CUSA Crew SC accepted into Super Y League

We are extremely pleased to annouce that CUSA Crew SC has been accepted into the Super Y-League for the 2018 season.

What is Super Y-League?:

Affiliated with US Soccer and partnered with US Club Soccer, the league is the Super Y-League is a USL run summer league designed for talented youth players destined for professional or international careers. Through Olympic Development (ODP) status programs and events such as the North American Finals and National ODP Camps, the nation’s top players are selected for US National Team Programs. The league is made up of a series of regional leagues within the framework of a North American league containing the top clubs and players from the United States and Canada.

Schedule:
The regular season will consist of 10-12 matches depending on the playing division and age group. The total point leader within the division will culminate the season with the Super Y-League North American Finals, which will consist of a minimum four games.

Season Dates (our season will begin in late May/early June):
Tryouts for Super Y-League teams will be held in early Spring in the February time frame. The regular season will be from May through August. We will avoid most major events such as State Cup, ODP camps etc. The Super Y-League North American Finals will be held in December at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL.

What does the Super Y-League mean to player development at CUSA Crew SC?
This is all about what’s called "professionalizing" player development in the United States and Canada when it comes to the top-level youth players. It is about allowing the cream to rise to the top, thereby simplifying the process of identifying elite level players. It is about playing top-level soccer 12 months a year, with the spotlight on young players during the Super Y-League season. The focus is less than one percent of all youth players in the U.S. and Canada. Because of the elite level of play and the summer schedule we expect to field teams with significant representation from other clubs in Southwest Ohio. This league is absolutely "not for everyone", but adding it, on top of our recent NPL league entry. provides an MLS Academy, or near MLS Academy experience for top area players (and for both the boys and the girls) without having to leave the Dayton area. Together with the NPL teams we have recently added it rounds out our offerings for the most elite players in the area and helps continue to position CUSA Crew SC as one of the leading youth player development clubs in the Midwest.

What makes the Super Y-League different from what national youth governing associations, such as US Youth Soccer, are already providing on the local or regional level? 
The Super Y-League has teams that are much broader in geographical scope, and because of that, they play at a higher level. Even the current number of super leagues in the country is localized in terms of their members. The Super Y-League is organized on a divisional level, to include only the top teams within a limited geographical area.

Again, we would like to reiterate that the Super Y-League is designed specifically for the elite level player, a player that competes in a club that wants the extra five to ten percent that they can only get in the Super Y-League. Hence, the expanded roster sizes, no recruiting restrictions, and the club pass system. 

The Super Y-League ODP Philosophy: 
To identify players for U.S. National Team Programs, within their natural environment during competition on their club team during the Super Y-League season.

Purpose:
The Super Y-League ODP system began in 2003 to identify a pool of players in each age group of the league for identification to U.S. National Team Programs; and to utilize the clubs system in the United States to identify players. 

What are the Benefits of Participating in the Super Y-League ODP system?
1. Selection of players within the natural environment on their club teams within league play, as opposed to an open try-out system. Many players do not participate in the open-tryout ODP system operated by state associations. Some players do not react or perform well in an open tryout process.
2. Exposure to U.S. National Staff and Team Coaches.
3. Exposure to professional and collegiate scouts.
4. No cost to be scouted. The scouting system is built into league play and contains no ODP fees, other than those selected to the ODP Select Camps in January and February.

U12-U18 Player Cost: $400-$500 (TBD)

Cost Includes the Following:

  • Registration/Player Passes
  • Training Fees 2-3 nights of training
  • Coaching Fees
  • Referee Fees
  • Game Fees
  • 10-12 Matches (U12-U18 teams)  June-July
  • Possibly one or two summer tournaments

------DOES NOT include limited coach and player travel expenses or post-season play------

CUSA Crew SC will be forming the following teams:

U11/U12 Boys and Girls 2006/2007 birth years

U13/U14 Boys and Girls 2004/2005 birth years

U15/U16 Boys and Girls 2002/2003 birth years

U17/U18 Boys and Girls 2001/2000 birth years

What about conflicts with High School training and ODP? 

CUSA Crew SC is working in concert with Ohio South, ODP, and area high schools to eliminate conflicts wherever possible so players can participate in both ODP and High School training if they choose.  CUSA Crew SC intends to utilize only coaches with USSF "B" licensce or greater for the SUper Y teams with the intention that all training they will receive will exceed that available in any other existing program.  In addition the OSHAA 5 player rule does not apply during the Super Y season between June 1st and July 31st.

