Pre-Professional Competition to Serve as Forerunner to USL Academy League
TAMPA (May 2, 2019) – The United Soccer League is proud to announce the 33 USL clubs that will
compete in the USL Academy Cup, a new event beginning this year featuring the country’s elite youth
players from the U-13 and U-17 age groups. This announcement comes off the back of the unveiling of
the league’s vision for an Academy system and begins with the Academy Cup serving as a forerunner to
the first-ever USL Academy League, built to provide a clear youth-to-pro path in each USL community.
“This year’s cup competition is the first big step towards building a league model for all of our
academies,” said USL CEO Alec Papadakis. “As is indicated by both the number and quality of teams
participating, there is a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for what we’re looking to accomplish. We
see this as an integral part of our organization, and the foundation of this league for years to come.”
The cup competition will see academy teams from all three levels of the USL represented, with clubs
from the Championship, League One, and League Two all competing against one another. These events
will be designed to better identify and accelerate the development of elite youth players with the
potential to reach the professional ranks.
“These challenging competitions will provide valuable developmental opportunities for our youth
players and we’re thrilled to help grow this initiative with other strong USL Academies,” said John
Bradford, Boys Development Academy Director and Assistant Coach with North Carolina FC. “As a
league, the USL continues to push player development and now has a full pathway for players from the
youth to professional environments with the USL Academy Cup, League Two, League One, and the
The makeup of the competition will include 22 teams representing the USL Championship, with three
League One clubs and eight League Two clubs rounding out a growing footprint that already reaches 21
states across the country.
“The USL Academy Cup is a testament to the great work being done by leaders in youth development
across the country and shows a strong belief in supporting environments that will push our top youth
players to grow and evolve,” said Liam O’Connell, USL Sr. Director of Youth Development. “We are
incredibly proud to launch this competition this year and to see our clubs continue to take on an even
bigger role in driving the growth of our game for many years to come.”
As a part of USL’s growth, the Academy Cup will lead into the Academy League, a player-focused, club-
driven league designed to serve as the gold standard of youth development. Aligning with the USL’s
vision, clubs will participate at the highest level of competition in their respective age ranges with a goal
to improve club and coaching development as well as provide the optimal environment for player
For information on conference alignment, competition structure, and the latest on the USL Academy
initiatives, visit USL-Academy.com.
Our U-12 SFGE Development Academy teams are the champions of Surf Super Copa past weekend at Surf Super Copa in San Jose!
Our AGM was held on February 19, 2019. We would like to thank all of our members who attended and congratulate our newly elected Board of Directors:
Any issues relating to Club business should be directed to our Board of Directors at Board@sfge.com.
NOTICE: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING FEBRUARY 19, 2019
Please take notice that our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at 5pm, on February 19, 2019 at the SFGE offices located at 2521 Judah Street, San Francisco, CA 94122. The primary order of business will be to elect our Board of Directors. Only SFGE Voting Members may vote in the election. Voting members are registered players within the club. Any player under the age of 18 may be represented by one parent or legal guardian. Coaches and Administrators may not vote in place of players, unless they are also a parent or legal guardian. Identification of all attendees will be required. Only Members, Voting Members, Club Directors and persons specifically invited by the Board of Directors will be allowed to attend the meeting. Voting will be restricted to Voting Members in attendance at the AGM.
All Directors are volunteers, and no Director may receive any income or remuneration from the Club or from any soccer-related activity. There are seven seats up for election. Any Member may nominate a candidate to the Board of Directors. Nominations for Director can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org prior to February 5, 2019.
The Board of Directors has nominated the following candidates to serve as Directors:
Each of the above individuals has agreed to serve if elected.
JOIN THE CLUB, BE A PART OF TRADITION, COMMUNITY, EXCELLENCE
SF Glens Evolution is a premier San Francisco Youth soccer club that looks after a player through his or her entire development path; players do not need to look to a different club to play at the highest level of competition because SF Glens Evolution ALREADY offers every levels of competition including Recreational, CCSL prep, NorCal Premier League, NPL, and Development Academy for various age level.
Our players are frequently the very best in their age group and our teams compete at the highest possible levels of play.
The tryouts for 2018/19 season will be in the weekend of May 12th and May 13th and the detail will be available in coming month. If you are a recreational or micro soccer player, we may invite you to our practice during spring season before the tryouts.
We hope you will consider SF Glens Evolution when choosing the youth soccer club in San Francisco
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com
While everyone else was busy feasting on food, the SFGE Celtic Academy 01G was tearing up the competition in Phoenix at the Desert Cup. The girls battled their way to final where they were put to the test. After scoring first, the girls battled to the last minute but fell short in the end. Congratulations girls on your 2nd place finish!
What is NPL Champions league?
Teams earn spots in Spring division based on their finish in the NorCal NPL Fall. The highest Spring division is the NPL Champions League which consists of the top 8 teams statewide with the winner of the division being crowned NorCal NPL Champion. The NPL Champions League winner and runner up will represent NorCal at the 2018 ENPL West Finals in San Diego, CA.
SFGE Celtic Academy 03B 1 qualified for champions league! Congratulation!
SFGE Celtic Academy 04B 1 needs one more win to qualify. Stay tuned...
SFGE will be taking off to Italy TODAY! The group of boys will be going a unforgettable trip as they embark on a 10 day journey. The first stop on the trip will be Rome where the boys will train at the AS Roma training facility. Here, they will be trained by Roma Academy coaches and play a game against the local team. In addition, the group will be watching the Serie A match, S.S. Lazio vs ACF Fiorentina. Next, they will travel to Florence/Tuscany to visit the Italian FA's Converciano, home of the Italian National team. The boys will train at the top of the line facility and watch the USA U17's take on Italy U17. They will also face two other local clubs here.
Enjoy the trip guys!
22 SFGE teams are competing NorCal State Cup 2018!
SFGE Celtic Academy 05B I and SFGE Celtic Academy 07B II have advanced to the State Cup FINAL.
The results as of 2/12/2018
NorCal Statecup U9-U13
SFGE Celtic Academy 05B II -- 1st place after 1st round PLATINUM division
SFGE Celtic Academy 06B II -- 2nd place after 1st round PLATINUM division
SFGE Celtic Academy 07B I-- 1st place after 1st round STATE/PREMIER division
SFGE Celtic Academy 08B II and SFGE Celtic Academy 09B I
SFGE Celtic Academy 05B II
SFGE Celtic Academy 06B II
SFGE Celtic Academy 07B I
SFGE Celtic Academy 09B II and SFGE Celtic Academy 08B I
SFGE 08G Black
SFGE Celtic Academy 06G
NorCal Statecup U14-U19
SFGE Celtic Academy 04B I -- 1st place after 1st round STATE/PREMIER division
SFGE Celtic Academy 03B I -- 1st place after 1st round STATE/PREMIER division
SFGE Celtic Academy 03B II -- 2nd place after 1st round GOLD/SILVER division
SFGE Celtic Academy 02B I -- 1st place after 1st round STATE/PREMIER division
SFGE Celtic Academy 01B -- 2nd place after 1st round GOLD/SILVER division
We wish all teams the best of luck!!