Boys State Cup Program (U12-U19)

What is the Boys 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 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.

To learn more about the NCSL, click here.

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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 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.

WHAT ABOUT COLLEGE EXPOSURE?

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.

HOW MANY BETHESDA SC PLAYERS HAVE GONE ON TO PLAY COLLEGE SOCCER?

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 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 bcolton@bethesdasoccer.org  or our U15-U19 Director Derek Biss dbiss@bethesdasoccer.org

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.

How do i get my player their bsc 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 are interested in having your player learn more about the goalkeeping position please email our Boys Goalkeeping Coach Derek Biss at dbiss@bethesdasoccer.org . Players must be a current BSC player to participate in goalkeeper training.

DOES BETHESDA SC OFFER PLAYER INSURANCE?

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.

Our U15 Blue team taking a picture after finishing in first in the top division at the 2019 Bethesda Premier Cup.
Our U15 Blue team taking a picture after finishing in first in the top division at the 2019 Bethesda Premier Cup.

2020/2021 State Cup Coaches and Teams

U12 (2009)

Academy 1 (EDP)- Trevor Martin

Academy 2 (EDP)- Patrick Mehlert

Academy 3 (EDP)- Carl Andrews

Blue (NCSL)- Shawn Wijeratne

Orange (NCSL)- Henry Mordica

Green (NCSL)- Pierre Dyer

U13 (2008)

Blue (EDP)- Carl Andrews

Green (NCSL)- Jason Harris

U14 (2007)

Blue (EDP)- Wendell Regis

Green (NCSL)- Mike Edwards

U15 (2006)

Blue (EDP)- Wendell Regis
Green (NCSL)- Patrick Mehlert

U16 (2005)

Blue (EDP)- Jerry McNeal
Green (NCSL)- Josh Kinnetz
White (NCSL)- Edgar Zuniga

U17 (2004)

Blue (EDP)- Dan Louisignau
Green (NCSL)- Edgar Zuniga
White (NCSL)- Jason Harris

U18 (2003)

Blue (EDP)- Trevor Singer
Green (NCSL)- Mike Edwards
White (NCSL)- Damar Bess

U19 (2002)

Blue (EDP)- Kert Mease

Any Other Questions?

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

YOU CAN ALSO CHECK OUT OUR 2020-2021 State Cup Player Packet

FOR MORE INFORMATION