About the Super Y Finals
The USL Super Y-League Championships is the premier event of the summer for the Super Y-League. After competing during the regular season from April to August, the boy’s and girl’s divisional winners convene at IMG Academy to battle for the championship. This elite event takes place in the beginning of December each year and offers the best competition from all over North America.
Super Y League
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. Top youth academies such as Weston FC, Mass Premier Soccer and TSF Academy have been members of the league for several seasons. USL’s Super Y-League has revolutionized youth player development in North America.
Super Y League provides:
• top-level training, an opportunity to develop skills, compete, and be identified on a divisional and national stage
• help in "professionalizing" player development
• identification of players in their natural environment - the best way to consistently evaluate players.
Advantages of the Super Y League:
• Enables teams to scout their own areas for the best players
• Starts at age 13, which is the youngest age when coaches can clearly see elite level talent.
• Primarily follows FIFA’s laws of the game and offers expanded rosters (26 player roster/18 named for each match) with no limits on recruiting
• Much broader in geographical scope.
More on The Super Y League:
Super Y-League was granted ODP status in August of 2002 for two programs: (1) The Super Y-League North American Finals as a National ODP event where players where will be scouted by U.S. Soccer National Staff Coaches and (2) The formation of the National ODP Camps where players will be scouted by U.S. Soccer National Staff Coaches. Please note that there is no connection with this system and the U.S. Youth Soccer ODP system.
The regular season will consist of 8-18 matches (8-10 for Super-20 League Teams) depending on the division and the age group. The total point leader within the division, and also the appropraite number of bid alloactions per division, will culminate the season with the Super Y-League North American Finals.