The new US Soccer Development Academy league has killed off the USL Super Y League, it is now officially dead.http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Development-Academy/2011/12/111203-TA-Advisor.aspxIncreased Roles: Development Academy Technical Advisors Enhance Development of Youth National Teamshttp://supery.uslsoccer.com/odp/Scouting/index_E.html
To complete the identification component of the Super Y-League (SYL), the league was granted Olympic Development (ODP) status in August of 2002. Through the SYL's ODP system, players would be identified for U.S. National Team Programs through an internal national scouting network that would select players for Regional Teams through league play and the league's finals.
...it is the opinion of the SYL and its membership that clubs will provide the best means to identify players for U.S. National Team Programs. http://www.ussoccer.com/Teams/Development-Academy/Academy-Overview.aspx
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 to improve the everyday environment for the elite youth player.
The Development Academy is a partnership between U.S. Soccer and the top youth clubs around the country to provide the best youth players in the U.S. with an every day environment designed to produce the next generation of National Team players. The Academy’s programming philosophy of increased training, less total games and more competitive games is based on U.S. Soccer’s Best Practices utilized by the U-17 U.S. National Team Residency program.
The Academy also connects National Team coaches directly with the Academy clubs to develop and identify players and coaches for future Youth National Teams. Each Academy team is evaluated by a National Team coach at least ten times each year and each Academy club receives two formal evaluations in over 100 categories each year from National Team staff.
To maintain a focus on training, Academy teams do not play in any other leagues, tournaments, State Cup competitions, ODP or All-Star events without written permission from Academy staff. Full-time Academy players can only participate on their designated Academy team, with only 2 exceptions: high school soccer and national team duty.
* Direct connection to U.S. Soccer National Team Scouting Network (NTSN)
* National Team coaches evaluated over 70% of all Academy games in the 2008-09 season
* Showcases are premier scouting venues:
o 200-300 college coaches
o 25 Professional Scouts
o National Team Staff observe every game
* Online player profile for all Academy players
* Showcase games footage can be purchased
* Over 250 players from Academy clubs were called into an YNT camp or trip since fall 2007 from 59 different Academy clubs
* Over 85% of graduates from the Academy’s first year participated in college soccer in 2008-09http://www.goal.com/en-us/news/2617/yout...couting-networkhttp://m.ussoccer.com/News/Development-Academy/2011/11/78-Players-Chosen-for-Select-Teams.aspxhttp://academy.demosphere.com/US Soccer Academy Maphttp://supery.uslsoccer.com/docs/Information/USL%20Super%20Y%20Map.jpgUSL Super Y Map