Delaware to Host First Leg of US Youth Soccer National Championship Series

2 May, 2017

DE Turf Sports Complex in Frederica, Delaware continues to host more than 300 players from over 25 teams across the state as they compete in the Delaware Youth Soccer Association (DYSA) State Cup, May 6-7 and May 13-14.

DE Turf Sports Complex is an 85-acre, state-of-the-art multi-purpose sports complex with 12 turf fields, on-site concessions and a championship field with permanent seating for 750. “We are the largest all-turf complex in the Mid-Atlantic,” says Chris Giacomucci, Executive Director of DE Turf Sports Complex. “We’re proud to be partnering with Delaware Youth Soccer Association to host this exciting event. We’re also looking forward to broadening youth soccer efforts, promoting sportsmanship, and bring together families and athletes in a positive and competitive environment.”

The Delaware State Cup winners and select runners-up will qualify to be among the hundreds of teams across the Region to compete in a number of age groups at the US Youth Soccer Region I Cup in Spotsylvania, Va.

“DYSA is proud to have the Delaware's newest and state of the art sports complex host our State Cup championships, which is the direct pathway for our players/teams to compete and showcase at a regional and national level,” explains Bill Rimmer, President of DYSA. “We certainly wish all of our clubs the best of luck and success.”

Admission to the event is free.

“This tournament will give us the opportunity to showcase our new venue to show that DE Turf is for everyone, every team, and every community,” adds Giacomucci. “We’re looking forward to developing a long and healthy partnership with Delaware Youth Soccer Association and others in the soccer, field hockey, and lacrosse sports.”

For more information about Delaware Youth Soccer Association visit or contact William (Bill) Rimmer at or 302-584-0008. For more information on DE Turf Sports Complex visit or call 302-330-TURF (8873).

US Youth Soccer Delaware State Cup/Championships
: Delaware Youth Soccer Association (DYSA)
What: State Cup
When: May 6th and 7th, May 13th and 14th
Where: DE Turf Sports Complex, 400 Bay Road, Frederica, DE 19946

Click here to view the full event schedule.

About DE Turf Sports Complex: The DE Turf Sports Complex is an 85-acre state-of-the-art multipurpose sports complex located in Frederica, Delaware which features 12 synthetic multi-purpose turf fields and on-site concessions. The mission of the DE Turf Sports Complex is to serve as an economic engine for central Delaware by providing a first-class sports destination venue that attracts sports tourism to the area, as well as services our local community needs for youth to play, learn, compete and grow. For more information, visit

About Delaware Youth Soccer Association: The Delaware Youth Soccer Association, Inc. (DYSA), is an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and United States Youth Soccer (USYS). It is also subject to the authority of the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). DYSA membership is open to all soccer players, coaches, trainers, managers, administrators, and officials in the State of Delaware. The goal of DYSA is to provide a governing body at the state level to function as an administrator of the policies and procedures set forth by the National and International organizations. Their philosophies mirror those of these organizations in supporting the concept of Fair Play, while providing a safe and organized playing environment for our youth soccer players. For more information, visit

About the United States Youth Soccer Association (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

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 the US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. Champions (U-14 through U-19) from each regional event advance to the National Championships. The Under-15 through 17 Boys and Girls age groups have two teams representative of the US Youth Soccer National League, in which the top two teams in each gender age group 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.


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