FRISCO, Texas (June 9, 2021) — The US Youth Soccer Sunshine Conference is excited to announce the addition of Plantation FC (FL) as the latest boys club in the Sunshine Conference Academy Division.
The Sunshine Conference Academy Division provides a Club vs. Club format in the conference for boys and girls teams. The Academy Division provides the clubs and their teams with an opportunity to compete against each other over the course of a 10-month season.
“Plantation FC is excited and honored to take part and become a member of the USYS Sunshine Conference Boys Academy Division. This platform added to our program will provide another pathway and further opportunities for our boys and their development,” said Anis Jerbi, Plantation FC Technical Director. “We believe that a league led by like-minded directors in collaboration with USYS gives us an opportunity to set standards and practices that we feel are best for our player development. We are encouraged with the cooperation shown by the founding member clubs and look forward to competing against them on the field.”
The boys competition in the Sunshine Conference Academy Division holds competition for the 13U, 14U, 15U, 16U, 17U and 19U Boys age groups. With the addition of Plantation FC, the Academy Division now features 12 boys clubs: Chargers SC, Clay County SC, Florida Rush SC, IMG Academy, IdeaSport Soccer Academy, Jacksonville FC, Miami Rush Kendall SC, Plantation FC, South Florida Football Academy, FC Tampa Rangers, West Florida Flames SC and Weston FC.
The Sunshine Conference is one of 13 conferences within the USYS National League and serves teams primarily from Florida. Teams that compete within the Sunshine Conference Academy Division will have the opportunity to compete in the USYS National League Showcase Series, which gives teams a chance to play cross-conference matches in a national setting with increased exposure to college, professional and national team scouts. The Sunshine Conference Academy Division schedule will also allow its players to participate in outside competitions, such as high school soccer or other US Youth Soccer programs.
For more information on the Sunshine Conference, click here.