NYCFC To Launch Girl’s Academy

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New York City FC is launching an academy program for girls that is debuting this spring and will be focused on four key age groups.

The NYCFC Girls Soccer Academy will provide what the club calls “an elite training environment” for players in four age groups — U-14, U-15, U-16/17 & U-18/19. The new academy will work in conjunction with NYCFC Youth Affiliate World Class FC and will join the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.

The Academy will play out of World Class FC’s Orangeburg location, one of the nation’s top soccer-specific facilities, and opposite the Club’s under-construction City Football Academy elite training facility.

“This is a significant moment in the history of our club as NYCFC make a commitment to girls soccer and announce an Academy which we believe will contribute to the bright future of the women’s game in the tri-state area,” said. Claudio Reyna, NYCFC’s sporting director. “With more than 1.5 million girls playing soccer in the U.S., including more than 200,000 in New York, there has never been a more exciting time to be involved in the game.”

NYCFC Girls Academy will be led by Director of Coaching, Kazbek Tambi, who has experience as a coach and player, taking the U.S U-17 National Team to the final of the 2008 FIFA Women’s U-17 World Cup, and coaching current U.S. Women’s internationals and professional players, including Morgan Brian, Crystal Dunn and Lindsey Horan. Tambi joined World Class FC seven years ago and has developed many of the top metropolitan players over the last 20 years.

The program is part of the new U.S. Soccer Development Academy Initiative, also supported by four MLS clubs FC Dallas, LA Galaxy, San Jose Earthquakes and Orlando Soccer Club.

Girls aged 14 to 19 years old who are interested in playing for NYCFC Girls Academy should inquire about registration by emailing info@nycfcgirlsda.com and visiting our website to register for more information.