US Club Soccer Hosts Two National Championships in Indiana
13 Jul, 2015
US Club Soccer – a prominent member of the U.S. Soccer Federation and the leading organization developing soccer clubs across America – today announces it will host the National Premier Leagues (NPL) Finals, July 9-13, followed by the National Cup XIV Finals, July 17-20, at Grand Park in Westfield, Ind.
The 2015 NPL Finals will be held as a standalone event for the second consecutive year, featuring U-13 to U-18 boys and girls league champions from 28 states, totaling 150 teams and 3,000 of America’s top youth players.
The NPL Finals is the targeted destination for those competing in the year-long, regional league competitions, which qualify talented teams for one of the most prestigious championships in the country.
“US Club Soccer is proud to host these elite tournaments on one of the biggest stages in youth soccer and eventually crown 12 national champions at the NPL Finals and 10 at our National Cup Finals,” says US Club Soccer CEO Kevin Payne. “These prestigious events can be a springboard for talented players to pursue the next step in their athletic futures.”
Hosted just one week later at Grand Park, the National Cup XIV Finals serves as the culminating event of US Club Soccer’s cup-based national championship series, featuring U-13 through U-17 boys and girls in Super Group and Premier Group divisions.
The National Cup XIV began a few months ago with qualifying state cups and six National Cup XIV Regionals around the country. It is expecting more than 120 teams and 2,000 players for the four-day national tournament.
Founded in 2001, US Club Soccer boasts member clubs from all 50 states. Through its player-centric mentality, the organization has produced numerous youth players who have matriculated to professional leagues and top NCAA Division I teams.
Led by Nike, US Club Soccer partners also include Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, Major League Soccer, Nationwide, National Soccer Coaches Association of America, Premier International Tours, SOCCER.com, SportSessionPlanner.com, Sport Pins International, Inc. and Anthony Travel.
Located 40 minutes north of Indianapolis, Grand Park is the largest multi-purpose youth sports complex in the country spanning 400 acres with 31 soccer fields.
More information: usclubsoccer.org, 843.614.4140.
About US Club Soccer: A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer is an organization committed to the development and support of soccer clubs in the United States.
US Club Soccer offers youth and adult registration, league and cup-based competition platforms at the recreational and competitive levels, as well as a variety of other programming, including the Olympic Development Program-sanctioned id² Program and Player Development Programs.
Through US Club Soccer, all of a club's programs – recreational, competitive and adult – are able to unite under one organizational umbrella, creating a "members for life" culture within each club.