UPSL Club Exclusively Trains and Plays at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
May 24, 2018 – Los Angeles – The United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) is excited to announce ‘The Institute FC’ by IdeaSport Soccer Academy as a league member for the 2018 Fall Season.
Based in Orlando (Fla.), The Institute FC will begin UPSL play in the Southeast Conference Florida Central Division, and host its training and home games at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex (700 Victory Way, Kissimmee, FL 34747) in compliance with UPSL’s Minimum Standards.
United Premier Soccer League Commissioner Yan Skwara said, “The level of passion in Florida for the game continues to impress, and we’re pleased to welcome The Institute FC to the UPSL. IdeaSport Soccer Academy was ready to take the next step and The Institute FC will be an advancement from their academy level into a full-time Pro Development team. We wish The Institute FC great success going forward.”
IdeaSport Soccer Academy provides a holistic approach to soccer education with proven, year-round training and development for youth soccer athletes. By implementing a high level of training and a strong set of core values, IdeaSport strives to create a foundation for its athletes to better prepare them for the future.
IdeaSport Soccer Academy Technical Director Fernando Argila said, “Our coaching staff believes that participating in the UPSL will contribute to assisting the member of our academy reach their goals in the sport of soccer, and we feel confident in taking on this challenge. The UPSL allows IdeaSport Academy to create a pathway for our younger players to follow and to look up to as something tangible to achieve as they grow up.”
IdeaSport Soccer Academy will build a team composed of players ages 15-and-up for year-round training. Through regular competition and a professional training environment, players will integrated into an accelerated development program while increasing their exposure to college coaches and professional clubs.
“This new partnership will allow the IdeaSport players to put their skills to the test by competing against more experience opponents and continue their development toward individual potential,” Argila said. “The competition element is highlighted by the fact that UPSL follows a promotion/relegation system, and the UPSL also emphasizes one of IdeaSport’s core values with their focus on player development.”
The Institute FC soon will announce its tryout and upcoming game schedule.
About The Institute FC
The Institute FC is an American Soccer club currently based in Orlando, Fla., and a new member of the United Premier Soccer League. The Institute FC plays in the UPSL Pro Premier.
Founded in 2018, The Institute FC can participate in the qualifying rounds for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup through their affiliation and membership with the UPSL, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).
United Premier Soccer League
The UPSL was formed in 2011 and currently includes more than 170 teams in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. UPSL is the fastest growing Pro Development League in the USA, with 200-plus teams targeted for 2018 Spring Season. Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated, and is responsible for maintaining either UPSL Pro Premier Division or Championship Division minimum standards.
UPSL teams are all eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup Qualifying Rounds through the leagues affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).
More information about UPSL can be found at www.upslsoccer.com or by following the league on Facebook (www.facebook.com/upslsoccer) and Twitter (@upslsoccer).