CLUB HISTORY

The Villages Soccer Club is a youth club located in The Villages, FL.

In 2008, we began as a youth club providing competitive and recreational soccer to youth players in our community. We have steadily grown our programs and in 2015, we held our first annual tournament, The Villages Cup, during the 3-day, Labor Day weekend.

Mission

Our mission is to promote the growth of, and appreciation for, the game of soccer by providing the greatest opportunity for players to develop their soccer skills and knowledge in an environment that promotes teamwork, sportsmanship, and mutual respect.

Philosophy

Our goal at The Villages Soccer Club is to provide highly competitive environment while concentrating on the development of players. We believe in developing player skills on both the individual and team levels. We will concentrate our efforts on building soccer skills – through a quality curriculum – because we don’t necessarily want to be the biggest soccer club in the area, simply the BEST soccer club in the area. This will be achieved and maintained through appropriate assistance, instruction and training.

In 2016, the addition of the USL League Two team to our club family was a realization of a dream. One that fits perfectly into our mission. For information on The Villages SC and the Path2Pro visit our Main Team website here:

Ownership

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Anderson DaSilva
Owner/ Director of Coaching 

Acknowledgements

First FYSA/GCF Season: 2008

First USL League Two Season: 2016

USL League Two Playoffs Appearances: 2016 (Top Sixteen), 2018 (Top Four)

USL League Two Titles: Southeast Division Champions (2016), Southern Conference Champions (2018)

USL League Two Awards: Executive of the Year: Anderson DaSilva (2018),  Best Photography (2018)

About FYSA

The Florida Youth Soccer Association (FYSA) was founded in 1974, pioneering youth soccer in the southeast. FYSA is a nonprofit organization with the mission to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of Florida’s youth through the sport of soccer. We are one of the top 10 largest memberships in the United States under US Youth Soccer. Our membership consists of over 250 clubs and leagues, 25,000 coaches and officials, and 105,000 players throughout the state of Florida. We are focused on providing our members the skills and abilities to grow the great game of soccer in today’s youth while instilling a lifelong passion for the sport in all who are involved.

When you play Florida Youth Soccer, you are doing more than playing a sport; you are becoming part of a soccer family that has dedicated it’s support to the development of youth soccer for the last 40 years across the Sunshine State! You are choosing a soccer program that focuses on age-appropriate training and player-centric development – you are choosing a program that will develop your player physically, mentally and emotionally.

About Greater Central Florida Youth Soccer League

For close to 30 years, the Greater Central Florida Youth Soccer League has provided the youth of Central Florida a place to play competitive soccer. GCFYSL is an FYSA affiliated league with over 40 clubs and close to 700 teams participating each season. From 8U through 19U, GCFYSL provides youth of all ages and abilities a quality league that fits their team’s competition level. With the addition of new clubs each year and the Region B Premier Division, the GCFYSL continues to grow each and every season. 

As seen on our Hall of Fame page, GCFYSL has had countless players go on to play college soccer as well as a number of professionals. But most of all, we have had players that just loved the game and wanted to play for the fun of it. Many former players now have their kids playing in GCF. We embrace and learn from our past, but look forward to the future as the state’s largest youth soccer league. We hope that your experience while playing in the GCFYSL is a great one with long lasting memories.