The Georgia Soccer State Cup Final Four will be held in Statesboro, Georgia May 30-31, 2015. The Final Four weekend with over 2,200 people expected to attend promises to be an exciting weekend for Statesboro, soccer fans and Georgia Soccer. Players, coaches, officials, fans, and college coaches from all over the state and the southeast will be in attendance.
The State Champions will be crowned in the u13-u19 age divisions for both boys and girls in Statesboro. The State Cup is where local powerhouses initiate rivalries that will be resolved on the regional and national stage, and where Cinderella stories originate when a team from maybe a lesser known state or club can take down the juggernauts en route to the national title. “Today’s announcement represents probably the biggest soccer news to ever come out of Statesboro. I think it’s the start of something even bigger,” stated Darin Van Tassell, President, Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau.
There are over 1,000 teams when the season begins in Georgia Soccer. There are approximately 240 teams to enter the Georgia State Cup. The round-robin tournament is held over the Memorial Day weekend and will be played at Woodruff Farm Park in Columbus, Georgia. Finalists in each age division will advance to the Final Four weekend in Statesboro. State Champions will go on to the next leg of the competition – the Southern Regional Championship. This year it will be held at Burns Park in Little Rock, Arkansas in June.
Every State Cup is an open event featuring teams from a variety of clubs coming from all over the state. These champions and selected wildcard teams, through US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues, advance to compete in one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. Hundreds of college coaches flock to the National Championship Series matches to see meaningful games where the nation’s top players are seeking to showcase their skills and advance. Champions from each regional event earn their place at the US Youth Soccer National Championships. The National Championships are the oldest and most storied youth soccer championships in the United States and were first played in 1934.
The key sponsors in Georgia State Cup in Statesboro are: the City of Statesboro, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau, Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department and The Clubhouse.