FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 18, 2021) —The 2021-22 US Youth Soccer Frontier Conference season continued over the weekend, as 68 teams from North Texas and South Texas competed at the Rolling Hills Soccer Complex in Fort Worth. The event included teams from the 15U-19U Boys age groups and 14U-19U Girls age groups.
In total, this season will see 110 Frontier Conference teams compete for qualification into the 2022 USYS Southern Regional Championships, as well as qualification into the 2022-23 season of National League P.R.O.
The conference has seen many great performances up to this point of this season, with the first several division winners being decided over the weekend and many teams still competing for top spots in the standings.
Some notes on this season’s recent division winners:
- Renegades SC 08 Blanton (TX-N) was able to secure a close 2-1 win over Wells Branch SA Fierce 2026 (TX-S) at Rolling Hills Soccer Complex on Saturday to clinch the 14U Girls Division.
- In the 15U Boys Division, DKSC 07 Loya (TX-N) and Allegiance FC 07 Red Arana (TX-N) both finished the season strong with 20 points each, but DKSC earned the top spot in the division with the goal differential tiebreaker. Both teams have qualified for the 2022-23 National League P.R.O. season.
- FC Westlake 07 Elite (TX-S) completed its perfect conference season over the weekend by winning the last two games to finish 7-0-0 and clinch the 15U Girls Division.
- In the 16U Boys Division, FC Westlake 06 Elite (TX-S) put up a strong defensive stand and did not allow a goal in either of its two games over the weekend, which led to clinching the conference title.
- DKSC 05 Weir (TX-N) clinched the 17U Girls Division over the weekend with its two victories and was the only team in the division to not lose a single game.
- In the 18U Boys Division, ID Houston Legends 04 (TX-N) was able to pick up 21 points in its 8 games played so far this season which was enough to claim the conference title over the weekend.
- Solar SC Sawyer 03 (TX-N) clinched the 19U Boys Division over the weekend with its two victories and was the only team in the division to not lose a single game.
What they’re saying:
Rob Weir, head coach of DKSC 05G Weir (TX-N), talked about what he attributes to his team’s success.
“The success of our team is built on many factors: hard work, positive team chemistry, quality training, and a positive player environment,” said Weir. “Those factors, combined with the team’s commitment to meet the goals they set for themselves, translated into the achievements they have made so far this season.”
Weir also talked about his team’s experience with the Frontier Conference and what the team is looking forward to next.
“Our experience with the Frontier Conference has been outstanding so far,” said Weir. “The league has done a great job of dealing with the challenges of finding officiating crews and field space that have been prevalent this season. In addition to the great competition the conference provides, it also gives our team the opportunity to advance to Regionals and earn a spot in the National League P.R.O.
“We are eagerly anticipating both the National P.R.O. events coming up in December and February, as well as the USYS Southern Regionals in June. We are excited to have earned the opportunity to compete against other top teams in the country as we pursue the ultimate goal to advance to the USYS National Championships.”
Marco Gutierrez, head coach of FC Westlake 06B Elite (TX-S), talked about his team’s success and what he attributes to that success.
“The Westlake 06B Elite team's success in clinching the Frontier Conference title this season represents the work effort, perseverance and focus of the boys,” said Gutierrez. “I am grateful the Westlake FC club, players and parents have trusted me to lead this team over the last four years and seeing the boys and parents celebrate after their final Frontier season game knowing they accomplished their goal was a memory I will cherish forever.
“When we kicked off practice for this season, I asked the team what they wanted to accomplish this year. They believed they had the ability to win Frontier Conference, and from that point the boys practiced hard and held each other accountable in their pursuit of this goal. The Westlake FC 06B Elite team is arguably our club’s best representation of what we teach in our elite program — a team that plays as a team, comprised of players that demonstrate strong character on and off the pitch. These boys practice with intention and hold each other accountable.”
The remainder of the 14U-19U Frontier Conferences games for the 2021-22 season are in-state matchups with the 13U events being played in the spring side of the season.
For more information on the Frontier Conference, including schedules, scores, and standings, click here.
For more information on all the National League Conferences and the National League P.R.O., click here.