2015 - Present
In 2002, the Super Y League, through US Soccer and the United States Olympic Committee, was granted ODP programs to identify players for U.S. National Team Programs. The first selection process began during the 2003 season to identify players for Regional Team selection events, where U.S. National Staff Coaches scouted players for National Team Programs. In addition to many players being identified for U.S. National Team Programs, top players are identified by leading college and university soccer programs throughout the United States.
In 2015, the Super Y League identified an opportunity to provide unique scouting and identification chances to the league’s top performers closer to home. In addition to providing more regionally based identification events for players on the field, the SYL Regional Scouting Series delivers supplemental educational programming for players AND parents off the field.
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A: The Regional Scouting Series will be held on three consecutive weekends beginning the weekend of July 22-24 followed by July 29-31, and August 5-7.Region 1: Lancaster, PA - July 29-31. Region 2: Fort Wayne, IN - July 22-24 Region 3: Ormond Beach, FL - August 5-7
A: Yes, we have worked hard to provide the best opportunities to our younger age groups. The U10/11 & U12 age groups will have a chance to be invited to the Scouting Series and will be developed & challenged by our partner Rene Muelensteen Academy’s (RMA) Technical Testing. They will then have a chance to compete in the Technical Testing National Championships put on by RMA which are usually in November.
A: There is not a Regional Scouting Series provided for the Super Y League U18 age group. At this point, the players usually are already committed to a college or will not be furthering their soccer career.
A: Players are responsible for all transportation involved (pre, during, post) with the Scouting Series and all hotel costs during the Scouting Series. They are also responsible for all food costs. SYL will cover all other costs.
A: Since we have designed the Scouting Series to provide unparalleled experience for both players AND parents, a player must have a parent/guardian or someone responsible for them at the camp. Please note, this is a non-residential camp where the parent/guardian is responsible for the player in ALL outside camp activities. We highly encourage a player’s parent to attend the educational programming we will provide.
A: Hopefully by holding these camps at central locations within your region, that would alleviate the need to fly. However, the nearest airport for each region is as follows:
Region 1: Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)
Region 2: Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA)
Region 3: Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
A: Boys check in is between 12-2 PM and Girls check in is 2-4 PM, both on the Friday of your camp. Please note, for players to have ample preparation/warmup time, arrive as early as possible to your respective sign-in time slot.
A: The camp will conclude after the All-Star games on Sunday after which players are free to depart. If players are not selected for the All-Star games, they are free to depart as soon as the roster is released.
A: No, as highlighted earlier, all attendees are responsible for their own transportation.
A: Attendees are responsible for their hotel lodging during the Scouting Series. Once a player is registered, details will be sent that contain a list of our partner hotels to help families in booking their stay.
A: Players will receive two Nike training tops when they arrive, which will be used during training sessions and games while they are in camp. Players need to bring a set of black shorts and socks and a set of white shorts and socks. Disclaimer: we cannot guarantee the jersey size as they are pre-ordered before registration.
A: Players are invited to the camp based off their in-game performance during the Super Y League season. The more RSS nominations the player receives, the greater chance they have at being invited to the camp.
A: Players should bring all their own equipment to camp: proper size soccer ball (U10/11 size 4, U12+ size 5), shin guards, cleats, sandals, sneakers, water bottles, sunscreen etc. They should also bring extra clothes to wear when they are not training or playing games, a notebook for the educational pieces, and anything else that will make them more comfortable while in camp.
A: Invitations will be sent via email to the email address designated from their SYL club registration.
A: The cost of the camp is $325.
A: The refund policy is laid out in the Registration Form sent to players who have been nominated.
A: Players are placed into camp groups at random, based off gender, position, and age. Due to being an individual focused camp, we cannot fulfill any player requests for certain teams.
A: Due to the league's extensive network, there is a large presence of some of the top colleges at the event. Many college scouts and coaches come to seek out potential players for their programs. Please refer to the other information sections to gather more information.