More detailed information on the Super Y league may be found here: 2017 Super Y League Overview

CUSA Crew SC accepted into Super Y League

We are extremely pleased to annouce that CUSA Crew SC has been accepted into the Super Y-League for the 2018 season.

What is Super Y-League?:

Affiliated with US Soccer and partnered with US Club Soccer, the league is the Super Y-League is a USL run summer league designed for talented youth players destined for professional or international careers. Through Olympic Development (ODP) status programs and events such as the North American Finals and National ODP Camps, the nation’s top players are selected for US National Team Programs. The league is made up of a series of regional leagues within the framework of a North American league containing the top clubs and players from the United States and Canada.

Schedule:
The regular season will consist of 10-12 matches depending on the playing division and age group. The total point leader within the division will culminate the season with the Super Y-League North American Finals, which will consist of a minimum four games.

Season Dates (our season will begin in late May/early June):
Tryouts for Super Y-League teams will be held in early Spring in the February time frame. The regular season will be from May through August. We will avoid most major events such as State Cup, ODP camps etc. The Super Y-League North American Finals will be held in December at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL.

What does the Super Y-League mean to player development at CUSA Crew SC?
This is all about what’s called "professionalizing" player development in the United States and Canada when it comes to the top-level youth players. It is about allowing the cream to rise to the top, thereby simplifying the process of identifying elite level players. It is about playing top-level soccer 12 months a year, with the spotlight on young players during the Super Y-League season. The focus is less than one percent of all youth players in the U.S. and Canada. Because of the elite level of play and the summer schedule we expect to field teams with significant representation from other clubs in Southwest Ohio. This league is absolutely "not for everyone", but adding it, on top of our recent NPL league entry. provides an MLS Academy, or near MLS Academy experience for top area players (and for both the boys and the girls) without having to leave the Dayton area. Together with the NPL teams we have recently added it rounds out our offerings for the most elite players in the area and helps continue to position CUSA Crew SC as one of the leading youth player development clubs in the Midwest.

What makes the Super Y-League different from what national youth governing associations, such as US Youth Soccer, are already providing on the local or regional level? 
The Super Y-League has teams that are much broader in geographical scope, and because of that, they play at a higher level. Even the current number of super leagues in the country is localized in terms of their members. The Super Y-League is organized on a divisional level, to include only the top teams within a limited geographical area.

Again, we would like to reiterate that the Super Y-League is designed specifically for the elite level player, a player that competes in a club that wants the extra five to ten percent that they can only get in the Super Y-League. Hence, the expanded roster sizes, no recruiting restrictions, and the club pass system. 

The Super Y-League ODP Philosophy: 
To identify players for U.S. National Team Programs, within their natural environment during competition on their club team during the Super Y-League season.

Purpose:
The Super Y-League ODP system began in 2003 to identify a pool of players in each age group of the league for identification to U.S. National Team Programs; and to utilize the clubs system in the United States to identify players. 

What are the Benefits of Participating in the Super Y-League ODP system?
1. Selection of players within the natural environment on their club teams within league play, as opposed to an open try-out system. Many players do not participate in the open-tryout ODP system operated by state associations. Some players do not react or perform well in an open tryout process.
2. Exposure to U.S. National Staff and Team Coaches.
3. Exposure to professional and collegiate scouts.
4. No cost to be scouted. The scouting system is built into league play and contains no ODP fees, other than those selected to the ODP Select Camps in January and February.

U12-U18 Player Cost: $400-$500 (TBD)

Cost Includes the Following:

  • Registration/Player Passes
  • Training Fees 2-3 nights of training
  • Coaching Fees
  • Referee Fees
  • Game Fees
  • 10-12 Matches (U12-U18 teams)  June-July
  • Possibly one or two summer tournaments

------DOES NOT include limited coach and player travel expenses or post-season play------

CUSA Crew SC will be forming the following teams:

U11/U12 Boys and Girls 2006/2007 birth years

U13/U14 Boys and Girls 2004/2005 birth years

U15/U16 Boys and Girls 2002/2003 birth years

U17/U18 Boys and Girls 2001/2000 birth years

What about conflicts with High School training and ODP? 

CUSA Crew SC is working in concert with Ohio South, ODP, and area high schools to eliminate conflicts wherever possible so players can participate in both ODP and High School training if they choose.  CUSA Crew SC intends to utilize only coaches with USSF "B" licensce or greater for the SUper Y teams with the intention that all training they will receive will exceed that available in any other existing program.  In addition the OSHAA 5 player rule does not apply during the Super Y season between June 1st and July 31st.

