Frisco, Texas, to host 2017 National Championships
FRISCO, Texas (Aug. 17, 2016) — US Youth Soccer is proud to announce that Greensboro, N.C., and the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association will host the 2017 US Youth Soccer Region III (South) 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 the Bryan Park Soccer Complex.
The Region III Championships are expected to draw more than 3,600 players and an estimated 12,000 spectators. The Regional consists of US Youth Soccer State Champions, US Youth Soccer Southern Regional Premier League 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-19/20, from the 12 Southern US Youth Soccer State Associations that make up US Youth Soccer Region III (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Texas, Tennessee).
“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 Don Bohnet, the Region III Championships Chair. “Greensboro was a great host for the 2003 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships and, most recently, the 2012 US Youth Soccer Region III Presidents Cup. We look forward to working with them again in 2017 to produce the best tournament yet.”
Regional winners of the Under-13 through Under-19/20 brackets earn a berth to the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships.
2017 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships | Greensboro, N.C.
Bryan Park Soccer Complex
Opening Ceremony: June 22
Round Robin: June 23-25
Quarters: June 26 (U13B, U14, U15, U16)
Semis/ Quarters: June 27 (Semifinals U19/ Quarters U13G, U17 & U18)
Finals/ Semis: June 28 (Finals U19/ Semis U13-U18)
Finals: June 29 (Finals U13-U18)
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 2016, more than 500 coaches attended the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, including some from many of the top programs in the country.
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