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Youth Program / Development Academy

Group for stories about Orlando City's developmental program and the outstanding young athletes in the club's youth program.

Orlando City Experiences Success with Older Developmental Teams

Orlando City’s U-17 and U-23 teams have done well in 2021.

USL Academy’s Impact On Orlando City

With the return of OCB and the latest USL announcement, Orlando City builds for its future

OCB Will Relaunch in USL Division III for 2019 Season

OCB will be returning to action in 2019, playing games at Montverde Academy.

A New PDL Team for Orlando City Fans

Orlando City’s partnership with Montverde Academy has provided a new PDL team for Lions fans to support.

Graduates Show Success of Orlando City Academy

A group of upcoming academy graduates show strength of Orlando’s youth development program.

Da Silva the Face of Orlando’s Youth Development

Pierre Da Silva has become the poster child of Orlando City’s growing youth development academy.

Patience is Key in Orlando City Player Development

Orlando City’s academy will produce players for their first team. All it takes is a little patience.

Longwell Tapped to Run Orlando City Youth Academy

Longwell comes from Scottish club St. Mirren and will replace Darren Powell, who left to take the San Antonio FC head coaching vacancy.

OCYS Athletes Commit on National Signing Day

For the third straight year, dozens of academy products make their college selections as Orlando City continues to help athletes reach the collegiate level.

Orlando City Youth Squad Updates

Three ECNL teams travel to Seattle for the Champions League, the U-13 boys enter the regional playoffs, U-16 and U-18 teams advance to the national playoffs and more in a jam packed academy update.

Lions' Academy Finds Success; Mitchell Joins Staff

Pro Academy U-12 boys win Florida Cup, U-13 boys finish the season undefeated, Orlando City adds Sam Mitchell to its ECNL staff and the full U-23 PDL schedule in our long-overdue academy update.

Orlando City Set for Generation Adidas Cup Play

Young Lions will travel to Dallas and compete in Group B of the Premier Division with Chicago Fire, LA Galaxy and Tigres UANL starting March 29.

Academy Update: International Duty, USSDA Results

Young Lions about to go on U-15 and U-16 duty, are already on U-17 international call-ups, and are clinching USSDA playoff spots.

Inside Orlando City's Youth Soccer Structure

A deep dive into the grassroots soccer development program that the Lions have built and continue to develop in Central Florida.

Lions Show Improvement in Genertion Adidas Cup

Despite narrowly missing out on the championship bracket, an undefeated weekend in Generation Adidas Cup event marks positive improvement for young Lions.

Academy Update: 32 Young Lions Sign with Colleges

Orlando City Youth System sends dozens of young men and women into the ranks of collegiate athletics on National Signing Day.

OCSC's Academy Boys Return Victoriously to Action

The U.S. Soccer Development Academy squads of Orlando City returned from winter break to challenge IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL.

Youth Soccer: Rewards of the ECNL

Orlando City's participation in the ECNL provides young female athletes the opportunity to develop their skills and abilities, and better equips them for participation in college athletics and maybe even the USWNT.

OCSC Youth: For Club, Country, and Community

The benefits of strong youth and academy programs are far reaching. Orlando City SC is invested in its programs and will most assuredly be rewarded for its efforts.

A Conversation With U-18 Head Coach Paul Shaw

The Orlando City youth coach talks about his team and the season so far.

Orlando City Youth Update: USSDA/ECNL Recap

Several of Orlando City's youth development teams were in action the last two weekends. We recap their results here.

Two Academy Players Tabbed for National U-15 Camp

Midfielder Jacob Garzon and forward Mario Licor were called up to the U.S. U-15 Boys National Team training camp.

Academy Showcase Results: Orlando City Shines

The U-18 and U-16 Lions combined to win five of six games and draw once, representing Orlando well in the Academy Showcase.


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