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USL Apr 19, 2019

Tormenta FC Academy to fully fund three youth teams in 2019-2020

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STATESBORO, Ga. (Via Tormenta FC) – The Tormenta FC Academy will fully fund three youth teams for the 2019-2020 season, the club announced Thursday. The Academy plans to finance all fees for the club’s ’07 boys, ‘06 boys, and ’07 girls teams beginning in the fall of 2019.

This upcoming season, the Tormenta FC Academy will finance all youth soccer-related fees for the three selected teams, including registration, uniforms, league and tournament fees, training camps, and travel. The club aims to create a professional experience for the 48 players on the selected teams.


Tormenta FC is treating this initial venture into fully funded youth teams as a pilot program, with eyes on expanding the number of teams in the near future. The goal of the initial launch is to determine the feasibility of eliminating the pay to play model for all members of the Academy’s top teams, thus providing greater access to youth soccer in South Georgia.

“Tormenta FC Academy is extremely excited about being the leader in youth sports in creating opportunities for players that may not have otherwise been available,” Brad Nein, Director of Youth Soccer at Tormenta FC Academy said. “We look forward to building and growing this transformational experience.”

Tormenta FC recently announced the expansion of its youth club to include programming for boys and girls ages two through eighteen. Tormenta operates teams in both USL League One and League Two, providing a complete pathway for boys from age two to the professional level.