CYA is pleased to announce a partnership with the Northern Virginia Football Club (NOVA FC). CYA and NOVA FC will leverage each others strengths to foster player development and competitive opportunities, improving the overall youth soccer experience for our players, coaches and families. This relationship will allow our players an additional avenue to pursue the game at the highest competitive level in the Super Y League.
The Super Y-League is a summer league dedicated to the progression of youth soccer players and designed for talented youth players destined for college, professional or international careers. Affiliated with U.S. 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 Super Y League comprises age groups from U12 U17 (Girls and Boys) and it is an essential step to a youth players Path to the Pros.
The NOVA FC was established in 1997 as a member of the United Systems of Independent Soccer Leagues (USISL). As USISL evolved through the years into what is now known as the United Soccer Leagues (USL), it has developed a full top-to-bottom approach in fostering soccer development in North America. NOVA FC is one such full service club dedicated to the USL vision of North American soccer development and has embraced this complete club model structure, and focuses exclusively on development at all levels to promote the beautiful game.
This relationship is about creating more developmental opportunities for players, establishing a direct pathway between CYA and NOVA FC, one of the top USL Clubs in the country, and it also establishes a pathway for our most capable players into the West Ham International Academy, giving CYA NOVA FC players a direct opportunity to play overseas.
Here are some comments from NOVA FC and CYA Leadership about the new partnership
Mo Sheta has done a great job with NOVA FC and I am pleased to be working with him. Both CYA and NOVA FC share in common goal to offer the best quality developmental programs in the country. Bothorganizations will share methodology training methods and philosophy to provide players with the best educational environment in the Northern Virginia Region to grow on and off the field.
Carlos Orantes - CYA Soccer Chairman
I am very excited about the great opportunity we have ahead as CYA and NV Royals work together. This will definitely enhance the education of our players and coaches. It is a great advantage for our players as they will have the option to play in the Super Y League as part of a year round developmental program, keeping a consistency between the regular season and the Super Y League
Oscar Feliu - CYA Technical Director
We have been working on the establishment of an educational alliance for a long time and I am very pleased with the opportunity that is now available to all CYA Soccer Players. Together with NOVA FC, we will continue to enhance the educational landscape in Northern Virginia for all players over the coming seasons
Mark Abbot - CYA Executive Director