FC Ballyhoo and PA Classics partnering to form Classics Ballyhoo
York, PA – FC Ballyhoo and PA Classics are pleased to announce a partnership working together under the name Classics Ballyhoo beginning in the summer of 2018.
Classics Ballyhoo is an exciting strategic alliance to provide a better experience for all players in South Central PA. It will be the established pathway for York and Adams County players into the PA Classics US Soccer Development Academy boys and girls teams, which is the highest level of club soccer offered in the country.
The Ballyhoo leadership and overall management including structure and staffing will remain unchanged. The partnership will permit many synergies improving the prospects of both Clubs.
Tryout information for Classics Ballyhoo and PA Classics is now posted.
How will the partnership work?
The Clubs are not merging, Classics Ballyhoo is a partnership, with both Clubs continuing to run as separate organizations. The Ballyhoo overall management and structure will remain the same, including Coaches and Directors.
Ballyhoo will encourage and refer to PA Classics Academy, any individuals that they feel are worthy and of the appropriate ability for the US Development Academy Level.
PA Classics will encourage ALL other York/Adams County players to play for Ballyhoo.
Ballyhoo will be treated as an equivalent pathway to the Academy, as the Classics Elite and Premier teams, with players given the same opportunities to be seen and referred, but while practicing and playing locally in York County.
How will the teams be structured?
Classics Academy – The top 14-18 players from Lancaster/Reading Area, York/Adams County and Harrisburg Areas – Playing in US Soccer Development Academy, following the Academy rules
Classics Elite – Classics B and C teams, with players from Lancaster/Reading Area
Classics Premier – Classics D and E teams, with players from Lancaster/Reading Area
Classics Ballyhoo Black – Ballyhoo A team, with Players from York/Adams County
Classics Ballyhoo White – Ballyhoo B team, with Players from York/Adams County
Classics Nova – Nova A team, with players from Harrisburg Area
Where will the Classics Ballyhoo teams practice and play games?
The Classics Ballyhoo teams will continue to participate in outdoor practices and play their home games in York County at the FC Complex, Penn State York and John Rudy Park. The Classics Ballyhoo teams will participate in winter indoor practices in York at Heritage Hills Athletic Club and Backyard University.
What tournaments and Leagues will Classics Ballyhoo Play in?
Classic Ballyhoo teams will continue to be placed in the most competitive tournaments, both in and out of state, including college showcases and EPYSA State competitions.
For League play, Classics Ballyhoo will continue to play in CPYSL, EDP or APL leagues, depending on the level of competition. Classics teams, Elite, Premier and Nova will all be doing the same.
The Academy team will play in the US Soccer Development Academy.
How will tryouts work?
Will new uniforms be required for the 2018/2019 season?
No! The Fall of 2018 will be the beginning of the second year of a two year agreement that Ballyhoo has with Adidas. Therefore Classics Ballyhoo players will continue to wear the current Ballyhoo uniforms that were worn for the 2017/18 season, through the spring of 2019.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact Classics Ballyhoo Director of Coaching Gaz Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-608-7024