Sioux Falls, S.D., chosen to host 2017 US Youth Soccer Region II Championships
Frisco, Texas to host 2017 National Championships
FRISCO, Texas (Aug. 16, 2016) — US Youth Soccer is proud to announce that Sioux Falls, S.D., and the South Dakota State Soccer Association will host the 2017 US Youth Soccer Region II (Midwest) 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 Yankton Trails Park.
The championships are expected to draw more than 4,100 players and an estimated 12,000 spectators.
The US Youth Soccer Region II Championships consist of US Youth Soccer State Champions from 14 state associations (including host South Dakota State Soccer Association), US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional League Premier Division champions and select wild cards. 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 than 200 boys and girls teams, ages Under-13 through Under-19/20, from the 14 Midwest US Youth Soccer State Associations that make up US Youth Soccer Region II (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio South, Ohio North, South Dakota and Wisconsin).
“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 Jen Fickett, Region II Administrator. “We look forward to working with South Dakota State Soccer Association for another fantastic event.”
Regional winners of the Under-13 through Under-19/20 brackets earn a berth to the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Frisco, Texas.
2017 US Youth Soccer Region II Championships | Sioux Falls, S.D.
Yankton Trails Park
Round Robin: June 23-25
Semis: June 27
Finals: June 28
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 2016, more than 500 coaches attended the US Youth Soccer Regional and National Championships including many of the top programs in the country.
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