welcome to the lancaster fc

academy

Our philosophy is simple:

Our philosophy is simple:

“If you’re good enough, you’re old enough.”

This means that if a player is ready to compete at the next level, we’ll push them to reach their full potential beyond their age group.

2024 Tryout Dates Will Be Announced Soon! 2024 Tryout Dates Will Be Announced Soon!

where we push young athletes to reach their full potential on the field.

Our academy teams compete in the top mid-Atlantic leagues, the state cup, nationwide tournaments, and the prestigious USL Academy League and Cup.

cornerstone of our academy

Our U19 USL Academy team is the cornerstone of our academy, representing the best of the best from our U16 and older teams.

We believe in providing our players with the best possible competition and opportunities, which is why we also bring international youth teams to Lancaster to compete against our Lancaster FC teams through our International Invitational events.

the USL Academy model

Take a look at the video above to understand the USL Academy model in further detail

At Lancaster FC, we’re dedicated to providing a competitive and supportive environment that prepares young athletes for the road ahead. If you’re ready to take your game to the next level, join us and become a part of the Lancaster FC family.

TRYOUTS

TRYOUTS

Lancaster FC Tryout Selection Policy

We are a competitive program and our tryout and selection process is designed to ensure fair opportunities for players to be selected for Lancaster FC We have not yet scheduled our 2024 tryout dates but please continue to check back in for updated times and dates.

Eligibility

We welcome all players to attend Lancaster FC tryouts regardless of their background or playing experience. Our tryouts are open to all men’s age groups including U16 (born in 2008), U17 (born in 2007), U18 (born in 2006), and U19 (born in 2005). All players will be evaluated on their skills, attitude, and potential, and we encourage players to attend with an open mind, ready to learn and compete. We look forward to seeing you at tryouts and potentially becoming part of the Lancaster FC family.

the process

We are in the process of finalizing tryout dates for 2024.

Evaluators, consisting of experienced coaches and trainers, will assess players based on ball control, dribbling, passing, defense, off-ball movement, shooting, teamwork, and coachability.

Tryout day

Details for the tryout will be uploaded ahead of time, keep an eye out for updates!

Team Selection

Teams will be formed based on player availability, skill, fitness, effort, and attitude. Player selection will be determined through tryout results and coach recommendations, and accepted players will be notified after tryouts. Previous team experience does not guarantee a spot on the team for the next season.

We welcome all players to attend Lancaster FC tryouts regardless of their background or playing experience. Our tryouts are open to all men’s age groups including U16 (born in 2008), U17 (born in 2007), U18 (born in 2006), and U19 (born in 2005). All players will be evaluated on their skills, attitude, and potential, and we encourage players to attend with an open mind, ready to learn and compete. We look forward to seeing you at tryouts and potentially becoming part of the Lancaster FC family.

We are in the process of finalizing tryout dates for 2024.

Evaluators, consisting of experienced coaches and trainers, will assess players based on ball control, dribbling, passing, defense, off-ball movement, shooting, teamwork, and coachability.

Details for the tryout will be uploaded ahead of time, keep an eye out for updates!

Teams will be formed based on player availability, skill, fitness, effort, and attitude. Player selection will be determined through tryout results and coach recommendations, and accepted players will be notified after tryouts. Previous team experience does not guarantee a spot on the team for the next season.