The US Youth Soccer Region II Championships consist of US Youth Soccer State Champions from 14 state associations, US Youth Soccer Midwest Regional League Premier Division champions, as well as drawn wildcard entries. Following individual state championship competitions the Region II Championships are the second leg of the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series.
The competition will attract more than 200 boys and girls teams, ages 13 and Under through 19 and Under, from the 14 Midwest US Youth Soccer State Associations that make up US Youth Soccer Region II (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio South, Ohio North, South Dakota and Wisconsin).
Regional winners of the 13 and Under through 19 and Under brackets earn a berth to the US Youth Soccer National Championships.
For the 2016-17 seasonal year, the oldest age group in the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series will be 19/20 and Under. Eligible players in the 19/20 and Under age group must be born on or after Aug. 1, 1997. This one-year change is in place to allow players to participate in their final year of the National Championship Series eligibility that they would have otherwise missed due to the implementation of birth year registration.
The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series gives US Youth Soccer teams the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play.
Annually, 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.
Contact your State Association for more information regarding your state's US Youth Soccer State Cup event.