CCL will be sending four teams to participate in the Gothia Cup: 2000 Boys, 2001 Boys, 2000 Girls and 2001 Girls. The 2000 Girls and 2000 Boys, if accepted, will play for the coveted Tipselit Trophy. The 2001s will play in the highly competitive elite Gothia Cup 16 Division. After an extremely successful 2016 campaign, the CCL Board of Directors believes that more top-level CCL players need to experience this event versus some of the World’s very best professional youth academy teams. Along with a special team training camp prior to departure, and the exceptional international friendly matches prior to Gothia Cup, the overall experience is second to none. Please note: Gothia Cup allows three over-age players to participate on a particular team. Thus, top 1999 players may also be selected into the 2000 team.
There will be a few key means of identification for participation and selection into the program:
1) CCL Director, Technical Staff and Coaching Staff recommendations.
2) Scouting at the CCL December College Showcase.
3) Scouting at the CCL College Combine (not mandatory to attend).
4) Identification from opposing CCL Directors, Technical Staff and Coaching Staff during CCL league play.
Also, in an effort to provide all eligible and interested CCL players (2001 and 2000 birth-years) the opportunity to make one of the four teams, we have created the CCL College Combine that will provide a unique opportunity for CCL players to participate in training sessions led by top college coaches while also providing an opportunity for CCL United Coaching Staff the time to assess and evaluate players for selection into the CCL United program. Again, this is only a benefit to CCL players!
CCL Fall Season + CCL College Showcases (used to help identify players)
CCL College Combine: December 17-18, 2016 (used to help identify players)
CCL United Player Pool Recommendations & Information Packet: no later than December 30, 2016
CCL United Pool ID Session: February 12, 2017 @ Fredericksburg FC Park 9-11am and 1-3pm
CCL United Selections: February 17, 2017
CCL United Commitment: February 24, Deposit of $950.00 due to secure spot
CCL United RallyMe: Easy Fundraising – The Gold Standard of Athlete Crowdfunding begins February 24
CCL United Team Training Camp: July 7-9, 2017 @ TBA (link)
DYK? 2016 GIRLS ADVANCE TO TIPSELIT TROPHY SEMIFINALS (click for article)
2017 CCL UNITED COACHING STAFF (to be announced soon!)
Tipselit 2000 Head Coach Girls: Esteban Maldonado
Tipselit 2000 Associate Head Coach Girls: Sam Bader
Tipselit 2000 Head Coach Boys: German Peri
Tipselit 2000 Associate Head Coach Boys: Aldo Macias
2001 Head Coach Girls: Kelvin Jones
2001 Associate Head Coach Girls: TBA
2001 Head Coach Boys: Bobby O’Brien
2001 Associate Head Coach Boys: Kyle Morsink
Head Athletic Trainer – Boys – Cole Powell
Head Athletic Trainer – Girls – TBA
Executive Administrator: Kelly Gobble, CCL
The following players represented the CCL United (formerly CCL SELECT) at the 2016 Gothia Cup Tipselit Trophy:
2016 FINAL GIRLS ROSTER
GIRLS COACHING STAFF: German Peri, Esteban Maldonado, Nicole Grevious (ATC)
2016 FINAL BOYS ROSTER
Eskay, John Andrew
Gonzales, Antonio (inj.)
BOYS COACHING STAFF: Dan Ensley, Bo Eskay, Cole Powell (ATC)
A Special Thank You to PT@ACAC (Charlottesville, VA) and the National Sports Medicine Institute (Lansdowne, VA) for their 2016 Support!