2017 Super Y League Tryouts and League Information
The Super Y League, affiliated with U.S. Soccer, is designed to identify players for U.S. National Team Programs. West Pines United FC has a strong Super Y league history including three teams that made last year’s USL Super Y League, North American Finals. We are proud to announce that it will host open tryouts for its 2017 Super Y Summer League Teams.
- Boys Teams – U11, U12, U13, U14 & (U15/U16) combined
- Girls Teams – U11, U12, U13, U14 & (U15/U16) combined.
- U9 & U10 – we will be having a Summer Development Training session where players will not travel nor compete against other clubs, it will be Training Specific and Scrimmages between players registered.
*** If a second team can be created per age we will announce the coaches when the time comes. ***
The Super Y Season starts the first week of June and it can go through December if the team reaches the finals. Practices will be held at West Pines Soccer Park, Towngate, Silver Lakes and Walter C Young. Practice days and times are TBD.
Uniform: If you need to purchase a uniform please go to the following link: Squadra WPU Store
Super Y Team Formats
are as follows:
|Boy's Age Group||Birth Year||Format||Boy's Coach||Heading||National Finals|
|U11||2006||9v9||Gustavo Victoria||No||No Finals just group games.|
|U12||2005||9v9||David Cunningham||Yes||National Finals if Advance|
|U13||2004||11v11||Henry Gomez||Yes||National Finals if Advance|
|U14||2003||11v11||Ezzy Ihekorenye||Yes||National Finals if Advance|
|U15 / U16||2002/2001||11v11||Mauricio Correa||Yes||National Finals if Advance|
|Girl's Age Group||Birth Year||Format||Girl's Coach||Heading||National Finals|
|U11||2006||9v9||Jeff Ayum||No||No Finals just group games|
|U12/13||2005/ 2004||11v11||Patrick Chin||Yes||National Finals if Advance|
|U14||2003||11v11||Valney Brown||Yes||National Finals if Advance|
|U15 / U16||2002/2001||11v11||Hernan Torres||Yes||National Finals if Advance|
NEW Super Y Team
- Teams will use the new U.S. Soccer mandated calendar birth year regulations. All players must play in the correct age groups based on their calendar year of their birth. Any deviations to this policy must be approved by the Super Y Director and the Director of Coaching.
- The Super Y regular season runs during the summer from June through August. Teams advancing will have playoff games in the fall.
- Super Y teams will carry a maximum of 26 players and a minimum of 18 – maximum and minimums will be less for younger age groups. The larger number of players will take into account summer vacation plans where a player may miss a game and it allows us to field competitive rosters.
- Practice will be held at least twice per week. Playing time is earned by each players performance during those practices.
- Registration fees cover training and games but does not cover the player travel costs or the coaches travel cost which will paid by the team. It is important to understand that opponents are located across the state of Florida so there is significant travel.
SYL Regional Scouting Series 2017
A review of talent identification programs and events throughout the current U.S. youth soccer landscape reveals a significant focus on a very small portion of our young players. The SYL Regional Scouting Series challenges this trend by inviting all league players to attend and benefit from the events, while still providing identification and advancement opportunities for top performers.
WHAT IS OFFERED?
The Regional Scouting Series events will be comprised of programs designed to educate and evaluate players through individual and team-based competition. By competing in these different programs, SYL players will be evaluated by top-qualified SYL directors, college coaches, Meulensteen Method trainers, soccer metric technicians and fitness professionals.
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 and W-League clubs. The league also serves clubs looking to develop the game from the ground up. Top youth academies such as Weston FC, 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.
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.
The Super Y-League ODP system was started in 2003 to recognize a pool of players in each age group for identification to U.S. National Team Programs; and to utilize the clubs system in the United States to identify players.
Contact a local Super Y-League club in order to become a part of the Super Y-League ODP system. Players will be scouted during league play by the national scouting system of the Super Y-League, which is comprised of all of the coaches within the clubs of the league.
In 2002, the Super Y-League, through US Soccer and the United States Olympic Committee, was granted ODP programs to identify players for U.S. National Team Programs. The first selection process began during the 2003 season to identify players for Regional Team selection events, where U.S. National Staff Coaches scouted players for National Team Programs. In addition to many players being identified for U.S. National Team Programs, top players are identified by leading college and university soccer programs throughout the United States.
During the regular season players are evaluated during their games by the opposing team coaches for tactical, physical and psychological characteristics that will determine their ability to attend the ODP National Camp typically held in February and March. Through the scouting system, the combined nominations will be used, along with proportional allocation in conjunction with Director of Coaching recommendations, to determine invitations to the ODP camps. The overall number of games and teams will also be factored into this process.
The top players chosen by the scouting system in each age group per geographic division of the Super Y-League will attend the ODP National Camp. These camps are attended by U.S. National Staff Coaches to identify players for U.S. National Team Programs, as well as many of the nation’s top collegiate coaches. The camps are typically held in Florida during February and March.
- The selection of players within their natural environment on their club teams within league play, as opposed to an open-tryout system. Many players do not participate in the open-tryout ODP system operated by state associations, and other players do not perform well in the open tryout process.
- Exposure to the U.S. National Staff and Team Coaches.
- Exposure to professional and collegiate scouts.
- There is no cost to be scouted or to try out. The scouting system is built into league play and contains no additional ODP fees. Only those selected to attend ODP camps will incur camp fees.