Youth Soccer has announced details on the US Youth Soccer National League Fall Showcases in Wilson, N.C. The Fall Showcases, featuring over 5,000 15U through 19/20U players, took place Dec. 1-4 for girls teams, and boys sides will play the following weekend, Dec. 8-11.
The National League features 256 of the nation’s top teams, 128 boys and 128 girls sides, converged in North Carolina to kick off their 2016-17 season on back-to-back weekends of play in front of college, professional and U.S. National Team scouts. Games are played primarily at the Wilson Gillette Soccer Complex and Rocky Mount Sports Complex.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday broadcasts from several games will allow family, friends, scouts and fans live access to the moments that make the National League the top league for female and male athletes in the country.
“US Youth Soccer is committed to the best environment possible. These top players, who have earned their place in the US Youth Soccer National League, are excited to play in the upcoming showcases with great facilities, meaningful competition and greater exposure to college coaches both present and online through these broadcasts,” said Cody Houseknecht, manager of event operations for US Youth Soccer. “For a second year in a row, the added aspect of live games will be another great way to further enhance the experience and creation of lifelong memories for these teams.”
All live games will be available at no cost and in high definition, with state-of-the-art graphics and commentators calling the action to further showcase the nation’s top athletes. To access the live streams for the National League games in North Carolina, visit www.usyouthsoccer.org/national_league__live/.
Tourbeau Sports Group, production partner for the US Youth Soccer National Championships, is a leader in live broadcasts, producing some of the most elite sporting events in the country. It works with groups such as U.S. Soccer, MLS, NWSL, NCAA and more — leveraging the latest technologies to become a cleaner, faster, more mobile company, while providing HD-quality productions to clients at every level of the industry.
Share this link, www.usyouthsoccer.org/national_league__live/, with anyone who is interested in watching the games live or on-demand following the completion of play.
The National League is an extension of the highly successful US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues (US Youth Soccer Eastern Regional League, Midwest Regional League, Southern Regional Premier League and Far West Regional League). The National League provides an avenue for teams to play in meaningful matches against top competition from across the country for continued development and opportunities for exposure at the national team, collegiate and professional levels.
Since its inception, National League teams have captured a combined 47 of 68 possible National Championships. For a list of past National League champions and history, click here.
After the Boys and Girls opening weekends in North Carolina, the National League will continue the season in December alongside the Disney Soccer Showcase in Orlando, Fla., with the Boys playing Dec. 27-29 and the Girls competing Dec. 31-Jan 2.
Keep up with the National League all season:
National League Home: USYouthSoccer.org/National_League
Schedule and results: Tournaments.usyouthsoccer.org/events/2016-17-National-League/
About US Youth Soccer National League - Formed in 2007, the US Youth Soccer National League was developed as a path of advancement for the top teams from the US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues. In addition to meaningful matches, development and identification, the league created a direct path to the annual US Youth Soccer National Championships. League play features the Under-14 through Under-18 age groups for boys and girls who are seeking to advance their college, professional and U.S. National Team aspirations. Learn more at USYouthSoccer.org/National_League/.
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.