Westfield, Ind., Chosen to host 2016 US Youth Soccer Region II Championships
Frisco, Texas to host 2016 National Championships
FRISCO, Texas (July 30, 2015) — US Youth Soccer is proud to announce that Westfield, Ind., and the Indiana Youth Soccer Association will host the 2016 US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) Championships as part of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the country's oldest and most prestigious national youth soccer tournament. The games will take place at Grand Park Sports Complex.
The championships are expected to draw more than 3,500 players and an estimated 12,000 spectators.
The US Youth Soccer Region II Championships consist of US Youth Soccer State Champions from 14 state associations (including host Indiana Youth Soccer Association), US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional League Premier Division champions, as well as drawn wildcard entries. Following individual state championship tournaments, the Regional Championships are the second leg of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.
The tournament will attract more than 200 boys and girls teams, ages Under-13 through Under-19, from the 14 Midwest US Youth Soccer State Associations that make up US Youth Soccer Region II (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio South, Ohio North, South Dakota and Wisconsin).
“It is always exciting to begin planning future US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, and part of that initial planning is choosing the best possible host city for each of our four Regional Championships,” said John Sutter, Chairman of US Youth Soccer. “We look forward to working with Indiana Youth Soccer for a fantastic tournament.”
Regional winners of the Under-13 through Under-19 brackets earn a berth to the 2016 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Frisco, Texas.
2016 US Youth Soccer Region II Championships | Westfield, Ind.
Grand Park Sports Complex
Registration: June 24
Round Robin: June 25-27
Semis: June 28
Finals: June 29
The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series gives US Youth Soccer teams the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.
Annually, the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides the nation’s top collegiate coaches with the premier stage to identify and scout the most coveted players in the country. In 2015, more than 500 coaches attended the US Youth Soccer Regional and National Championships including many of the top programs in the country.
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About the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series – The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides more than 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their abilities against the best in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play. The yearlong competition begins with over 185,000 players in the US Youth Soccer State Championships. These champions and selected wildcard teams, through US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues, advance to compete in one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. Champions (U-13 through U-19) from each regional event advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships. The Under-14 through Under-18 Boys and Girls age groups have four teams representing the US Youth Soccer National League, in which the top two teams in each gender age group division earn a direct path to the National Championships. Overall, the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides the nation's top collegiate coaches with the premier stage to identify and scout the most coveted players in the country. For more information, visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org.
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