The Albertson Fury/Academy WEST is pleased to announce our premier level teams will be affiliating with the White Plains Youth Soccer Premier Soccer club. For the past decade Albertson Fury/Academy has dominated the landscape of soccer in New York State, with teams competing against the most talented girls/boys programs in the country, through the USSDA (US Soccer Development Academy) and the ECNL (Elite Clubs National League). Albertson teams are also represented in prestigious NPL, Region I, NERP and LIJSL.
By affiliating with Albertson Fury/Academy, all White Plains premier players will have the opportunity to train and play with the ECNL, Pre ECNL, USSF, and Pre USSF Academy teams in their respective age groups. Also, White Plains Premier Teams will be competing in the highest level of competition in the area (NERP, NYCSL, MAPS WPL, ETC.). Furthermore, with this merger White Plains players will get the opportunity to attend top level college showcases such as Disney, Las Vegas, Jefferson Cup and National Elite Womens Soccer Showcase (NEWSS).
The White Plains Youth Soccer boys Premier Side will be called;
White Plains/Albertson Academy WEST.
The White Plains Youth Soccer girls Premier Side will be called;
White Plains/Albertson Fury WEST.
Paul Riley, Director of Coaching of Albertson Fury/Academy said, “we are extremely excited to join forces with White Plains Premier and we feel it will be an opportunity for all our players to experience the benefits of a strong alliance from team perspective, coaching expertise, tournament team sharing, coaching education, and facility integration. White Plains Premier is a growing and developing club and we feel our support network will add substantial strength to both their girls and boys programs. We hope our alliance will open up new avenues, fresh opportunities and initiatives for all players. It's an exciting time for both our clubs”.
Robert Biagini, Coaching Committee President of White Plains Youth Soccer said, “This is a great affiliation for White Plains. It gives all of our players the opportunity to compete at the highest level of youth soccer. We now can offer our top players access to the ECNL and Academy. In addition this partnership will provide our players the chance to attend the best tournaments and showcases in the country. We are very excited to be joining the Albertson soccer family.
” White Plains Youth Soccer President, George Caceres said “White Plains Youth Soccer is looking forward to be working with Albertson Fury/Academy. As the landscape of youth soccer is changing, we need to give our players the opportunity to reach the next level”e more about you.
1. How much?
Depending on your team's program (i.e. number of practices, tournaments attending, coaching fees, Uniforms etc.) your child's team fees for the 10-month soccer year (late August to late June for most teams) can vary. For those playing on premier level teams, long distance travel expenses (air fare and hotel.) You should get a general idea of the team program and costs from the coach or manager before accepting a position on a team.
2.What League would the Premier teams play?
The league played will be determined by season and strength of the
team. [RPL, NPL, Presidents, NERP, Region 1]
3. Who are the Coaches?
Qualified coaches will be selected and required to have US Youth
Soccer coaching qualifications.
4. Is White Plains Youth Soccer Dissolved dissolved?
Not at all this is an addition to the program making the club stronger
5. If I don't make the Premier, can I still play for WPYS?
Absolutely yes we will continue to field teams at all levels. We
would also have separate tryouts for Travel Teams.
6. Do we practice in White Plains or where?
All our teams are comprised of White Plains players or have a White
Plains core. Practice will be in White Plains.
7. How far are the Tournaments?
Most can be driven to but this is again driven by the competitiveness
of the team and planned and communicated before the season.
8. Premier Coaches?
Coaches will be interviewed and selected by the coaching committee.
9. Scholarships available?
We plan on the ability to not deny any player due to their inability
to meet the team dues.
10. Why merge with Albertson and not a local Premier program?
We explored a number of options and were fortunate to work with
Albertson. We do not share the same geography so we do not compete for
the same player pool. Also Albertson is by far one of the youth soccer
leaders in the region. They bring a presence and the experience on how
to develop and grow in the premier arena.