Field of 64 Teams Set for 2009-10 Development Academy Playoffs in Greensboro, N.C.
U17/18 Chargers Qualify as a Wild Card
• Games Slated for Extended Weekend of June 25-29 at Bryan Park
• 32 Teams in Each Age Group Drawn into Eight Groups, With Group Winners Advancing to Finals Week
• Finals Week Set for July 10-17 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
As a foundation to the Development Academy (DA) evaluation process, the Pre-Academy Development Program is designed for the most serious and committed soccer player. The primary purpose of the launching of this Program, is the identification and the preparation of these players for the USSFDevelopmentAcademy teams U16 / U18 run by the Clearwater Chargers S.C and now entering in our 4th season. US Soccer Federation has severalstandards which our current DA teams must adhere to; these mandates are also some of the core principals of the Pre-Academy teams.
CHARGER STANDOUT, Max Rockwell, NAMED GATORADE® FLORIDA BOYS SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR
CHICAGO (May 6, 2010) — In its 25th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with ESPN RISE, today announced Max Rockwell of JW Mitchell High School as its 2009-10 Gatorade Florida Boys Soccer Player of the Year. Rockwell is the first Gatorade Florida Boys Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from JW Mitchell High School, and the 2nd Charger to be selected in the past four year’s.
Submitted to the Clearwater Chargers By: Dan Segal, Executive Vice President, WMG*. May, 2010
As co-head of WMG’s soccer group, I am frequently asked by young players and their parents about professional soccer.Any player who has advanced to an Academy Team at a competitive club has by that point in their life invested an enormous amount of time and energy in their soccer career, and has shown considerable ability.It makes sense that a great many of these players dream of a professional soccer career.