The method of integrating the LPDL into the Louisiana State Cup has been a topic of discussion at the Competitive Committee, the SCAC, the Executive Committee for the past 3 years. At the 2018 LSA Annual General Meeting in August 2018, the Youth Council Meeting decided to update the manner in which the LPDL affects the state tournaments. Policy 306.1.1 defines how this integration will take place.
During LPDL Years
15U and 17U
At the LPDL Age Groups, all of the teams competing in the LPDL shall compete in the State Cup, the teams competing in LCSL Division 1 shall compete in the Louisiana Presidents Cup and teams competing in LCSL Division 2 and below shall compete in the Louisiana Open Cup.
LCSL Division 1 Team Application to play in The State Cup. At the LPDL Age Groups, LCSL Division 1 teams that wish to play in the State Cup during may apply to LSA to do so. Applications of must be submitted to LSA on or before the deadline established and published by LSA for the State Cup. LSA shall approve only that number of applications as will make the applicable State Cup bracket 8 teams or less when combined with participating LPDL teams. No State Cup bracket shall exceed 8 teams. Applications will be approved in the order in which the applying teams finished in their LCSL play.
During Non-LPDL Years
13U, 14U, 16U, 18U and 19U
At the non-LPDL Age Groups all of the teams competing in LCSL Division 1 shall compete in the Louisiana State Cup, teams competing in LCSL Division 2 shall compete in the Louisiana Presidents Cup and all teams competing in the LCSL Division 3 and below shall compete in the Louisiana Open Cup.