US Youth Soccer Region I Championships Economic Impact
Youth sports has a significant economic impact. US Youth Soccer will bring an enormous financial value to Virginia with the Region I (East) Championships scheduled this month. US Youth Soccer State Champions and select wildcards in the U12 through U19/20 Boys and Girls age groups from 15 State Associations, including from host Virginia Youth Soccer Association, will participate in the event.
Youth Soccer News: The 2017 US Youth Soccer Region I (East) Championships set to be held June 30 – July 4 will provide an estimated economic impact of more than $15 million to the Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg and Stafford, regions 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 region 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 clubs 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 squads in the U12 through U19/20 age groups with kickoff scheduled for June 30th. Matches will take place Friday through Sunday with semifinal matches on Monday, July 3rd. The US Youth Soccer Region I Champions will be crowned following final games Tuesday, July 4th.
Regional winners of the U13 through U19/20 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.
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, 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 (U13B, U14, U15, U16)
Semis/ Quarters: June 27 (Semifinals U19/ Quarters U13G, U17 & U18)
Finals/ Semis: June 28 (Finals U19/ Semis U13-U18)
Finals: June 29 (Finals U13-U18)
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)