The Development Player League announced in early May that they would be adding a Girls Academy League. This new league will consist of primarily former Girls Development Academy clubs but will also include some additional elite soccer clubs. The San Francisco Elite Academy will be one of those new clubs.
The goal of the Girls Academy (GA) is primarily to offer former Development Academy clubs and other elite girls clubs an opportunity to play competitive soccer regionally and to showcase their talent nationally.
Tom Atencio, Director of Player Development and Girls Academy Director, stated that “the San Francisco Elite Academy is pleased to join the Girls Academy and is excited to further the clubs’ growth on the national stage. SFEA continues to move forward and provide opportunities for players through a combination of self realization and age appropriate rhythm training. Congratulations to all players, coaches and staff.”
The Girls Academy will include teams in the U13- U18/U19 age groups. SFEA will compete in the Northwest division. The San Francisco Elite Academy will also continue to compete in the NPL / Champions League of NorCal Premier.
Jim Millinder, Girls Director of Coaching “I think this is an outstanding opportunity for the San Francisco Elite Academy. Playing against top quality competition is what we have always had our sights on in the development of all of our players and teams. From a recruiting standpoint for our players this will give them the opportunity to be seen by a large amount of college coaches.”
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SAN FRANCISCO (May 13, 2020) - The San Francisco Elite Academy has been invited to be a founding member of a partnership with Major League Soccer (MLS) and 95 youth clubs to create an elite level national league. The partnership will transform youth player development in the United States and Canada. The new platform, which will include more than 8,000 players throughout the U.S. and Canada, will consist of elite year-round competition, as well as player identification initiatives, coaching education opportunities, and additional programming to create the premier player development environment. We are proud to be invited to participate and look forward to having a voice at the national level for player development.
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