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RKC Third Coast joins USL Youth for Summer Program

By Staff, 04/10/24, 11:45AM EDT



Racine-Kenosha Counties - 

RKC Third Coast is excited to announce its participation in the USL Youth League (formerly Super Y). This will be in addition to RKC Third Coast’s USL League 2 and USL W League, and USL Academy U20 Reserve team teams. For the summer of 2024, RKC will operate a U12, U14, and U16 boys and girls teams.

The USL Youth program will focus on providing high level training and play opportunities in the Milwaukee area and will help identify potential players for future Academy and first team participation. The teams will be formed via tryout and invitation and will operate after a youth players Club season is complete beginning at the end of June through July.

With overwhelming interest this year from younger players desiring the opportunity to be associated with our Club, we felt this was a great time to add to our young club in order to provide opportunities to develop players.

Training and home games will be in the Milwaukee area and most away games between Milwaukee and Chicago with some travel outside of this area.

Owner Wayne Howard states, “the opportunity to start a USL Youth program is an additional way for RKC Third Coast to engage with younger players in a collaborative and meaningful way with traditional youth clubs.” Additionally, ”RKC Third Coast has the mission to be open to all players and clubs and provide experiences that enhance a players experience with the game of soccer rather than compete for players in a saturated market” adds Wayne Howard.

About RKC Third Coast:

We are a men's and women's pre-professional soccer teams, playing in the USL- League 2 for men and playing in the USL-W league for Women. Made up of mostly college aged players, who are playing during their college team's offseason to improve their game, and gain exposure to professional leagues all while keeping their NCAA eligibility.

We have made a commitment to helping these players, to helping local youth soccer clubs by promoting soccer in our communities, and to find other ways to support & improve the communities we represent

About USL Youth:

USL Youth is a driving force for American soccer’s greatest energy: its youth players. It is dedicated to elevating the youth player experience in the United States by inspiring, educating, and engaging the American “soccer generation.”

Evolving from the historic Super Y League, USL Youth provides alignment between the USL’s youth initiatives and the full USL ecosystem’s youth-to-pro pathway. It focuses on building and engaging a vibrant youth soccer community through events, content, and experiences, providing an integral step in the soccer journey of players, coaches, clubs, and families.

USL Youth aims to meet you where you are on your soccer journey and support why you do it.

About USL:

The United Soccer League (USL) is the largest professional soccer organization in North America, possessing nearly a decade of experience in bringing the world’s game to communities across the United States and Canada. Overseeing three men's leagues (USL Championship, USL League One, USL League Two), two women's leagues (USL Super League, USL W League), one elite player development platform (USL Academy), and a national youth platform (USL Super Y League), the USL is built on a proven and recognized model in international football and counts more than 200 clubs in its membership.

Based in Tampa, Fla., the USL has grown over the past decade into a model organization with strong corporate partnerships, stable organizational leadership, and a dedicated staff that provides outstanding support to member clubs and outside partners. Sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation and Canadian Soccer Association, the USL is #UnitedForSoccer, moving the game forward in the United States and Canada.