The State level events for the younger age groups had been put on hold due to the US Soccer birth year changes, small sided mandates and US Soccer’s Player Development Initiative that the 11U’s and 12U’s should experience a sports festival type atmosphere rather than a competitively focused, must win event.
A group of soccer leaders in Region IV volunteered and created a task force to brainstorm and design a template that allow the young player to focus on becoming better soccer players while meeting the competitive nature of athletes.
The Regional tournament, dubbed the Mountain Pacific Championships will be held at Galway Downs, Temecula, CA. It will have one restricted bracket in the 12U age group for each respective 12U Event State Champion.
Other than that particular bracket the tournament will be an open tournament and accept teams from other regions. The 12 and Under State Champions will play a 16 team bracket, wild cards will be filled by FWRL sub-divisions and then a draw second.
This team will also offer 11 and Under competition with open brackets.
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