"SELECT" TEAMS are established based on tryouts and players are chosen or "selected" to play in a specific age group and compete in State-Sanctioned Leagues with Player Passes.
ABOUT SELECT TEAMS
This is also called premier or "travel" teams. Players are selected based on their current or potential ability to play in one of several competitive leagues in the DC metro area. DCYFC has teams playing EDP, EDP Futures and SAM league.
OTHER NAMES USED TO MARKET PROGRAMS
Some clubs in DC and the surrounding area create "All-Stars", "Future Stars", "Premier Academy" or "Select Academy" teams or programs. Instead of made-up names, DCYFC offer 3 programs:
- Select Teams (Elite and Premier players)
- Pre-Travel Development Teams (2013/2014/2015 Birth Year)
- Development Program (Ages 5-11)
Competitive leagues are sanctioned by a state soccer association, player passes are issued by state soccer associations and leagues maintain standings. Competitive leagues are also granted permission by state soccer associations to host tournaments and results are used to rank teams by state, region and nationally.
At DCYFC, you play either on a "Select" (Premier) Team and compete in one of several competitive leagues in the area or play on a Pre-Travel Development Team or in the Development Program (the latter two compete internally within the Club).
Our Development and Pre-Travel Development Program strive to create formidable and talented soccer players to eventually play on our "Select" competitive teams.