- Created on Friday, 11 November 2011 20:21
- Written by NJSA Office
We are pleased to announce that the 2012 USASA National Veterans Cup will be hosted by Cal South on June 26 - July 1, 2012 in Escondido, North San Diego County, California.
Settled in a long valley in the coastal mountains of Southern California, Escondido, which means "hidden" in Spanish, lies about 18 miles inland, 100 miles south of Los Angeles, and 30 miles northeast of San Diego. Surrounded by avocado and citrus groves, Escondido is a diverse, vibrant community with just the right mix of small town friendliness and big-city buzz.
Cal South has long been regarded as the premier youth state soccer association in the United States. With over 180,000 member players, coaches, referees and administrators, Cal South is the most successful state organization on and off the field. They represent more than three times the number of national championship teams than any other youth state soccer association. Since being becoming the official adult state soccer association of Southern California in 2008, Cal South has grown to 13,000 affiliated adult players and has won 3 USASA National Cup Championships. Their motto "Excellence in Soccer" is apparent in their development and execution of high quality, affiliated soccer programs for adults of all ages, all skill levels and all communities. For more information on Cal South, please visit www.calsouth.com. For next year's event all the games will be played at the Frances Ryan Park.
The current Veterans Cup tournament is a 6-day event with an anticipated 75-100 adult soccer teams, comprising approximately 2,000 players, family members, and supporters. The tournament travels the country and is hosted by local USASA member organizations at the various locations: Sanford, FL: 2011 Lancaster, MA: 2009 & 2010 Bellingham, WA: 2007 & 2008 Wilmington, NC: 2005 & 2006 Honolulu, HI: 2003 & 2004 Beckley, WV: 2001 & 2002 Nashua, NH: 2000 Bellingham, WA: 1998 & 1999 Cheers, National Veterans Cup Committee US Adult Soccer Association, Communications US Adult Soccer Association