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Super Y and Super 20 set to kick off!! - Friday, May 24, 2013
Super-Y Update (Training, Schedules, Administration) - Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Find attached information regarding training, schedules, and administrative Tasks for the 2013 Super-Y program.  This information will also be distributed via email to all registered players.  We are excited about the opportunities of the program this year and the opportunities it brings to area players. read more ...

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Updated Super-Y Team Selections Announced - Thursday, April 11, 2013
FC United announces player selections for teams for the 2013 Super-Y season.  The club will expand significantly this summer by offering teams with the: U12 & U13 Girls as well as the U12, U14 & U16 boys.  The club also launches the areas first ever Super-20 Men's team.  There was a great turnout of  players from central and north Florida and the teams look to be extremely competitive heading into this summer's league action with their focus on advancing to the Super-Y North American Championships.  Players will receive "Acceptance" emails and must log-in to their accounts to accept their positions on teams and complete the registration process.  Follow the below link to the player selections. read more ...
 

SYL ODP Select Teams Named - Thursday, March 07, 2013
SYL ODP Select Teams Named

FC United is proud to announce that several of our Super Y players were named to the ODP Select teams. 


Boys

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u13/14 Select Team A - Hakeem Reid, Brandon Bartel
u15/16 Select Team A - Matt Volk
u15/16 Select Team B - Chris Page


Girls 
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u13/14 Select Team A - Madison Hald
u13/14 Select Team B - Maria Fanelli


For full lists: Boys - click Here. Girls - click Here.
 

2013 Super Y Tryouts - Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Announcing Tryouts for FC United of Florida Super-Y Teams
Location: 5455 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast FL 32137
 U15-16 Boys & Girls Sunday February 24th 6:00-8:00 pm Indian Trails
 U12-14 Boys & Girls Sunday March 3rd 6:00-8:00 pm Indian Trails
*** Note- Additional tryouts may be held
We are looking forward to the upcoming program and building on the successes of last summer in regards to forming our competitive and high level Super-Y teams. We are hopeful to have teams across multiple ages and will field teams based upon ability to compete at each age/gender. Our goal is to create a great environment for players to develop, compete, and enjoy the game over the summer.
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FCU SY U17B make 2012 Nationals! - Friday, September 14, 2012



Congratulations to FC United of Florida’s U17B team in qualifying for the 2012 USL Super Y-League North American Finals presented by Umbro held at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida from December 7-11, 2012.  

The squad got past group stage and lost 1-0 in the semi final.
 

FC United 2012 Super Y teams ready for action - Wednesday, June 06, 2012
FC United 2012 Super Y teams ready for action

The FC United youth soccer organization is preparing for summer matches in the second year of its affiliation with the national United Soccer Leagues Super-Y all-star program starting this weekend at the Indian Trails Soccer Complex.

Through the next three months, the four age-group teams, which this year includes a girls squad for the first time, will compete against teams from across Florida. Many of the players -- 50 boys and 14 girls selected during March tryouts -- are from Flagler County but to be competitive, FC United has also tapped players from a region that includes Deltona, Port Orange, Jacksonville, Gainesville and even south Georgia.

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Announcing U14 Super-Y Head Coach: Dave Gregson - Wednesday, April 04, 2012
Announcing U14 Super-Y Head Coach:  Dave Gregson
-Head Coach of Embry Riddle Univesity 
-NSCAA National Staff Coach
-NSCAA Regional Technical Director
-Dave Holds his NSCAA Premier Badge & USSF National "A" License

"We are pleased to announce Dave's addition to our Super-Y Summer Staff, I am confident and excited to see the U14 Team grow underneath Coach Gregson and our staff this summer.  Dave is a fantastic teacher of the game and holds character in high regards.  Going to be a good fit."
-FC United's Super-Y Director of Coaching, Adam Allee
 

Updated Super-Y Selections - Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Updated selections for the Super-Y program for this summer are linked below (click "Read More").  Additional tryouts will be conducted during Super-Y team training sessions (Beginning late April).  Coordinate any further tryouts through the Super-Y Director of Coaching, Adam Allee: adamallee@fcunited.net .  This includes possibly the scouting of players during matches.

