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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

After a successful run in 2010, the US Youth Soccer Regional Championship is headed back to Baton Rouge.

Organizers said the eight-day tournament will bring more than 200 youth soccer teams from 11 states to the area.

The tournament is right on the heels of the Miss USA Pageant and Bayou Country Superfest. Thousands of soccer players, representing teams from across the southern region, are expected to descend upon the Capital City.

However, with all those people in Baton Rouge, organizers said they're going to need a lot of extra hands on deck to help. "We need about 1,100 for the event," said Bo Cassidy, the interim executive director of the Baton Rouge Soccer Club.

"We're at about 45 percent right now. So, we're trying to make this last push. From a volunteer's perspective, we need help with field marshals, hospitality, set up, cleanup, hydration. Those are probably the main areas of need at this point."

Cassidy said everything kicks off June 19 with opening ceremonies. The first games will be held the next day.

He added the most volunteers will be needed for the opening ceremonies and the first two game days to help things move smoothly.

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