The NYSA Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, August 16 at the state soccer office; 2605 S Decatur Blvd, ste. 114. The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM.
FRISCO, Texas (Aug. 3, 2016) — US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the 256 teams that have earned their place for the 2016-17 US Youth Soccer National League season. The league, entering its 10th season, is home to the nation’s top Under-15 through Under-19 Boys and Girls soccer teams, with each team having an individual proven track record of continued success in US Youth Soccer programs.
The National League’s alumni have gone on to prove themselves at the collegiate and professional levels, with former players competing in NCAA Division I, II and III, Major League Soccer, National Women’s Soccer League, English Premier League, the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The top pick in the 2016 MLS SuperDraft (Jack Harrison) and the 2016 NWSL Draft (Emily Sonnett) are both former National League players.
2016-17 US Youth Soccer National League teams [Link]
National League competition will be held for the Under-15 (2002), Under-16 (2001), Under-17 (2000), Under-18 (1999) and Under-19 (1998-plus) Boys and Girls age groups. An expanded field for the 2016-17 season will see 16 teams earn their place in the National League in the Under-15 and Under-19 age groups, while 32 teams will qualify to compete in the Under-16 through Under-18 age groups.
The top two finishers from each Under-15 and Under-19 division, as well as the division winners in the Under-16 through Under-18 age groups, will earn an automatic berth to the 2017 US Youth Soccer National Championships, the oldest and most prestigious youth soccer national championship competition — to be held July 25-30, 2017 in Frisco, Texas. The four National League representatives will join the four Regional Champions for a total of eight qualifiers per age group at the National Championships in the Under-15 through Under-19 divisions.
The 2016-17 National League field includes 64 of the 72 Under-13 through Under-17 teams that qualified for the 2016 National Championships, 16 of the 20 finalists and nine of 10 champions.
As is the case with the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series events and the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program, the National League creates another significant opportunity for the nation's collegiate, professional and national team staffs to see players in an environment of meaningful play.
Last season, several National League players were invited into youth National Team camps, and many of the U-17 and U-18 players have committed to play collegiate soccer at some of the top programs in the country.
"The US Youth Soccer National League is expanding this season to continue to provide the top competition in the country for boys and girls, as each team must prove itself to gain entry into the league," said Paul Luchowski, National League commissioner. "National League teams have claimed 27 of 38 possible National Championships in the past four years, which speaks to the quality of the teams in the league and the value of the competition. Hundreds of collegiate, professional and national team scouts attend each National League date for just that reason."
The National League is an extension of the highly successful US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues (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. In addition to recruiting opportunities, National League teams compete for the National League title and one of four slots from each gender age group to the annual US Youth Soccer National Championships.
The 2016-17 National League will consist of teams from 33 of the 55 US Youth Soccer State Associations. From Region I (East): Delaware, Eastern New York, Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, New York West, Pennsylvania West and Virginia; from Region II (Midwest): Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio North, Ohio South and Wisconsin; from Region III (South): Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Texas and South Texas; from Region IV (West): Arizona, California North, California South, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.
Cal South has 29 teams in the league, while nine other State Associations have at least 10 teams competing in the National League in the upcoming season. Region II and Region III have the most teams in the league with 67 apiece, followed by Region I and Region IV with 61 each.
The seven-game season will begin with the National League Fall Showcase, as all 256 teams compete in Wilson, N.C. The girls will play their first Fall Showcase Dec. 1-4, and the boys will play Dec. 8-11. Half of the teams will participate in one of two other events, the first being in Orlando, Fla., alongside the Disney Soccer Showcase, Dec. 27-29 for the boys and Dec. 31-Jan. 2 for the girls. The final play date will be held in Las Vegas, alongside the Player’s College Showcase, March 10-12 for the boys and March 17-19 for the girls. The complete 2016-17 National League schedule will be announced in the fall.
Since its inception, National League teams have captured a combined 47 of 68 possible National Championships. In 2008, seven of the eight championship finals slots in the Under-15 and 16 age groups were won by National League teams, which resulted in the League's first four national championships. Since that inaugural year for the league, National League teams have continued to excel each year at the National Championships. Most recently in Frisco, National League teams took 32 of 40 possible semifinalist spots, represented 17 of 20 finalists and won eight of 10 possible National Championships.
Boise, Idaho (June 26, 2016) – Champions were crowned at the 2016 US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships today with the Under-13 through Under-19 champions earning a berth to the 2016 US Youth Soccer National Championships, July 25-31 at Toyota Soccer Complex in Frisco, Texas. Under-14 through Under-18 Boys and Girls Finals were streamed live. All of the matches can be seen here
Cal South took home the most regional titles with seven, while Cal North won three, Washington won two, Nevada won one and Oregon had a team win a regional title for the first time since 2010. After six teams entered the tournament looking to defend their regional titles, Under-17 Boys Seattle United 98 Copa (WA) was the only side that won back-to-back regional titles.
