Albion SC’s CRL Champions – Billy Garton BU16 Team win CRL
Youth Soccer News: Billy Garton‘s team of talented BU16 players finished off their road competing in California Regional League (CRL) games last weekend, knowing that two wins would get them the necessary points to win CRL and advance to the US Youth Soccer’s highly acclaimed 2015 Far West Regional Championships on June 22-28, which will be held in Boise, Idaho.
The Far West Regional is US Youth Soccer’s Region IV championship and youth soccer teams from 14 states from the western United States all come to compete to see who can claim title as the top team. Did this motivate Garton’s team? In one simple word, yes!
The boys shutout Santa Barbara SC with a resounding 4-0 final score and then took on their local rival San Diego Soccer Club (SDSC). Garton’s team shutout SDSC 2-0 and triumphantly secured the points required to win the league and represent Cal South in the Far West Regional soccer competition.
Garton’s U16 boys team have recently changed youth soccer clubs, moving from DMCV Sharks to Albion SC – both youth soccer clubs are based in San Diego, CA. Garton joined Albion SC recently and looks forward to working with the club’s Technical Director, Noah Gins.
“This team is comprised of a fantastic group of boys, who are learning how to win soccer games in an efficient and controlled manner. They thoroughly deserve to be on there way to Idaho and they are a classy little team,” said Coach Garton.
The US Youth Soccer Far West Regional League is the premier league competition for US Youth Soccer’s Region IV (Far West), and is divided into three geographic divisions (California, Desert and Northwest). The Region IV Far West Regional League joins the Region I Premier League, Region II Midwest Regional League and the Region III Southern Premier League as the top regional competitions throughout the country.
California Regional League is comprised of the top teams in the state of California, reflecting both the Cal North and Cal South regions. All the teams that compete have earned their spot based on a proven track record of success in US Youth Soccer competitions. The top finishers in each regional league earn advancement to the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, part of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the oldest and most prestigious youth soccer national championship competition in the country, and a chance to earn a coveted spot in the US Youth Soccer National League.