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US Youth Soccer National League adds Under-14 age group

March 13, 2013 05:00 PM
 
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FRISCO, Texas (March 13, 2013) – The US Youth Soccer National League has added the Under-14 Boys and Girls age groups for the 2013-2014 season.  Like the current Under-15 through Under-18 age groups, the Under-14 age group will consist of 16 teams divided into two divisions, with each team playing a round robin schedule against the other seven teams in their division. 
 
The 16 spots in the U-14 age group will be allocated as follows.  The application process for open spot selection for the 2013-2014 season will open around June 10 and close on July 9, 2013.
 
Team's Origin Category   Competition Result
Region I CUP # U-13 Regional Cup Representative to 2013 Nationals
Region I RL # U-13 2013 Premier League Champion
Region II CUP # U-13 Regional Cup Representative to 2013 Nationals
Region II CUP # U-13 Regional Cup Finalist at 2013 Regionals
Region III CUP # U-13 Regional Cup Representative to 2013 Nationals
Region III CUP # U-13 Regional Cup Finalist at 2013 Regionals
Region IV CUP # U-13 Regional Cup Representative to 2013 Nationals
Region IV RL # U-13 2013 FWRL Spring Champion
Region I OPEN   From Open Applications
Region I OPEN   From Open Applications
Region II OPEN   From Open Applications
Region II OPEN   From Open Applications
Region III OPEN   From Open Applications
Region III OPEN   From Open Applications
Region IV OPEN   From Open Applications
Region IV OPEN   From Open Applications
 
RL = Regional League 
CUP = Regional Championships

# if a team opts out of the earned slot, or if a team earns a second guaranteed slot, then the slot becomes an ‘open’ category slot.
 
*Participation of Under-14 National League representatives at the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships is pending with a decision expected by the time that the application process begins.
 
The National League is an extension of the highly successful US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues (Region I Premier League, Midwest Regional League, Southern Premier League and Far West Regional League). The National League provides an avenue for teams to play in meaningful matches against top competition from across the country for continued development. In addition to recruiting opportunities, National League teams compete for the league title and two slots per division to the annual US Youth Soccer National Championships, the oldest and most prestigious youth soccer national championship.
 
Teams that earn their spot in the National League have a proven track record of success in US Youth Soccer regional and national competitions, and are among the nation's best.  Hundreds of college scouts attend each National League weekend, creating another significant opportunity for the nations collegiate and National Team coaches to see National League players in an environment of meaningful play, citing the competitive level of each game as every team has to earn their spot in the competition, regardless of club affiliation or location.
 
For more information on the US Youth Soccer National League, visit www.usyouthsoccer.org/national_league/
 
 

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