October 24, 2021

US Youth Soccer Announces New Host for 2021 National Championship

| 4/6/2021

FRISCO, Texas (March 29, 2021) — US Youth Soccer (USYS) is proud to announce that BradentonSarasota, on Florida’s West Coast, has been selected to host the 2021 US Youth Soccer National Championships, July 20-25, 2021 - . Given the challenges faced due to COVID, USYS has worked collaboratively with the Bradenton-Sarasota area representatives to move the elite-level competition to the Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch.

“We are excited to bring this year’s tournament to the Bradenton-Sarasota area,” said USYS CEO Skip Gilbert. “This unique Florida location, amidst sand and surf, will make our National Championships even more memorable for our teams and guests. We look forward to delivering another top-flight programming experience for these elite teams. Given the heritage and history of the USYS National Championships, were are excited to see our players challenge themselves given the enormous hurdles they’ve faced this past year.”

“We are thrilled to have been selected as host for the 2021 US Youth Soccer National Championships, coming to Premier Sports Campus in the Bradenton-Sarasota Area this summer. We are honored to host this historic youth soccer championship in Lakewood Ranch and are thrilled to work with US Youth Soccer to make this event memorable for the athletes and attendees,” said Elliott Falcione, Executive Director of the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

“Florida Youth Soccer Association is proud to be the host state for the 2021 US Youth Soccer National Championships at Premier Sports Campus in the Bradenton-Sarasota Area. This is an undoubtedly unique year, but in conjunction with destination representatives Premier Sports Campus in Lakewood Ranch, and the Chargers Soccer Club, FYSA is committed to making this a safe and exciting National Championship. The outstanding Florida attractions, accommodations, and (most importantly) worldclass soccer facilities will all be on display for the entire soccer community.”

The Premier Sports Campus touts 23 FIFA-regulation Celebration Bermuda grass fields on a 140 acre campus. The Bradenton-Sarasota Area is located on Florida’s west coast. With its own airport (Sarasota Bradenton International Airport), some of the world’s best beaches, award-winning dining options, historical parks, museums and nature preserves, the destination is a hidden gem that families can discover and explore again and again.

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