Barboursville, W.V., chosen to host 2015 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships
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FRISCO, Texas (July 31, 2014) — US Youth Soccer is proud to announce that Barboursville, W.V., and West Virginia Soccer Association will host the 2015 US Youth Soccer Region I (East) 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 Barboursville Soccer Complex.
The championships are expected to draw more than 4,500 players and an estimated 10,000 spectators.
The US Youth Soccer Region I Championships consist of US Youth Soccer State Champions from 15 Eastern state associations, including the host West Virginia Soccer Association, US Youth Soccer Region I Premier League champions, as well as drawn wildcard entries. Following individual state championship tournaments, the Regional Championships are the second step of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.
The tournament will attract more than 260 boys and girls teams, ages Under-12 through Under-19, from the 15 Eastern US Youth Soccer State Associations that make up US Youth Soccer Region I (Connecticut, Delaware, Eastern New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York West, Pennsylvania West, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia).
“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. “West Virginia was a great host in 2009 and 2010, and we look forward to working with them again in 2015 for an even better tournament.”
Regional winners of the Under-13 through Under-19 brackets earn a berth to the 2015 US Youth Soccer National Championships.
2015 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships | Barboursville, WV
Barboursville Soccer Complex
Opening Ceremony: June 25
Round Robin: June 26-28
Semis: June 29
Finals: June 30
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 2014, more than 700 coaches attended the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships including many of the top programs in the country.
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