ORLANDO, Fla. (April 30, 2021) — Orlando City SC has added another two embassy locations to its Orlando City Youth Soccer Network (OCYSN) today, with the announcement of Orlando City Soccer School-Seminole and Orlando City Soccer School-South.
OCSS-Seminole, formerly Orlando City Youth Soccer, will be located at Seminole Soccer Complex in Sanford while OCSS-South will be housed at the Orlando City SC Training Ground at Osceola Heritage Park, the home of Orlando City’s MLS side. Both locations will provide benchmark opportunities for youth players to take advantage of the Club’s top coaches, with full-time technical staff running the day-to-day operations, and First Team technical staff supporting and directing the development of youth players according to Orlando City methodology and development practices.
“The importance of providing the structure, methodology and development philosophy of the First Team to the youth programs is critical to what we are building here at Orlando City,” Orlando City SC Head Coach Oscar Pareja said. “With our South embassy, we are adding a location that has training fields close to the First Team and a professional environment, while Seminole keeps our important youth location in Sanford still, and both locations allow our Club to expand its reach North and South of the city. We’re excited to provide even more Central Florida youth players with the opportunity to participate in the highest platforms of the youth programs in the USA.”
Both locations will offer opportunities to compete in the newly announced MLS NEXT, the nation’s most competitive and elite youth soccer competition. Maintaining its place as the Club’s flagship Soccer School in North Orlando, OCSS-Seminole will offer opportunities for girls and boys players of all ages and skill levels, with teams ranging from age 4-19 and MLS NEXT teams from U13-U19. OCSS-South will house boys U12, U13 and U14 teams, with the former joining the Florida Academy League and the latter two planning to expand Orlando City SC’s current offerings in MLS NEXT, joining the U15 and U17 teams that are located at OHP.
The two locations expand the OCYSN portfolio to a total of five Soccer Schools, with Seminole and South joining the Club’s previously announced locations of OCSS-Celebration, OCSS-Hunters Creek and OCSS-Kissimmee.
Tryouts for the two, new Soccer Schools will begin in the coming days. Players interested in trying out for either OCSS can find more information below.
Tryouts for the U12, U13 and U14 teams will begin starting Monday, May 10 from 5:30-7 p.m. More information is available at the registration link above.
Girls Birth Year 2003-14: May 1-3, 2021
Boys Birth Year 2003-14: May 3-5, 2021
About Orlando City Youth Soccer Network (OCYSN):
The Orlando City Youth Soccer Network is a one-of-a-kind, innovative program that provides Central Florida youth soccer players with the opportunity to receive elite coaching and soccer experiences that integrate the Orlando City ethos and brand. By joining the OCYSN, member organizations receive exclusive access to the Club's technical curriculum and methodology, youth development practices of City and, as a perk of being under the Club’s developmental pyramid, the opportunity to be seen by the Club’s technical and scouting staff.
Members will also have access to exclusive player, gameday and Front Office experiences, as well as organization-specific rebrands that will allow the members to use City marks for increased exposure and Club association within the Central Florida market.
More information can be found at www.ocysn.com.