FRISCO, Texas (Nov. 27, 2023) — The game schedule is now available for the USYS National League Elite 64 Playoffs taking place in January 2024 in the Orlando, Fla., area.
The Elite 64 Playoffs in Florida will feature boys and girls teams in the 13U through 19U age groups. The girls will take the fields first, with games scheduled for Jan. 19-23, and the boys will compete the following weekend, Jan. 26-30. The games in Florida will be played at Austin-Tindall Sports Complex, ChampionsGate Sports Complex and Heroes Park.
The 14U-19U teams paying in Florida will be competing for a chance to advance to National League P.R.O., where they will have an opportunity to ultimately qualify for the 2024 USYS National Championships.
“The first Elite 64 Playoffs event in Arizona provided a lot of great soccer and plenty of excitement for the teams and players,” said Simon Collins, USYS National League Commissioner. “We cannot wait for the remaining Elite 64 teams to get their turn to highlight their abilities and play in competitive, meaningful games in Florida that will make for a memorable experience everyone. We know these teams will continue the superb on-field displays we’ve seen already this season.”
The action in Florida will include teams from 47 different Elite 64 clubs across the girls and boys weekends. Toca FC Elite 64 08B is the lone team competing in Florida that won a title at the 2023 Elite 64 National Finals this past summer.
Teams playing in Florida are divided pools within each age group, with pool placement dependent on Elite 64 performance from last season. The Champions Pool features last season’s top-performing teams, followed by the Silver Pool (in applicable age groups) and then the Wildcard Pool. Visit the event homepage to view a breakdown of the pools.
The Elite 64 Playoffs feature a primarily tournament style schedule. The results necessary for a team to advance to the subsequent national event — National League P.R.O. — vary per pool and age group.
For teams playing in Florida that earn advancement, their National League P.R.O. event will take place in February 2024 in Tampa, Fla. At that event, they will compete against fellow Elite 64 teams and top teams from the National League Conferences to determine which sides advance to the USYS National Championships.
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