The Soccer Youth All-American Series includes some of the best players in the country playing together on teams competing in tournament play. Each All-American event features hundreds of players from all around the nation. The All-American Series is one the nation’s most prestigious youth soccer events for individual players. Series locations are conducted in key locations across the United States.
Plus, playing in the All-American Series at all locations gives each player the opportunity to be selected as one of the TOP PLAYERS from each event, allowing participation in the All-American Golden Cup held each winter in Naples, Florida. From there, players are selected from both Golden Cup locations for the All-American Super Cup and earn the recognition as one of the “NATION’S BEST PLAYERS” for the year.
We can’t wait to see all the players in Gatlinburg, Tennessee! It’s going to be a great event! Below is important information concerning the All-American Series event. Make sure you read everything.
YOUR PLAYER’S KIT: All players will pick up their All-American Kit at check-in.
PARK INFORMATION: All activities take place at the Rocky Top Sports World. View Park Map / Field Locations
TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE: The Tournament Schedule is online and will always be updated if necessary. Keep in mind we play by birth year. Important: Save the link on your phone.
WHAT TO BRING: Normal soccer equipment: soccer ball, boots, shin guards, goalie gloves (if goalie), etc. IMPORTANT: All players must bring their own water/drinks! The facility will not be providing water for the players. Parents might want to bring chairs. Concessions will be open. No coolers allowed.
FACILITY ADMISSION FEE: The Facility Fee is only $10 per person (12 under is free) for the entire weekend. You will be expected to pay onsite the necessary arm bands needed to get in the facility during the tournament.
CHECK-IN PROCESS: Go to the Soccer Youth Zone on Plaza next to The Rock Building and Field 1. You will see the Soccer Youth signage.
- Performance Training Check-In: Thursday from 3pm (only for those players registered for the training add-on).
- Early Player Check-In: Thursday 4:15pm-6pm.
- Player Check-In: Friday from 9am-12pm (open window of time)
EVALUATION SESSION / TEAM PRACTICES: All players will first go through an evaluation session. Players are split into teams. Rosters are set after this period and teams have practices with their assigned coach. Players will wear their All-American Series kits. All players must have “both jerseys” with them at all times.
DIVISIONS & GROUPS INCLUDE:
- Group 1
- 2010-2012 Girls
- High School Boys
- 2011-2012 Boys
- Group 2
- 2007-2009 Girls
- 2008-2010 Boys
- 2013-2014 Boys and Girls
- Thursday, May 26, 2022
- 3pm – Player Check-In for Performance Training – Field 1
- 4pm-6pm –Performance Training Session
- 4:15pm – Early Check-In for All Players
- Friday, May 27, 2022
- 9am-12pm – Players Check-In
- 1pm – (Group 1) Evaluation Session/ Team Workouts
- 3pm – (Groups 1 & 2) All Player Discussion
- 3:30pm – (Group 2) Evaluation Session/ Team Workouts
- 6pm – (Group 1) Pool Play Games
- 7:30pm – (Group 2) Pool Play Games
- Saturday, May 28, 2022
- Sunday, May 29, 2022
- 9am – Bracket Play Games
- 1pm – Championships
- Awards Ceremonies (for Champ and Runner-Up Teams)
VERY IMPORTANT: All players must have “both jerseys” with them at all times each day. Coaches will inform players what jersey to wear at start of each game.
SKILLS CHALLENGE: The Sharp Shooter and Goalkeeper Wars for all divisions will take place on Saturday on Field 1 at 5pm. Limited number of spots available per division. To signup, click here. Must register by end of check-in process on Friday.
PLAYER CARD COMBINE: Our “NEW” Player Card Combine will also take place on Saturday at 5pm on Field 1. Players earn their Player Card by participate in six different skill testing stations to determine their card stats. A scaled rating system based on the specific birth year and gender is used to determine your player’s scores. A great way to determine where your player stands in comparison to other players from around the country in your players age group. To signup, click here. Must register by end of check-in process on Friday.
AWARDS AREA: All Champion / Runner-up Teams report to the Soccer Youth Zone (Field 1) for the Awards Presentation right after their Championship Game.
MERCHANDISE: You will have the opportunity to purchase official Soccer Youth All-American merchandise onsite during the event. Plus, you can order at anytime online after the event at socceryouth.com.
SOCIAL MEDIA: We’re always interested in highlighting our All-American players on our Soccer Youth social pages: TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Make sure you tag us and use hashtag #BeAllAmerican on your posts. The more creative the better. We want to help your player gain additional exposure!
OTHER NEEDS: A Licensed Trainer will be on hand during practice and game play.
WEATHER DELAYS: Very important, make sure you follow Soccer Youth on twitter. The handle is @SoccerYouthFC. We will post any updates for the event or weather delays on our twitter page.
PARENT BEHAVIOR: Keep in mind the All-American Series is a special event for your player. We will not tolerate any misbehavior by parents that cause constant yelling at refs, coaches, or staff, as well any stoppage in game play. This could cause immediate banding from the facility.
