The 7 Elite Academy tournament will feature teams from as far afield as Wyoming and Colorado, following another upsurge in registrations.
Clubs based in Rock Springs and Durango will join a line-up of teams from across Utah for the three-day competition in St George on January 31st.
Registrations for the tournament have already reached the number from last year’s event – and with six weeks still to go, interest continues to spread to neighboring states.
Daren Woolstenhume, General Manager at 7 Elite Academy, said: “It has been a fantastic few weeks for the tournament, especially with so many new teams coming on board.
“To have clubs from Wyoming and Colorado sign up is something of a feather in our caps and shows how far word is spreading about the tournament and 7 Elite Academy as a whole.
“We have also received interest from other teams outside of Utah, so it looks like we’ll have a great mix of different playing styles.
“The whole organizing committee is working hard to make sure every single player, coach and parent has a fantastic few days here in Utah at the start of the new year.”
Matches will be played at Sullivan Virgin River Soccer Park and Little Valley Fields, with a dedicated finals day to be held on February 2nd.
Registration costs for the tournament will be $545 for teams aged under-9 to under-12 and $595 for teams aged under-13 to under-19. The registration deadline is January 15th, 2019.
Wayne Scholes, CEO of 7 Elite Academy, said: “It has been remarkable to see interest in our competition spread so far and wide, especially to our neighbouring states. We are bringing a fresh, professional approach to youth soccer in the United States and that is reflected in the high number of registrations.
“Every single person involved in organizing this tournament should be proud of the great work they have done so far. We are determined to make sure the 2019 7EA Tournament is an event that will live long in the memories of everybody who takes part.”