Fort Smith, Ark., Team Advances to 2014 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships
FRISCO, Texas (May 21, 2014) — By winning the recent US Youth Soccer Arkansas State Championships, a Fort Smith, Ark., area soccer team has qualified to compete in the 2014 US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships.
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The teams will be among the more than 200 top US Youth Soccer Boys and Girls teams from the 12 US Youth Soccer State Associations competing for the regional title, June 19-26 at the US Youth Soccer Region III Championships at the BREC Burbank-Soccer Complex in Baton Rouge, La. Daily reports and complete results from the tournament will be available on http://Championships.USYouthSoccer.org/regionIII.
The Region III Championships feature top teams in the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups beginning Thursday, June 19, with opening ceremonies at the Baton Rouge River Center. Round robin games are Friday, June 20, through Sunday, June 22. Quarterfinal matches are Monday, June 23 for the U14-U16 age groups and June 24 for the U-17 and U-18 age groups. Semifinals are Tuesday, June 24 for the U-13 and U-19 age groups and Wednesday, June 25 for U14-U18. The Region III Champions will be crowned following final games on Wednesday, June 25 for U-13 and U-19 and Thursday, June 26 for U14-U18.
US Youth Soccer State Cup Champions and select runners-up from 12 US Youth Soccer State Associations in Region III, including host Louisiana Soccer Association will participate. The other State Associations represented are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Texas and Tennessee.
Regional winners of the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups earn a berth to the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships, presented by the National Guard, July 21-27, at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, Md. One of the 14 national crowns awarded is the James P. McGuire Cup, the oldest trophy in youth sports, dating back to 1935 with the inaugural youth championships.
The dates and locations for the 2014 US Youth Soccer Regional Championships and the 2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships are as follows:
2014 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships | Kingston, RI
University of Rhode Island
Opening Ceremony: June 26
Round Robin: June 27-29
Semis: June 30
Finals: July 1
2014 US Youth Soccer Region II Championships | Beavercreek, OH
John Ankeney Soccer Complex
Registration: June 20
Round Robin: June 21-23
Semis: June 24
Finals: June 25
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)
2014 US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships | Albuquerque, NM
New Mexico Tournament Soccer Complex
Round Robin: June 16-18
Quarters: June 20
Semis: June 21
Finals: June 22
2014 US Youth Soccer National Championships | Germantown, MD
Player Luncheon: July 21
Round Robin: July 22-24
Semis: July 26 (U14-U18)
Finals: July 26 (U13 & U19); July 27 (U14-U18)
For more information on the US Youth Soccer National Championships visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org,
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