St. Louis, MO - The schedules for the Champions Cup Series (CCS) Central Regional Championships are now available. 32 teams from the Central Region will travel to St. Louis, Missouri, for the closing regional championships of the inaugural CCS season. The youth futsal tournament will be hosted at the Olympia Athletics & Events Centre between Friday, January 31, and Sunday, February 2.
Opening day of the CCS Central Regional Championships will kick off on Friday, January 31, at 10:00 am and finish at 9:00 p.m. Matches will continue on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 7:00 p.m. The final day of the tournament will start at 8:00 a.m. and finish at 2:00 p.m.
Good luck to all the players and coaches that are competing in the CCS Central Regional Championships! United Futsal looks forward to watching your skills and effort in St. Louis.
Check out the list of participating teams and the schedules below!
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The Champions Cup Series (CCS) was founded in order to provide the top youth futsal players in the country with an opportunity to compete at the highest level. CCS Central Regionals exposed players to elite opponents that could be used as a
“I hope our players take away the love of competition,” said Frank D’Angelo, Chicago Street Futsal Founder. “That’s why we brought them to the Champions Cup Series. It was a really good tournament with great competition. Some victories and losses and a lot of growth from our players.”
“The level of competition was great,” said Kit Stephenson, Rise Futsal Academy Director of Coaching. “Every single game was difficult and they had to learn something, such as the different styles of play. That was really cool. You could see all of our teams were better by the end of the tournament.”
Furthermore, the final regional tournament provided players, coaches and parents with a glimpse of what the Champions Cup Series (CCS) offers. Following CCS Central Regionals, sights are now set on the CCS National Championships held at Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Florida.
“Everyone at our club is fired up for Disney now,” said Stephenson. “For the parents that were new to United Futsal, they have now seen the branding and level of professionalism They are super thrilled to get to Disney. We couldn’t be more excited.”
The inaugural CCS National Championships held July 28-31 will bring together the Eastern, Central and Western Regions for the next elite youth futsal tournament of the Champions Cup Series (CCS).
Rob Andrews, President of United Futsal, added, "STL Futsal has taken tremendous strides in the past year. The club showcased its quality at Disney last year and will surely do so in 2020. We are excited to see how the club matches up against the world's best!"
The club will feature 4 boys and 4 girls futsal teams in bi-annual age divisions for the Champions Cup Series. Each team will compete in 3 official tournaments each year: Regional Championships each Winter and the National Championships and World Futsal Championships each Summer.
Information on how players can apply to join one of the STL Futsal teams is available here.