The USL W-League was founded in 1995 and is, after the NWSL, the highest level of play for female soccer players in the United States of America, giving college players the opportunity to play alongside established international players while maintaining their collegiate eligibility and is a great opportunity for players to showcase themselves for the professional soccer leagues. The league is administrated by the United Soccer Leagues system (USL), which also oversees the men’s USL Pro and USL Premier Development League. In 2012, 30 teams, from the United States and Canada participated in the USL W-League.
The 2013 W League season starts the third year for the Dayton Dutch Lions. Now that the program has completed a building phase, the club is now ready to enter the third year of the W-League team and look forward to an exciting season with a strong and consistent program. The club is looking for the best possible players, a combination of quality national and/or international players and the top level talent of the local players. The Dayton Dutch Lions believe that this combination, together with a good and organized program will be the key to success in the USL W-League.
What can players expect from the Dayton Dutch Lions FC W-League program?
- Stay fit for college season
- The team plays at least 12 games at the highest level
- Professional coaching
- 3 to 4 activities a week (practices and/or games)
- Practice on turf or good condition natural grass fields
- Practices focused on technical and tactical development
- Practice and game gear
- Comfortable traveling in a sleeper’s bus
- Hotel and meals arranged at the away trips
- Individual player development plan
- Video analysis of games
- Play the Dutch Style (passing game)
- Host families for abroad or out of town players
- Scouting reports for European professional soccer clubs
There are no costs to be on the Dayton Dutch Lions W-League team roster.
2013 game schedule:
For the 2013 game schedule click here
Try outs for this program will be on February 17. Sign up here.
For more information about the Dayton Dutch Lions FC W League program please contact:
Sid van Druenen, Head Coach and Women’s program director
Cell phone: 937 520 7188