Super Y-League Announces Finals Dates
30 May, 2013
2013 Finals set for Dec. 5-9 in Bradenton, FL
The Super Y-League announced today that its 2013 North American Finals, presented by Nike, will be held December 5-9 at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. This will mark the second consecutive year the North American Finals have been held at IMG Academy’s world-class facilities.
“The overwhelming consensus among coaches, players and parents was that last year’s North American Finals was by far the best Super Y-League event we’ve hosted, and a large part of the credit goes to IMG Academy,” USL Executive Director of Youth Leagues Jason Arnold said. “Teams traveled from throughout North America to compete for national championships, and the professional atmosphere at IMG Academy added to the excitement and level of competition.”
Created in 1999 with 12 teams, the Super Y-League now includes nearly 80 clubs from throughout the United States and Canada with an average of 500 teams competing in the league every summer. Many of the clubs participating in the league are now affiliated with the top professional and amateur men’s and women’s sides of USL and Major League Soccer, providing a true pyramid of development that mirrors those in traditional soccer nations throughout the world.
Between 8-16 boys teams and 6-8 girls teams will qualify for the 2013 Super Y-League North American Finals in U12 through U17 age divisions. Teams will compete in three days of group play December 5-7, with semifinals and finals set for December 8-9. The 2013 Super Y-League regular season kicks off Saturday.
2012 Champions Boys Girls
U17 Parsippany SC VSI West Florida Flames
U16 Southern Soccer Academy Triangle FC
U15 VSI West Florida Flames Atlanta Fire United
U14 Ironbound SC Cleveland Internationals
U13 Long Island Rough Riders Long Island Rough Riders
U12 Tampa Bay United FC America
About IMG Academy: IMG Academy, a division of IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, is the world’s largest and most advanced multi-sport training and education complex. IMG Academy hosted a myriad of soccer team training camps in 2012, including clubs such as the Seattle Sounders, D.C. United, Columbus Crew, Sweden’s Malmö FF, and the U.S. Women’s National Team preparing for the London Olympic Games.
For more than 30 years, IMG Academy has helped countless youth, adult, collegiate and professional athletes reach their full potential in and out of sport, by providing world-class coaching, tailored programs and professional facilities within an energetic environment across a 450-acre campus.
About Super Y-League: Founded in 1999, the Super Y-League is dedicated to the progression of future professional players. Averaging 700 teams since 2004, the Super Y-League has steered the course for development of elite clubs, players, and coaches. Affiliated with US Soccer, the Super Y-League ODP Program has opened countless doors for players to be identified for U.S. National Team Programs. The Super Y-League contains the youth academies of Major League Soccer clubs, USL PRO clubs, PDL clubs and W-League clubs. The league also serves clubs looking to develop the game from the ground up.