Fredericksburg, VA to host 2017 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships
FRISCO, Texas (Via US Youth Soccer) — US Youth Soccer has announced 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 games will take place at the Virginia Soccer Training Center.
The championships are expected to draw more than 4,500 players and an estimated 10,000 spectators.
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