We are very excited about the teams and players that have been selected and look forward to the summer and seeing them grow.
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Updated Selections - Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Thanks for all of the players that came out this past Sunday. Congratulations to those that have been selected for the team and as well as those selected to train with the team.

We look forward to a great developmental experience this summer for all players. We will update the full selections list after tryouts on Sunday at the other ages.

U13 Girls:
Selected to the team:
863: Shannon Matthaei
864: Claire Slamka
867: Camryn Hartley

Selected as Training Players:
998: Julia Lombardo
788: Maddie Pelicer
 

2nd Tryout, March 11, 2012 - Monday, March 05, 2012

Tryout Reminder for FC United of Florida Super-Y Teams 2012:

Location:  5455 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast FL 32137

·      U15 Boys Sunday March 11th        3:00-5:00pm            Indian Trails

·      U13 Girls Sunday March 11th            3:00-5:00pm            Indian Trails

·      U14 Boys Sunday March 18th        3:00-5:00pm            Indian Trails

·      U17 Girls Sunday March 18th         3:00-5:00pm            Indian Trails

·      U17 Boys Sunday March 18th        3:00-5:00pm            Indian Trails 


 Coaches:

·      U17 Boys:  Jeff Branch

·      U15 Boys:  Noah Braun

·      U17 Girls:  Adam Allee

·      U13 Girls: Josh Braun

 Look forward to developing quality and committed players at a high level this summer. 

 

First Selections for 2012 Super-Y Teams Announced - Tuesday, February 14, 2012

 Follow the "read more" link below for the initial selections and next steps for registration for the FC United Super-Y teams for the 2012 Season.  Turnout was excellent and we are looking forward to another successful summer to challenge the areas elite players.  Congratulations to those players that were selected and we look forward to your participation in this exciting opportunity.

 The next Super-Y tryout is scheduled for Sunday, March 11th at 3:00 PM (For all ages/genders) at Indian Trails Sports Complex in Palm Coast.  Selected players (both full and training) are asked to attend as well to work with future teammates.  Additionally, we will also continue to evaluate players during matches throughout the spring for in order to offer opportunities within the Super-Y program for those that may be unable to attend a fixed tryout.

For any questions do not hesitate to ask.

Best Regards,

The Staff of FC United

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2012 Super-Y Tryouts Announced - Friday, February 03, 2012

FC United of Florida fresh off its first successful season of conducting the Super-Y program, is excited to announce its tryouts for Super-Y for the 2012 season in accordance with the below schedule:

 Location:  6250 US Highway 1, St. Augustine, FL 32068 (Gamble Rogers Middle School)

 ·  U17 Boys  Saturday   February 11th  10:00am-12:00pm  Gamble Rogers

·  U15 Boys   Saturday   February 11th  10:00am-12:00pm  Gamble Rogers

·  U14 Boys   Saturday   February 11th  10:00am-12:00pm  Gamble Rogers

·  U13 Girls   Saturday   February 11th   2:30pm-4:30pm     Gamble Rogers

·  U17 Girls   Saturday    February 11th   2:30pm-4:30pm    Gamble Rogers

 Location:  5455 Belle Terre Parkway, Palm Coast FL 32137

·  U17 Boys  Sunday      February 12th     3:00-5:00pm          Indian Trails

·  U15 Boys  Sunday      February 12th     3:00-5:00pm          Indian Trails

·  U14 Boys  Sunday      February 12th      3:00-5:00pm         Indian Trails

·  U13 Girls  Sunday     February 12t         1:00-3:00pm          Indian Trails

·  U17 Girls  Sunday     February 12th       1:00-3:00pm          Indian Trails

Important Note- All players must pre-register for the tryouts in advance at the following site:

www.bluesombrero.com/fcunited

Simply login to your existing or create a new account, select the 2012 Super-Y program that fits your player and out-process through the registration program.  There will be no charge to tryout.  

We are looking forward to the upcoming summer and building on the successes of last summer in regards to forming our competitive and high level Super-Y teams.  Our goal is to create a great environment for players to develop, compete, and enjoy the game over the summer.  We have submitted for teams at the U15 Boys and U17 Boys based upon our teams returning from last year.  However, we are very optimistic about forming other boys and girls teams based upon the interest of players in the area to compete as a team over the summer.  We want to develop players’ that are highly committed, skillful, passionate, and of great character. 