2016 US Youth Soccer Region IV Champions
Under-13: So Cal Blues 02 Baker (CA-S)
Under-14: USA Stars 02 (CA-N)
Under-15: FC Salmon Creek Nemesis 00 Ellerston (OR)
Under-16: Legends FC 99 (CA-S)
Under-17: Eastside FC 98 Red (WA)
Under-18: Beach FC Academy 97 Joyner (CA-S)
Under-19: So Cal Blues Dodge (CA-S)
Under-13: Strikers FC Chingirian (CA-S)
Under-14: LVSA 02 Red (NV)
Under-15: SC Sporting 00 Green (CA-N)
Under-16: Strikers FC North (CA-S)
Under-17: Seattle United 98 Copa (WA)
Under-18: South San Jose PAC Indios (CA-N)
Under-19: FC Golden State (CA-S)
Notes from the match…
Under-14 Boys: Eastside Timbers Ajax (OR) vs. LVSA 02 Red (NV) Watch Replay
LVSA 02 Red punched its ticket to the National Championships with a 2-0 win over Eastside Timbers Ajax (OR). After both sides needed overtime to win their respective semifinals matches, the finals would end in regulation as LVSA received goals from Caden Buckley in the 33rd minute and Jimmy Villasenor in the 60th minute.
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 the 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 18 Boys and Girls age groups have four teams representative of the US Youth Soccer National League, in which the top four teams in each gender age group 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.
ARVADA, Colo. (June 19, 2016) – US Youth Soccer is proud to announce the 2016 US Youth Soccer Region IV (West) Presidents Cup champions, crowned Sunday in Arvada, Colo. Winning teams in the Under-13 through Under-17 Boys and Girls age groups advance to the 2016 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup, July 14-17 in Tulsa, Okla. Cal South led the way with five regional titles, while both Nevada and Utah claimed two and Cal North claimed one title.
2016 US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup Champions:
|Age Group||Champion Team||Hometown|
|Under-13 Boys||CYSA La Laja (CA-S)||Coachella, Calif.|
|Under-14 Boys||Fire FC Premier 02 MH (UT)||St. George, Utah|
|Under-15 Boys||Players Elite AP (NV)||Las Vegas|
|Under-16 Boys||Corning NCU Manchester (CA-N)||Corning, Calif.|
|Under-17 Boys||Rampage 99 Black SC/TL (UT)||Roy, Utah|
|Under-13 Girls||Hawks Academy (CA-S)||Temecula, Calif.|
|Under-14 Girls||Pateadores Irvine White (CA-S)||Irvine, Calif.|
|Under-15 Girls||West Coast FC Murphy (CA-S)||Laguna Hills, Calif.|
|Under-16 Girls||California Elite SC Black (CA-S)||Palmdale, Calif.|
|Under-17 Girls||FC Warriors Blue 99 (NV)||Las Vegas|
Players Elite AP (NV) 1-0 edged out Antelope Valley Predators (CA-S) in a day-two rematch between the two sides. On the second day it was Henry Arguello who netted the game-winner, but today it was David Herrera who played the hero role with a 73rd minute goal to give the Nevada side the finals victory.
FC Warriors Blue 99 (NV) defeated 2014 Region IV and National Presidents Cup champ Crush Blue (UT) 3-0 to claim the Under-17 Girls title. After both sides produced clean sheets while scoring three goals or more in the semifinals, it was Warriors who carried its momentum in to the finals as Janis Martinez, Ashley Camacho and Alyssa Abby Nunez all found the back of the net.
The 6-day tournament featured 120 teams that had qualified by winning their respective State Presidents Cup events from 14 different US Youth Soccer State Associations - Alaska, Arizona, California-North, California-South, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup is designed for teams seeking additional challenges to play for a national title against teams of similar abilities. The cup provides a progressive, competitive experience to teams that might not otherwise get the opportunity to participate in a series of unique experiences highlighting competition, camaraderie and community from the state to regional to national levels of US Youth Soccer.
For complete tournament results for Region IV Presidents Cup, click here. For more information on all US Youth Soccer Regional and National Presidents Cup events, click here, or visit the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup Homepage at www.USYouthSoccer.org/PresidentsCup.
The players have now been named to the 2016-17 ODP pool. These players will reconvene July 18-20, 2016 in Las Vegas with their respective coaches to train and try and possibly be picked for the Nevada ODP team. The players can be seen here http://www.nevadayouthsoccer.org/page/show/263289-2015-16-pool-players
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