Letter from US Soccer Development Academy announcing our qualification

BW Gottschee Coaching Staff,

Congratulations on qualifying for the 2015 U.S. Soccer Development Academy U-15/16 & U17/18 Playoffs at Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana from June 23-26, 2015.

The Playoffs will provide your team with top competition from across the country in a format consistent with U.S. Soccer Best Practices. The event will include the top 32 Academy teams from each age group. Each team will be placed into eight groups of four and each team will play three games in four days. The winner of each group will advance to the knockout round of the Development Academy Championships, held at the respective home venues of the top four remaining seeds on July 7-8.

The Playoffs competition will provide another valuable platform to identifying and developing the next generation of elite players, coaches and referees. U.S. Soccer National Team Coaches and Technical Advisors will be on site to identify players and coaches for future U.S. Youth National Teams.

Once again, congratulations on qualifying for the Academy Playoffs. We appreciate your efforts in creating the best possible environment for developing youth soccer players in the United States and wish you all the best at the event.

Tony Lepore
U.S. Soccer Development Academy
Director of Scouting