Fredericksburg Set to Host the 2017 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships
Fredericksburg, Virginia, is set to host the US Youth Soccer Region I (East) Championships in 2017 with matches being played at Virginia Soccer Training Center. The championships are expected to draw more than 4,100 players and an estimated 12,000 spectators with teams from 15 state associations, US Youth Soccer Region I Eastern Regional League champions, as well as drawn wildcard entries.
Youth Soccer News: US Youth Soccer is proud to announce that Fredericksburg, Va., and Virginia Youth Soccer Association will host the 2017 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 Virginia Soccer Training Center.
The US Youth Soccer Region I Championships consist of US Youth Soccer State Champions from 15 Eastern state associations, including the host Virginia Youth Soccer Association, US Youth Soccer Region I Eastern Regional 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-19/20, 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 Flo Egan, Region I Championships Chair. “West Virginia did a great job last year and we know it’ll be just as great in 2017 when we arrive in Virginia.”
Regional winners of the Under-13 through Under-19/20 brackets earn a berth to the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships.
2017 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships | Fredericksburg, VA
Virginia Soccer Training Center
Opening Ceremony: June 29
Round Robin: June 30 – July 2
Semis: July 3
Finals: July 4
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 Championships including many of the top programs in the country.
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