Baton Rouge will be welcoming 220 teams, 4000 players, and 12,000 people the week of June 20. In collaboration with the Baton Rouge Soccer Club we are sending their press release out to get the message out for those who are looking to volunteer for this regional tournament, the US Youth Soccer Southern Regional Championships. Details on how to sign up and volunteer are included below as well as information on the regional tournament.


For further questions and interviews contact:

Louie Smothermon

(225) 924-2157





Baton Rouge Soccer Club (BRSC) is currently seeking the assistance of volunteers for the upcoming 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championship Series. The National Championship Series will bring the top U13-U19 Boys/Girls soccer teams from 11 nearby states to the BREC Burbank Soccer Complex to compete for the right to advance to the national championships in July.  BRSC requires the assistance of volunteers ages 13 and up June 15-27 to assist with gift bag assembly, field set up, team registration, player’s festival, hydration, field marshal, parking, concessions and more.  

Food, water, parking passes, T-shirt, and a complimentary gift bag will be provided to all volunteers able to donate time to the event. Volunteers will also have their names placed in a drawing to win various prizes such as Visa gift certificates, Dick’s Sporting Goods gift cards, free soccer registration, and much more. Over 800 volunteer opportunities are available. Interested parties can visit to view available volunteer opportunities, email or call the office at 225-924-2157.

Starting June 20th, the greater Baton Rouge area will be welcoming over 14,000 players, parents, coaches and soccer officials.  Executive Director of Baton Rouge Soccer Club Louie Smothermon is looking forward to the impact of hosting this event will have on his club and community. “The Baton Rouge Soccer Club is honored to host the 2019 Southern Regionals,” said Smothermon. “We are looking forward to running a first-class event and showcasing some of the best youth soccer talent around. We will have the pleasure to show a taste of our Southern hospitality to over 220 teams, 4000 players, and 12,000 people in the city for upwards of a week. This event is a boon to the Greater Baton Rouge area businesses and the community at large.”

Baton Rouge last hosted the National Championship Series in 2014. Local restaurants, hotels, retail stores, and other businesses enjoyed over 14,000 visitors and an estimated 15 million dollars of economic impact to the city.

Regional winners of the U-13 through U-19 Boys and Girls brackets will play in the 2019 US Youth Soccer National Championships held in Overland Park, Kansas.

For more information about volunteer opportunities, or to learn more about the US Youth Soccer National Championships, visit




About Baton Rouge Soccer Club

Baton Rouge Soccer Club is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide quality soccer opportunities to the greater Baton Rouge area.

About the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series

The US Youth Soccer National Championship Series is the country's most prestigious national youth soccer tournament, providing approximately 185,000 players on over 10,000 teams from US Youth Soccer State Associations the opportunity to showcase their soccer skills against the best competition in the nation while emphasizing teamwork, discipline, and fair play. The US Youth Soccer National Championships cap a yearlong series of competitions for boys and girls teams in multiple age brackets as teams earn their way from the top teams in their state to the regional championship tournaments. US Youth Soccer State Champions and selected wildcard teams through US Youth Soccer Regional Leagues in most age groups are eligible to compete in one of four US Youth Soccer Regional Championships. The champions in the 13U through 19U age brackets from each regional event will converge in July for the US Youth Soccer National Championships.

Annually the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series provides the nation's top collegiate coaches with the premier stage to identify and scout the most coveted players in the country. For more information, visit

Media Request: When referring to the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series, the most prestigious event in youth sports, please refer to the event as US Youth Soccer National Championship Series on first reference and National Championship Series on anything thereafter. Never refer to as NCS or USYS NCS. We appreciate your cooperation.

About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe, and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit