United States Youth Soccer Association
The United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) is the largest youth affiliate and member of U.S. Soccer, the governing body for soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer includes 55 State Associations, one per state except for California, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas, which each have two State Associations.
US Youth Soccer is a non-profit organization whose stated mission is to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of America's youth through soccer at all levels of age and competition; to make soccer fun; and to instill in young players a lifelong passion for the sport.
The US Youth Soccer membership is divided into four regions.
US Youth Soccer National Leagues Program it's a network of Conferences (formerly known as Regional Leagues) that are geographically focused, under one leadership and management structure, and linked into the highly successful National League and National Championship Series.
The Conferences are now under the management umbrella of the US Youth Soccer National League. League Managers will oversee the day-to-day activities of the Conferences in accordance with National Leagues Policy and the National Leagues Rules and Regulations.
The five conferences are primarily based in US Youth Soccer’s West and Midwest Regions. The conferences include:
- US Youth Soccer National League Northwest Conference
- US Youth Soccer National League Pacific Conference
- US Youth Soccer National League Desert Conference
- US Youth Soccer National League Midwest Conference
- US Youth Soccer National League Great Lakes Conference
Eight teams from each gender age group in the U-15 through the U-18 age groups qualify for the National Championships - the gender age groups four regional champions and the top four eligible teams from US Youth Soccer National League in each that are not teams representing their region at the US Youth Soccer National Championships In the U-13, U-14, and U-19 age groups, the four regional champions in each gender enter the competition.
2016 Frisco, Texas
2017 Frisco, Texas
2018 Frisco, Texas
2019 Overland Park, Kansas
2020 Overland Park, Kansas
The new US Youth Soccer National Leagues Program will commence in the Fall of 2018 and will feature a network of Conferences (formerly known as Regional Leagues) that are geographically focused, under one leadership and management structure, and linked into the highly successful National League and National Championship Series
The US Youth Soccer National League competition is for the nation's top teams in the Under-15, Under-16, Under-17 and Under-18 boys and girls age groups, consisting of a total of 16 teams, split into two divisions, per gender age group. The top team from each of the two divisions gender age group advances to the US Youth Soccer National Championships.
- National League - US Youth Soccer
- "Locations for US Youth Soccer National Championships determined through 2020 | US Youth Soccer Championships". US Youth Soccer Championships. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
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