The National Competitive Soccer League (NCSL) releases its first events of 2022. These will be unrestricted events serving NCSL members and other teams who wish to compete and learn more about NCSL pathways.
“NCSL Events will allow individual teams and clubs to compete inside our structure and pathway system,” NCSL Commissioner Chris Duke. “These events will complement our NCSL league platform and allow teams wishing to learn more, to play and attend NCSL presentations, workshops and interact with our staff.”
Round Rock, TX, kicks off the 2022 event schedule with all games played at the first-class Round Rock Multiuse Facility. The three-day tournament starts on Friday, February 25, with the final round of games on Sunday 27th.
Teams will play a minimum of three games over the weekend of play and their results used for seeding at the NCSL National Event. “Our national tournament will be the culmination of the event series throughout the country,” Commissioner Chris Duke added. “Now, all teams, regardless of their location, membership, size of their organization, can compete in an open championship. In addition, single teams from the most rural areas will now have a pathway towards national competition.
South Dakota will offer the second NCSL event on April 25th and 26th. This event will offer the Dakotas and surrounding states play towards a national tournament in December.
The NCSL National Tournament will be held in Melbourne, FL, December 9-11 2022, at Viera Regional Park and Space Coast Stadium. The finals will be live-streamed and player identification taking part throughout the weekend of events. Additionally, players in the qualifying events will have the opportunity to be scouted as part of the NCSL pathway model. An announcement will be made next month on the scouting system and opportunities for players.
Our third event of the year sees Wisconsin as the destination at Woodside Sports Complex in the Wisconsin Dells. The event runs June 3-5th and will be part of the continued rollout for the regional footprint between Minnesota, Illinois, and Nebraska.
Duke finished with, “our events are being held at top facilities throughout the country, and I am excited to see these begin and provide a pathway for all.”