REACHING OUT: You can always text us at (833) 602-8158 with questions. We look forward to meeting you this summer! Come ready for FUN and SOCCER!!
If any updates are needed during the event, all information will be posted here.
Open to any player (boys and girls) with a birth year between 2005-2015. For game play, players are placed on teams by birth year, and if necessary, could be combined with other ages.
- Outstanding Facilities!!!
- Custom All-American Player Kit. Includes two Game Jerseys, Shorts, Pair of Socks, and a Player Swag Bag. (produced by Podiumwear, the official uniform provider of Soccer Youth)
- All-American Awards for Champion and Runner-Up teams, as well as individual achievement awards: Golden Ball, Golden Boot, Golden Gloves, and Lockdown Defender.
- Opportunity to participate in selected Skills Challenges, such as the Sharp Shooter and Goalkeeper Wars, as well as the Player Card Combine testing your player’s skills.
- The “TOP PLAYERS” have the chance to be selected for the Soccer Youth All-American Golden Cup held each winter in Naples, Florida and Mesa, Arizona.
- National recognition as participating in the All-American Series as featured on Soccer Youth social media.
- Access to order All-American Swag such as tees, hoodies, hats, and more.
- Tournament Setting – Group Play / Bracket Play
- 4 Games Guarantee (weather permitting)
- 7v7 format (depending on numbers)
- Fast pace of play
- No more than 10 players on a team
- Conducted by Soccer Youth Scouts/Coaches
An evaluation period takes place as the first session at each event per age division. Coaches run the players through an evaluation session, helping balance out each team. Rosters are set after this period and coaches prepare their teams by getting to know each player, discuss strategy for the tournament, and running the players through a team workout session. *No same team request
Have your player attend the Soccer Youth Performance Training session on Thursday from 4pm-6pm (Session 1). Our Performance Training offers a unique opportunity for players to go through a two-hour training session on the field a day before the event begins. The training consists of speed, agility, coordination, and technical exercises, as well as game-realistic drills to get your player ready for the week ahead. Our training sessions are conducted by performance enhancement specialists. All players must register in advance to reserve a spot. Cost is $65 per player. Only 60 spots available per session. Plus, all players attending the training session will be able to check-in early and receive their All-American Kits. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
Soccer Youth is proud to announce that we are coming out with Soccer Youth Player Cards, similar to what you might see with a FIFA card. Our All-American Series locations now feature a Player Card Combine during the event allowing the players to participate in six different skill testing stations to determine their stats for the cards. The Player Card is a good way to determine where your player stands in comparison to other players from around the country in your players age group, we will be using a scaled rating system based on the specific birthyear and gender of the player. The six drills are listed in the tabs on the right. These drills will test your players ability in six key areas of the game, showing your player where they need to improve their game.
All players cards will be released after all the summer events are completed. Plus, if selected and attending our Golden Cup and Super Cup events, those cards are BOOSTED!
Apart from the action our All-American events offer, players have the opportunity to compete in several fun skills challenges during the event. Challenges such as the Sharp Shooter and Goalkeeper Wars provide a unique experience for any player, testing their strengths in a fun environment! Any player in any position is welcome to participate in these challenges! You can sign up for these events during your initial player registration process by selecting these add-ons or REGISTER online today.
Podiumwear provides two custom jerseys, a pair of shorts, socks and a swag bag for each All-American player. Men’s, Women’s, and Youth sizes are offered for better fit. If your player is selected to participate in the All-American Series, make sure you look over the Soccer Size Chart to select the correct size you need during the registration process. We will not be switching out kits onsite at the event. If you have any questions about sizing, call Podiumwear at (651) 330-2718.
Just fill out the NOMINATION FORM. Once submitted our staff will get back with you with any questions that we might have. If your player is selected, you will receive the official selection email allowing you to register for the event.
The Player Participation Fee is $395 total per player. (You also have the option to pay with installment plan: $75 at time of registration, then pay the remaining balance plus $25 installment fee 60 days from event date.)
Once a registration fee is paid for this event, no cash, check or credit card refunds will be issued for any reason. In the event of inclement weather, Soccer Youth will do everything reasonably possible to complete the event. If an event is completely cancelled due to inclement weather, field conditions or any other reason out of our control, registrants will be allowed to transfer into a different Soccer Youth event in 2022 or 2023, subject to availability and registration deadlines. Soccer Youth will not be liable for travel, lodging or any other expenses that the individual or anyone else affiliated/associated in any way with the individual incurs in connection with a canceled or moved event.
NEEDING TO DROP OUT FROM THE EVENT
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Know any players on your club team or surrounding area that should play in the All-American Series? If so, let us know. For every buddy you recommend, that gets accepted and registers we’ll send out some Soccer Youth SWAG!!! IT’S THAT EASY! To get started, just fill out the BUDDY RECOMMENDATION FORM and submit today. We’ll take it from there!