We are excited to announce our first iteration of the Detroit City FC Youth Roundup, designed with the focus of highlighting and promoting the accomplishments of the next generation of Le Rouge.
Detroit City FC’s youth network is composed of five locations, all with competitive and recreational playing opportunities: City Select, Downriver, Genesee, South Oakland and West. Each youth affiliate operates with the same goal; promoting and developing talent from the recreational leagues all the way to the USL Championship and W League sides.
Each of Detroit City’s affiliates have a similar pathway to the first teams, providing opportunities starting with junior mini-kickers at U-3, all the way through travel, competitive teams from U7-U19.
City recently kicked off its USL Academy Development Center – which is a supplemental training program for the top DCFC youth players – boys and girls – at the U13, U15 and U19 age levels. The Development Center, which is run out of the main Club with input from Le Rouge’s first-team staffs, gives our players in the affiliate network an opportunity to compete for a spot in Detroit City’s Academy program – just one step away from the first team.
This path has been specifically designed to give youth players the best chance to be fully prepared for the rigorous levels of competition within the USL and further their development in an accessible, affordable environment.
Tryouts for the Detroit City FC Youth affiliates are quickly approaching. Locations are offering open training and ID sessions leading into the June 11-12 tryouts. For more information on upcoming sessions and tryouts, visit any of our affiliates pages listed below.
Best of luck to all the City youth squads that will be competing in the State Cup this month:
2011 Girls Rouge WEST
2011 Boys Rouge SOUTH OAKLAND
2010 Boys Rouge SOUTH OAKLAND
2009 Girls Rouge WEST
2008 Boys Rouge SOUTH OAKLAND
2007 Boys Rouge SOUTH OAKLAND
2007 Boys Rouge WEST
2006 Boys Rouge SOUTH OAKLAND
2005 Boys Gold WEST
2005 Boys Rouge WEST
City Select | www.detcityfc.com/club/youth/city-select
City Select is gearing up for tryouts on June 11-12. Free training sessions for current and prospective players will take place from June 6-9. Come kick-around at our indoor facility at the Detroit City Fieldhouse, learn more about our club and get registered for tryouts! Those interested can sign up here. City Select will host tryouts from June 11th and 12th – follow this link in order to register and for more information.
Downriver | www.dcfcyouthdownriver.com
Detroit City FC Downriver has seen a lot of success as the 2014 and 2015 Teams went undefeated at the Detroit City FC West Matchday as well as the High School Boys Team finishing as a finalist at the Bowling Green Spring Challenge. Kudos to Andrew Pope (2004) & Mason Vanisacker (2004) who have signed to play collegiately at Adrian College, while Connor Ferkalo (2004) has signed to play at Siena Height University. Current alumni are finding success on the field as Bosh Tanyi (2003) made his USL Championship debut at Atlanta United 2 on April 9, coming off the bench in the 83′, a huge benchmark in his career. Detroit City FC Youth Downriver will be hosting tryouts for the 2022/23 season on June 11-12. If interested in playing for Downriver, sign up here today.
Genesee | www.dcfcyouthgenesee.com/dcfcgenesee
Detroit City Youth Genesee currently has open registration. Tryouts will take place from June 11-12. If you are interested in Genesee follow the link here and make sure to not miss out.
South Oakland | www.dcfcyouthsouthoakland.com
The South Oakland teams and athletes have been extremely busy as of late, recording a very successful showing at the Crossroads of America College Showcase in Indiana – which took place in late April. The 2005 and 2006 Boys Rouge had 2 wins and 1 loss while the 2007 Boys had a pair of wins and a draw. They showed out in front of many college coaches against top teams all throughout the Midwest. The 2008 Boys Rouge team also qualified for the quarterfinals of the State Cup after going undefeated in their table. The 2006, 2007, 2010, and 2011 boys are still in the mix to qualify with games left to play. The South Oakland affiliate also has exciting announcements coming in the future so make sure to check out their page, www.dcfcyouthsouthoakland.com, so you do not miss it. Finally, registration for 2022/23 tryouts for South Oakland are open and will take place from June 11-12. If you are interested make sure to sign up using this form here in order to secure your spot today.
West | www.dcfcyouthwest.com/dcfcwest
This has been an extremely busy season for West as well as they have been organizing several events aimed at helping to promote the development of its young athletes. West had its first Spring Break Striker/Keeper camp which was a major success with 78 participants. West also unveiled its new U7 program which sold out with 96 participants, an unbelievable start to the program. If you are interested in the open house for the U7 program follow the link here to register. A big congrats to West’s Brayden Fedulchak (06 Rouge) and Dominic Pecoraro (05 Rouge) for making their respective age groups for the Olympic Development Program. West had five boys – Logan Harkins, Billy Broucek, Alex Greene, Drake Rossi and Griffin Ellis – rostered on the inaugural DCFC Academy squad that finished third in its division at the USL Academy Cup that concluded in April. If you are interested in DCFC West make sure to click this link and click register in the upper right corner.