6 CAL SOUTH TEAMS ATTEND 2009 PRESIDENTS CUP NATIONAL ROUND
July 15, 2009
July 16-19, 2009 // Raleigh, N.C.
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July 15, 2009 (Raleigh, NC) - Six teams from Cal South will begin play in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday, July 17 at the 2009 US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup National Championships. The full event takes place from July 16-19 and will feature Presidents Cup Regional Championship boys and girls teams in the Under-14 through Under-17 age groups from all four US Youth Soccer regions.
The six Cal South teams won their berths at the Presidents Cup Nationals at the US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup held in Tri-Cities, Washington last month. Cal South teams won eight out of ten possible regional championships at that event, including both U13 trophies (U13 teams do not move on to the National round). All eight winning teams from Cal South attended the regional event via their excellent play at the 2009 Cal South State Cup, with five of the teams entering as 2009 Cal South State Cup champions and the other three attending as runners-up in their State Cup bracket (two via wild card placement). Four of the six Cal South teams attending the Presidents Cup national round are 2009 State Cup champions.
Cal South announced last week they were donating stipends in the sum of $10,000 to each of the six teams attending the Presidents Cup National Championships to help with traveling expenses. Combined with similar amounts given to the six Cal South teams attending the US Youth Soccer National Championships next week in Lancaster, Massachusetts (July 21-26, 2009), and the amounts given to teams taking part in the regionals leading into each of these national events, this makes over $300,000 donated by Cal South to its teams this year. Much of the money for these stipends derives from entry fees paid to participate in the Cal South National and State Cup competitions.
The US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup provides a progressive, competitive experience to US Youth Soccer teams from the state to regional to national level. The Presidents Cup gives players an additional opportunity to compete against teams from across the country at a high level for the joy and the challenge of the game. It provides the chance to experience a unique US Youth Soccer event with camaraderie, community and competition through sport.
To go to US Youth Soccer's homepage for the 2009 Presidents Cup, please click here.
For a complete listing of teams and results from the 2009 Region IV Presidents Cup competition preceding this event, please go to RegionIV.com.