   We are committed to hiring coaches that are highly competent, of quality character, and passionate about the game to develop players towards their highest potential in the game and in life.  Our coaches for the two teams are shown below. 

 Coaches:

· U17 Boys:  Jeff Branch (USSF “A” Licensed)

· U15 Boys:  John Haworth (NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, Assistant Coach at Embry-Riddle University) & Noah Braun (USSF “C” Licensed & Former Columbus Crew)

· U14 Boys:  TBD

· U17 Girls:  Adam Allee (USSF “C” Licensed & Former Kansas City Wizards Reserve)

· U13 Girls:  Josh Braun (USSF “B” Licensed, NSCAA Premier Diploma, Former U-17 National Team player)

 Super-Y website (We are in Southeast region):  http://supery.uslsoccer.com

 Governing Body:  United Soccer Leagues (USL)                             

 Cost: $395 per player (all inclusive)

 USL Super Y-League

Founded in 1999, the Super Y-League is dedicated to the progression of future professional players. Averaging 700 teams since 2004, the Super Y-League has steered the course for development of elite clubs, players, and coaches. Affiliated with US Soccer, the Super Y-League ODP Program has opened countless doors for players to be identified for U.S. National Team Programs. The Super Y-League contains the youth academies of Major League Soccer clubs, USL PRO clubs, Premier Development League clubs and W-League clubs. The league also serves clubs looking to develop the game from the ground up. Top youth academies such as the Chicago Magic, Mass Premier Soccer and TSF Academy have been members of the league for several seasons. USL’s Super Y-League has revolutionized youth player development in North America.  FC United was named a top 15 national club within the Super-Y program for 2011 and had seven players selected to the Super-Y National Olympic Development Program (ODP) Pool.  These select players will attend the IMG Academy in Bradenton (home of the USA U-17 Residential Academy) for evaluation by National Team and college coaches.

  If there are questions, please contact Super-Y Director, Adam Allee: adamallee@fcunited.net 

2011-12 Super Y ODP Selections - Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2011-12 Super Y ODP Selections

United Soccer League (USL) announced player selections for the 2011/12 Super Y-League’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) National Camps.  FC United of Florida is well represented on the list of chosen players, claiming seven spots in the highly exclusive national elite pool.    Each player selected was identified as one of the top players in his age group and among the top two percent of players in the Super-Y League.

  The following FC United players were selected (Listed by birth year):  1993:  Anthony Cedeno, Steven Danforth 1995: Carey Menifee  1996: Evan McVicker, Nicholas Weber 1997: Tim McGlynn, Bryan Mejia.

   The ODP Program, which brings together top players from across the United States and Canada, is a crucial component of the USL Super Y-League, offering the best players from the U13 to U17 age groups a chance to receive top-quality coaching and the opportunity to be scouted by U.S. National Team and college coaches. This year’s ODP age groups will feature the top players (192 girls & 192 boys) born in either 1995/96 or 1997/98.  The additional lists of players born in 1993/94 (non-camp selections) are posted to recognize the top players from those birth years. The list will be promoted to more than 1,000 colleges, the USSF National Staff and the Canadian Soccer Association.

  The camps are held annually at the world-class 400 acre campus and facilities of IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida, home to the U.S. Soccer U-17 Residency Program. USL National Technical Director Peter Mellor, who has spent the past 18 years as a member of the U.S. National Staff and 25 years as an ODP coach, will direct the camps.

  In its first year of competing in Super-Y, the elite summer all-star league, FC United has clearly established itself as a top national competitive program with the selection of so many players to this elite program.  The club was also recently selected as a Top 20 National Boys Program Club by USL which is a significant achievement, especially for a first year Super-Y program.

  Super-Y Director of Coaching Adam Allee stated, “We are very proud of the teams that competed in the first ever Super-Y program in North Florida.  We definitely brought the highest level of play to the area and saw players compete and grow by being challenged both at training and matches.  The ODP nominations are a testament to the players’ hard work, and we are very proud of all of the selected players, as it was well deserved, and we wish them the best of luck at the National Camp.”

  FC United will conduct tryouts for the next Super-Y season starting in February.  Details for this as well as all FC United programs can be found at: www.fcunited.net.

