INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (May 14, 2010) – Indiana Soccer (formerly Indiana Youth Soccer) will host more than 2700 players from 184 teams as they compete in the US Youth Soccer Indiana State Cup preliminaries to be played this weekend at three host sites across the state. This will be the first of three legs in the National Championship Series.
The 2010 preliminary round host sites for the Indiana State Cup include:
Fort Wayne - Kreager Park - FW USA Citadel
Westfield - Shamrock Fields - Westfield Youth Soccer Association
Evansville - Goebel Park - Evansville Soccer Club
The tournament features boys and girls competitive teams ranging in age from Under-14 to Under-19. The Indiana State Cup preliminary round winners will advance to the finals weekend to be held in Lawrence, Indiana on June 12-13, 2010.
The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series Indiana State Cup Champions will qualify to participate with more than 190 top boys and girls US Youth Soccer teams from 14 state associations competing for their regional titles in seven age groups, June 26-30 at the US Youth Soccer Region II Regional Championships in Dayton, Ohio. Regional winners of the Under-14 through Under-19 brackets earn a berth at the 2010 US Youth Soccer National Championships to be played July 20-25 in Overland Park, Kansas.
Admission to the US Youth Soccer Indiana Soccer State Cup is free.
About Indiana Youth Soccer – Indiana Youth Soccer is committed to serve and educate its membership through the development, promotion and administration of youth soccer in the state of Indiana. Indiana Youth Soccer is a National State Association member of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Youth Soccer Association. Indiana Youth Soccer has a current membership base of over 56,000 youth players, more than 8,000 active coaches, 3,000 referees and thousands of volunteers through its network of over 140 member clubs across the state of Indiana. For more information about Indiana Youth Soccer please see: www.indianayouthsoccer.org
About US Youth Soccer – US Youth Soccer - The Game for ALL Kids!® is the largest youth sports organization in the United States and member of the US Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in America. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3.2 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, in 55 member state associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game.