OEFC Central Members,
The landscape of soccer in Oklahoma is changing before our eyes and Oklahoma Energy FC, your club, is excited to be a catalyst of this change. Through our alliances with OSA, USYS, and U.S. Soccer, we have introduced elite soccer to Oklahoma by bringing U.S. Development Academy standards to the State. As a result of our efforts we had a tremendously successful Girls ID Clinic Weekend, and we have put together some of the most talented teams in Oklahoma. We formed teams in the 06, 05, 04, 03/02, and 01/00 age groups, specifically designed to compete among the best in the country. With these competitions, these girls will have the opportunity to routinely play in front of countless college coaches and U.S. Soccer scouts within league and showcase games.
Additionally, Oklahoma Energy had partnered with 5 other elite girls Development Academy programs (Lonestar SC, Houston Dash, FC Dallas, Solar and Texans) to form the Frontier Development League (FDL). This league has been designed to replicate the experience of the Development Academy Soccer and provide a path for members of OEFC to become development players. These development players have the ability to participate in DA training, games and showcases while allowing them the liberty to play in non-Development Academy competitions, such as USYS State Cup, USYS Regionals, and high school soccer. Teams that win their FDL league will also be allowed to compete in USYS National League for further development and competition.
FDL teams will be constructed from some of the best players across the State in the 06-00 age groups, similar to the U.S. Soccer DA Teams. They will train locally and compete together, joining the best from each side of the state. Top coaches from both sides of the state will work with players with a focus on individual development within a team structure, better preparing our players for a pathway to college, should that be where their goals direct them. These teams will be selected through our youth tryouts, May 31st to June 6th.
For an overall view of our girls program, the diagram below outlines the makeup of all of our teams and how they fit into the league structures:
Recognizing the great opportunities that the U.S .Development Academy and Frontier Development League brings to the state and our players, we are currently pursuing acceptance of the state’s first U.S. DA Boys program as well, which we hope to introduce in 2019.
As always, the core of our club is our youth membership, and OEFC will continue to serve them by positioning the majority of our teams within the Oklahoma Premier League (OPL), the new USYS National League – Frontier Conference (USYS’s evolution of Region III SRPL), and the USYS National League. These leagues continue to be the best competition for our players as they continue their own development plans and goals.
As we are entering Oklahoma Energy’s 2018-19 season, we are excited to continue our partnerships between ESC, NOKC, CVFC, Blitz, and OKC Energy in our united effort to grow the game in Oklahoma. We will continue to align with and support Oklahoma Soccer Association, the US Youth Soccer Association, and US Soccer Federation as these organizations serve the best interest of our kids and their families in their pursuit of their goals and dreams. Teams will be formed at our 2018 Tryouts held on June 2 and June 6, following the OEFC Central Training Camps.
And finally, We Thank You, our membership, our countless volunteers, our dedicated staff and wonderful coaches for making Oklahoma Energy FC the best club in the Region. Without you, we are just another soccer club, but with you, WE ARE OK ENERGY FC!
James Hampton – Director of Coaching
OK Energy FC, Youth Program
Stephen Phillips – Director of Coaching
OK Energy FC, Development Academy Program