For full details on Super-Y visit: http://supery.uslsoccer.com/ .

 

FC United receives high Super Y National Ranking - Tuesday, December 20, 2011
FC United receives high Super Y National Ranking
Dec.20.2011
 

USL Super Y announced it's "First 11" and "Second 11" clubs, and FC United ranked 15th nationally in the boys group! What a great way to end our first year as a Super Y club. FC United plans to continue it's successful Super Y program in 2012, and will hold tryouts in Feb-March. Stay tuned..  read more ... 


 

Inaugural Season A Great Success for FC United of Florida - Monday, August 08, 2011
Inaugural Season A Great Success for FC United of Florida


Palm Coast, Florida –August 5, 2011 - FC United of Florida enters the final month of the regular season  of their inaugural year in a great position.  All 3 teams fielded by the club are in the top three of their division.  The U14’s and U17’s are both currently seated number 2 with the U16’s in 3rd place.  The top 2 teams in each division advance to the playoffs.  With 4 games remaining, it is entirely possible to see all 3 teams advance.
 
U17 Coach Josh Braun stated, “I feel that our first year in Super Y has provided players in North Florida a fantastic opportunity to continue to grow as players in a new environment with quality coaching and new perspectives in regards to coaching philosophy and style and new teammates.  Players whose goals are to play at as high a level as possible where afforded the platform to take one more step in the direction of their goals and dreams.” 
 
Coach Jeff Branch of the U16’s adds, “Regardless of results, the goal of Super Y was to further the players' enjoyment, developement and knowledge of the game. From that standpoint, our time together has been very successful. As for the rest of the season, I believe our best soccer is ahead of us.”  He continues, “The strongest attribute our team has is they have a strong chemistry together. They come together at training and enjoy each other as well as the game. For me personally, I love working with them because they're just a great group of young men on and off the pitch. They've made this a very enjoyable coaching experience and I'd coach them again in a heartbeat.”
 
These impressive results for the club speak to the desire for great soccer in Northeast Florida.  Braun adds, “In the future, I feel that our Super Y program will grow in quality as well as in the number of teams that FC United will have competing under the USL umbrella.  FC United is excited that we can continue to live out our mission statement and vision in providing players the structure to play the game at the highest level possible.”  

FCU Super Y team get off to a great start! - Thursday, June 23, 2011

FC United Super-Y Kicks-off Their Home Opening Matches

Palm Coast, FL - June 18, 2011 -- After years of dreaming and more than a year of planning and organizing, FC United of Florida kicked off their inaugural home opening Super-Y league matches today against Weston, FC. 

The U16 Boys team kicked off first. Halfway through the first half, Billy Bosley of Ponte Vedra Beach chipped the ball over the defensive line to Eric Laverne of Palm Coast who finished for the first goal.  Carrie "CW" Menifee of Gainesville dribbled past several defenders for the second goal shortly before the end of the half.  In the second half, Menifee finished on a through ball from Bryce Overby of Jacksonville which gave the team a 3-0 win on their first ever Super Y game. 

The U14 Boys kicked off at 4pm only to have the game called due to lightning only 5 minutes into the game.  After a 3 hour game delay the game was postponed until July 23.

Bringing this league to North Florida has long been a dream of club Vice President, Rich Weber of Palm Coast.  "The quality of play at Super Y is amazing.  Seeing it all come together and starting off with a commanding win makes it worth all the effort," said Weber. The Super-Y League is a highly competitive summer all-star league of national prominence under the United Soccer Leagues (USL).    It brings together players from high school and club teams from Northern Florida and Southern Georgia. FC United is the first and only club to bring this elite program to the North Florida area.
 

Super-Y Update - Thursday, April 28, 2011

Just a couple reminders and announcements we want to communicate in regards to the Super-Y Summer Program.  First off, this weekend on Sunday, May 1st   we will be holding the final group tryout for all ages.  Select teams may have additional tryouts but the goal is to finalize the teams.

Times are as follows: 

- 1:00-3:00 U14 Boys and U15 Boys
- 3:00-5:00 U16 Boys and U17 Boys
- 5:00-7:00 U17 Girls

  All Tryouts will be held at Gamble Roger Address:  6250 US Highway 1, St. Augustine FL, 32086.

