This is not to stir up a hornet's next, but I would like to get some thoughts on some observations that I have made about the USYSNC National Champions over the last four years (that is far back as the USYSA website goes for all age groups). Region IV has won 11 national championships. Region III has won 7 national championships. Region II has won 4 national championships. Region I has won 2 national championships. Some observations: Region IV has won 3 of the last 4 in the U14 category. This could mean that there is better skills development at the younger ages out west. 5 of the 7 NCs for Region III have also been in the U14-U16 categories. Region II does not have a national champion before U17 but then 4 of the 12 total between U17-U19 come from Region II. I am not sure what that indicates but it appears to be significant. Region I only has 2 national championships and also has the fewest number of finalists. I had heard some time back that I and IV had the largest populations to pull from but I wonder if that is still true today with the demographic push to the south. Again...just would like to get some insightful feedback on these observations. For those believing that I am from Region IV...I am not. I reside in Region III.