OVERLAND PARK, KANSAS (Via U.S. Youth Futsal) – United States Youth Futsal will be hosting the 12th annual U.S. Youth Futsal National Championships from February 17-20 in Kansas.
Venues include the New Century Fieldhouse in New Century, KS and Roeland Park Sport Dome in Roeland Park, KS.
In December and January, 685 teams competed across 8 regional championships in order to qualify for the National Tournament.
The tournament will showcase 147 qualifying teams, making it the largest, US Soccer affiliated National Futsal Championship in the country. Nineteen states from California to New Hampshire and Florida to Canada are represented.
The U.S. Youth Futsal National Championships feature boys and girls U9-U19 teams that will battle for the title of National Champions in their respective division.
The tournament will be officiated by four US Soccer Futsal Certified Referees including state- badge officials. They will be overseen by FIFA Futsal Instructor Ed Marco. Mr. Marco is also the U.S. Youth Futsal Referee Coordinator and Trainer. Also present will be FIFA Futsal referees, Shane Butler, Lance VanHaitsma and Sergio Cabrera.
Play will kick off on Friday from 5 p.m. -10 p.m., and continue on Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. The tournament will conclude Monday with Finals starting early Monday morning and concluding by 12:30 pm.