The New York Cosmos have opened registration for young soccer players who want to try out for the club’s US Soccer Development Academy teams.
Prospective players must register with details about their playing experience. The Cosmos will select players from the submitted applications to participate in an invite-only tryout, which will take place over the months of June and July. No exceptions or walk-up applications will be accepted, the team said.
The tryout dates are for elite players who are born calendar year 2002, 2003, 2004/05, the Cosmos said.
“Our intention with the Academy is to source local talent and give these players a pathway to professional soccer,” said Giovanni Savarese, Cosmos Head Coach. “These tryouts will help us find talented young players from all different backgrounds of youth soccer in the Tristate area.”
The Cosmos Academy aims to advance players’ skills as well as exposing them to a professional training environment and more competitive games.
“We’ve held a number of Academy identification centers with our Academy Affiliate Program members and we’ve already signed our first two players,” said Ronan Wiseman, New York Cosmos Youth Development Director. “We are building a youth development program that will help young players hone their skills both on and off the pitch.”
To register for the chance to be invited for a tryout visit: http://bit.ly/1TSWPXD