PROGRAM DETAILS: In 2016, we launched the CCL United program that provides top-level CCL players a one-of-a-kind youth professional soccer immersion experience versus some of the World’s very best youth academy teams. For CCL, we select U17 players to create two (2) Boys and (2) Girls teams to attend the Gothia Cup. We then select U15 players to create (2) Boys and (2) Girls teams to attend Vildbjerg Cup. Finally, U13 players are selected to create two (2) Boys and (2) Girls teams to attend the exciting domestic Target USA Cup.
Along with a dedicated team training camp and the exceptional international friendly matches prior to Gothia Cup and Vildbjerg Cup, the complete experience is second to none. Unique to the Target USA Cup, teams arrive three days early prior to the main event to participate in a pre-tournament so that players and coaches can prepare themselves accordingly. Note: Gothia Cup allows three over-age players and a roster of 18 to participate on a team. Vildbjerg Cup allows a roster of 16 to participate on a team. Through the CCL's National Clubs Alliance (NCA) membership, fill-in players may come from partner clubs around the country.
PLAYER SELECTION / CRITERIA OF SELECTION:
1) Club Director, Technical Staff and Coaching Staff recommendations. Interested players should also connect with their club’s TD/DOC.
2) Scouting during seasonal league play through Fall, at the College Showcases, ID Sessions, and College Combines.
3) United ID session #1, for recommended players.
4) Additional United ID sessions may be requested by a Head Coach.
5) Identification and recommendation from opposing Directors, Technical Staff, and Coaching Staff throughout league play.
As the destination league for college-bound soccer players, we have created College Combines. The Combines are for all eligible CCL players to participate in training sessions led by top college coaches. This Combine will also provide the CCL United Coaching Staff a final time to assess and evaluate players for any final roster spots on a CCL or CCL NE United team. These opportunities are only available to CCL players!