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USYS Jun 02, 2017

US Youth Soccer Region I Championships project $15M economic impact

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FRISCO, Texas (Via US Youth Soccer) – The 2017 US Youth Soccer Region I (East) Championships, to be played June 30 – July 4, have been projected to provide an estimated economic impact of more than $15 million to the Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg and Stafford, areas of Virginia.

Local restaurants, hotels, retail stores and others will benefit from the more than 5,000 players, coaches, teams and tournament officials, who also bring along their families to the six-day tournament. Visitors to the Spotsylvania, Va., area will book an estimated 15,000 room nights at area hotels plus another 2,850 dorm bed nights at the University of Mary Washington.

Over 260 top Boys and Girls US Youth Soccer teams from Region I, including at least 19 teams from the host Virginia Youth Soccer Association, will compete at the Publix Virginia Soccer Training Center/FFC Park and Embrey Mill Complex.

The US Youth Soccer Region I Championships will feature top teams in the 12U through 19/20U age groups and begin on June 30. Round robin games will take place Friday, June 30 through Sunday, July 2, with semifinal matches Monday, July 3. The US Youth Soccer Region I Champions will be crowned following final games Tuesday, July 4.

US Youth Soccer State Champions and select wildcards in the 12U through 19/20U Boys and Girls age groups from 15 State Associations, including from host Virginia Youth Soccer Association, will participate in the event. The other state associations represented include Connecticut, Delaware, Eastern New York, Eastern Pennsylvania,  Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York West, Pennsylvania West, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia.

Regional winners of the 13U through 19/20U age groups earn a berth to the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships, July 24-30, at the Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas. One of the 14 national crowns awarded is the James P. McGuire Cup, the oldest trophy in youth sports, dating back to 1935 with the inaugural youth championships.

The dates and locations for the 2017 US Youth Soccer Regional Championships and the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships are as follows:

2017 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships | Spotsylvania, Va.
Publix Virginia Soccer Training Center/FFC Park & Embrey Mill Complex
Round Robin: June 30 -July 2
Semis: July 3
Finals: July 4

2017 US Youth Soccer Region II Championships | Sioux Falls, S.D.
Yankton Trail Park
Round Robin: June 23-25
Semis: June 27
Finals: June 28

2017 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships | Greensboro, N.C.
BB&T Soccer Complex at Bryan Park
Opening Ceremony: June 22
Round Robin: June 23-25
Quarters: June 26 (13UB, 14U, 15U, 16U)
Semis/ Quarters: June 27 (Semifinals 19U/ Quarters 13UG, 17U & 18U)
Finals/ Semis: June 28 (Finals 19U/ Semis 13U-18U)
Finals: June 29 (Finals 13U-18U)

2017 US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships | Seattle, Wash.
60 Acres Soccer Complex
Registration: June 18
Round Robin: June 19-21
Quarters: 23
Semis: June 24
Finals: June 25

2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships | Frisco, Texas
Toyota Soccer Center
Player Luncheon: July 24
Round Robin: July 25-27
Semis: July 29 (15U-19/20U)
Finals: July 29 (13U & 14U); July 30 (15U-19/20U)

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