US YOUTH NATIONAL SOCCER
Football has been and still is the most popular sport in the world. In other parts of the world apart from the US, football is played by two teams, each having eleven players and a spherical ball. As the name suggests, the game is played by majorly by foot.
In the US, football is commonly known as soccer or American football. Soccer is the most popular sport in America. It is played in academic institutions: college and high school. A single game of soccer draws a numerous number of spectators of all kind. US soccer is a profession for some.
The US youth National soccer is similar to football apart from using an oval-shaped ball, not spherical. The oval ball is controlled by hand. In this game, the offence, which is the team with the ball, makes a forward movement toward their opposing team's end zone for a touchdown or a kick through the goalpost of the opponent for scoring.
US Youth Soccer National Championships
The US youth soccer national championship is categorized into six different age groups which include under 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19. The championship competitions are grouped into gender and age.
To qualify for the regional competitions, boys and girls in every bracket (from 13U through to 19U)participate in a series of competitions that goes for a year in every state. The US soccer Regional Leagues determines the teams to participate in the competition, which is ordinarily the state champions. In every age bracket, the champion from every region meets for the US Soccer National Championships. The national championships take place in July.
At the beginning of every game, each team must provide a game ball. On the listing, the first team becomes the home team.
Home teams have the privilege of selecting the jersey to play in. however, in case there is a conflict with the away team, then the home team must change the selected jersey. Every player must wear the official team's uniform and have the protective guards.
Every team is given a grace period to start the game after which the team is forfeited. Other conditions that lead the game to be forfeited include:
- Failure of a team to be present for the opening ceremony or fails to come on time.
- A team fails to participate in the awards ceremonies.
There are fines for teams that withdraw from the tournament later than 46 days prior to the day of the tournament.
For the team to participate in the National Championship, it should make the necessary registrations and payments on time.
Round-robin. Every age group of either gender is grouped into either 2, 3 or 4 sub-groups. The sub-groups compete with one another, with the winners determined by the round robin results. When there is a tie, the method used to resolve it is checking the winner of the head to head competition, the team with most wins, goal difference, and the least goals allowed, which is typically 3 in total. Penalty kicks are also used to resolve ties.