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2011-2012 US Youth Soccer National League teams announced

August 4, 2011 08:00 AM
 
League expands to include Under-18 Boys and Girls
Play begins this fall
12 teams to earn direct path to US Youth Soccer National Championships
32 of 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations represented

FRISCO, Texas (Aug. 4, 2011)
– US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the 120 teams chosen to compete in the 2011-2012 US Youth Soccer National League season. The league, entering into its fifth season, is for top Under-15 through Under-18 Boys and Girls club soccer teams with each team having an individual proven track record of continued success in US Youth Soccer programs.

In 2010-2011, 22 of a possible 36 slots in the US Youth Soccer National Championships were taken by National League teams; twelve teams earned automatic berths via winning their National League division, while another 10 teams won their respective US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. During the 2011 National Championships, National League teams took eight of a possible 12 spots in the championship games, with three being named national champions.

"The US Youth Soccer National League continues to prove it is the nation's most elite competition as each team must prove itself to gain entry into the league, regardless of hometown or club affiliation," said Paul Luchowski, National League commissioner. "In 2011-2012, the US Youth Soccer National League expands again as we add the Under-18 division for both boys and girls, challenging more teams to raise their level of play to compete for a top spot in the National League standings."
 
2011-2012 US Youth Soccer National League Teams [link]

The National League is an extension of the highly successful US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues [US Youth Soccer Region I (East) Premier League, Midwest Regional League, Region III (South) Premier League and Far West Regional League] in which the top teams are eligible to continue the path of success into the National League where the ultimate prize is qualifying for the prestigious US Youth Soccer National Championships.

2011-2012 increases the National League's reach with 32 of the 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations, from Region I (East): Connecticut, Eastern New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, Pennsylvania West, New Jersey, New York West and Virginia; from Region II (Midwest): Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio North, Ohio South and Wisconsin; from Region III (South): Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, North Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Texas and Tennessee; from Region IV (West): Arizona, California South, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Washington.

The seven game season will begin with the girls in Atlanta, Ga. alongside the Atlanta College Showcase and the NCAA Women's College Cup Dec. 1-4. The boys kickoff in Birmingham, Ala. Dec. 8-11 at the Collegiate Championship Soccer and Junior Showcases, coinciding with the NCAA Men's College Cup. Teams will participate in one of two other locations per gender consisting of girls' Dec. 31-Jan 2 at the Disney Soccer Showcase in Orlando, Fla., and boys' competition Feb. 18-20 at the Weston Cup and Showcase in Florida. The final play date will combine boys and girls in Las Vegas March 23-25 and be held in conjunction with the Player's College Showcase. The complete schedule will be announced on USYouthSoccer.org in mid-September.
 
The first place team from each division age group, Under-15 through Under-17, will earn a spot to the 2012 US Youth Soccer National Championships along with the four US Youth Soccer Regional Champions.

The national championships are the culmination of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series where the nation's champions are crowned in six age groups for boys and girls.

Since its inception, National League teams have captured a combined 13 national championships. In 2008, seven of the eight championship finals slots in the Under-15 and 16 age groups were won by National League teams, which resulted in the League's first four national championships. The League notched four more National Championship titles in 2009 including the Under-15 Boys and Girls, as well as Under-16 Boys and Under-17 Girls. At the 2010 National Championships, League participants took home titles in the Under-15 Boys and Under-17 Girls age groups. And in 2011, eight National League teams advanced to the National Championship game and claimed three more national titles. For a list of past National League champions and history, click here.

As is the case with the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series events and the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program, the National League creates another significant opportunity for the nation's collegiate, professional and national team staffs to see players in an environment of meaningful play.

US Youth Soccer National League Teams | 2011-2012 Season
 
Under-15 Girls
Team and State Association Region
Farmingdale ELS United (NY-E) Region I
PSC Baltimore 97 (MD) Region I
Match Fit Chelsea Colchester's (NJ) Region I
VSA Heat Blue 96 (VA) Region I
PWSI Courage 96 Red (VA) Region I
NSA Premier Jaguars (IL) Region II
Eclipse Select 96-97 (IL) Region II
Javanon 97 Black (KY) Region II
Internationals 96 Red (OH-N) Region II
JB Marine - Wipke (MO) Region II
Cleveland FC (OH-N) Region II
KSA Gold 96 (OH-S) Region II
Sunrise-Weston Sting 96/97 (FL) Region III
NASA 15 Elite (GA) Region III
AHFC 97 (STX) Region III
Legends FC (CAS) Region IV

Under-16 Girls
Team and State Association Region
# Match Fit Chelsea Beat (NJ) Region I
PWSI Courage 95 Gold (VA) Region I
# BRYC 95 Elite (VA) Region I
ZYSA 96 Select I (IN) Region II
# Grand Rapids Crew Juniors Gold (MI) Region II
St. Louis Scott Gallagher - Premier Navy (MO) Region II
KCFC/Futura Academy (MO) Region II
Cleveland United White (OH-N) Region II
# Internationals 95 Red (OH-N) Region II
# West Florida Premier Arsenal Elite (FL) Region III
NASA G14 Elite (GA) Region III
AHFC 96 (S-TX) Region III
West Coast FC United (CA-S) Region IV
Legends FC (CA-S) Region IV
Beach FC White (CA-S) Region IV
Eastside FC 95 Red - Bialek (WA) Region IV

