Academy program

The Florida Gulf Coast Dutch Lions FC offers the following teams:

  • Premier teams
  • Development teams

The FGCDL FC Youth Academy does not have more than two teams per age category. The Premier teams are the teams with the best players in a certain age category. The Premier teams usually have full-time coaches with a higher coaching license (minimum UEFA C or equivalent) and practice 3-4 times a week, except for the U7-U8 who practice twice a week. The Premier teams get a minimum of two player-coach-parent evaluations, four times video analysis a year and play in several prestigious tournaments.

The Development teams are the 2nd teams in a certain age category. The Development teams usually have full-time coaches with a UEFA C and/or have professional playing experience and are in the process of obtaining a coaching license. Development teams practice two times a week, get a minimum of two player-coach-parent evaluations, two times video analysis a year and play in regional tournaments.

The annual academy fee for any of the Premier Academy programs will cover the following items: outdoor league fees, referee fees, coaches’ fees, field rental fees and one set of training gear.

Try-outs for US Club Soccer clubs can be held all year round. To check the dates and sign up for our Youth Academy try-outs please click here.