West Coast FC B06 Developmental Academy and SCDSL Tryout Dates

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Tryouts for our Boys 06 Developmental Academy and SCDSL teams will be held 3/9, 3/16, 3/21, 3/23, 3/28, 3/30 from 4:30-6:00 at the Lake Forest Sports Complex Grass Field #3. For questions about the 06 Developmental Academy please contact coach This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For questions regarding the 06 SCDSL team please contact coach This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Lake Forest Sports Complex
28000 Rancho Parkway
Lake Forest CA 92630

For boys born in any other birth year please follow the BOYS TRYOUTS link and email the approriate coach for more information on trying out.

West Coast Futbol Club – United States Soccer Development Academy (DA)

The U.S. Soccer Development Academy is a National Team Training program and competition conducted and administered by the United States Soccer Federation. The Academy philosophy according to U.S. Soccer is: “More training, higher quality training, less games and more meaningful games with proper rest ratio.”

West Coast Futbol Club has been recognized by U.S. Soccer for their sustained ability to develop nationally recognized teams and players. West Coast FC will continue serving as an “Academy Club” for the under-12 (2006) age group for the 2017-18 season. West Coast Futbol Club has adopted the developmental principles outlined in the Development Academy Regulations and Technical Framework for the “Development Academy Team”. The program will focus on the following: individual player development within the team concept, improving the quality of coaching for players, shift away from a results-driven philosophy, and most importantly promote a holistic approach to develop respect, personal responsibility and positive lifestyle habits.

West Coast Futbol Club Leadership and Technical Staff

  • Development Academy Director – Neil Armour
    • Technical Staff - “Academy Coaches” - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it        

Rosters: The 2006 “Academy Team” roster will be comprised of 24-26 “Academy Players”.

Competition: Under-12 “Academy Games” will be in the 9v9 format. The 2006 “Academy Team” will be split each play date in to two 12-13 player rosters for “Academy Games”. Academy Teams are only permitted to participate in non-Academy games and elite events approved by the Development Academy Staff. Academy players must meet all attendance and participation requirements for training and games. The only permissible soccer related reasons to miss Development Academy activities is National Team duty and U.S. Soccer Training Center participation. All full-time Academy players, including goalkeepers, are required to start in at least 25% of their club’s Academy games and play a minimum game time of 50% during the season.

Training Program: The Academy Team will train a minimum of three days a week during the “Academy Season” that runs from August 2017 through June 2018. In the lead up to August 2017 the team will train and compete in friendlies and local competitions.

The calendar is broken down this way.

Summer Preparation starts in August, followed by the Fall Competitive Period from Sep. – Nov., a break in December, a Futsal Period in January, the Spring Competitive Period from February to June.

Please reference U.S. Soccer’s website at http://www.ussoccerda.com/overview for details regarding the benefits of the Development Academy Program.

“Education is not the filling of a pail; it is the lighting of the fire.” W.B. Yeats

Thank you for your interest in West Coast Futbol Club.