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New State Elite Program to Launch for 20/21 Season

06/11/2020, 12:15pm EDT
By Jamie Darvill

Liverpool FCIA International Academy Maryland are delighted to announce the launch of the State Elite Program for the 2020-21 season!

The Liverpool FC International Maryland State Elite Program invites our best academy aged players from each location the opportunity to come together to compete in:

  • Special Training Events
  • Earn selection to elite teams that attend tournaments and showcases to test themselves against top competition.
  • Gain additional exposure through sessions and clinics with our coaching directors, selected club staff, coaches from our academy in the UK, and collegiate coaches.

In creating this player pathway, we are providing new challenges and opportunities for those players who work hard and excel at our respective locations.

"The State Elite Program is a vision we have been excited about since we launched the club three years ago. This platform will reward and challenge players, and hopefully propel them to new heights with special opportunities at great facilities, led by great coaches from our club here in Maryland and our staff in the UK. The thought of our best players across our locations playing together against top level competition is an exciting prospect for our player development initiatives. - Jamie Darvill, Director of Player Development

Director of Coach Education and our Western Maryland Academy Director, Alan Lydiate, is also excited by the programs potential. “I am super excited to see our new State Elite Program get off the ground. Providing a pathway for the top players in each location to compete for a place in our Elite Teams should serve to inspire all players in the club. This program will increase the challenge for young aspiring soccer players, help them to achieve more in the game as well as create great opportunities to be identified for the next level as a professional or collegiate player”.

Not only does this program provide a true player pathway, but also a pathway for our aspiring coaches to earn the opportunity to work with our club's best players across the state and test themselves in new environments. 

More information will be released after we move forward with our 2020-21 teams for next season. For more information on the program, head over to and check out the pathway.

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