December 4, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jr. Irish Soccer Club Battling for a National Championship
South Bend, Indiana
Notre Dame Football is not the only local team that has advanced to the National Championships! The Jr. Irish 02 Premier Girls soccer team is one of twelve teams from across the country to advance to the national finals that begin this Friday in Bradenton Florida.
The team is very unique in that it is made up of players from nine different high schools and six different travel club programs. “We wanted to create a summer program for players from all clubs and schools to come and compete together” says Jr. Irish Exectutive Director Ken Nuber. “Super Y is a national league and this team won the Midwest Division with an 8-1-1 record.
The coaching staff for this group incluides Jesse Urquhart, Head Womens Soccer Coach at Saint Mary’s College, and Justin Crew, Head Womens Soccer Coach at Goshen College.
Friday December 7 2:00 PM Jr Irish 02 Premier vs Tri-State Elite (Morgantown WV)
Saturday December 8 2:00 PM Jr Irish 02 Premier vs Atlanta Metros (Atlanta GA)
Sunday December 9 8:00 AM Jr Irish 02 Premier vs Sunrise United (Juniper FL)
Monday December 10 10:00 AM Semi-Finals
Tuesday December 11 10:30 AM Finals
The Jr. Irish Soccer Club has been serving the soccer community since 1977 and provides the highest level of coaching and player development in a competitive and fun atmosphere.
Jr. Irish Super Y Program
What is Super Y?
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.
Jr Irish Soccer Club is a member of the Midwest Division.
What teams will play in the Super Y League?
The teams will be made up of players in two-year combined age groups.
Boys 2006 (Open to 07’s and 06’s)
Boys 2004 (Open to 05’s and 04’s)
Girls 2004 (Open to 05’s and 04’s)
Girls 2002 (Open to 03’s and 02’s)
Who is eligible?
The selection process will have a few stages in order to assure the best players compete in the Super Y league.
Stage 1: An email will be sent to current Jr. Irish players in the appropriate age groups with an “intent to play” link. The program is open to any player regardless of club but we cannot direct email players outside of Jr. Irish.
Stage 2: All players who have completed the intent to play form will be considered the player pool to choose from. Selections will be made by the coaching staff with input from the current Jr Irish coaching staffs.
Stage 3: Any player outside the club that wishes to be considered can complete the intent to play and the staff will do it’s best to get an evaluation on the player.
Stage 4: Offers will be sent on April 20, 2018 and players will have 3 days to accept their Super Y position and pay the deposit of ½ the fees.
Since the entire season is outside of the school year, the High School 7-player rule DOES NOT APPLY. This has been cleared by the IHSAA.
What are the fees?
The fees for the 2018 Super Y season will be $400 per player. The fee includes the following:
All fees MUST be paid in Full by June 30, 2018.
What Uniforms will be needed?
Two Jersey will be provided to each player, white and Green. You will need to provide your when Black shorts and 1 pair of white socks and one pair of green socks.
Who is the Coaching Staff for Super Y?
The coaching staff will work with all teams throughout the summer to give each player the opportunity to connect with different coaches.
What are the advantages of playing Super Y?
What is the League schedule like?
Schedules have been posted for each team. Although they are subject to change, I do not anticipate much adjustments occurring.
What is the Training Schedule?
There will be a minimum of 10 training sessions throughout the summer. Coaches may add additional if needed. Times are posted on each individual teams schedule page.
Monday June 4 Wednesday June 6
Tuesday June 12 Thursday June 14
Tuesday June 19 Tuesday June 26
Tuesday July 3 Tuesday July 10
Tuesday July 17 Tuesday July 24
Boys 06Y Premier: 5:30 - 7:00 Field #4
Boys 04Y Premier: 7:00 - 8:30 Field #4
Girls 04Y Premier: 5:30 - 7:00 Field #6
Girls 02Y Premier: 7:00 - 8:30 Field #6
What are the North American Nationals?
The North American Nationals is where Super Y brings division winners together to play for a national championship. This event typically occurs in December at the world-renowned IMG Soccer Academy in Bradenton, FL. Kingdom SC Super Y 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.
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 U18 boys’ and girls’ soccer teams from the US and Canada. Teams qualify from their respective regions throughout North America. All teams that earn a berth to the North American Finals are separated into 3-4 Brackets of 4 teams. The top teams from each bracket advance to the Semi-Finals and on to the Finals, in hopes of becoming North American Champions.
12/10/2017, 2:00pm EST
By COLTON CORESCHI - firstname.lastname@example.org
TAMPA, Fla. - The Super Y League is thrilled to announce the addition of Jr. Irish SC as a new member ahead of the 2018 season. The northern Indiana-based club will compete in the Midwest Division, playing at the Jr. Irish Soccer Complex.
“We couldn’t be happier to expand our Midwest presence with the addition of Jr. Irish SC,” said the USL’s Associate of Business Development Dominic Colarusso. “The Super Y League is proud to provide another home for young players to continue to develop and grow in Indiana.”
Founded in 1977, Jr. Irish SC has a rich tradition of success spanning decades in the state of Indiana. The club’s ambitions include providing options for the development of young athletes in the Midwest and ensuring that all families have access to a high-level competitive environment in which to grow and improve year-round.
“Jr. Irish Soccer Club is excited to join the Super Y League,” said Jr. Irish SC Executive Director Ken Nuber. “The Super Y League offers a very competitive environment that is a great match for the club. Jr. Irish continues to separate itself from other clubs in the area based on results and the constant vision to improve what it offers its players. We have had individual teams play in Super Y League previously and have enjoyed the experience.”
Jr. Irish SC becomes the third club announced for the upcoming 2018 season, joining Ohio-based CUSA Crew SC and Florida-based FA Euro Academy and will compete in the Midwest Division. They join Indiana Elite as the second Indiana-based club competing in the Super Y League.
“The league offers the club an excellent environment for our teams over the summer months,” Nuber said. ”The Super Y League’s national platform will offer our players opportunities for growth and exposure. It allows us to compete with clubs from across the Midwest that we typically do not get to compete against. Programs such as the USL Experience will offer our players additional opportunities for exposure and a unique opportunity to be seen on a national platform.”
A part of United Soccer Leagues, LLC, which also operates the Division II USL, the new third-division league and Premier Development League, the Super Y League features a summer platform with an annual North American Championship in December.