For Under 10-12 B&G
Four of the most prominent clubs in the midwest formed the Central States Future League (CSFL) to provide additional development & exposure opportunities in the "Pre-ECNL/PLW" age groups -- U10-12 B&G. Clubs must meet minimum standards to be admitted in the CSFL. Clubs interested in joining may send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014-15 CSFL Clubs
St. Louis Scott Gallagher (IL/MO)
Springfield SC (MO)
TSC Hurricane (OK)
2014-15 CSFL Play Dates
Sept 13-14, 2014 - SSC and Rush @ SLSG
Nov 22-23, 2014 - SLSG and SSC @ TSCH
Mar 28-29, 2015 - TSCH & Rush @ SSC
May 16-17, 2015 (changed to avoid new Okla State Cup play dates) - TSCH, SSC & SLSG @ Rush & PDP event*
*PDP Event - All clubs come together in Memphis for a "finals weekend" based on the results of the first 3 events. The Final Weekend will also include the PDP event for all of the players selected by the CSFL scouts.
The clubs identified a need for a system of play for clubs from this part of the country to have the opportunities that allow for true development at the younger ages. The league utilizes the 9v9 and 11v11 formats, provides a "game day event" atmosphere, and adds a Player Development Program (PDP)component that is modeled after the ECNL and NPL PDPs. The CSFL is also structured in a way to minimize the travel and costs for these younger ages while still providing top level competition in an event style atmosphere. There is NO additional league fee for the CSFL for member clubs.
"We are excited to be working with these other top clubs in bringing a new level of competition for our younger ages. Because of our current competitive landscape, it is more of a challenge for our younger teams (especially our U10s) to participate in higher level league competitions while still keeping travel and costs to a minimum. This is why we put our heads together to create new programming that will provide added value from a development standpoint," says Jim Tindell, TSC Hurricane Executive Director.
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