Baton Rouge last hosted the Regional Championships in 2010
FRISCO, Texas (August 13, 2013) — US Youth Soccer is proud to announce that Baton Rouge, La., and Louisiana Soccer Association will host the 2014 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 BREC Burbank-Soccer Complex in Baton Rouge.
The Region III Championships are expected to draw more than 3,600 players and an estimated 12,000 spectators. The Regional consists of 12 US Youth Soccer State Champions, US Youth Soccer Southern 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 200 boys and girls teams, ages Under-13 through Under-19, 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 John Sutter, President of US Youth Soccer. "Baton Rouge was a great host for the 2010 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships and we look forward to working with them again in 2014 for an even better tournament."
Regional winners of the Under-13 through Under-19 brackets earn a berth to the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships.
2014 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships | Baton Rouge, LA
BREC Burbank-Soccer Complex
Opening Ceremony: June 19
Round Robin: June 20- 22
Quarters: June 23 (U14, U15, U16)
Semis/Quarters: June 24 (Semifinals U13 & U19/ Quarters U17 & U18)
Finals/Semis: June 25 (Finals U13 & U19/ Semis U14-U18)
Finals: June 26 (Finals U14-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 2013, more than 700 coaches attended the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships including many of the top programs in the country.
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