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Team and club leaders,
With COVID-19 leading to additional questions about events, we are extending the application deadlines for the US Youth Soccer National League Showcase Series. This extension is meant to allow teams, clubs and State Associations additional time to gain some more clarity on their statuses for the upcoming season.
The 14U-only showcase, taking place Oct. 23-25 in Greensboro, N.C., will now have an application deadline of Friday, Sept. 11, 2020.
All other showcases, taking place between December and March, will now have an application deadline of Friday, Oct. 2, 2020.
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Starting in early September, teams that have already applied will begin to be accepted to the showcases and notified of their location assignments. Teams are encouraged to apply as early as possible, as their first choice of location may begin to see all spots being filled.
Showcase organizers will try their best to accommodate teams’ first choices while grouping teams in a way that, whenever possible, allows teams to play opponents from differing National League Conferences or regions of the country. Please note that not all teams will be accepted to their first choice of event, but teams can note their preferred second choice when completing the application.
The Showcase Series will feature all 14U-19U* boys and girls teams in the top divisions of the National League Conferences. Teams in other divisions of the Conferences, as well as non-Conference teams, are also welcome to apply. Teams will be evaluated and accepted to each showcase event, based on event availability.
* Age Group Notes…
Teams competing in the Showcase Series (not the Playoffs) are allowed to apply to play up an age group, if they desire.
For the 2020-21 youth soccer season, players born on or after Jan. 1, 2001 will be eligible to compete in the 19U age group in US Youth Soccer competitions. This one-year change is in place to allow players to participate in one additional year of eligibility due to the missed programming as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.