FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FC Denver announce launch of U19 Men’s Competitive Team
By Eric Ridgeway Fulton
July 05, 2018
Denver, CO – Semi-pro soccer club FC Denver announced today that it will be adding a U19 Men’s team to its roster of teams effective July 2018. The club is holding player identification sessions & program orientation meeting on July 11th and 12th.
The U19 team will operate as a 19 year old and under Men’s team, focused on developing talented and dynamic high school aged male players. The U19 players will have opportunities to train and compete with FC Denver’s first team, while older first team players will be invited to mentor, train and play with the U19 players. Club General Manager Luke Elbin added, “the addition of a U19 team provides a home for young adult players looking to continue their professional-track development within our club environment. These players will have opportunities to train with and against our top men’s players with an an eye towards promoting players into our top team or onwards onto the collegiate level or other elite playing opportunities.”
With a 13-year track record, the U19 team marks the next evolution in FC Denver’s trajectory. FC Denver’s recent 2018 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup qualification and advancement into the second round and subsequent hard fought 3-2 loss to USL side Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, the club is investing in the future of soccer in Denver’s core player and supporter footprint.
FC Denver has partnered with experienced youth coaches and advocates to bolster the club’s elite youth soccer knowledge to ensure top player and family support & playing options. The U19 team will support a fall session of consistent and flexible training and friendly opportunities with a focus on building into a full spring season of travel and elite local league play.
The upcoming player identification sessions are limited to 25 players per session. Registration for the identification sessions is available here: https://goo.gl/forms/Kf9BT20XP3T0mX723.
Upcoming FC Denver U19 Dates
Player Identification Sessions – Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/Kf9BT20XP3T0mX723
Session #1: Wednesday July 11 – 8:30pm-10:00pm – Field #1
Session #2: Thursday July 12 – 9:30am-11am – Field #2
Player/Family Orientation (by invitation)
Thursday July 12th – 8:00pm-9:00pm at the mezzanine at Cheluna Brewery at Stanley Marketplace.
About FC Denver
FC Denver is a non-profit 501c3 founded in winter 2005/06 to offer committed soccer players an organized and passionate team to play for in the Denver Metropolitan area. Now, 13 years later with multiple State Cup championships and top Colorado league titles to its name, FC Denver is an established and elite club with multiple teams focused on community, organization, and excellence.
To learn more about the club and plans for the team, please visit our website at www.fcdenver.org or contact us at:
Eric Ridgeway Fulton, Club President