Kissimmee Sports Commission has announced a collaboration with US Youth Soccer as the preferred host destination for the 2022 US Youth Soccer National Championships, which start Wednesday and run through July 24.
The US Youth Soccer National Championships will take place at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex and will crown a boys and girls national champion in each of its seven age divisions (13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U, 18U and 19U). The finals are a culmination of a year-long series of competitions at the state and regional levels known as the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series which provides approximately 185,000 players on 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer’s 54 State Associations the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation.
“The ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is incredible and we thank the Kissimmee Sports Commission for rolling out the red carpet for the players, coaches, referees, and parents,” said Skip Gilbert, US Youth Soccer chief executive officer. “We look forward to a week of great soccer and encourage the community to come out and watch our country’s best age-group teams compete.”
“We welcome all USYS athletes, coaches, parents and spectators to the Central Florida area,” said Tyler Weyant, Sports Development Manager of Kissimmee Sports Commission, which is a brand extension that falls under Experience Kissimmee, the tourism sales and marketing authority for Osceola County. “In working with US Youth Soccer, we hope to provide the best experience for these young athletes, as well help increase the economic impact for local businesses in our destination. We wish teams the best of luck in their tournament and also encourage families to enjoy Kissimmee’s plethora of attractions, accommodations, fine dining options and eco-tourism attractions in the destination during their stay.”