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Tournaments Aug 03, 2012

Overland Park, Kansas to host 2013 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships

The 2013 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships will be held at the Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland Park, Kan.

“We are excited to be back at the Overland Park Soccer Complex for the 2013 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships and look forward to working with Kansas State Youth Soccer and the complex staff,” said John Sutter, president of U.S. Youth Soccer.  “Each year, more than 10,000 teams play in our National Championship Series as teams test their development and skill; earning their way from state to regional events, with the ultimate goal of earning a ticket to the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships.  Overland Park was an outstanding host in 2010 and I’m sure 2013 will be even better.”

The U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships will consist of U.S. Youth Soccer Regional Champions in the Under-13 through Under-19 Boys and Girls age groups as well as the U.S. Youth Soccer National League qualifiers in the Under-15 through Under-18 Boys and Girls age groups to complete the field of 88 teams.  This year marks the addition of the Under-13 Boys and Girls to the National Championships, the first change in age groups since 2001 and the addition of two more U.S. Youth Soccer National League qualifiers in the Under-15 through Under-17 age groups and four in the Under-18 age group.

Each year brings about new challenges and highlights the motivation and commitment of these youth as they continue pursuing their dreams of being one of the best youth soccer teams in the U.S. The national championships are the final stage of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series and open to any US Youth Soccer member. The U.S. Soccer Federation initiated the open youth championships with the James P. McGuire Cup, the oldest trophy in youth sport, (Under-19 Boys) in 1935 and the tradition continues.

Annually, the U.S. 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 2012, more 600 coaches attended the U.S. Youth Soccer Regional and National Championships.

2013 US Youth Soccer Regional and National Championship Dates/Locations

Region I (East) – Kingston, RI
University of Rhode Island
Opening Ceremony: June 27
Round Robin: June 28-June 30
Semis: July 1
Finals: July 2

Region II (Midwest) – Des Moines, IA
James W. Cownie Sports Complex
Registration: June 21
Round Robin: June 22-24
Semis: June 25
Finals: June 26

Region III (South) – Edmond, OK
ESC Complex
Opening Ceremony:  June 20
Round Robin: June 21-23
Quarters: June 24 (U14, U15, U16)
Semis/Quarters: June 25 (Semifinals U13 & U19/ Quarters U17 & U18)
Finals/Semis: June 26 (Finals U13 & U19 / Semis U14-U18)
Finals: June 27 (Finals U14-U18)

Region IV (West) – Honolulu, HI
Waipio Peninsula Soccer Complex
June 17 – June 23
Round Robin: June 17-19
Quarters: June 21
Semis: June 22
Finals: June 23

National Championships – Overland Park, KS
Overland Park Soccer Complex
Player Luncheon: July 22
Round Robin: July 23-26
Finals: July 27-28

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