Founded in 1999, Super Y is a nation-wide youth summer league operated by the United Soccer League (USL), which is the largest organization of elite soccer leagues in North America. Affiliated with US Soccer, the Super Y League contains the youth academies of Major League Soccer clubs, USL PRO clubs, Premier Development League and W-League clubs. Divisions within Super Y are organized geographically, and membership in the league is limited to only a few elite programs to ensure strong competition.
The Super Y League also has its own ODP Identification Program that has opened countless doors for players to be identified for U.S. National Team Programs. The Super Y League provides a valuable platform for the most committed players to have the opportunity to continue to develop their play during the summer months.
It should be noted that Super Y teams are totally separate from DC Soccer Club Travel teams that participate in the usual Fall, Winter and Spring schedule. All Super Y teams are formed to play together in the summer months only, with the exception of the North American Finals*, and usually consist of DC Soccer Club players from various teams as well as players committed to other clubs.
* Teams that receive a bid to the North American Finals (NAF) are required to attend. The finals typically take place in FL in December.