More detailed information on the Super Y league may be found here: 2017 Super Y League Overview

Crew Partnership extended, European Trip Announced

Crew Partnership extended, European Trip Announced

CENTERVILLE UNITED SOCCER ASSOCIATION EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP WITH COLUMBUSCREW SC

Premier Affiliation extended with the only Major League Soccer Club in the Region

For Immediate Release: May 24, 2017

 

The Centerville United Soccer Association (CUSA) today announced an extension of its partnership in Dayton, Ohio with Columbus Crew SC. Further terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


Approximately 40 teams and 600 select players in the Greater Dayton area play as CUSA Crew SC and wear the club’s signature Black & Gold colors. Players with CUSA Crew SC receive many benefits including special access to Crew SC home games, events, best practices, college recruiting support, a player development pathway with no ceiling and a connection to one of the most comprehensive professional player development models in the country.

 

CUSA was founded in 1971 as a Soccer Association for Youth (SAY) recreation program. Today CUSA consists of a competitive program of over 600 participants and the annual MEAD Cup, one of the largest Labor Day weekend youth soccer tournament in the country celebrating its 38th anniversary in 2017.


Columbus Crew SC continues the 2017 Major League Soccer campaign by traveling to BMO Field to face Toronto FC on Friday, May 26 (7:00 p.m. ET / The CW Columbus, Spectrum Sports, BCSN2, CD102.5 FM, La Mega 103.1 FM, English radio stream on ColumbusCrewSC.com).

 

ABOUT COLUMBUS CREW SC
Columbus Crew SC (Soccer Club) is the first club in Major League Soccer and in 2015, Crew SC was crowned MLS Eastern Conference Champions in the organization’s 20th season. Owned and operated by Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV), it won its first MLS Cup championship in 2008 and also won the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009. The 2017 campaign is the Black & Gold’s 19th season at historic MAPFRE Stadium -- the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States – where the club set single-season sellout records and hosted the 2015 MLS Cup. The club was purchased by PSV on July 29, 2013 as part of the privately held investment and management firm’s sports and entertainment business enterprise.

 

CUSA Crew SC announces Germany/Austria Summer Soccer trip for U13/U14 players

 

In conjunction with the Columbus Crew Player Development program we are pleased to offer the this once in a lifetime experience to our older youth players.

 

Program Fee: $2,999 Program Dates: July 19-28, 2018 Registration Deadline: August 1, 2017 Ages: Crew SC players born in 2004 and 2005 (and their families)  

First Deposit: $200  Full Balance Due Date: May 1, 2018

Trip Highlights

  • Training Session with UEFA coaches
  • Three friendly games
  • Munich bike tour
  • Dachau Concentration Camp
  • Allianz Arena Stadium Tour
  • Olympic Park Stadium Tour
  • Guided Walking Tour of Hohensalzburg Fortress
  • Stairway to Nothingness
  • Hiking in the Alps
  • Neuschwanstein Castle

What Is Included

  • Meals
    • Breakfast and dinner is included each day
    • Meals will be in local restaurants where appropriate to add to the expereince
    • Participants will try local cuisine in restaurants
    • Food allergies can be accommodated
  • Hotels
    • 3-4 star hotels centrally located to allo for evening activities
    • Rooming is two or three per bedroom (one person per bed)
    • Single rooms available for a $400 surcharge
  •  Flights
    • Round trip airfare from Columbus
    • Families are welcome to extend their stay
    • Participants can use mile to fly - contact GoPlay for details
  • Activities and Excursions
  • Tour Manager 24/7
  • Medical and Cancellation Insurance
    • Health coverage overseas and trip cancellation insurance/interruption protection is included
    • All participants are covered (including family)
    • Should a participant get sick or injured, the tour guide works with the insurance company to make sure the participant gets the correct treatment and payment is covered
    • Should a participant get hospitalized, then GoPlay will provide someone to stay with the person in the hospital.  GoPlay also covers the cost of a parent to fly out if necessary.
  • Fundraising Program: Click here for details.

GoPlay Contact Information

www.goplaytours.com

Darren Lyons
617.958.9555

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE TRIP

CUSA Crew SC Accepted Into the National Premier Leagues (NPL)

CUSA Crew SC (Centerville, Ohio) is proud to announce that the club has been accepted into the National Premier Leagues (NPL) for the 2017-2018 season. CUSA Crew SC will be playing in the Great Lakes Alliance division which includes Ohio, Western New York, and Western Pennsylvania.  NPL is a US Club Soccer league for U13-U19 teams that fosters growth and development of soccer clubs to create the best development environment for players of all ages.

