LFCIA SoCal’s Return to Play with the SoCal League!
March 20th marked the start of the Spring 2021 season for the Southern California Developmental Soccer League (SCDSL) along with a new name for the league- the SoCal league.
This weekend, LFCIA SoCal competed against top teams in the SoCal League as part of “the largest league in one of America’s top hotbeds of player development,” according to Soccer Today’s report of the SoCal League’s rebranding.
“The SoCal [League] will have over 38,000 competitive youth soccer players and that is a conservative number”
Michelle Chesters, SoCal’s Director of Operations
The SoCal League carries out the mission to foster the growth and development of each individual athlete to reach their full potential!
LFCIA’s commitment to foster the development of each athlete is an essential part of our programming efforts.
LFCIA SoCal CEO, Tim Woodcock, shares, “It has been a long wait, but it is an extremely proud moment for myself, our staff and our entire organization to see almost 1200 youth players take the field wearing the authentic Liverpool FC uniforms. We set our standards extremely high and it is a great honor to represent the Premier League Champions in Southern California. Good luck to all teams this season.”
We had an amazing time out on the pitch last weekend in the SoCal League’s inaugural games of the Spring Season!
Liverpool Football Club IA SoCal academy teams played against Laguna United this weekend in our inaugural home opener of the season. As founding members of the Elite Academy League, our teams have been preparing to play since June 2020. With good news from Orange County that COVID-19 restrictions were lifted for sports, we had a great day out on the field.
The Elite Academy League’s objective as an Elite platform is to allow member clubs to promote the highest standards in competitive soccer and assist in developing top players inside the elite club’s player pool. We want to provide a seamless pathway of development for all top players who are motivated to establish themselves at all levels. Players will be expected to play at a higher level, against stronger competition, and held to higher standards, which we believe creates opportunities for players to grow.
On Saturday, our staff prepared the pitch for the full Elite Academy League Game Day experience and athletes played against great opposition from Laguna United. LFCIA SoCal teams demonstrated the Club’s values of commitment and unity while working together to play the Liverpool Way.
Paul Holohan, Academy Director of Coaching, shares that “Liverpool Football Club International Academy SoCal, are very excited to be a founding member, and looking forward to the launch of the Elite Academy League. With good football people coming together to collaborate and innovate and with elite clubs involved that know the standards required to enhance development. I have no doubt the future is bright for us in this league as it is committed to being the top player development league in the United States.”
“I have no doubt the future is bright for us in this league as it is committed to being the top player development league in the United States.”
Paul Holohan, LFCIA SoCal Academy Director of Coaching