West Florida Flames is pleased to announce that Players Club of Tampa Bay and West Florida Flames have reached an agreement to affiliate the two clubs into one soccer operation.
This is a tremendous opportunity for our community, players, and families in Brandon, Hillsborough County and its surrounding areas. The affiliation increases opportunities for players by providing access to leagues to help them continue to enhance their development and growth to reach higher levels, including exposure to USSF National Team coaches and scouts.
Both organizations’ commitment to growth within US Soccer’s Development Academy programming, the synergy between the clubs, its facilities, geographic location and commitment to provide the best opportunities for the players, made for the most logical decision to create an affiliation. This affiliation provides the best model for our players to reach their full soccer potential with access and exposure to higher level leagues and coaches.
West Florida Flames was recently awarded US Soccer’s Girls’ Development Academy and together both organizations will work as one to continue to add additional age groups to US Soccer Boys Development Academy. The goal is to enhance our programming by working towards full junior ages (U12, U13, U14) within US Soccer’s Boys Development Academy in 2018-2019 season and beyond.
Additional information regarding registration and operation of next year’s season such as recreational and competitive programming will be announced soon.