About Orlando City Youth Soccer
Orlando City Youth Soccer aims to change the landscape of youth soccer in the United States. We believe that our future as a competitive force in the MLS depends on the solid foundations of a world-class youth system. As the preeminent youth club in Central Florida, Orlando City aims not only to focus on development, but to create a club that is synonymous with excellence in every area. We base our programs on the following core pillars, which create a unique and rewarding environment for our players and their families:
- Parental Guidance
One Club, One Vision
Orlando City offers a complete development pyramid from youth to pro. The same philosophy of play that govern the professional side are employed throughout the youth system, ensuring all Orlando City teams play a fluid entertaining brand of soccer based on possession of the ball and high levels of technical skill. This style of play is overseen by the Orlando City Head Coach, and allows for a fully integrated club structure.
Six Great Reasons To Become a Member
1. A Complete Development System – As part of the Orlando City organization, OCYS members are trained and educated in the sport of soccer using the same philosophy and methodology that guides the professional squad.
2. US Soccer Development Academy and ECNL Status – Orlando City Youth Soccer is the only club in Central Florida with both the Development Academy and ECNL programs. The DA and ECNL programs are the highest and most competitive leagues in the United States.
3. Professionally-Run Organization – OCYS is supported by the Orlando City front office team. As a professionally-run organization, OCYS will maintain the level of professionalism on and off the field. OCYS also has more staff members and directors who are former professional players than any other youth club in Central Florida.
4. Orlando City Brand Association – OCYS members wear exclusive gear, showcasing the Orlando City logo and high profile community partnerships.
5. Premium Fields – The Seminole Soccer Complex is the official training ground for the USL Pro team, and the home fields for the PDL and youth teams. Some of the highest-quality fields in Central Florida, the Seminole Soccer Complex allows for safe game experiences for players and bystanders.
6. College Preparedness Resources – As host to some of the most competitive teams in the State of Florida, OCYS teams are scouted closely. We provide college preparedness seminars, ID camps and consulting for our members.