“Entering the Great Lakes Alliance (NPL) league is a step in the right direction for our players. US Club Soccer and CUSA Crew SC have the same mission…long-term development of all players. As part of the National Premier League, our top teams from U13 to U19 will have the opportunity to play for a national championship through high-level league play. The NPL system is known nation-wide for their prestige and high competitive level. NPL will allow CUSA Crew SC players the opportunity to be seen by the US Soccer National Staff, provide access to the id2 National Player Identification Program, and invitations to showcase events,” said Director of Coaching, Wichert de Wit.

CUSA Crew SC Executive Director Steve Thomas said, “We are honored to have been selected to the NPL.  CUSA Crew SC will be a dedicated and strong contributing member of the NPL.  I know our boys and girls teams will grow and develop and represent not only Dayton but Ohio on a national platform. We look forward to the opportunities and challenges NPL will bring to CUSA Crew SC and look forward to our first games in the fall of 2017.”

The addition of CUSA Crew SC to the Great Lakes Alliance NPL is a collaboration that made sense, as both share common player development goals and vision. The NPL has been raising standards for youth soccer players across the nation since 2011, and the acceptance by US Club Soccer of CUSA Crew SC to the Great Lakes NPL is a recognition of the program’s growth and development in recent years.  The 2017-2018 season will mark a milestone for Dayton as CUSA Crew SC will be the first greater Miami Valley area soccer club to be accepted into the NPL.  This milestone not only ensures CUSA Crew SC as a premier soccer club but will highlight the talent in Dayton. 

Ed Bernstein, the Great Lakes Alliance League Executive Director, “We are very pleased to have an organization of the caliber and with a long storied history of CUSA Crew SC join our NPL league. As one of the oldest youth soccer clubs in the country with a very talented player development staff, they will be a great asset to the Great Lakes Alliance NPL league!” Bernstein added “The primary reason for creating the Great Lakes Alliance NPL is to produce a predictable and logical next-step environment focused on the players and their development. We are very excited about the new opportunities that the Great Lakes Alliance NPL creates for our clubs and their players.”

CUSA Crew SC will be holding informational meetings for prospective NPL players and parents in the East Commons at Centerville High School on Friday, April 14th, and Friday, April 21st, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm.

 

NPL Player Combines for prospective players and additional information sessions will be held on Friday, April 28th and Friday, May 12th (rain date May 19th) from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the CUSA shelter at Oak Grove Park at 1790 E. Social Row Road, Dayton, OH, 45458.  Registration information for the combines can be found at NPL Spring 2017 Combine Registration

For more information contact;

Wichert De Wit, Director of Coaching: 937-903-2522 wichert.dewit@cusasoccer.org

Steve Thomas, Executive Director: 937-776-5891  steve.thomas@cusasoccer.org

 

 

For a copy of this press release and more information regarding the NPL, please download the attached file.

 

For a copy of the NPL meeting slide deck, please download the attached file

 

Join our Club! 2017-2018 Season Tryout Schedule

Become a part of the CUSA Crew SC family for the 2017-2018 season. We have U9 - U19  tryouts scheduled on the following dates in May and June:

May 30
5.00 - 6.15 PM: 2009/2010 & 2008 U9 - U10
6.15 - 7.30 PM: 2007 & 2006 U11-U12
7.30 - 8.45 PM: 2005 & 2004 U13-U14

May 31
5.00 - 6.15 PM: 2009/2010 & 2008 U9 - U10
6.15 - 7.30 PM: 2007 & 2006 U11-U12
7.30 - 8.45 PM: 2005 & 2004 U13-U14

June 1
5.00 - 6.15 PM: 2010 - 2012 U6-U8
6.15 - 7.30 PM: 2003 & 2002 U15 - U16
7.30 - 8.45 PM: 2001 & 2000 & 1999 U17 - U19

June 2
5.00 - 6.15 PM: 2010 - 2012 U6-U8
6.15 - 7.30 PM: 2003 & 2002 U15 - U16
7.30 - 8.45 PM: 2001 & 2000 & 1999 U17 - U19

June 3 (Supplemental)
10.30 - 11.45 AM: 2009/2010 & 2008 U9/U10
12.00 - 1.00 PM: 2007 & 2006 U11-U12
1.15 - 2.30 PM: 2005 & 2004 U13-U14
2.30 - 3.45 PM: 2003 & 2002 U15 - U16
3.45 - 5.00 PM: 2001 & 2000 & 1999 U17 - U19


All tryouts to be held at: 
Oak Grove Park
1790 E. Social Row Road, 
Dayton, OH, 45458

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Note: Registration for Tryouts for the 2017-18 season will open April 10th, 2017

Click here for additional tryout information.

 


 

 

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