Save the Date for Oklahoma Energy FC's Development Academy
OK Energy FC US Development Academy is excited to announce our 2018 USSDA Town Hall and ID Clinic schedule. We will be holding two DA Town Hall Meetings in April and two DA ID Clinics in May for girls in the U13 through U19 age divisions.
OK Energy FC is the only USSDA program in Oklahoma, offering a chance for elite players from across the state the opportunity to play at the highest level in US Youth Soccer.
U.S. Soccer started the Development Academy Program to improve long-term player and coach development. After studying player development models domestically and internationally, U.S. Soccer collaborated with elite soccer clubs across the nation to create a program to provide the proper environment by emphasizing quality training and limited meaningful competition. There are many benefits of playing in the DA. These benefits include:
- Consistent, high level training environment
- Professional, highly licensed coaches
- More meaningful games
- Schedule designed to improve periodization and help reduce the risk of injury
- College exposure at first class events, matches, and training
- Matches regularly attended by US Soccer Scouts and Coaches
The OK Energy FC will be hosting two Town Hall meetings for all interested parties to discuss program details, ID Clinics, player requirements, and expectations of the year. The USSDA Town Hall Schedule will be as follows:
OKC Town Hall - April 18 th at OCCHD
- 2600 NE 63rd St, Oklahoma City, OK 73111
- Starts at 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Tulsa Town Hall - April 26 th at Bishop Kelly High School Auditorium
- 3905 S. Hudson Ave., Tulsa, OK 74135
- Starts at 7pm (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Sign-up for the Town Hall Meetings is at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdlzFbU-ZT9VLsGu48H6ESKiC8Y7kLohmuqeAwnxfnPVPsFJw/viewform
The OK Energy FC USSDA ID Clinic Schedule will be as follows:
OKC ID Clinic - May 5 th at Edmond SC (1502 W Danforth Rd, Edmond, OK)
Tulsa ID Clinic - May 6 th at Titan South (9850 S. Elwood Ave, Jenks, OK)
Times and Fields will be updated soon
These events are FREE and open to all players regardless of U.S. Soccer affiliation. These ID Clinics provide opportunities for elite youth soccer players to be identified and developed. This is a perfect opportunity to train and develop under the watchful eye of our USSDA coaches.
If you have questions, please reach out to the Girls DA Director of Coaching, Stephen Phillips at Unitedfc2001@hotmail.com or 405-245-8741.
U.S. Soccer announced Friday that OK Energy FC has been selected to participate in the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy (DA) for 2018, a major step forward for youth soccer in Oklahoma.
Created in the Fall of 2017 the DA, with 69 of the top Girls Soccer Programs in the country, was created to accelerate the development of and to create world-class, female soccer players by providing a unified focus while maximizing player development across the country. As an Academy member, Energy FC joins other Academy clubs in a commitment to prioritizing individual development through and emphasis on meaningful competition and professionalized coaching. This season, the U.S. Soccer Development Academy has expanded to 197 unique clubs across the country, including Energy FC. This year, Energy FC was one of only four girls clubs added. READ U.S. SOCCER RELEASE
“Everyone connected with Energy FC is absolutely delighted and honored to be accepted in to the DA beginning in 2018,” said Energy FC Head Coach and Technical Director Steve Cooke. “We are extremely excited for the opportunities this program provides for both youth players and coaches in Oklahoma. It is important we continue to focus on fully integrating the player pathway from youth, college, professional and national team programs. Without a doubt the DA allows us to strengthen our programs and help maximize opportunities for Oklahoma’s young female soccer players and give them a chance to realize their dreams.”
The Girls’ Development Academy Program focuses on positively impacting the everyday club environment while connecting players and coaches to the National Teams and college programs. The teams play in Frontier Division of the DA for league play as well as participating in the DA Academy Showcase events. The most recent showcase event, the 2017 Development Academy Winter Showcase in Lakewood Ranch, FL saw over 300 college coaches and 40 US Soccer National Scouts on hand to evaluate the players.
Danny Stone, Assistant Coach and Academy Director said, “In my time with the Colorado Rapids DA, I thoroughly enjoyed the focus on player development that U.S. Soccer and the Development Academy provided. We look forward to using those experiences as well as the continued collective efforts of so many here in Oklahoma to grow the game.”
Additional details about the program will be available in the coming weeks.
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