2019-2020 U.S. Development Academy Tryouts: May & June 2019
United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA)
Cleveland Internationals Academy 2019 - 2020 Tryouts
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All information below and subsequent updates can be found on the Internationals Academy blog: www.interinfoacademy.blogspot.com Please pass this information on to anyone you feel could benefit from a US Soccer Academy program. Below are links to more information & FAQs on the US Soccer Development Academy program.
Tryouts are offered across 3 weeks, and at 2 locations:
- Pinnacle Sports Complex - 313 Medina Rd., Medina OH
- Lost Nation Sports Park - 38630 Jet Center Pl., Willoughby, OH 44094
Attend as many sessions as possible for maximum exposure to coaches & opportunity for your best showing.
Bring: Cleats, shin guards, water & registration material. There is NO Cost to try out.
Team designation by birth year: U19: 2001-02, U17: 2003-04, U15: 2005, U14: 2006, U13: 2007, U12: 2008-09
Week 1 - May 21 - 23 Location: Pinnacle Sports Complex
May 21: 5:00 - 6:15 pm: U15 (2005) * 6:15 - 7:30 pm: U17 (2003 & '04) * 7:30 - 9:00 pm: U19 (2002 & '01)
May 22: 5:00 - 6:15 pm: U12 (2008 & '09) * 6:15 - 7: 30 pm: U13 (2007) * 7:30 - 9:00 pm: U14 (2006)
May 23: 7:00 - 8:15 pm: U15 (2005) * 8:15 - 9:30 pm: U17 (2003 & '04) and U19 (2002 & '01)
May 24: 5:00 - 6:15 pm: U12 (2008 & '09) * 6:15 - 7: 30 pm: U13 (2007) * 7:30 - 9:00 pm: U14 (2006)
Week 2 - June 3 - 7 Location: Lost Nation Sports Complex
June 3: 5:00 - 6:15 pm: U15 (2005) * 6:15 - 7:30 pm: U17 (2003 & '04) * 7:30 - 9:00 pm: U19 (2002 & '01)
June 4: 5:00 - 6:15 pm: U12 (2008 & '09) * 6:15 - 7:30 pm: U13 ('07) * 7:30 - 9:00 pm: U14 (2006)
June 5: 5:00 - 6:15 pm: U15 (2005) * 6:15 - 7:30 pm: U17 ('03 & '04) * 7:30 - 9:00 pm: U19 (2002 & '01)
June 6: 5:00 - 6:15 pm: U12 (2008 & '09) * 6:15 - 7:30 pm: U13 ('07) * 7:30 - 9:00 pm: U14 (2006)
June 7: 5:00 - 6:15 pm: U15 (2005) * 6:15 - 7:30 pm: U17 ('03 & '04) * 7:30 - 9:00 pm: U19 (2002 & '01)
Week 3 - June 25 - 28 Location: Pinnacle Sports Complex
June 25: 5:00 - 6:15 pm: U12 (2008 & '09) * 6:15 - 7:30 pm: U13 (2007) * 7:30 - 9:00 pm: U14 (2006)
June 26: 5:00 - 6:15 pm: U12 (2008 & '09) * 6:15 - 7:30 pm: U13 (2007) * 7:30 - 9:00 pm: U14 (2006)
June 27: 5:00 - 6:15 pm: U15 (2005) * 6:15 - 7:30 pm: U17 (2003 & '04) * 7:30 - 9:00 pm: U19 (2002 & '01)
June 28: 5:00 - 6:15 pm: U15 (2005) * 6:15 - 7:30 pm: U17 (2003 & '04) * 7:30 - 9:00 pm: U19 (2002 & '01)
Registration Materials (do not staple, please paper clip):
If you are new to the Internationals Academy program please bring the following to the tryout:
1) Recent color picture (w/name on back)
2) Birth Certificate copy
3) Medical Insurance Card copy
4) Academy Tryout form
If you are a current player with Internationals, but new to the Academy please bring the following:
1) Medical Insurance Card copy
2) Academy Tryout Form
If you were an Internationals Academy player in the 2018-19 season no paperwork needed.
About the U.S. Soccer Development Program
10-Month Season –
Previously, U.S. Soccer asked that all Development Academy clubs make the move to a 10-month season to ensure their players are building skills and fitness while establishing continuity in their training. This policy will continue for 2018-19 and beyond. Essentially, all clubs will start their pre-season in September and finish with a Playoff/Showcase event in June, hence the 10-month season. To that end, we want to give each of you enough information concerning this change to make an honest and forthright decision concerning your son’s soccer future as the high school soccer season will no longer be an option should you make the Academy roster. I have attached a document from US Soccer (Embracing the Challenge) which discusses the move along with a link to a video. Please, if you have any questions concerning the 10-Month Season do not hesitate to call us prior to the tryout.
Addition of the U12 and U13 age groups -
Beginning with the 2016-17 the USSDA season, 56 youth clubs from across the country joined 78 existing Academy member clubs at the U-12 level to create a total of 134 clubs that will develop players in key markets throughout the United States. The expansion of the Development Academy at the U-12 level was intended to reduce travel distances between clubs, while also allowing clubs to cast a wider net for committed players in existing and new markets that have the potential to develop into elite soccer players. The Under-12 age group is the youngest age group at which clubs will participate in Development Academy markets. "Expanding to the U-12 age group and the addition of 56 new member clubs will improve the overall environment at an earlier development stage and help clubs create a more positive step-by-step learning pathway for players," said US Soccer Director of Scouting Tony Lepore. Splitting the U13-14 group into separate teams also helped the development and identification of those players.
Mid-America Division / Central Conference (U13 - U18)
ISC Academy plays 22 games (11 home and 11 away) in the Mid-America Division which consists of:
Chicago Area: Sockers FC, Chicago Fire, Chicago Magic
Michigan Area: Wolves, Vardar
St Louis Area: Scott Gallagher Metro, Scott Gallagher Missouri
Minneapolis Area: Minnesota Thunder, Minnesota United FC, Shattuck-St.Marys Soccer Academy
Ohio/Indiana Area: Columbus Crew, Indiana Fire, Internationals
Canada Area: Toronto FC
U12 Mid-America Division (# of games TBD)
Indiana: Indiana Fire, Fort Wayne United, Indiana Elite
Michigan: Wolves, Vardar
Ohio: Columbus Crew, Cincinnati United, Internationals
Competition will never get any better than this!
College coaches regularly visit regular season Academy games and there are US Soccer scouts evaluating clubs, players, and referees throughout the season. There are 2 main showcase events for the U17 and U19 teams. The Winter Showcase is a three game/four day event played in early December in Sarasota, FL. The annual Summer Playoffs/Showcase is held in Oceanside, CA in June using the same 3 game/4 day format for U15 and U17/19 teams. Teams that make it through the initial playoff phase move on to the Academy Finals, in July in Carson, CA. U13 and U14 will play in a Fall Regional event (October) in either Chicago or Dallas.
Please call us with any Questions
Frequently Asked Questions about the USSDA
Internationals Academy Blog
Internationals U14 site
Internationals U16 site
Internationals U18 site
US Soccer site
Internationals Soccer club site
USSDA_Cleveland Social Media
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No makeup dates are set as of this time. Be aware, however, that players chosen for roster spots will be asked for their commitment by submitting a deposit after the tryout. We will inform you of the deadline and amount when it is determined.