WCFC Response to US Soccer's Decision to Terminate Development Academy Program
On April 15, 2020, the United States Socecer Federation ("USSF") announced the immediate termination of the Boys & Girls Development Academy program. This decision is not just a cancellation of the Spring 2020 season – the USSF has terminated the entire program.
Please be advised that the termination of the Developmental Academy will not have any impact on our club. We studied the national landscape and the various platforms available and had come to the conclusion that the ECNL (Elite Clubs National League) was the best national level developmental league for our boys and girls.
On the girls side we have been full members of the ECNL for several years, and recently pooled our resources with NYCFC to join forces to create a formidable group of ECNL teams. And on the boys side, we are one of the founding members of the Boys ECNL, and had a few months back advised the Boys DA that we would not continue with the two age groups we had that were competing in their platform.
Navigating the ever changing soccer landscape is extremely difficult, but we are confident in saying that in the ECNL, we are in the best developmental forum in the US, and most importantly for our players.
World Class FC is the only North New Jersey, Rockland County NY and Westchester County NY ECNL club member – no other club in this region can offer the ECNL platform for player development. If you are interested in exploring our ECNL program email us at … firstname.lastname@example.org