Get Fit for Your Upcoming College Season
FC COPA ACADEMY'S SUCCESSFUL U20 AND U23 MENS AND WOMENS ELITE COLLEGIATE PROGRAM WILL ONCE AGAIN BE OPEN TO ALL ALUMNI AND NON-ALUMNI PLAYERS IN 2019.
Following very successful seasons with the U20, U23 and Reserve teams, Futbol Club Copa Academy will once again field Men's & Women's teams this year in the EDP U20 and U23 Premier League. Running alongside our Elite Collegiate Program teams, FC Copa Academy holds tryouts for teams that compete in the UWS (women's) and NPSL (men's) Leagues.
The United Women’s Soccer (UWS) was formed late in 2015 under the belief that there was a gap in the development of the female soccer player between the collegiate game and the professional & international game. A dedicated Tier 2 league was needed. UWS will fill that gap with a summer competitive season that will help the collegiate player evolve & enhance their game for fall competition while giving the post-collegiate player a chance to further develop for the professional & international ranks.
The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is the largest established men’s soccer league in the United States with 91 teams competing across the country in 2019. The NPSL is a successor to the Men’s Premier Soccer League (MPSL), which was formed in 2002. The NPSL is a member of the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) and is thereby affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF). The NPSL’s cooperative and turnkey ownership platform has led to its explosive growth, countless player development opportunities, and commitment to grow the game in the United States.
The UWS and NPSL teams along with the U20, U23 and Reserve Elite Collegiate Program teams will train and compete in the Spring and Summer 2020. League play runs from early May to the end of July. The teams are comprised of top college bound players, FC Copa Academy Alumni, regional college talent and other nationally recognized players from across the country. FC Copa Academy will be competing against some of the top teams in the Northeast region throughout the course of the summer season.
The teams will be led by a senior FC Copa Academy coaching staff that have extensive experience with players at the top level. The technical staff at FC Copa Academy have been working on the scouting and recruitment process by identifying players in collegiate programs, from college showcases and from the semi professional ranks. Each team will be composed of 26 available roster spots for the summer season (For the Elite Collegiate program - included in those 26 roster spots will be at least 4 players which the league allows to be over the age limit, so if you are over the age cut off, this program is still something you can participate in as 1 of 4 select spots).
All current U18 and former FC Copa Academy players are guaranteed a spot on one of the two Elite Collegiate Teams. However you must attend the tryouts in order to be included for the summer. Don't miss out on this opportunity to compete at the highest level in preparation for your fall collegiate seasons, or to take your game to the next level as a player in the UWS and NPSL leagues.
2019 FC COPA U20 | U23 ELITE COLLEGE PROGRAM TRYOUT DATES & TIMES
League: U20/U23 & Reserves EDP Premier League
Tryout Dates: Tryout and evaluations are ongoing. Limited spots are available. Click here for an evaluation form.
Location: CHECK IN. Rutgers University Park 656 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway NJ
Roster: 26 available roster spots per team, will be made up of FC Copa Academy Alumni and top talent from collegiate programs across the Northeast.
Fees: $500 (Training, Game Day Coaching, Turf and Grass Field Fees, Game Day Fees, Referee Fees, League Registration, Uniform, Insurance and Carding Fees)
MISSION & GOALS:
The focus and goal of these FC Copa Academy teams is to sharpen technical skills, master and introduce new tactical points, push each players' body and overall performance level, incorporate the player into a professional and competitive training environment, and learn the vigorous and demanding expectations of playing at the collegiate and professional level through hands-on experience.
These programs at FC Copa Academy are designed for talented, competitive players who are looking for ultimate success in soccer at the highest level. These programs are meant to assist you in reaching an even higher level of soccer in your new or existing collegiate program or at the semi-pro or professional level. Below you will find all the detailed information regarding the next steps to be evaluated. We encourage you to join us!
Many initial roster spots will be selected through the upcoming tryout/training sessions which can be found above. Once you complete the evaluation form you will receive an email with further details. We encourage all players to attend as many of the sessions as possible so that the technical staff can evaluate you fully.
Prior to attending we request that all players not currently on an FC Copa Academy team (including all ALUMNI and past U20/23 team members) complete the online evaluation form, by CLICKING HERE, so we can keep you up to date on all information and so that we have the most accurate contact information for you. This evaluation form is mandatory for all prospective candidates to fill out prior to the tryout. Not having an evaluation form filled out will only delay your ability to participate in the tryout process and receive future communications from FC Copa Academy.
Finally, if you have any collegiate friends who have played at a high level and would be good candidates for our team, please have them fill out an evaluation form by CLICKING HERE. We hope to see you at our upcoming tryout sessions. In the meantime, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org