2015 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships Coming to Arkansas
15 Jun, 2015
US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the schedule for the 2015 US Youth Soccer Region III (South) Championships, to be played June 19-25 at the Burns Park Soccer Complex in North Little Rock, Ark.
The US Youth Soccer Region III Championships, which will feature top teams in the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups, begin Thursday, June 18, with opening ceremonies at the Little Rock River Market. Round robin games are Friday, June 19, through Sunday, June 21. The dates for the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals in each gender age division are listed below.
Monday, June 22 — Under-14, Under-15 and Under-16
Tuesday, June 23 — Under-17 and Under-18 Boys
Tuesday, June 23 — Under-13, Under-18 Girls and Under-19
Wednesday, June 24 — Under-14, Under-15, Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 Boys
Wednesday, June 24 — Under-13, Under-18 Girls and Under-19
Thursday, June 25 — Under-14, Under-15, Under-16, Under 17 and Under-18 Boys
US Youth Soccer State Cup Champions and select runners-up from 12 US Youth Soccer State Associations in Region III, including host Arkansas State Soccer Association, will participate. The other State Associations represented are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Texas and Tennessee.
Teams competing in the Regional Championships advanced through the first step of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, where more than 10,000 teams began their journey at the US Youth Soccer State Championships. State champions advance to the one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships, where nearly a thousand teams compete.
The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is the country's most prestigious national youth soccer tournament. The event provides more than 185,000 players from US Youth Soccer's 55 state associations, the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play. The Series is known as the ultimate destination for the country's collegiate soccer coaches and the future of soccer.
For complete game scores, stories, standings, video and more from the regional and national finals, visit the online home to the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, http://Championships.USYouthSoccer.org. For the latest in the Region III Championships visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org/regionIII.
About the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series: The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides more than 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their abilities against the best in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play. The yearlong competition begins with over 185,000 players in the US Youth Soccer State Championships. These champions and selected wildcard teams, through US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues, advance to compete in one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. Champions (U-13 through U-19) from each regional event advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships. The Under-14 through Under-18 Boys and Girls age groups have four teams representing the US Youth Soccer National League, in which the top two teams in each gender age group division earn a direct path to the National Championships. Overall, the US 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. For more information, visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org.
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.