DDYSC SUPER Y LEAGUE PROGRAM

Founded in 1999, the Super Y-League is dedicated to the progression of future professional players. The Super Y-League has steered the course for development of elite clubs, players, and coaches. Affiliated with US Soccer, the Super Y-League ODP Program has opened countless doors for players to be identified for U.S. National Team Programs. The Super Y-League contains the youth academies of Major League Soccer clubs, USL PRO clubs, Premier Development League and W-League clubs. The league also serves clubs looking to develop the game from the ground up. Top youth academies such as Weston FC, Mass Premier Soccer and TSF Academy have been members of the league for several seasons. USL’s Super Y-League has revolutionized youth player development in North America.

The Super Y-League, through US Soccer and the United States Olympic Committee, was granted ODP programs to identify players for U.S. National Team Programs. The first selection process began during the 2003 season to identify players for Regional Team selection events, where U.S. National Staff Coaches scouted players for National Team Programs. In addition to many players being identified for U.S. National Team Programs, top players are identified by leading college and university soccer programs throughout the United States.

The Super Y-League is a professionalized system that is the first step for developing youth soccer players in North America.  The league is designed for talented youth players destined for professional or international careers. Through Olympic Development (ODP) status programs and events such as the North American Finals and National ODP Camps, the nation’s top players are selected for US National Team Programs. The league is made up of a series of regional leagues within the framework of a North American league containing the top clubs and players from the United States and Canada.

Super Y League Website

GENERAL INFORMATION

Updated 12/1/2017

For the summer 2018 season, DDYSC will field Super-Y League teams in the following age groups: Under 12 Boys and Girls, Under 14 Boys and Girls, & Under 15 Boys 

Please note, participation on DDYSC Super-Y League Teams is open to non-DDYSC Club players. Moreover, participation will not interfere with current Club duties.

Age Group 

U11 U12 U13 U14 U15 U16/17 U18/19
Birth Year

2008

 2007  2006  2005  2004   2003/2002 2000/2001
Format 9v9 9v9 11v11 11v11 11v11 11v11 11v11

SEASON DATES

More information to be published in 1/18.

Early June through late July 2018
National Finals – December 2018 IMG Academies in Bradenton, Florida

TEAM SELECTION

All teams are selected via a coaching committee, which is comprimised of all staff coaches for the Super Y teams.

ROSTERS

Each team will consist of rosters with a minimum of 12 players, and a maximum of 18 roster players for U11-U12, and a minimum of 15 players, maximum of 26 players for U13-U19.

TRAINING

Training will be two days a week for 1.5 hours.  Practices will be held at one of our DDY locations- Avondale Dunaire Park, DeKalb School of the Arts, or Windsor Parkway. Practices will start Saturday, June 2nd 2018, for U12 teams, Saturday June 9th 2018 for U14/U15 teams. 

GAMES

The season will consist of 6-12 games, depending on league instructions.  Half of the games are played at home at a DDY location and the other half away. This is a regional league; therefore, travel to regional areas of the Southeast should be expected. However, there are 9 other Super-Y programs in Georgia, so some away games could be against those local opponents.

GAME LENGTH

U11-12: 2 x 30 mins, U13/U14: 2 x 35 mins, U15-U16:  2 x 40 mins, U17-U19: 2 x 45 mins.

THE SUPER Y LEAGUE NORTH AMERICAN FINALS WILL TAKE PLACE IN DECEMBER FOLLOWING THE REGULAR SEASON.

SUBSTITUTION RULE

A team may have a max number of eligible players for games.  A player may be substituted once in the first half. Once the player has been substituted, the player may not re-enter the game until the second half. Once a player is substituted in the second half, they MAY re-enter the game only once during the rest of the regulation play. The total number of substitutions per half shall not exceed seven which shall not be altered for injury.

For age groups U11-U12, unlimited substitutions are permitted throughout the regular season and Finals.

COACHING STAFF

Coaching Staff will be selected by the DDYSC Director of Coaching & SYL Technical Director.  DDYSC will operate with an “open door coaching policy”, allowing coaches from other clubs to train DDYSC Super Y Teams. 

ANTI - RECRUITING

DDYSC Super Y Teams, Coaches, Parents, and Players will adhere to a strict “No Recruiting” policy. This policy will be enforced via zero tolerance.

COST & FEES

FEES: $395 for all SYL players U11 - U19

Please Note: All players are required to pay a team fee, which covers invidividual player fees and referee fees. This amount will range from $50.00 to $70.00 depending on the size of the roster and number of games. This fee is paid directly to the Team Manager.

Uniform Cost: Separate from registration fee, cost TBD

Financial Assistance is not generally available for Super Y, scholarships are provided for those in need. For more information, please contact Paul Wiesboeck at paulw@ymcaatlanta.org.

Team Managers will be required for each team. A detailed lists of duties and a reduced fee can be provided.