PSA Super Y League
U15 Boys Super Y League North American Champions 2011
|Super 20 Women - National Champions
||Super 20 Men - National Finalist
||U15 Boys - National Finalist (finals Dec ’12)
|Super 20 Men - National Finalist
||U15 Boys - National Champions
||U13 Girls - National Finalist (finals Dec ’12)
|U14 Boys - National Finalist
||U13 Girls - National Finalist
|U13 Boys - National Finalist
Princeton Soccer Association is a member of the Super Y-League (SYL). The SYL is a national youth soccer league operated by United Soccer Leagues (USL) and affiliated with U.S. Soccer. The SYL offers a competitive competition calendar with member clubs that are required to implement league wide minimum standards for competition, player development, administration and overall professionalism.
Founded in 1999, the Super Y-League is dedicated to the progression of future professional players. Averaging 700 teams since 2004, the Super Y-League has steered the course for development of elite clubs, players, and coaches. Affiliated with US Soccer, the Super Y-League ODP Program has opened countless doors for players to be identified for U.S. National Team Programs. The Super Y-League contains the youth academies of Major League Soccer clubs, USL PRO clubs, Premier Development League and W-League clubs. The league also serves clubs looking to develop the game from the ground up. USL’s Super Y-League has revolutionized youth player development in North America.
The 2013 SYL campaign is anticipated to feature around 700 teams within the U12 – U17 boys and girls age groups, competing within eight geographic divisions of the U.S. and Canada. Typically, the top few teams in the each Division advance to the Super Y-League National Finals held annually in November in Tampa, Florida. Here the qualifiers challenge against other Divisional representatives for the National Championship.
Both US Soccer and US Olympic Committee has sanctioned the Super Y League National Finals and Olympic Development Program (ODP) National Camps as official ODP Events. The League serves as a means of identifying players for US Youth National Teams.
The primary goal of the league is to provide a platform for elite players to develop and be identified.
Princeton Soccer Association’s SYL Program
Princeton Soccer Association has secured a membership agreement with the SYL through the 2015 season. Princeton Soccer Association competes in the Mid Atlantic Division, playing the season schedule from May to July against teams from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland.
The SYL is a important part of the Princeton Soccer Association season calendar as it offers consistent high quality competition.
“The Super Y-League provides an opportunity for our players to learn to excel in a pressurized environment,” stated Director of Coaching, John Newman. “Players naturally develop at a faster pace by playing against the best competition. The games are an excellent means to challenge, motivate and improve our teams, coaches and players.”
The Director of Coaching and coaches will evaluate and monitor the performance and development of teams and individual players throughout the season. The individual team training programs will be adjusted based upon the observations to further aid and expedite player development. The goal is for Princeton Soccer Association players to consistently develop the skill sets to play college soccer and beyond.
The league also provides a potential fast track route for Princeton Soccer Association top players to gain ODP recognition. Players are observed during games and those that consistently excel throughout the season may be selected to represent the Mid Atlantic Division select teams at the ODP National Camp in Florida.