Orlando City Youth Soccer teams play in several leagues, both in the Central Florida area and statewide. The leagues vary depending on age group and level of play.
U.S. Soccer Development Academy
Created in 2007, the development academy was established to primarily focus on youth player development in the United States. The league consisted of 64 elite youth soccer clubs from around the country in its inaugural season. Each team is comprised by geographic proximity, with two age groups (U-15/16 & U-17/18). These 64 teams were divided into eight conferences with each team playing approximately 30 home and away matches during an eight-month season. Currently in its fifth season, the program has expanded to 78 clubs competing in geographically-based divisions. Although some attributes have changed during the past four seasons, the basic mission and principles remain intact: increased focus on training, meaningful competition and a providing a direct connection to U.S. National Team programming.
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The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) was founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States through:
- Improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league with multiple flights.
- Improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players for the U.S. Soccer youth national teams through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions.
- Improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs.
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The Florida Premier League
The FPL, which includes U-13 through U-18 boys and girls age groups, kicked off in Fall 2011 as part of US Club Soccer’s National Premier Leagues.
The Florida Premier League is comprised of eleven clubs including Boca United/South Florida United Soccer Academy, Brandon FC, Chargers FC, FC America, IMG Academy, Jacksonville United, Kendall SC, Orlando City SC, Space Coast United, Tampa Bay United, Weston FC.
For more on the Florida Premier League, click here.
For more on the US Club Soccer National Premier Leagues, click here.
The Club Directors League
The Club Directors League a Central Florida Soccer League formed and operated by the Directors of Coaching from each club that is in the league, and is fully sanctioned and affiliated with FYSA, USYSA, and US Soccer Federation. They abide by all FYSA rules and regulations including poaching rules and red card violations. All teams participating in the CDL meet qualification rules for State Cup with FYSA.
League Mission Statement:
“To provide local league competition with the member clubs that provides an atmosphere for each club to best develop it’s teams and players so that each team has the best possible opportunity to compete on a premiere basis. The league is simply a scheduling body for those games.”
For more on the Club Directors League, click here.
The Seminole Soccer League
The Seminole Soccer League is Orlando City Youth Soccer’s own league, hosted at Seminole Soccer Complex. The SSL is a step up from the Greater Central Florida League (GCF) and is designed for competitive purple and white teams in the, U11-U19 age groups, who are in preparation for State and Region Cup.
Within the SSL is the Youth Developement League (YDL), which is also hosted at Seminole Soccer Complex. The YDL features red and gold teams, within the U7-U12 age groups, and is geared towards providing a fun and competitive environment in which these teams can be successful and continue to improve each week.
Click here to register for the SSL and YDL!
Both the Roster and Game Report forms are required for every match
The Greater Central Florida Youth Soccer League
GCF is a youth soccer league consisting of over 20 clubs throughout Central Florida. The GCF has two seasons, Fall and Spring.
For more on the GCF click here.