Youth Soccer News: Seventh Annual Xolos Summer Classic to Feature International Competition
The seventh annual Xolos Summer Classic will take place over two weekends in June, with boys and girls teams competing on separate dates. Boys’ teams, U9B through U19, will square off on June 8 and 9, while girls’ teams will take the pitch on June 15 and 16. Games will be played at the Birdsall Sports Complex in Temecula, Calf. The tournament is hosted by Xolos USA FC Academy, an affiliate of Club Tijuana Xoloitzquintles de Caliente – popularly known as Xolos.
The Xolos Summer Classic is a Class I Tournament, sanctioned by Cal South. The competition is open to teams affiliated with US Youth Soccer Association, Super Y League, AYSO and FIFA. In addition, teams from Xolos Tijuana Academy will take part in the tournament, and coaches from the Academy will be on hand to scout top players.
Each team that participates in the tournament is guaranteed at least three matches in pool play. Teams at the U8 through U10 levels may have up to 14 players on their rosters, while U11 and older teams may carry up to 18. The tournament allows unlimited borrowed players for competing sides. Trophies will be presented to champion and finalist teams, along with medals for all players on the top two sides. Individual awards will be presented for MVP, Best Offensive Player and Best Keeper.
The location of the Xolos Summer Classic in Temecula makes it a perfect destination for families as well as players. The site is about 70 minutes away from the Magic Kingdom of Disneyland and other attractions in Orange County. Less than an hour south is San Diego, with the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Legoland California and Sea World, and the San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park is even closer. For families wanting to experience Mexico, a drive to the border and Tijuana is less than an hour and a half.
The Xolos Summer Classic is a unique event that encourages every team and every player attending to play at the highest level. The tournament promotes healthy competition and sportsmanship in a high-quality environment.
For more information about the Xolos Summer Classic, contact Moulay A El Bekraoui at 951-216-9983 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Xolos Tournaments page on the club’s website. Teams can register by clicking here. The deadline for registration is May 29, 2013.