2013 W-League & W-20 Championships presented by Nike – July 25-28 at IMG Academy; Bradenton, Fla.
The 2013 W-League Championship will be held July 26-28 at the world-class facilities of IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. With the introduction of the W-20 league for 2013, the premier North American under-20 women’s league will hold its championship alongside the W-League Championship July 25-28 at IMG Academy. Nine W-League teams qualify for the postseason with one champion advancing from each conference to the 2013 W-League Championship. Eight teams will earn a trip to the inaugural W-20 Championship in July, with playoff allocations based on the number of teams in each division.
2013 W-League Championship
In 1995, United Soccer Leagues became the originators of elite adult women’s soccer with the launch of the W-League. Currently the longest-standing women’s soccer league in North America, the W-League features the highest level of pro-am women’s soccer in the United States and Canada. With emphasis on quality ownership, retention, league standards and player development, the W-League is the strongest, most sophisticated and best organized women’s league on and off the field.
The 2013 W-League campaign features 25 teams in four regional conferences playing 10-12 regular season matches. Featuring current and former international and professional stars, the W-League also provides elite amateurs the opportunity to compete while maintaining their eligibility as collegiate student-athletes. The league is recognized throughout the world for providing superior competition for female players, while offering affordable family entertainment for fans throughout North America.
2013 W-20 Championship
As the premier U-20 adult-amateur women’s league in North America, W-20 provides the necessary platform for top 17- to 20-year-olds in the United States and Canada to compete at an elite level, while also serving as a reserve system for professional and senior adult-amateur women’s teams. W-20 utilizes the W-League’s operational infrastructure that emphasizes quality ownership, league standards and player development to maintain itself as the leader in under-20 women’s soccer in North America.
The 2013 W-20 campaign features 20 teams in four regional divisions playing 6-9 regular season matches. Featuring future W-League, professional and international stars, the W-20 league is the proving ground for elite adult amateur women’s soccer.