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US Youth Soccer Hosts Keeper Wars National Championship alongside 2021 USYS National Championship
Elite Competition is on Display as Nation’s Best Goalkeepers Compete for National Title
FRISCO, Texas (April 19, 2021) — US Youth Soccer (USYS) is excited to announce that Keeper Wars Ink will run their Keeper Wars 2021 National Championships on July 24th and 25th, 2021 at Premier Sports Campus in the Bradenton-Sarasota Area. This location is also serving as host for the 2021 US Youth Soccer National Championships.
The Keeper Wars National Championships will kick off Friday night with an Opening Ceremony, player festivities as well as a professional keeper meet-and-greet! With fifteen (15) National Qualifying events nearly complete, all first-place winners of their specific age/gender bracket qualify for the National Championships. Each age/gender bracket of 16 - 24 keepers will allow for up to 240 competitors to challenge themselves against the top keepers from across the country.
“We are excited to be working alongside our friends at Keeper Wars Ink during our Championship event,” said USYS CEO Skip Gilbert. “As a former keeper myself, I’m excited to see the level of competition as they battle for the Championship. Keeper Wars Ink delivers outstanding programming and this is an exciting experience for these elite keepers”.
“Goalkeepers learn a lot about themselves as they grow up in the position. A true selfless role that is the last line of defense. What they learn here goes well beyond their playing days but can be tough to learn growing up. With our Keeper Wars platform, we are able to give some much-needed love to the position of goalkeepers,” said Casey Clark, Founder and CEO of Keeper Wars Ink. “We are excited to kick off our inaugural National Championship event at Premier Sports Campus in the Bradenton-Sarasota Area! As we bring together the top goalkeepers from around the US for a shot at the national title, what better place to give them the limelight then the Sunshine State of the US! My younger self would have killed for the chance at a national platform such as this! To see where I stood while competing with the best keepers from all-around the US…what more can a goalkeeper ask for?! We have built a platform that gives these young keepers not only a chance to compete on a national stage but a true sense of community for a position that ultimately doesn't get much support as the unsung hero of the game of soccer. With this event we look to solidify our positive impact on the keepers of America and cannot wait to crown our first annual Keeper Wars National Champions!"
The Bradenton-Sarasota Area is located on Florida’s west coast, and the Premier Sports Campus touts 23 FIFA-regulation Celebration Bermuda grass fields on a 140 acre campus. With its own airport (Sarasota Bradenton International Airport), some of the world’s best beaches, award-winning dining options, historical parks, museums and nature preserves, the destination is a hidden gem that families can discover and explore again and again.
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer)
US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sport organization in the country, is on a mission to provide world-class support, resources and leadership, helping every member fulfill their goals, on and off the field of play. US Youth Soccer registers nearly 3 million players annually. Through its programming, resources and leadership, US Youth Soccer is advancing the game for its 55 Member State Associations, 10,000 clubs and leagues and nearly 1 million administrators, coaches and volunteers. US Youth Soccer connects families and communities to the power of sports and its shared love of soccer. US Youth Soccer provides a path for every player, offering programs that provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. We Are Youth Soccer. For more information, visit www.usyouthsoccer.org.
About Keeper Wars Ink
Keeper Wars Ink is a soccer competition initiative designed and built for the specialty position of goalkeepers. Created to give keepers an exciting 1v1 platform to showcase their talents. It is a focused opportunity for the keeper society to come together and compete. Keeper Wars gives the limelight to the goalkeepers and allows them to showcase their skills (shot stopping, scoring, diving, throwing, punting, kicking, intelligence, etc.). Keeper Wars Ink brings their events to soccer communities across the United States and generously donates a portion of their proceeds to worthy causes. In addition to their City Tour events, Keeper Wars Ink is excited to join US Youth Soccer at select National Showcase events as well. Both events are qualifiers for the 2021 Keeper Wars National Championship. Look for a Keeper Wars Ink event near you! For more information, visit www.keeperwarsink.com.