 Also if trying out for the first time please register on-line at www.fcunited.net, click on Super-Y tab and on the left-hand side there is a link for registration portal, then click on registration upper right hand side. 

 On Sunday, May 1st we will be distributing training schedules for the summer.  Match schedules will be distributed at first team training session as will as team meetings to be held. 

 Thank you to all that have participated thus far, in Super-Y Summer Program. Looking forward to putting together the final stages of team selections as players and staff commit to developing as a group this summer.  What a fantastic opportunity to participate in United Soccer Leagues (USL), Southeast Region  for Super Youth League (Super-Y), by representing Northeast Florida. 

 Look forward to developing players and teams towards a higher level.   Please contact me email or phone if you have any question.

 All the best, 

Adam Allee
Super-Y Summer Program
Hosted by FC United
Director of Coaching

adamallee@fcunited.net
816-699-9429

 

Super-Y Girl team tryouts expand to U17 Age group - Thursday, April 07, 2011
Due to an insufficient amount of teams in the Super-Y league for the U16 Girls Southeastern Division, there will not be a division formed by USL/Super-Y.  Therefore, FC United will expand the tryouts for this age to U17.  For those that have already been offered positions for this team, they still remain in tact.  For new players, please register for tryouts at: www.bluesombrero.com/fcunited

The tryout schedule is listed below.

For questions please contact:
adamallee@fcunited.net 

Super-Y Update & Selections - Monday, March 28, 2011

 Thank you for your interest in the Northeast Florida FC United Super Y program! We look forward to seeing each player involved develop through the program. 

 Our staff is working together to find the best set of players individually as well as collectively, and have held our initial tryouts.  We have made the first round of selections, and want to congratulate the players that have been selected at this point. Our goal in terms of roster size is 20-24 per team, and we are continuing to hold tryouts.  For those that were at a tryout and are not on the selection roster at this point, please come back to the next set of tryouts. 

 Next Tryout dates: 

Location:  Gamble Rogers Middle School

  • Address:  6250 US Highway 1, St. Augustine FL, 32086
  • Sunday, April 17th
    • 1:00-3:00pm U14 and U15 Boys
    • 3:00-5:00pm U16 and U17 Boys
    • 5:00-7:00pm U16/17 Girls
  • Sunday, May 1st
    • 1:00-3:00pm U14 and U15 Boys
    • 3:00-5:00pm U16 and U17 Boys
    • 5:00-7:00pm U16 Girls

 Northeast Florida Super Y will provide professional atmosphere for players to compete and develop.  It is of the utmost importance to add players who are quality in terms of skill, commitment, character, and competitive/team mentality.   Our staff will applaud and reward skillful players, high level effort, and attitude/mentality of respect, professionalism, and passion. 

 If a player who is not on the selected list would like to tryout and is unable to attend the projected tryout dates, please email me, Adam Allee, DOC of the Super Y program: adamallee@fcunited.net .  Also, please send the player’s schedule.  I will do my best to have myself or staff coach attend a match this spring to evaluate the player within his or her current team and environment. 

 We would like the current selected players to attend the next set of tryouts.  The rationale is to create consistency, continuity, and an environment where potential players will be able to work with and compete against selected players for a better frame of reference.  Also, it creates a more natural environment to evaluate players properly.  If your son or daughter is selected and cannot attend one of the next tryouts, please make me aware. 

 Lastly, if coaches, managers, parents or players have any questions in terms of the Northeast Florida FC United Super Y Summer Program please contact me at the email address above.  I am happy to field your questions.  On behalf of Northeast Florida FC United Super Y, I want to provide the clearest picture of the league, process, and program.  The goal truly is to give a positive, competitive level, soccer experience during the summer for committed, high-level players who want to continue their development.  For players who share these goals, we look forward to your involvement in this opportunity and creating that positive and high-level experience on your behalf this summer.                                                    

 Please make sure you have registered for the tryouts online at: www.bluesombrero.com/fcunited .   This is critical to getting your player on boarded and registered and preventing any issues later int he process.

 Thanks for your commitment and interest,

Adam Allee
Super Y Program
Director of Coaching  
FC United of Florida 
adamallee@fcunited.net 
816-699-9429

 

Super-Y Coaching Staff for 2011 Program - Friday, March 18, 2011
FC United is excited to announce its coaching staff for the 2011 Super-Y season and looks forward to seeing these teams compete and grow this summer.

