MLS Elite YOUTH development platform

FC Westchester recently became a founding member of the newly formed MLS Elite Youth Development Platform:

'With a focus on maximizing each player’s potential, the new development platform will not only provide high-level, year-round competition for players, but will provide important programming, education and innovation in the key areas of player development:

  • Player Identification
  • Coaching
  • Environment
  • Personal Growth
  • Community Outreach

"There is strong positive momentum and excitement among MLS club academies and elite academy clubs to co-create a platform that will deliver an unparalleled experience for the nation’s top players and clubs," said Fred Lipka, VP and Technical Director of MLS Player Development. “The development of professional and elite players requires a comprehensive and integrated approach, beyond just the competition format, and we are having daily conversations with academy clubs across the country who are committed to building that environment with us.” Link

Objective: The focus of the new platform is on maximizing player growth and offering player identification initiatives

Standards: A minimum requirement of four (3) training sessions and one (1) rest day per week

Selection: FC Westchester is proud to be a founding member of the MLS Elite Youth Development Platform

Age Groups: U-18, U-16 , U-15, U-14 and U-13 teams

Competition Format: Details forthcoming!

Scouting: Details forthcoming!

At U13, U14, U15, U-16/17 and U-18/19 FC Westchester will participate in the newly formed MLS ELITE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PLATFORM.