Discovery Program Camp

The FC Cincinnati Academy has announced the dates for the Fall 2022 Discovery Program. The Discovery Program is the start of FC Cincinnati Academy’s elite player development pathway in an effort to both identify local youth talent and provide MLS-level education and training to local coaches and players.

“The Discovery Program has enabled us to connect with our network of coaches in and around Cincinnati in an effort to identify the top young talent,” said Larry Sunderland, FC Cincinnati’s director of player development. “Connecting this program to our other programs such as the Affiliate Program, Club Partner Program and our FCC Foundation, establishes a real environment of collaboration as we attempt to identify and develop future players for FC Cincinnati.”

The free-to-play developmental programming will be offered to high performing players in the 2011-12 age groups. Players will be invited to participate in the four week program while staying registered with their respective club team and continue to represent their club in respective practices and games.

The program debuted in October 2019 and has grown each year. As the FC Cincinnati Academy continues to grow, the Discovery Program has seen the number of players invited more than double.

Last spring over 150 players from 30 different clubs and seven different states trained with the Academy staff the Mercy Health Training Center.

The Discovery Program is an instrumental piece for the FC Cincinnati Academy player identification process in which potential future Academy players are identified and monitored. Over half of the Pre-Academy (U13 & U14) rosters are comprised of players that participated in the program.

The Discovery Program helps the FC Cincinnati Academy foster relationships with local clubs, enhance player development in the region and help players understand the quality, skill and attributes needed to earn a place at an MLS academy. In addition, the program is used as a coaching education tool for local youth coaches to become involved and engrained within the system.

To recommend a player for the 2022 Discovery Program, click here.

DATES & SCHEDULE

Friday September 30, 2022
2012 Boys – 5:45 p.m. – 7 p.m.
2011 Boys – 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Friday October 7, 2022
2012 Boys – 5:45 p.m. – 7 p.m.
2011 Boys – 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Friday October 21, 2022
2012 Boys – 5:45 p.m. – 7 p.m.
2011 Boys – 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Friday November 11, 2022
2012 Boys – 5:45 p.m. – 7 p.m.
2011 Boys – 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Following the Fall 2022 sessions high performing players will be invited back to participate in the Spring 2023 dates listed below.

Friday February 24, 2023
2012 Boys — 5:45 p.m. till 7 p.m.
2011 Boys — 7:15 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.

Friday March 3, 2023
2012 Boys — 5:45 p.m. till 7 p.m.
2011 Boys — 7:15 p.m. till 8:30 pm

Friday March 17, 20232012 Boys — 5:45 p.m. till 7 p.m.
2011 Boys — 7:15 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.

Friday March 31, 20232012 Boys — 5:45 p.m. till 7 p.m.
2011 Boys — 7:15 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.

Friday April 14, 2023
2012 Boys — 5:45 p.m. till 7 p.m.
2011 Boys — 7:15 p.m. till 8:30 p.m.

High Performing 2011 players from the sessions above will be invited back for further training sessions for the two following dates.*
Monday May 15, 2023
* — 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Monday May 22, 2023 — 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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