Explaining the Crossfire Premier USSDA Program Pre- Academy & Manchester United Cup Team
Updated March 1, 2012, More Details Announced

Explaining the Crossfire Premier USSDA Program Pre- Academy & Manchester United Cup Team

·         Players for the Crossfire Academy 2012-2013 U16 & U18 Teams will be made up mostly from Crossfire Premier U15, U16, U17 & U18 teams & pre-academy players from the previous years.
·         Academy prospects who are not currently on a Crossfire Premier team should attend Crossfire Premier high school age tryouts where academy coaching staff will be scouting and talking to players for future academy spots.
·         If you don’t make the Academy, the Developmental players will be selected from the Crossfire Premier U15, U16 & U17 A teams.
·         Players are not eligible for an USSDA Academy Developmental players spots if they are not on a Crossfire Premier Team.
·         Manchester United Cup players will be selected from the Pre-Academy Team for 97 & 98’s and Crossfire Premier 97 & 98 players.
·         Tryouts for the Crossfire Pre- Academy Team will be on March 4th, 7pm at Redmond High School, and is for players born in 1997 & 1998.
·         There are no specific Crossfire Academy tryouts; players will be selected by scouting and invitation only. For more information call Bernie James at 425-442-6546 or Ralph Black at 253-230-7611.
(UPDATED March 1, 2012) The 2012 Crossfire Pre Academy Program offers the youth player more opportunities for development, advancement, games, and exposure. The Crossfire Pre Academy allows players born in 1997 and 1998 to remain on their respected WA State teams, participate in the RCL, ODP, and WA State Cup tournament. Our program offers the player additional trainings during the year, premium tournaments like the Manchester United Premier Cup and others, international travel and friendlies, unique Nike, Inter Milan, and EPL experiences, subsidized travel, and the option to maintain your player’s amateur status and their professional player contractual rights. 
The Crossfire Premier Pre Academy Program provides multiple high subsidized opportunities including the pre-release Nike player jerseys. (Players are will be required to acquire Nike uniform shorts, Nike socks, and Nike shoes at a discounted cost.   The Pre Academy team will be coached by Bernie James and the Crossfire USSDA Coaching Staff of Ralph Black, Mike Greiner, and Jeffrey Rowland.   

Player Cost
One year of training sessions
Starting in March
Redmond Area
No Cost
Showcase of Champions
Summer 2012
Puyallup, WA
No Cost
Nike Crossfire College Showcase
Summer 2012
Redmond, WA
No Cost
Manchester United Premier Cup
Summer 2012
Beaverton, OR
Minimal cost
Calgary Showcase (4 days)*
Summer 2012
Calgary, Canada
Minimal cost
Ford Metro Cup (3 days)*
Sept 2012
Vancouver, Canada
Minimal cost

*Players will be required obtain an US passport at their own cost. Non US born players are required to obtain a travel visa at their own cost.

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