ALBION SC – Miami
Club History: Cutler Ridge Soccer Club (Now named ALBION SC – Miami) was founded in 1966 and is a not-for-profit, volunteer-based youth soccer program located in Miami-Dade County in the town of Cutler Bay.
Since its inception in 1966, Cutler Ridge Soccer’s mission and purpose has been the development of young athletes who have demonstrated the ability to play soccer. Our program focuses on improving their skills, teaching good sportsmanship, building self-esteem, and helping the young players develop leadership qualities. CRS has always taken great pride in providing an opportunity to every child interested in playing, regardless of background, demographics or financial circumstances.
Today, our club consists of approximately 450 athletes ranging from ages 4-19 years of age. Many of our young athletes successfully compete in several high profile tournaments such as; Region Cup, Presidents Cup, State Cup, Weston President’s day Tournament, Fiesta Cup, Space Coast Memorial Day Tournament, Disney Showcase and numerous others, some of which include several College Showcase tournaments allowing our older players the exposure to college talent scouts.
In our 50-year history, we have had some of our more competitive players recognized and named to U.S. national and U.S. regional teams while numerous other players have been awarded athletic scholarships and a handful have excelled at the professional level.
ALBION SC was formed under the Peninsula Soccer League in 1981. ALBION SC was one of the first competitive clubs in San Diego and the top program in San Diego. In the late 80’s early 1990’s many competitive clubs in the area started emerging and heavily competing. In 1998 ALBION SC hired Technical Director, Noah Gins to take over and professionalize the club, develop a clubwide curriculum and develop players and teams to play at the highest level in the US. At the time, the club consisted of 6 ALBION SC teams and a large recreational program within PSL.
Looking at the present… The club has 120 plus teams, 800 plus players representing the ALBION Junior Program, a full blown Recreational program and has played in 12 National Championship games and being crowned National Champion in 2019, won almost every major event in the US, developed over 20 National Team players, many MLS Player and put hundreds and hundreds of players into College on over 50 million dollars in Soccer Scholarships to date. The club represents some of the best soccer in the country and has one of the most prolific coaching staffs within youth soccer. The club is progressively looking at ways to advance the club and the players and will continue to push to higher levels moving forward. The standards of excellence that the club has set is a bar that only few can achieve in this country. ALBION SC will continue to make history as it paves the way in youth soccer.