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2017 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships to bring more than $15 million to Spotsylvania, Va., area

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FRISCO, Texas (June 5, 2017) - The 2017 US Youth Soccer Region I (East) Championships, to be played June 30 – July 4, will provide an estimated economic impact of more than $15 million to the Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg and Stafford, areas of Virginia.

Local restaurants, hotels, retail stores and others will benefit from the more than 5,000 players, coaches, teams and tournament officials, who also bring along their families to the six-day tournament. Visitors to the Spotsylvania, Va., area will book an estimated 15,000 room nights at area hotels plus another 2,850 dorm bed nights at the University of Mary Washington.

Over 260 top Boys and Girls US Youth Soccer teams from Region I, including at least 19 teams from the host Virginia Youth Soccer Association, will compete at the Publix Virginia Soccer Training Center/FFC Park and Embrey Mill Complex.

The US Youth Soccer Region I Championships will feature top teams in the 12U through 19/20U age groups and begin on June 30. Round robin games will take place Friday, June 30 through Sunday, July 2, with semifinal matches Monday, July 3. The US Youth Soccer Region I Champions will be crowned following final games Tuesday, July 4.

US Youth Soccer State Champions and select wildcards in the 12U through 19/20U Boys and Girls age groups from 15 State Associations, including from host Virginia Youth Soccer Association, will participate in the event. The other state associations represented include Connecticut, Delaware, Eastern New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York West, Pennsylvania West, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia.

Regional winners of the 13U through 19/20U age groups earn a berth to the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships, July 24-30, at the Toyota Soccer Center in Frisco, Texas. One of the 14 national crowns awarded is the James P. McGuire Cup, the oldest trophy in youth sports, dating back to 1935 with the inaugural youth championships.

The dates and locations for the 2017 US Youth Soccer Regional Championships and the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships are as follows:

2017 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships | Spotsylvania, VA
Publix Virginia Soccer Training Center/FFC Park & Embrey Mill Complex
Round Robin: June 30 -July 2
Semis: July 3
Finals: July 4

2017 US Youth Soccer Region II Championships | Sioux Falls, SD
Yankton Trail Park
Round Robin: June 23-25
Semis: June 27
Finals: June 28

2017 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships | Greensboro, NC
BB&T Soccer Complex at Bryan Park
Opening Ceremony: June 22
Round Robin: June 23-25
Quarters: June 26 (13UB, 14U, 15U, 16U)
Semis/ Quarters: June 27 (Semifinals 19U/ Quarters 13UG, 17U & 18U)
Finals/ Semis: June 28 (Finals 19U/ Semis 13U-18U)
Finals: June 29 (Finals 13U-18U)

2017 US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships | Seattle, WA
60 Acres Soccer Complex
Registration: June 18
Round Robin: June 19-21
Quarters: 23
Semis: June 24
Finals: June 25

2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships | Frisco, TX
Toyota Soccer Center
Player Luncheon: July 24
Round Robin: July 25-27
Semis: July 29 (15U-19/20U)
Finals: July 29 (13U & 14U); July 30 (15U-19/20U)

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. Get all US Youth Soccer National Championship Series updates are on Twitter: @usysncs.


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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 (13U through 19/20U) from each regional event advance to the US Youth Soccer National Championships. The 15U through 19/20U Boys and Girls age groups have four teams representing the US Youth Soccer National League. Overall, the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides the nation's top collegiate coaches with the premier stage for identifying and scouting the most coveted players in the country. For more information, visit http://championships.usyouthsoccer.org.

Media Request: When referring to the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the most prestigious event in youth sports, please refer to the event as US Youth Soccer National Championship Series on first reference and National Championship Series on anything thereafter. Never refer to as NCS or USYS NCS. We appreciate your cooperation.

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.

Media Request: When referring to the United States Youth Soccer Association, the largest youth sports organization in the United States, please refer to the association only as US Youth Soccer, and never as USYS or USYSA. We appreciate your cooperation.

 

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