Majestics Super Y-League Concludes 2015 Regular Season
Northern Virginia Youth Teams Await North American Finals Selections
Following another successful summer, the Northern Virginia Football Club (NOVA FC) Majestics youth teams completed the 2015 Super Y-League (SYL) season last week, playing in over 250 matches from June through the second week of August. The club earned several automatic championship spots for the SYL North American Finals to be held this December in Bradenton, Florida, by virtue of winning their respective divisions outright. Addtional Majestics boy's and girl's teams are expected to qualify for the SYL Championships based on division records and specific age group allocations in the coming weeks.
All Northern Virginia Majestics SYL team qualifications will be specifically announced here following formal United Soccer Leagues (USL) confirmation and invitation. Currently, two boy’s teams and two girl’s teams will represent Northern Virginia at the continental tournament, nabbing bids in their respective age groups from 2015 Super Y-League division titles.
The Northern Virginia FC Majestics Super Y-League program spans the Annadale United Majestics FC, the Northern Virginia Majestics, and the Virginia Majestics FTF boy's and girl's club teams.
The 2015 SYL North American Finals continues as one of the most important youth events annually, with teams once again competing for GotSoccer ranking points as individual players showcase their skills for top college coaches from throughout the country. The event also serves as an important identification opportunity for the Super Y League’s U.S. Soccer-sanctioned Regional Scouting Series program.
Northern Virginia FC Super Y-League Enters 16th Year
Club Earned First SYL North American Championship in 2001
Following several years in the USISL D3 Professional League, the Northern Virginia Royals initiated its youth program as a founding member of the fledgling Super Y-League in 2000. Over the past sixteen years, Northern Virginia FC has grown to include several affiliate soccer clubs and produced thousands of youth players in the Virginia and DC metro area.
The only other Super Y-League (SYL) clubs that equal the impressive span are fellow founding members Westchester Flames (Westchester, NY) and Ironbound SC (Newark, NJ).
In 2001, the USISL both shortened its name to United Soccer Leagues (USL) and also began the first girl's division of the Super Y-League at the U18 age level. In this inaugural season of the female SYL, the Northern Virginia Majestics claimed the first ever girl's national championship in dramatic fashion. Led by W-League head coach Hank Leung, the U18 Majestics scored a tying goal in injury time against the Boston Renegades to secure the aggragate point total necessary to claim the North American title at the fianls in Raleigh, NC.
Since 2001, Northern Virginia FC has won four other North American titles, appeared in fifteen champinship final matches, and sent well over 100 teams to the SYL Finals events. Additionally, the club has earned over 700 Olympic Development Program (ODP) annual camp selections through its Super Y-League program.
Northern Virginia Ranked 13th in North America
Royals, Majestics, and VA Alliance Again Garner Super Y-League Honors
United Soccer Leagues (USL) announced earlier this month the final Super Y-League (SYL) First and Second-11 Club rankings for the 2011 regular season, recognizing the league’s top clubs on a competitive and administrative basis. Northern Virginia Royals (boys) and Majestics (girls) youth soccer teams, together with partner club VA Alliance, earned thirteenth place overall of the 110 Super Y-league clubs in North America.
With the 2011 ranking, Northern Virginia finished in the top twenty Super Y-League rankings for the fifth consecutive year. Additionally, the Northern Virginia Royals program landed a number ten spot in separate First-11 Club honors for their success the past season.
Taking top honors across both the boys and girls divisions were MPS Bulldogs/Renegades Soccer Club from Boston, Massachussetts as the club accumulated a total of 93.97 points. The Northern Virginia Majestics/Royals grabbed the prestigious number one ranking a two years ago with a score of 81.80 for the 2009 season.
Northern Virginia FC in the Community
Royals and Majestics Lead Development in Northern Virginia
The Northern Virginia Football Club (NOVA FC) was established in 1997 as a member of the United Systems of Independent Soccer Leagues (USISL). While the USISL has gone through realignments and subsequent name changes over the years, NOVA FC has also adapted and grown to meet the needs of the Northern Virginia soccer community.
As USISL evolved through the years into what is now known as the United Soccer Leagues (USL), it has developed a full top-to-bottom approach in fostering soccer development in North America. Partnered with U.S. Soccer and the Canadian Soccer Federation, the USL has perfected a club structure tailored to the progressive expansion of soccer on the continent. NOVA FC has embraced this complete club model structure and focuses exclusively on development at all levels to promote the beautiful game.