McLean Youth Soccer has been selected as a member of the Club Champions League (CCL) for the 2014-2015 seasonal year.
The Club Champions League was founded in January 2013 as 15 distinguished soccer clubs in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, agreed to form their own league based on a simple concept that included three main features:
The CCL is based on the philosophy that the player is a member of the club as well as a member of the team and that successful clubs develop players and teams from within rather than through recruitment.
Dave Amsler, CCL president: "Adding a quality soccer club such as McLean Youth Soccer to CCL supports our forward looking vision for expansion and the development of the game in Virginia and the region. Our league requires that clubs put their first teams into CCL league games so that players can compete at the highest level and develop. We welcome McLean to CCL and look forward to the fall season."
U9 - U18 Boys and Girls teams within MYS will begin competing in the CCL this fall. At MYS, the technical leadership determines the most appropriate league placement for each travel team. Typically, the Green teams will represent the club in the CCL, while the White and Gold teams will be participating in other local leagues such as NCSL, WAGS and ODSL. Prior to the start of the tryout process, full details about each travel team in the club will be provided on the Travel page of the MYS website, as well as in the Travel Information Meeting in mid-May.
Boys Technical Director, Ken Krieger, shares the excitement about the benefits of joining this league: "The CCL is the most prestigious league in the State of Virginia, and a developmental model that very few compare to! We are fortunate and grateful for the acceptance and the opportunity to be a part of this league and will do everything necessary for our club to be a successful member. Our membership will be excited that our club now has a League fully dedicated to the further development of our players and Coaches!"