LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- When Soccer America magazine was gathering information to rank the top youth soccer tournaments in the country, a trend started to develop -- the same tournament kept appearing at the top of every category: Disney's Soccer Showcase.
The youth tournament held annually in December at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando shut out the competition, earning the No.1 ranking in each of five categories for both boys and girls competition: best tournament competition, best tournament organization, best tournament facilities, best tournament showcase and best tournament destination.
The rankings were determined by a survey Soccer America conducted of approximately 300 leading youth coaches from around the country. The results can be viewed in the August edition of the magazine.
"The Soccer America rankings conducted by the coaches naming the Disney Soccer Showcase as the number one youth tournament in the country was welcomed news," said Patrick Dicks, soccer program manager with Disney Sports Attractions. "It reinforced our belief that a strong and dedicated team of professionals can achieve great things."