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Loudoun County, Virginia, Chosen to Host 2023 US Youth Soccer Regional Event
FRISCO, Texas (June 23, 2022) – US Youth Soccer (USYS) is delighted to announce its most longstanding signature event, the National Championship Series (NCS), and its 2023 Eastern Regional Championships are coming to Loudoun County, Virginia, from June 23 through June 29, 2023.
USYS’ National Championship Series, which will be in its 49th year, contributes significantly to local economies in host markets as each player, on average, is accompanied by two additional people.
“US Youth Soccer’s NCS East Region is excited to have Loudoun County as our location for the 2023 Regional Tournament,” said Brad Roos, USYS Eastern Regional Championships Chair. “Through discussions with Visit Loudoun, we were very impressed with their enthusiasm and commitment to making this a memorable event for our players and families.”
Visit Loudoun led the successful bid process and will help host the event along with the Loudoun County Commission and the Virginia Youth Soccer Association. Games will be held at both Hanson Regional Park and Bolen Memorial Park in Leesburg.
“We are very honored to be hosting the 2023 US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional Championships in Loudoun County,” said Torye Hurst, Visit Loudoun’s Director of Sales, Sports & Services, who also oversees Loudoun Sports Tourism. “This is a great opportunity to showcase our sports facilities and destination to visitors throughout the Eastern United States. This event would not have been possible without the cooperation of numerous partners in the community.”
“Sports tourism is an important part of our overall tourism economy,” said Beth Erickson, Visit Loudoun President & CEO. “This event is expected to have an estimated economic impact of $5.6 million for Loudoun, generating 9,000 room nights and bringing visitors to our restaurants, shops, and other attractions. Securing this bid also further positions Loudoun as a premier sports tournament destination.”
The Eastern Regional Championships bring more than 200 boys and girls teams in the 12U-19U age groups each year, with the regional winners from the 13U-19U age groups advancing to the US Youth Soccer National Championships.
“I am confident the Visit Loudoun Staff and leadership in the Loudoun soccer community will provide all the elements necessary to successfully host this prestigious USYS event in 2023,” said Don Rawson, Executive Director of the Virginia Youth Soccer Association. “The Virginia Youth Soccer Association staff will also lend its many years of experience in hosting USYS events to support the Local Organizing Committee and help ensure success for all involved!”
US Youth Soccer’s East Region consists of 15 State Associations: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Eastern New York, New York West, Eastern Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania West, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.
For more information, visit USYouthSoccer.org.
About the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series
The US Youth Soccer (USYS) National Championship Series provides more than 10,000 teams from USYS’s 54 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their abilities against the best in the nation, while emphasizing teamwork, discipline, and fair play. The yearlong competition begins with over 185,000 players in the USYS State Championships. State champions, along with selected representatives from the USYS National League Conferences, advance to compete in one of four USYS Regional Championships. In each gender age group, the four USYS Regional Champions, along with 12 qualifiers from USYS National League P.R.O. in the 14U-19U age groups, compete for the ultimate crown at the USYS National Championships. Overall, the USYS 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. For more information, visit USYouthSoccer.org/National-Championship-Series.