Junior & Developmental Lions

Our Junior & Developmental Lion Programs are perfect for the players continuing from Little Lions or beginning soccer and features games against other teams within the club of a similar skill level. Our Challenge Recreation program is a step into competitive soccer for those interested in a little more, it features games against other teams from various clubs throughout Central Florida.

Our Junior Lions (for players born in 2006, 2007 and 2008) and Developmental Lions (for players born in 2003, 2004 and 2005) programs are steps toward the Academy focused on having fun playing and learning the Beautiful Game.   These two programs run in East Orlando (servicing UCF, Baldwin park, Lake Underhill, Azalea Park and east Orlando areas)  and Seminole Soccer Complex (servicing Sanford, Lake Mary, Heathrow, Altamonte & Longwood)

Spring 2017 Junior and Developmental Lions Game Schedules listed below:

Arcadia Junior Lions - Coming Soon

Arcadia Developmental Lions - Coming Soon

Seminole Junior Lions - Coming Soon

Seminole Developmental Lions - Coming Soon

 

 
 

Junior Lions

Developmental Lions

Challenge Lions

Players born in 2006, 2007, 2008  2003, 2004, 2005 1999 - 2008
Registration Fee

$175

$175         $550 for fall and spring season
​$300 single season
Season Length 8-9 weeks 8-9 weeks 12 Weeks in Fall/Spring
Leagues played in Orlando City Teams Orlando City Teams GCF Division 3 & 4
Practices Begin Late August (Fall)
March (Spring)
Late August (Fall)
March (Spring)
Mid/Late August (Fall)
Mid February (Spring)​
Practice Frequency 1x per week 1x per week 1x per week
Games Begin Approx. 1st Weekend Sept (Fall)
Approx. 1st Weekend March (Spring)
Approx. 1st Weekend Sept (Fall)
Approx. 1st Weekend March (Spring)
Late August (Fall)
Late February (Spring)
Schedules Released Early August / Mid February Early August / Mid February Early August / Mid February
Games End Approx. Early November (Fall)
Approx. Early May (Spring)
Approx. Early November (Fall)
Approx. Early May (Spring)
Approx. Early November (Fall)
Approx. Early May (Spring)
Uniforms Included Included Included
Fall Registration Closed  Closed  Closed

Winter Registration

Closed Closed  Closed

Spring Registration

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Training & Games (Fall & Spring):

Where is my assigned Jr & Developmental team playing? Jr & Developmental Lions schedules are announced in March 2017 for Spring season.

  • All games at Econ Complex - Arcadia Fields (East Orange County) are on Friday nights
  • All games at Seminole Soccer Complex (Sanford / Lake Mary) are on Friday Night
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  • Challenge "Black" Team Games:
  • Home and away games are determined by GCF league. Typically each team has 5 homes games, 5 away games.


Community Soccer Coaches & Staff

Want to get involved? If you have a passion for soccer,  have an interest in teaching the game or
simply want to get involved and help coach, this program is for you. You don't have to have playing or
coaching experience, just good energy, passion for teaching children life lessons through sport and
want to be part of the Orlando City family.

Director of Community Soccer & Coach, Stephen Harrison at sharrison@orlandocityyouth.org 
Jr & Developmental Lions Program Coordinator & Coach,  Steven Zapata at szapata@orlandocityyouth.org

Call 407.321.5264