Flames Announce 2019/2020 Season Girls DA Clinic Dates

Flames 2019/2020 Girls DA Season will feature addition of U16 age group

Flames Announce 2019/2020 Season Girls DA Clinic Dates

Flames Announce US Soccer Development Academy 2019-2020 ID Clinics for Girls

Season will feature the addition of the U16 age group

 

The West Florida Flames Girls Development Academy Staff will be hosting Identification Clinics in the months of March and April for the 2019/2020 season. In these sessions the DA staff will be evaluating players interested in playing within an environment purely focused on developing players to compete at the highest level. Players who wish to attend the ID Clinics must pre-register at the link below.

The Academy Program focuses on positively impacting everyday club environments to assist in maximizing youth player development across the country. The Academy values individual development of elite players over winning trophies and titles. The Academy sets the standard for elite environments for youth soccer clubs nationwide and is a part of U.S. Soccer's global leadership position in youth soccer that will impact thousands of players.

As part of an overall goal to improve the player development pathway for elite girls soccer players, the U.S. Soccer Development Academy is adding a Girls U-16 single age group for the 2019-20 season.

The introduction of U-16 programming will provide more players with opportunities to develop, offer age-appropriate programming for player development, and facilitate the continued improvement of everyday environment at an important stage in player development. The move to expand the pathway furthers U.S. Soccer's mission to create the best environments for player development now and in the future.

Adding the U-16 age group will give clubs more direct influence on programming for players, and empower them to:

  • Create a larger pool of players developing in standards-driven environments
  • Improve the continuity of development plans by reducing gap-year player movement
  • Offer more U-15 players the opportunity to play up when appropriate
  • Reduce player deselection while expanding the talent pool
  • Provide more opportunities for players that wish to pursue playing at the next level

U.S. Soccer launched the Development Academy in 2007 to provide a clear player development pathway and the right environments for players to realize their full potential. While the Academy began with just male players at only two age groups, it has grown ever since. In 2017, the Academy expanded to include female players at four age groups: U-14, U-15, U-16/17 and U-18/19. Based on the program's success and U.S. Soccer's desire to provide a clear and linear development pathway to as many girls as possible, the program will further expand next season with the Girls U-16 single age group.

The goals of the new U-16 single age group will continue to be aligned with Academy objectives, including more training, fewer total, but more meaningful games, age-appropriate travel and competition, a consistent development pathway and a simplified calendar.

The U-16 program will be adopted as an additional age group across all clubs in the Academy and will follow all established Academy standards. The programming and schedule will be aligned with the U-17 age group as part of the player pathway from U-14 to U-18/19. The regular season and event schedule will be released by June 1, 2019.

The ID Clinics will take place at our Brandon Campus.

ID Clinic Location:

JC Handly Sports Complex

3104 S. Kings Ave 

Brandon, FL 33511 

 

GIRLS ID Clinic Dates:

U14 Girls (2006 Birth year)

 

ID Clinic #1: Wednesday, March 6; 7:30pm

ID Clinic #2: Wednesday, March 13; 7:30pm

ID Clinic #3: Sunday, March 31; 4:00pm

ID Clinic #4: Wednesday, April 10; 7:30pm

 

U15 Girls (2005 Birth year)

 

ID Clinic #1: Wednesday, March 6; 7:30pm

ID Clinic #2: Wednesday, March 13; 7:30pm

ID Clinic #3: Sunday, March 31; 4:00pm

ID Clinic #4: Wednesday, April 10; 7:30pm

 

U16 Girls (2004 Birth year)

 

ID Clinic #1: Wednesday, March 6; 7:30pm

ID Clinic #2: Wednesday, March 13; 7:30pm

ID Clinic #3: Sunday, March 31; 4:00pm

ID Clinic #4: Wednesday, April 10; 7:30pm

 

U17 Girls (2003 Birth year)

 

ID Clinic #1: Wednesday, March 6; 6:00pm

ID Clinic #2: Wednesday, March 13; 6:00pm

ID Clinic #3: Sunday, March 31; 5:30pm

ID Clinic #4: Wednesday, April 10; 6:00pm

 

U19 Girls (2001/2002 Birth year)

 

ID Clinic #1: Wednesday, March 6; 6:00pm

ID Clinic #2: Wednesday, March 13; 6:00pm

ID Clinic #3: Sunday, March 31; 5:30pm

ID Clinic #4: Wednesday, April 10; 6:00pm

 

Things to know prior to attending: 

  • All interested PREDA and DA players MUST register prior to attending the clinics. (See registration link below) 
  • Identification Clinics are for Competitive players only 
  • Player must wear white shirts with dark shorts and socks 
  • Players need to arrive 30 min prior to start of ID clinic in order to pick up registration number
  • Registration number must be used at all ID Clinic dates that you are in attendance. 
  • ID Clinics will take place on Field # 8 & 9

Please follow this link to Register to attend our WFF Girls DA ID Clinics

https://www.gotsport.com/asp/application/reg/?ProgramID=78579&Type=PLAYER

** Dates and time subject to change with limited notice. Please Check web page for the most up to date clinic schedule.**