SportsRecruits, a college recruiting software that former college athletes design 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 has had over 500 players go on to play Division I, Division II, and Division III college soccer. Please go to our Alumni page to see where alumni have ended up on and off of the pitch. If you want to learn more about our Pathway to College, please check out our college resources page.

When are tryouts held?

The club does accept tryouts on a rolling basis. Please check out our tryout page for more information.

For more information, please email our U12-U14 Director Brett Colton at  or our U15-U19 Director Derek Biss at

Does Bethesda SC offer Scholarships?

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

How do I get my player their uniform?

For more information on our uniforms, please go to our Uniform page.

My son is interested in becoming a goalkeeper. Does the club offer additional training? Yes!

If you want your player to learn more about the goalkeeping position, please email our Boy's Goalkeeping Coach, Derek Biss, at Players must be current BSC players to participate in goalkeeper training.


BSC Families can opt into our Club Fee Protection Plan. For more information on what this covers, please see our page for Dewar Insurance.


If you have any other questions about our State Cup program please contact our U12-U14 Director Brett Colton at  or our U15-U19 Director Derek Biss at