Are you an aspiring soccer player? Join the Orlando City Youth Soccer Academy, an affiliated Youth Soccer Academy of MLS Orlando City SC and Orlando Pride. Our Club offers a direct pathway to the Professional Club Academy through our youth programs for players aged 8-19.
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During this unprecedented time Orlando City Youth Soccer (OCYS) is committed to providing its members and prospective players with updates on its future plans and guarantees for both the remainder of the 2019-20 season and the 2020-21 season;
OCYS will continue to plan and operate our player evaluation sessions for those that wish to tryout for the upcoming 2020-2021 season. Due to the limitations and unknown return to play dates we will adopt the following to give all players, current and new the opportunity to be part of the OCYS Academy.
Current OCYS Academy players will have registration priority for the 2020-21 season between May 1 - May 15th. Your place in the Club is guaranteed during this time.
New players seeking an evaluation to join OCYS will register for the Player evaluation sessions and tryout.
We are making a commitment to our current players. You have a place to play for the 2020-2021 season. All Current players will have the option to register for the 2020-2021 Season Progams. You will be contacted by current Staff & Coaches regarding your placement.
What does the Club Guarantee mean?
Open registration for all current members who intend to continue at the Club will be given a registration priority between May 1st - 15th. This is our guarantee to you that you have a place in the Orlando City Youth Soccer Club Academy for 2020-21.
But I want the opportunity to move up, how do I do that?
Our evaluation process for current players is a 10 month process. Between training, games, age group training, formal evaluations etc. our coaches and Directors have made the decision where to place you based on the four pillars of the game; Technical, Tactical, Physical and Psychological. At any time during the year players have the opportunity to move to different teams based on their ongoing evaluation.
As we intend to continue to train through the summer, we will be able to continue this evaluation and move current players to teams. This will be a private conversation between the Coach, Program Director and the Family.
Identification sessions for the MLS Academy teams at this time are to be announced by Orlando City SC.
When are the Player Evaluation Sessions?
Player evaluation sessions are for prospective new players who wish to join an Orlando City Youth Soccer Academy team. The sessions will occur when we are able to begin training (per the State of Florida and our Soccer Associations and governing bodies).
We intend to give prospective players ample opportunity throughout the summer and August pre season camp to be evaluated thoroughly and placed on an Academy Team.
Register for be evaluated for an Orlando City Youth Soccer Academy Team here (Register Here).
Player Placement & Player Evaluation Sessions
We believe in a year-round, ongoing evaluation process for our players that is comprehensive.
The process relies on a number of tools to evaluate a player to ensure each player is placed appropriately based on his or her tactical, technical, physical and psycho-social development. These evaluation tools include:
Using this information we are able to assess our current players and make determinations on placement. Having said that….the team formation process during the tryout period is affected by two factors;
Player Evaluation Sessions (aka tryouts) for New players
Although we use a year-round player placement process to evaluate current players within Orlando City Youth Soccer, we will continue to hold evaluation sessions to evaluate prospective players from outside of the club. During these sessions, we look for very specific qualities in each player to ensure they are a good fit for our club and team culture and training methodology we use here at Orlando City Youth Soccer.
During Player Evaluation Sessions we use current Orlando City Youth Soccer players and teams to help gauge where an propspective player may fit within the structure of our club.
We feel confident in this process to place players in the appropriate team but will it additionally reduce the stress, anxiety, and difficulties surrounding the tryout event for players and parents.