Metropolitan Oval Academy, NYC's only Youth Center of Excellence, has been awarded two additional USSF development academy teams commencing in the Fall of 2016. Metropolitan Oval academy will be adding the U12 and U13 development academy teams in addition to their U14 development academy team. This will solidify the developmental pathway for our players as the USSF Development Academy is the nations highest standard of competition. The Development Academy is directly governed by the US Soccer Federation and serves as the method to identify and train US Youth and Men's National team players.
"We are delighted to extend our relationship with the US Soccer Federation within the development academy. This expansion will provide significant benefits to the accomplished youth players of the New York, further allowing Met Oval to provide the highest quality coaching, competition and facilities in support of the USSF. With New York's only wholly owned field and facilities, we are able to offer the skills and tools needed to develop the elite players of tomorrow" commented Met Oval'sDirector of Coaching, Filippo Giovagnoli.
For information on Met Oval's Youth Center of Excellence and related tryout dates please visit www.metropolitanoval.org
About Met Oval:
The Metropolitan Oval is a USSF Development Academy dedicated to developing the highest-quality soccer talent in New York City while offering youth of all backgrounds the opportunity to play soccer in a committed environment through specialized training, team play, camps and clinics.
The Met Oval's soccer facility was originally built in 1925 by immigrants from Germany and Hungary, and remains the most historic soccer facility in the United States. Met Oval's is the only New York City soccer club that owns its own field and related facilities. Met Oval is a NYCFC youth affiliate partner and a Nike Premier Club. Metropolitan Oval is a 501(c)3 Not for Profit organization that offers elite training for youth age 4-18.