US Youth Soccer to Host National Championships in Tulsa
6 Apr, 2015
US Youth Soccer has announced the 2015 US Youth Soccer National Championships, which are being held July 20-26 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The 40 Boys and Girls teams that recently qualified for the National Championships through the National League will be joined by 56 US Youth Soccer Regional Champions to complete the field of 96 teams this summer in Tulsa, Okla.
The National League kicked off the season in November 2014, with the girls starting things off in Wilson, N.C. Boys play kicked off three weeks later at the same location. The boys and girls each played on separate dates in late December and January alongside the Disney Soccer Showcase in Orlando, Fla. The final two weekends took place alongside the Players Soccer Showcase in Las Vegas. The Boys finished their season March 13-15, while the girls wrapped up play March 20-22. Each weekend of play provided key recruiting and scouting opportunities for college coaches seeking future impact players.
The National League is an extension of the highly successful US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues (US Youth Soccer Region I Champions League, Midwest Regional League, Region III 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.
National League teams earn their place in the league based on a proven track record of success in US Youth Soccer regional and national competitions and are among the nation's best. Competing for a league title and a spot in the US Youth Soccer National Championships, each and every game played into who is representing the National League this summer in Tulsa, Okla.
The US Youth Soccer National Championships cap a yearlong series of competitions that comprise the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. Boys and girls teams in multiple age groups earn their way by competing against the top teams in their state and region. US Youth Soccer State Champions and selected wildcard teams are eligible to compete in one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. The champions in the Under-13 through Under-19 age groups from each regional event will converge in the finals with the National League teams. Click here for the dates and locations of the Regional Championships.
2015 US Youth Soccer National Championships | Tulsa, Okla.
Mohawk Soccer Complex
Player Luncheon: July 20
Round Robin: July 21-23
Semis: July 25 (U14-U18)
Finals: July 25 (U13 & U19); July 26 (U14-U18)
For more information on the US Youth Soccer National Championships, visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org, the online home for the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, providing the latest in news, information and more.
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 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.