The pathway for Long Island boys youth soccer to NYCFC Developmental Academy is at ATLETICO FC. Throughout the past several years ATLETICO FC
has worked closely with NYCFC in order to identify the "next level" player in our program. We would like to congratulate our Atletico FC teams and players for helping each other bring out their best in practices and games.
Once again this year we have had several players chosen by NYCFC to be part of their 2017-2018 ACADEMY. The players joining the NYCFC Academy this year have been developed at Atletico FC for several years. From an early age all the players in our program are part of our Atletico FC soccer culture which challenges their talent, commitment, sacrifice, and hard work. We are pleased to see them move on and wish them success in the future.
ATLETICO F.C. is pleased to announce that their boy's program has been given NYCSL NPL status beginning in the fall 2017 season. Having one of Long Island's best developmental programs and strongest club based programs has not come easy. Through our hard work and our commitment to excellence, we have come a long way in a short period of time. Being able to participate on this national platform with the highest level of competition is very exciting. ATLETICO FC especially thanks our players, families, and coaches who have worked extremely hard and have shown tremendous commitment and loyalty. We look forward to both the competition and representing NYCSL NPL at the highest level.
NPL is comprised of independent leagues and is unified under one national competition platform. It is based on a common technical framework designed to focus on and improve long-term player development for the country’s top soccer clubs. It provides consistent, meaningful high-level games appropriately scheduled with higher training-to-game ratios which provides an environment where players can be evaluated and scouted by U.S. Soccer National Staff and Technical Advisors.