Under-17 Girls
Team and State Association Region
Empire USA Academy (NY-W) Region I
# VSA Heat Blue (VA) Region I
# Herndon Firecats (VA) Region I
# Eclipse Select 94-95 (IL) Region II
Chicago Fire Juniors Red 11 (IL) Region II
Michigan Football Club 95 (MI) Region II
# JB Marine Wipke (MO) Region II
Internationals 94 Red (OH-N) Region II
# Blast FC Red (OH-S) Region II
CUP Crew Jrs Gold 94/95 (OH-S) Region II
# Brandon FC Flames - Blue (FL) Region III
NASA 13 Elite II (GA) Region III
# Legends Breakaway (CA-S) Region IV
Legends FC (CA-S) Region IV
# Albion SC (CA-S) Region IV
Players Soccer Club SB (NV) Region IV

Under-18 Girls
Team and State Association Region
# FC Pennsylvania Strikers (E-PA) Region I
# Empire United Soccer Academy (NY-W) Region I
Chicago Fire Juniors Red 11 (IL) Region II
~# NSA Premier Fury (IL) Region II
Kansas City United Metros (KS) Region II
# Kolping St Louis Schmitt (MO) Region II
# Toro Bravo (NE) Region II
CSUFC Lady Renegades (FL) Region III
# NASA G12 Elite 11 (GA) Region III
# United FA 94 Elite (GA) Region III
# Brentwood 94 Premier (TN) Region III
# LaRoca PT (UT) Region IV

Under-15 Boys
Team and State Association Region
Smithtown Arsenal (E-NY) Region I
Lehigh Valley United 96 (E-PA) Region I
MSC Magic (MD) Region I
Chicago Magic (IL) Region II
St. Louis Scott Gallagher Elite (MO) Region II
CUP Crew Jrs Gold 96/97 (OH-S) Region II
United FC (WI) Region II
West Pines United Black (FL) Region III
Concorde Fire Elite (GA) Region III
GSA 97 Phoenix Red (GA) Region III
CESA 96 Premier (SC) Region III
Albion SC (CA-S) Region IV

Under-16 Boys
Team and State Association Region
Beachside Soccer Club (CT) Region I
# Lehigh Valley United 95 (E-PA) Region I
# OBGC Rangers (MD) Region I
Bethesda SC Revolution (MD) Region I
# SCFC Gauchos (NJ) Region I
Chicago Fire Juniors (IL) Region II
Michigan Jaguars (MI) Region II
WAZA FC East 96 Black (MI) Region II
# Classics Eagles Red (OH-S) Region II
# CUP Crew Jrs Gold 95/96 (OH-S) Region II
# West Pines United FC 95-96 Premier Black (FL) Region III
# Concorde Fire Elite (GA) Region III
GSA 96 Phoenix Red (GA) Region III
AHFC 96 (STX) Region III
SAA Real Madrid (FL) Region III
# Scottsdale Soccer 96 Blackhawks (AZ) Region IV

Under-17 Boys
Team and State Association Region
# Lake Grove United (E-NY) Region I
# AC Bethesda (MD) Region I
FC Frederick (MD) Region I
Beadling SC (PA-W) Region I
# Annandale Knights FC (VA) Region I
# Raiders FC (IL) Region II
Galaxy SC 94/95 (IL) Region II
# Everest SC Black (OH-N) Region II
CUP Crew Juniors - Gold (OH-S) Region II
~# Concorde Fire Elite (GA) Region III
94 HFC Red (NC) Region III
# CESA 94 Premier (SC) Region III
# AHFC 95B (S-TX) Region III
# Albion White (CA-S) Region IV
# Downtown Las Vegas Rapids Gold (NV) Region IV
# Eastside FC 94 Red (WA) Region IV

Under-18 Boys
Team and State Association Region
# Commack SC United (E-NY) Region I
# Penn Fusion Celtic (E-PA) Region I
# PSC Coppa 93 (E-PA) Region I
# Annandale United FC (VA) Region I
St Louis Scott Gallagher Gold (MO) Region II
# Javanon 94 (KY) Region II
~# Grand Rapids Crew Juniors (MI) Region II
# Waza FC 94 Black (MI) Region II
# Lou Fusz Soccer Club-Gold (MO) Region II
Florida Rush Nike (FL) Region III
Jacksonville United FC 93/94 (FL) Region III
# Dallas Texans 94 Red - Dallas (N-TX) Region III
TFC 94 (N-TX) Region III
# TSC Hurricane 94 (OK) Region III
# CESA 93 Premier (SC) Region III
# New Mexico Rush Nike 94 Argonauts (NM) Region IV

~ 2011 US Youth Soccer National Champion
# Returning from the 2010-2011 National League season
 
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About US Youth Soccer National League - Formed in 2007, the US Youth Soccer National League was developed as a path of advancement for the top teams from the US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues. In addition to meaningful matches, development and identification, the league created a direct path to the annual US Youth Soccer National Championships. League play features the Under-15, Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 age groups for boys and girls who are seeking to advance their college, professional and U.S. National Team aspirations. Learn more at USYouthSoccer.org/National_League/.

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