Dates & Locations Announced for USYS National League P.R.O.
US Youth Soccer has announced additional dates and locations for National League P.R.O. The competitive youth soccer league provides teams in the U14-U19 Boys and Girls age groups with the chance to play top competition in the country while competing for berths to the USYS National Championships.
YOUTH SOCCER NEWS: The US Youth Soccer National League has announced more dates and locations for the upcoming National League P.R.O. season.
Teams in the U15 through U19 age groups will attend one event, which will serve as the teams’ second national event of the National League P.R.O. season.The location of the first national event for the U15-U19 age groups—to be attended by all teams — will be announced in the coming weeks.
After playing three games at the season-opening weekend in December, each U15-U19 team will play three more National League P.R.O. games at one of the following events:
Premier Sports Complex (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) or
Tournament SportsPlex of Tampa Bay (Tampa, Fla.)
BOYS & GIRLS – Feb. 4-7, 2022 (3 games per team).
Legacy Sports USA (Mesa, Ariz.)
BOYS – March 11-14, 2022 (3 games per team).
GIRLS – March 18-21, 2022 (3 games per team).
“Having these top-class facilities host some of our National League P.R.O. events adds to the growing excitement and anticipation for the competition, as we look forward to providing players, coaches and families with an amazing experience,” said Chris Webb, Director of Operations & Event Management for USYS. “Our familiarity with both Florida venues from past national events, combined with the vision of the staff at Legacy Sports USA in Arizona, gives us confidence that each location will provide a great atmosphere for all attendees.”
Half of the U15-U19 Boys and Girls teams will attend their second event Feb. 4-7, at one of two locations in Florida—the Premier Sports Complex in Lakewood Ranch, FLA, or the Tournament SportsPlex of Tampa Bay in Tampa, FLA.
The Premier Sports Campus consists of 23 FIFA-regulation grass fields on a 140-acre campus. The Bradenton-Sarasota Area is located on the west coast of Florida.
“We are thrilled to be hosting the top-level teams that will be competing in the National League P.R.O. event in February 2022 at the Premier Sports Campus in the Bradenton-Sarasota Area,” said Elliott Falcione, Executive Director of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We are honored to host this soccer competition in Lakewood Ranch and are thrilled to work with US Youth Soccer to make this event memorable for the athletes and attendees.”
The Tournament SportsPlex of Tampa Bay is a multi-sport championship facility in the region. The facility is located minutes away from Downtown Tampa. The SportsPlex features 15 full-size fields, including one championship field.
“We are thrilled to welcome another US Youth Soccer signature event to Tampa Bay, when the National League P.R.O. competition is hosted in our hometown in early 2022,” said Jason Aughey, Senior VP of Sports Tourism for the Tampa Bay Sports Commission. “We truly value the relationship that we have built with US Youth Soccer and are incredibly appreciative of the opportunities they have afforded us recently.”
The U15-U19 teams that do not play their second event in Florida will compete at the new Legacy Sports USA in Mesa, Arizona. The boys will play March 11-14, and the girls competing a week later, March 18-21.
Legacy Sports USA Arizona is a 35-field soccer complex. Legacy Sports Park also features an e-gaming center, a multi-purpose arena and an outdoor amphitheater.
Media Credit: US Youth Soccer