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Victorville AYSO Under 14 Boys Team Going to Florida

u14 boys soccer team (photo from Victorville AYSO Region 665 Facebook page)
(photo from Victorville AYSO Region 665 Facebook page)

VICTORVILLE:( “Teamwork, hard work, dedication. Practice as much as we can,” is Head Coach Paul Burkel’s coaching philosophy that has driven the Victorville U14 Boys soccer team to victory.

The Victorville U14 Boys All Star soccer team was recognized by the Victorville City Council on May 3, 2016. They were recognized for winning the Western States Championship tournament where about 263 teams participated. This is the first time the Victorville team has won this championship.

“They (Victorville City Council) show huge support of us and it’s just awesome since they’ve got a lot on their plate and they deal with all sorts of issues but they took time from their busy schedule to look at the youth and support them,” a very appreciative Paul Burkel commented.

As the Western States champions, their next goal is the AYSO National Games in Palm Beach, Florida in July. A big trip like that requires funding, so the boys and coaches have been fundraising their hearts out. In addition to fundraising, the team has a GoFundMe set up to help them reach their goal.

Here’s to the U14 Boys and all the other teams that have worked hard this year. For more information on the program or fundraising, contact Paul Burkel at

(Photo courtesy of City of Victorville)
(Photo courtesy of City of Victorville)


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Diana Cabral was born in Los Angeles, Ca and has been a resident of the High Desert for nearly a decade. She is an aspiring photojournalist inspired by photographers James Nachtwey, Eve Arnold, Dorothea Lange, and Vivian Maier. Through her endeavors, Diana hopes to help others, bring people together, and open eyes.
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