U17 Boys:  Josh Braun (Director of Coaching FC United, FYSA State ODP Coach, 4 year college starter at D1 Oral Roberts Univ (ORU) & member of U17 Mens National team) and Jeff Branch (A licensed coach)

U16 Boys:  Noah Braun (FC United Premier Coach, former pro player with MLS Columbus Crew and a 4 year starter at ORU).

U15 Boys:  Jonathan Evans- Projected (Florida Rush Staff Coach, former D1 Staff Coach with Midwestern University in Texas as well as Rollins College, Former Assistant with Laredo Heat PDL Program)

U14 Boys:  Adam Allee (Director of Coaching FC United Super-Y Program, former Assistant Coach ORU, player with MLS Kansas City Wizards & 4 year college starter at D1 ORU)

U16 Girls:  Jacobi Goodfellow (FC United Premier Coach, former pro player with MLS Los Angeles Galaxy and USL Portland Timbers, 4 year college starter at Barry University where he was recognized as the Most Outstanding Defensive Player at the national finals)

 

Next Super-Y Tryouts - Thursday, February 24, 2011
Below is the schedule for the next round of Super-Y tryouts.  All NEW players must register for tryouts in advance at the following site (If you are a returning tryout player, you do not need to register again online):

www.bluesombrero.com/fcunited
 
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FCU Super-Y Tryouts
U16 Girls & U15 Boys Sunday March 20th, 2011 12:30-2:30 PM Indian Trails
U16 & U17 Boys Sunday March 20th, 2011 3:00-5:00 PM Indian Trails
U14 Boys Sunday March 20th, 2011 5:30-7:30 PM Indian Trails
* For those Identified as "pool players" at first tryout as well as new tryout players (not tried out before).
** Players that were selected for teams are also encouraged to attend not to tryout, but to instead work with new teammates and those being evaluated at the tryouts.
 

Initial Team Selections for Super-Y Teams - Thursday, February 17, 2011
Follow the "Read More" link to see the initial selections for Super-Y teams. read more ...

FC United Forms Historic Partnership with USL to Bring Super-Y to Northeast Florida - Wednesday, February 03, 2010

U15, U16, U17 Boys & U16 Girls: Super-Y Tryouts are here.  Be Sure To Register Now!!!

FC United of Florida is proud to announce its acceptance in the United Soccer League's (USL) Super-Y League for the 2011 season.  This historic partnership brings this elite program to Northeast Florida greatly expanding opportunities for the best players in the area.  This program will be open to all players, regardless of club affiliation and will be structured to be a summer program that does not compete with other club commitments.  It also is a program that allows expanded rosters (up to 24 players, with only 18 dressed for matches), which allows for summer flexibility for vacations, etc.  The national league play includes teams from many of USL and MLS academy teams (DC United, NY Redbull, Chicago Fire, etc.) and it has its own highly established ODP system. 

The U14 Boys tryouts have been extremely competitive with a fabulous turnout of the areas most talented players from local several club teams.  35 players registered and participated in the tryouts and the team looks to be a top team in the Southeast Division of Super-Y and the club is excited to continue to build on this momentum for the remaining teams. 

The tryout schedule is listed below. 
All players must register for the tryouts in advance at the following site: www.bluesombrero.com/fcunited

For more information on Super-Y, visit: http://supery.uslsoccer.com/ 

Super-Y Tryout Schedule

U16 Girls & U17 Boys

Saturday

February 12th, 2011

10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Gamble Rogers

U15 Boys & U16 Boys

Saturday

February 12th, 2011

12:00-2:00 PM

Gamble Rogers

U16 Girls & U17 Boys

Sunday

February 13th, 2011

12:00-2:00 PM

Indian Trails

U15 Boys & U16 Boys

Sunday

February 13th, 2011

2:00-4:00 PM

Indian Trails

 * FC United is expecting to field the following teams: U14 Boys, U15 Boys, U16 Boys, U17 Boys & U16 girls.  We encourage exceptional U13 Boys and U15 Girls to tryout for teams playing up one year.                         ** U14 Boys tryouts were conducted in advance of this trial and team selections will be completed by Feb 7th.                                                                                                                                                                             *** Additional tryouts for specific teams will be published on the club website as needed

