The 2002 and 2001 Boys CCL teams finished their Fall season right before the Christmas holiday with their annual trip to the IMG showcase in Bradenton Florida.
Each year the U17 and U18 teams take this trip and play some of the best competition available in Florida and the Region.
The U17s (2002) played in the top bracket against two US Soccer development academy teams – IMG Academy and Clearwater Chargers. While they struggled to get results they did work extremely hard and the staff saw great things – they lost both games – 1-3 vs. Chargers with a goal from Riley Coggins and 0-2 vs. IMG Academy.
The U18s (2001) won the top bracket in their age group with a 2-1 win in their first game and a 7-0 win to top the group!
Each year this trip revolves around the soccer showcase but is about more than just soccer. The boys spend four days away from their families and with their teammates. The team bonding and space from normal support systems force the players to start thinking like young adults and each year players come back from the trip more prepared for life and their next steps whether that be college, military, or the work place.
Congrats to both teams and staff!