Region III Championships Grows North Carolina Community
The Region III Championships are part of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the country’s oldest and most prestigious national youth soccer tournament.
The event consists of US Youth Soccer State Champions from 12 state associations. US Youth Soccer Southern Regional Premier League Division champions and select wild cards will also join the State Champions at the event.
Youth Soccer News: The 2017 US Youth Soccer Region III (Southern) Championships set to be played June 23-29 is estimated to provide an economic impact of $15 million to the Greensboro, N.C., area.
The top 224 Boys and Girls US Youth Soccer teams in the U13 through U19/20 age groups from Region III will compete at BB&T Soccer Complex at Bryan Park during the event.
“North Carolina Youth Soccer is thrilled to partner with Greensboro United Soccer Association, the Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City of Greensboro, and the BB&T Soccer Complex at Bryan Park for the 2017 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships,” said Keith Price, President of North Carolina Youth Soccer.
Hotels, restaurants, attractions, retail shops and others will benefit from the more than 3,600 players, along with the team coaches, tournament officials, college coaches and spectators attending the eight-day tournament. Visitors to the Greensboro area will book an estimated 19,500 room nights at area hotels.
What others are saying about the Region III Championships coming to Greensboro:
“Greensboro United Soccer Association and the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association are excited to be hosting the US Youth Soccer Southern Regionals this summer,” said Henri Fourrier, President/CEO of the Greensboro Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. “We recognize the economic impact that hosting this event will bring to our community and are enthusiastic about showcasing our wonderful city for all those attending.”
“We last hosted this event in 2003, but we knew that in order to bring it back to the great city of Greensboro, we had to make some significant enhancements to our facilities. So, with the support of the City of Greensboro, the Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Bryan Foundation, we created a master plan for our flagship facility, BB&T Soccer Complex at Bryan Park,” said the Executive Director of Greensboro United Soccer Association, Pete Polonsky.
“Over the last three years, we’ve been able to complete a significant upgrade to our site, allowing us to host this wonderful event again. We are proud of our wonderful facilities, and excited to share it and our great hotels, restaurants, merchants and area attractions with the players, coaches, families and guests from Region III.
Following individual state championship tournaments, the Regional Championships are the second leg of the National Championship Series. Regional winners of the U13 through U19/20 brackets earn a berth to the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Frisco, Texas.
2017 US Youth Soccer Region I Championships | Spotsylvania, Va.
Virginia Soccer Training Center, Patriot 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, S.D.
Yankton Trail Park
Round Robin: June 23-25
Semis: June 27
Finals: June 28
2017 US Youth Soccer Region III Championships | Greensboro, N.C.
BB&T Soccer Complex at Bryan Park
Opening Ceremony: June 22
Round Robin: June 23-25
Quarters: June 26 (BU13, U14, U15, U16)
Semis/ Quarters: June 27 (Semifinals U19/GU20, Quarters GU13, U17, U18 & BU19/20)
Finals/ Semis: June 28 (Finals GU19/20, Semis U13-U18, BU19/20)
Finals: June 29 (Finals U13-U18, BU19/20)
2017 US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships | Seattle, Wash.
60 Acres Soccer Complex
Registration: June 18
Round Robin: June 19-21
Semis: June 24
Finals: June 25
2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships | Frisco, Texas
Toyota Soccer Center
Player Luncheon: July 24
Round Robin: July 25-27
Semis: July 29 (U15-U19/20)
Finals: July 29 (U13 & U14); July 30 (U15-U19/20)