Soccer Support has just got its hands on the media advisory for this weekends National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) 2012 National Championships which is pasted below FYI.
The San Diego Flash (together with the San Diego Sports Commission) look like they are putting together an event with a strong social media focus. Ustream, Twitter and Facebook are being utilized to broadcast the championships to a national audience and it will be interesting to see the feedback on this weekends playoffs from fans and officials alike.
We wholeheartedly believe social media holds the keys to unlocking the potential for soccer in the U.S. and hope that fans across the country embrace the online platforms available to them and get involved with this years NPSL showcase which starts this Friday (July 27).
To follow all action of the NPSL National Championships being held in San Diego this weekend (July 27-29) check out;
Ustream access to all four Championship games: www.sdspsoccermarketing.com
The NPSL is the fourth tier on the U.S. soccer pyramid and has the potential to become a strong grassroots development league given its structure and geographical presence (49 teams across 19 states).
MEDIA ADVISORY – The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) National Championships 2012
- The NPSL National Championships takes place on Friday July 27 – Sunday July 29, 2012.
- The NPSL Championship weekend will be a ‘Final Four’ style, 3 day event.
- The four participating teams are the winners of the four NPSL Conferences – Bay Area Ambassadors (West), FC Sonic (Northeast), Chattanooga FC (South) and the Madison 56ers (MidWest)
- The NPSL consists of 49 teams nationwide across 4 conferences.
- All matches will be held at Del Norte High School, 16601 Nighthawk Lane, San Diego, CA, 92127. All matches will be held in San Diego, CA.
- The 2012 Final Four is hosted by the San Diego Flash who play in the NPSL West-Southern Conference.
Official Media Events:
Pre-Finals Press Conference: Friday July 27, 10 AM PST – Venue TBC
Post Finals Press Conference: Sunday July 29, 2:30 PM PST @ Del Norte
The NPSL National Championships sees the Conference Champions from each region – the Northeast region, Southeast region, Midwest region, and the West region – come together in San Diego to playoff for the right to play in the Championship game. Playoffs occur on the opening day, with the third place playoff occurring on Saturday July 28 and the deciding match scheduled for Sunday July 29.
Friday’s playoff games are decided by a random draw held before the tournament begins.
About The Host Club:
The San Diego Flash Soccer Club play in the Western Conference of the NPSL. The Flash were reformed as a club due to the importance of giving today’s young soccer players the experiences of watching professional soccer in person; in their hometown of San Diego.
The Flash has had a very successful return to professional soccer and has won the West-Southern Conference in both 2011 and 2012 with a combined record of 23-3-3. The club was also awarded the hosting rights of the 2012 NSPL Championship Weekend which was a terrific coup for both the club and the city of San Diego.
About The Host City:
San Diego is a great host city for the NPSL Finals;
- It is the 2nd largest city in California; 8th largest in the U.S.
- It has the #1 Youth Soccer market in the United States and;
- San Diego sits on the border next to México; where Soccer is already the #1 sport.
The birthplace of California, San Diego is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the U.S. Navy, and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology enclave.
One team from each of the four NPSL geographic regions will gain a berth into the 2012 NPSL National Championships. These teams were decided this past weekend after the respective regional playoffs have occurred.
West – Bay Area Ambassadors from Hayward, California
Northeast – FC Sonic Lehigh Valley from Allentown, Pennsylvania
Midwest – Madison 56ers from Madison, Wisconsin
South – Chattanooga FC from Chattanooga, Tennessee
The teams that qualified and their path to San Diego can be found on an official bracket designed by the host club on their corporate website http://www.sdspsoccermarketing.com
Timeline of Events:
NB: A final itinerary will be available when all the Conference Champions have been decided
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Teams begin arriving in San Diego.
Friday, July 27, 2012
10am – Press Conference – @ Town & Country Hotel.
3pm – Playoffs Game 1. FC Sonic vs Madison 56ers
7pm – Playoffs Game 2. Bay Area Ambassadors vs Chattanooga FC
Saturday, July 28, 2012
3pm – San Diego Flash Exhibition Game
7pm – 3rd Place PlayOff Game (Loser of Game 1 Vs. Loser of Game 2)
Sunday, July 29, 2012
12pm – NPSL Championship Game (Winner of Game 1 Vs. Winner of Game 2)
2:30pm – Press Conference – Del Norte High School
NB: Itinerary will be updated daily and released to key stakeholders.
The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), was founded in 2003 and is the highest ranking amateur soccer league in the United States. The goal of the NPSL is to provide it’s clubs the opportunity to showcase and assist their players to progress onto the professional level, in turn giving fans affordable, high quality entertainment throughout the United States. The NPSL is sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) as an affiliate of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), the ruling body for soccer in the United States and FIFA, the world’s ruling body for soccer.
Tickets for the NPSL National Championships 2012 can be purchased online through Eventbrite.
Both 3 day passes and single game tickets are available.
For visiting fans, information on San Diego attractions, and the itinerary for official championship weekend events please visit www.sdspsoccermatketing.com