Force FC Super Y Academy Information

Founded in 1999, Super Y is a nation-wide youth league operated by the United Soccer Leagues (USL), which is the largest organization of elite soccer leagues in North America. Affiliated with US Soccer, the Super Y-League contains the youth academies of Major League Soccer clubs, USL PRO clubs, Premier Development League and W-League clubs. Divisions within Super Y are organized geographically, and membership in the league is limited to only a few elite programs to ensure strong competition. The Super Y-League also has its own ODP Identification Program that has opened countless doors for players to be identified for U.S. National Team Programs.

The Force FC is proud to be selected as a Super Y club, meeting the strict criteria that attracts the quality outlined in their league description noted above.

Here you will find links to information about the Super Y League, how it applies to the Force FC players, and links to the documents you need to get stated with taking part in Super Y as a member of the Force FC Academy team. 

For any additional questions you may have regarding Super Y please contact Danny Price, Force FC Super Y Director at 517-899-2046 or

What are the advantages of Playing Force FC Academy?

Playing for a Force Football Club Academy team has several benefits and our primary goal is to provide a different platform for players to develop and be identified. Players develop at a faster pace through the Super Y-League system by playing and training in a highly competitive environment. Listed below are more advantages of playing Super Y:
Listed below are more advantages of playing Super Y:
1. Competition Level: Force Football Club Academy teams will compete against some of the top clubs in the Midwest with the opportunity to represent that region at the North American National Championship Finals.
2. Coaching Staff: Those teams will be led by nationally licensed and experienced coaches, who are dedicated to player development and are positive role models for our players.
3. Fall Season Preparation: The Super Y season can also serve as excellent preparation for players readying themselves for the fall season, whether it’s with their high school team or their own club teams.
4. Affordability: Force Football Club Academy teams provide a quality soccer option at an affordable price compared to the traditional summer soccer camp players often attended throughout the summer.

Who is eligible to participate? 

Force Football Club Academy teams within Super Y will be considered an “Elite” level of the clubs structure whilst remaining under the successful Force FC umbrella. Force FC “A” teams that play during the traditional seasonal year (Fall-Winter-Spring) will be fostered into the Force Football Club Academy with current players being given first opportunity to claim a roster spot; however teams may also include Force FC “B” team players and additional players from other clubs around the state to meet roster size requirements and maximize the talent level of each team. Super Y teams are not restricted by state association “poaching” or recruitment rules. Coaches of traditional Force FC teams, depending on availability may or may not coach the same age group of Force Football Club Academy teams.

What is the selection process for Force FC Academy teams?

Players are selected to Force Football Club Academy teams from one of the following steps or processes:
1. Current Force FC “A” team players will be given first opportunity to claim a roster spot within their current age group.
2. Tryouts may be conducted for all remaining openings on the roster.
3. By Invitation Only. .
After Force FC “A” team players indicate their commitment level to each team, coaches may begin to form their roster over a period of time, either through scheduled tryouts or by invitation only for all remaining roster openings. Whilst coaches seek players through the other processes listed above, players who attend a scheduled tryout can expect to hear from the age group coach within 1 week following the date of the tryout. You may be asked to either attend another tryout for further evaluation and/or coach recommendations may be sought for before an offer is extended. This process ensures that we try to assemble the best talent for each age group, but also do it in a timely fashion with respect to all the players involved. 

How many players will be selected to each team?

Force Football Club Academy teams may roster up to 20 players, but can only dress 18 for each match. A player pool of over 18 players is often created for Super Y teams; injuries and summer commitments (vacation, ODP regional camp, soccer camps, etc.) typically prevent teams from having an issue with too many available players.

What is the cost and what does it include?

The cost for playing with a Force Football Club Academy team is $495 per player
This fee includes:
1. Coaching fees
2. Coach travel/ lodging cost
3. Super Y director salary
4. All league, player and coach registration fees
5. Field rental costs
6. Referee fees
7. 6-12 games against some of the Midwest’s top clubs
8. Potential opportunities to play up in older age groups
9. Potential opportunities to participate (if selected) at the Super Y ODP National Camp in Florida. (Additional cost will be assessed by United Soccer Leagues should players accept the invitation)

Expenses excluded from this fee are:
1. Force Football Club Academy uniform package: (2 Jerseys, 2 pair of shorts, 2 pair socks = $100.00
2. Personal travel expenses (gas, lodging, food, etc.)

What is the typical schedule and commitment required? 

Force Football Club Academy teams will practice approximately twice per week, with each session lasting anywhere from 90-120 minutes. Training will begin in June following club tryouts, but some teams may try to train beforehand during the spring. Most games will be played on weekends throughout June/ July, often at neutral sites (ex: South Bend, IN, Akron, OH or Fort Wayne, IN) with each team playing multiple games to reduce travel and expenses (ex: two games on a Saturday and one game on Sunday). Teams may play in-state opponents on weekdays. Most if not all matches will be concluded by July 31st.

Where will training and games take place?

Training and home games will take place at – West Bloomfield High School. 4925 Orchard Lake Road. West Bloomfield

What are the North American Finals?

The Super Y-League North American Finals is regarded as one of the top youth soccer events in North America. It is a five-day tournament that includes more than 130 of the best U12 to U17 boys and girls soccer teams in the U.S. and Canada. Teams qualify from their respective regions and face the best from throughout North America in a quest to become a National champion. This event typically occurs in December in at the world-renowned IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, FL. Force Football Club Academy teams that qualify for this event will be charged an additional fee to cover their coach’s travel expenses and any pre-finals training costs at an indoor training location.