US Youth Soccer program provides national experience to a new set of players
FRISCO, TEXAS (May 6, 2008) - US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the renewal of the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup with kickoff on July 18-20 in Kirkwood, Del. The event is open to Under-14 through Under-17 boys and girls and is an additional opportunity for players to gain national event experience.
"We are happy to see the renewal of the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup and the opportunity that it brings to teams across the country that are seeking to further their development and experiences in the game," said Larry Monaco, president of US Youth Soccer.
Each of US Youth Soccer's four regions is responsible for determining how its players and teams will advance to the National Presidents Cup. One team from each region will compete in each division. One preliminary game will be played on Friday, July 18 and two games will be played on Saturday, July 19. The championship and consolation matches will be played on Sunday, July 20.
"The US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup provides an opportunity for teams that typically don't participate in the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series to compete at a national level," executive director of US Youth Soccer Jim Cosgrove said. "We're continuing to evolve playing opportunities for all players through competitions like the National Presidents Cup. Development is about playing in meaningful competitions and US Youth Soccer will continue to provide more of these opportunities."
The Kirkwood Soccer Complex, home to the Kirkwood Soccer Club, consists of 13 natural grass fields and the only indoor soccer field in Delaware.
A quick look at how teams will advance per region:
Region I - US Youth Soccer Region I Summer League champions who have not participated in the US Youth Soccer Region I Premier League or the US Youth Soccer Region I Championships.
Region II - US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional League first division champions.
Region III - US Youth Soccer Region III President's Cup champions.
Region IV - Open to states with less than 30,000 registered players. Qualifying will take place during the US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships this June in Honolulu.
More information on the National Presidents Cup will be available on www.USYouthSoccer.org
as it becomes available. To learn how you can participate in the US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, please contact your State Association
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