SFGE is very excited to announce that San Francisco Glens Evolution has been accepted as a US Soccer Development Academy program! This is the highest level of competition for youth soccer in the United States.
Due to our success on and off the field, with our player development model and one of the best coaching lineups in the Bay Area, US Soccer felt that our club deserved this honor.
SFGE is true to its values; we develop our players and promote a true club feel.
What is the Development Academy Program?
Following a comprehensive review of elite player development in the United States and around the world, U.S. Soccer created the Development Academy in 2007. The Academy Program's philosophy is based on increased training, less total games, and more meaningful games using international rules of competition.
The Academy Program focuses on positively impacting everyday club environments to assist in maximizing youth player development across the country. The Academy values individual development of elite players over winning trophies and titles. The Academy sets the standard for elite environments for youth soccer clubs nationwide and is a part of U.S. Soccer's global leadership position in youth soccer that will impact thousands of players.
In December 2016, SFGE made an exciting announcement that outlined the creation of the Celtic Academy. The Celtic Academy was created in conjunction with Celtic FC and SFGE to provide a top-level competitive program that will provide the best environment for the city's best players. This exciting development has been in the works for a long time and we are ecstatic to be able to offer a wholesome program to for competitive players in San Francisco. The program will include top licensed coaches, academic support, comprehensive player pathway, and player identification among other benefits. The city has never seen a program that will serve our competitive players with the tools to succeed in life. To learn more about the groundbreaking Celtic Academy, Click Here
While at the convention, club DoC, Mike McNeill, was recognized with the NSCAA Coach of the Year for the Western US, a prestigious honor. We're very proud of Mike's accomplishments and this award shows the direction of coaching within the club. Congratulations Mike! To learn more about this award, Click Here
This past weekend was a big weekend for 06 - 04 teams as Round 2 of NorCal's U11-U13 State/Premier State Cup drew to a conclusion. This round marks the final round of elimination group play prior to the knockout stages and SFGE teams had to have a strong winter showing to continue on their quest for State Cup glory. To learn more about NorCal State Cup, Click Here
NorCal State Cup Success
SFGE have tasted success as a club in the NorCal State Cup competition this season having already won with SFGE 08G Black raising the State Cup Trophy in the Fall. Other successes finalist, SFGE 06G Black, Semi-Finalist SFGE 07B All Black, and Quarter-Finalists SFGE 08B Black, 07B Black, and 07B Green.
As for NorCal STATE CUP - 2017 U14-U19,
SFGE 03B BLACK - 1st place after group stage U14 State/Premier Division
SFGE 03B GREEN - 1st place after group stage U14 Gold/Silver Division
SFGE 01B BLACK - 1st place after group stage U16 Gold/Silver Division
To learn more about SFGE's successful 2016 Fall season, Click Here