Girls-  April 13-14, 2024

Boys-  April 20-21, 2024

Held at

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







Schedules will be released the week prior to competition.


Approved Permission to Host  




  • Ofering 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


 2021 Age Group Pricing:

  • U08 ~ $525
  • U10 ~ $550
  • U11-U12 ~ $675
  • U13-U19 ~ $800

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 
Shopping and Dining Guide  

Tournament Rules



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.



2024 Hotels are Available

Girls Hotel Link

Boys Hotel Link






The NYS Empire Cup Tournament is a    and  sanctioned tournament.