(MURFREESBORO) This coming weekend nearly 1,000 high school student athletes and their families will visit Murfreesboro for the National Homeschool Soccer Championship (NHSC). There will be two days of intense competition this coming Friday and Saturday (Oct. 22-23, 2021) with varsity level boys and girls teams from at least 15 states across the country. The tournament will be held at the newly enhanced Richard Siegel Soccer Complex.
The National Homeschool Soccer Championship (NHSC) has experienced tremendous growth over the past six years and has been searching for a new venue to accommodate the surge of soccer clubs among home-educated students throughout the nation. “Our organization has conducted site visits at numerous soccer facilities to find an ideal location for our event,” explained Mark Schlatter, NHSC president. “There was just no comparison to the quality of the Siegel Complex, the centralized location of Murfreesboro and the great family-friendly features available in Rutherford County.”
Homeschool education has been growing at a fast pace in the US and has spawned a variety of local, regional and national sports competition opportunities for those students. Now in its 15th
year, the National Homeschool Soccer Championship has become the premier tournament for homeschool soccer clubs to attend. This year's tournament will include a boys championship with 32 teams and a girls championship with 16 teams. To learn more about this upcoming event, visit NationalHomeschoolSoccerChampionship.com
The NHSC has been working closely with the Rutherford County Convention & Visitors Bureau led by Barbara Wolke. “We are so excited that this high school sports event has selected Rutherford County and Murfreesboro as their destination,” stated Wolke. Murfreesboro has been named one of the Best Sports Cities in the US by Sporting News, and one of Livability.com’s Top 10 Soccer Cities. A $14.5 million upgrade to the Richard Siegel Soccer Complex will make the Murfreesboro area even more attractive for sports tourism events like the NHSC. To learn more about why Rutherford County is called the “Sports Capital of Tennessee,” check out VisitRutherfordTN.com
Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Convention and Visitors Bureau is the primary marketing arm of the county. Marketing efforts include print ads in national publications, maintaining a presence on the internet, social media, and in Tennessee state welcome centers as well as working with the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. The CVB works closely with event organizers, sporting groups like TSSAA, group tour operators and individual visitors to promote Rutherford County as a destination. For more information, visit the CVB’s website at VisitRutherfordTN.com