Any questions on this program, please email richweber@fcunited.net
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Super-Y Overview - Monday, September 20, 2010

ABOUT SUPER Y LEAGUE:
The future of soccer lives in the USL Super Y-League, a professionalized system that is the first step for developing elite youth soccer players in North America. Affiliated with U.S. Soccer, the league is designed for talented youth players destined for professional or international careers. The league contains the youth academies of USL First Division, USL Second Division, Premier Developmental League (PDL), W-League, and Major League Soccer Clubs, as well as many of the established premiere youth clubs. Through Olympic Development Program (ODP) status and events such as the North American Finals and National ODP Camps, the nation’s top players are identified for selected for U.S. National Team Programs. The league features approximately 600 teams within the U13 - U17 boys and girls age groups containing the top clubs and players within eight geographic divisions of the United States and Canada.
 

Schedule:
The regular season will consist of 10-12 matches depending on the playing division and age group. The total point leader within the division will culminate the season with the Super Y-League North American Finals, which will consist of a minimum four games.

Regular Season Dates:
The regular season will be from May through August. Scheduling will avoid most major events such as State Cup, ODP camps etc. The Super Y-League North American Finals will be held in November in Tampa, FL.

What does the Super Y-League mean to player development?
This is all about what’s called "professionalizing" player development in the United States and Canada when it comes to the top-level youth players. It is about allowing the cream to rise to the top, thereby simplifying the process of identifying elite level players. It is about playing top-level soccer 12 months a year, with the spotlight on young players during the Super Y-League season. The focus is less than one percent of all youth players in the U.S. and Canada.

What makes the Super Y-League different from what national youth governing associations, such as U.S. Youth Soccer, are already providing on the local or regional level?
The Super Y-League has teams that are much broader in geographical scope, and because of that, they play at a higher level. Even the current number of super leagues in the country is localized in terms of their members. The Super Y-League is organized on a divisional level, to include only the top teams within a limited geographical area. Again, we would like to reiterate that the Super Y-League is designed specifically for the elite level player, a player that competes in a club that wants the extra five to ten percent that they can only get in the Super Y-League. Hence, the expanded roster sizes, no recruiting restrictions, and the club pass system. This will not be available within other national youth associations such as U.S. Youth Soccer. Their programs are focused on the majority, i.e. recreational soccer, instead of the elite level player.

The Super Y-League ODP Philosophy:
To identify players for U.S. National Team Programs, within their natural environment during competition on their club team during the Super Y-League season.

Purpose: The Super Y-League ODP system began in 2003 to identify a pool of players in each age group of the league for identification to U.S. National Team Programs; and to utilize the clubs system in the United States to identify players.

What are the Benefits of Participating in the Super Y-League ODP system?
1. Selection of players within the natural environment on their club teams within league play, as opposed to an open try-out system. Many players do not participate in the open-tryout ODP system operated by state associations. Some players do not react or perform well in an open tryout process.
2. Exposure to U.S. National Staff and Team Coaches.
3. Exposure to professional and collegiate scouts.
4. No cost to be scouted. The scouting system is built into league play and contains no ODP fees, other than those selected to the ODP Select Camps in January and February.

USL Super Y-League History:

  • 1999 League was created with 12 teams in partnership with USYS as the final piece to the USL structure. USYS partnership ends shortly and SYL becomes USSF Member.
  • 2000 League increases attention and begins growth. At the end of 2001, more USL teams develop youth academies and league nears 350 teams from U14-U19 boys and girls.
  • 2001 League gains more recognition when DC United announced their youth plans and involvement in the SYL. Later MLS’s MetroStars join the SYL ranks.
  • 2002 League granted ODP programs from US Soccer for National Team identification. League partners with U.S. Club Soccer.
  • 2003 League maintains growth and expands more into Canada.
  • 2004 League expands season to more games and championships in November to model more of the professional schedule. Nearly 650 teams compete for the league title in most successful season to date.
  • 2005 Nearly 780 teams compete for league title. League now becomes a major force for competition in the U.S. and Canada and ODP system becomes a focal point for clubs, coaches and players.
 


  
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