Updated April 19, 2021
We brought the Liverpool International Academy to Central Florida in May 2020 for a simple reason - to be an alternative home for good players who get left behind by larger clubs. Prior to our existence, if you were a top player in Central Florida, you had two choices, Winter Springs or Sanford. They are terrific clubs with excellent teams and programs. Their challenge is that there are only so many spots on the roster.
The staff at Liverpool FC IA Central FL has the experience and background to provide access to top level leagues for players and teams to gain exposure at the highest level. Our "development over everything" philosophy builds dynamic players starting at age 4. Our "showcase centric" approach for the high school aged teams has proven very successful in getting players in front of coaches and scouts so they can play out their careers beyond high school (if that is their goal).
For the first time ever, a club from Central Florida, Liverpool FC (LFCCFL), has been accepted into the Developmental Player League, a national platform for top clubs and the ONLY true club v club league for girls in Florida. We will play in the DPL Florida Conference against some of the best clubs in the state. We will also attend National Showcase events against teams from all over the U.S. These showcases will be full of exposure to the highest level of play and access to college coaches for those that aspire to play beyond high school. Starting in the Fall of 2022, our teams will continue to play in the DPL under the OC Lake Nona badge and uniforms.
Our top boys team will play in the Elite Academy League as well as other leagues based on their level of competition. We place every team with the goal of challenging them consistently. US Youth Soccer is the largest youth sports organization in the country, they operate leagues in all 50 states. Those leagues range in ages 4-19 incorporating beginning level players all the way through to the elite levels that USMNT players like Jordan Morris, Jack Harrison and Walker Zimmerman played in. The National League Showcase series is a top tier showcase in the U.S. and the Sunshine Conference League gives teams an opportunity to test themselves against the best from Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Our top Boys teams will be playing here and will also travel to National Showcase events against teams from all over the U.S. These showcases will be full of exposure to the highest level of play and access to college coaches for those that aspire to play beyond high school.
We’re beyond excited to bring this level of competition to more players in Central Florida, we know this region is full of talent.
Even if your dream does not include playing soccer beyond high school and you plan to go pro in something different, Liverpool FC International Academy Central Florida may have a team for you. Our local and regional teams will play in traditional leagues against other local clubs and offer many levels from recreational to competitive soccer. We aim to bring "The Liverpool Way" to as many players and families as we possibly can.
If all of the acronyms sound confusing - you’re not alone. If you have any questions at all - please reach out. Even if LFC is not the choice for you, we’d be happy to make recommendations and point you in the right direction.
For more information please email us at - Info@LFCcentralFlorida.com
If you'd like to speak in person, you can call or text us at 407-349-7141 - Our FULL TIME STAFF would be happy to assist you.
- LFC Staff