Lawrenceville, NJ (November 8, 2015) ― More than 40 top teams competed this weekend for the chance to become victors of their respective age groups in the 2015-2016 NJ Youth Soccer National Championship Series. This event concluded the statewide competition that included hundreds of teams representing the U11 to U14 age groups.
“The National Championship Series is the premier youth soccer tournament in the United States and we were proud to host games featuring such talented young boys and girls. We look forward to seeing these championship teams represent NJ at the regional level,” said Buddy Hart NJYS Games Commissioner.”
The National Championship Series, the country’s most prestigious national youth soccer tournament, provides approximately 185,000 players on over 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer State Associations the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline and fair play. Rachel Breton, a current Sky Blue FC player and former NJ Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program standout came out to congratulate all of the players and their achievements.
“I have incredible memories growing up and playing in New Jersey Youth Soccer’s State Cup and being part of a team. I can tell the kids today were taking advantage of that same opportunity today and experienced something they will never forget,” said Breton. “It will be fun to look back years from now and see how many players, like me, seized the opportunity and made soccer a key influencer in their life.”
NJ YOUTH SOCCER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES CHAMPIONS
- U11 Boys 8v8 PDA Bergkamp
- U12 Boys 8v8 STA Morris United 03
- U11 Boys Watching Hills NJ Elite
- U12 Boys Cedar Stars Academy Green
- U13 Boys PDA Drogba
- U11 Girls 8v8 STA Morris United 04
- U12 Girls 8v8 NJ Crush FC Fire
- U11 Girls PDA Sounders
- U12 Girls Voorhees Extreme
- U13 Girls NJ Rush Blue
- U14 Boys All SC Cosmos
- U14 Girls Cedar Stars Academy Elite
The NJ Youth Soccer National Championship competitions continue for the U15 through U18 age groups in the spring of 2016. Learn more about NJ Youth Soccer tournaments at njyouthsoccer.com.
About NJ Youth Soccer Association
New Jersey Youth Soccer, a 501(c) (3) organization affiliated with U.S. Youth Soccer and the U.S. Soccer Federation, is comprised of more than 156,000 players from 5 to 19-years-old; 40,000+ coaches; and thousands of volunteers. Members collectively support the sport of soccer through training, practice, competition and the spirit of good sportsmanship. The association features recreational, travel soccer programs at multiple skill levels; Olympic Development Programs (ODP); tournaments including the National Championship series; coach and referee training and certification programs; and TOPSoccer, a program for children with special needs. The New Jersey U.S. Youth Soccer ODP provides training and competitive programs for players of the highest caliber for the purpose of increasing the success of the U.S. National Teams.