Fort Lauderdale Select F.C.: Welcome

Fort Lauderdale Select is the official competitive youth soccer program for the City of Fort Lauderdale.

 Review our website for details about the Select programs or contact us by:

 Email:   info@ftlselect.com 
 Phone:  954-816-7140 
 Weather Hotline:  954-250-0115 
 Address:  Fort Lauderdale Select FC
 PO Box: 268 165
 Weston, FL 33326 



Fort Lauderdale Select is now on Facebook

 



Thursday, April 10
U9 Boys - FAU Tournament

Congratulations to the U9 Boys Blue team for winning the 2014 FAU Tournament. The boys beat some tough teams including an academy squad to take home the championship. And congrats to coach Michael as well!

 

 Congratulations to the U9 Boys White team for finishing runner up in the 2014 FAU soccer tournament. After winning all their bracket matches - complete with a bicycle kick goal by Juan - the team lost in a shootout despite a stellar save by Tom to get them into the final round. Great tournament by all on the squad - Dean, Tom, Juan, Nico, Xander, Eric and Manuel. And congrats to Coach Ricardo as well!



Thursday, April 3
U10 Boys White Team - South Florida Cup Champions

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The U10 Boys White Team won the Trophy Division of the South Florida Cup held March 29-30 at Tradewinds Park. After winning their group games 3-2 and 3-1, they earned a bye to the Final which they won by a score of 2-1. In every game the players showed courage and determination in addition to, of course, skill and teamwork. The second victory was impressive as they went down 1-0 but then fought back to win 3-1. The Final game was not decided until just 3 minutes from time when they broke the 1-1 deadlock to win the game and the Championship. Coach Chris, Coach Scott and Coach Laurie are especially proud of the players for their high-intensity, pressing playing style and eagerness to pass and work as a team. Congratulations to Cole, Jagger, Kevin, Lucas, Caio, David, Kellen and Jake!!

Thursday, April 3
U13 Boys - South Florida Cup Champions

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SELECT FC U13 Boys won the South Florida Classic Championship undefeated at the top of their group of 8 other teams.
In a rebuilding season with only 7 players returning from last year, the work ethic and unselfish team play instilled by Coach Charlie came to fruition. Looking for big things ahead in the Palm Beach Cup and as we wrap up our season at the Disney Wide World of Sports on Memorial Day.


Wednesday, April 2
U11 Boys - South Florida Cup Champions

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Congratulations to the U11 Boys team on winning the South Florida Cup! The team came through a very tough final and won the contest in a penalty shootout!

Monday, March 10
U12 Boys - Region Cup

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U12 Boys make it to final four of the Regions Cup div 1 The tournament started with a tough loss to Cooper City in the group stage 2 weeks earlier, a hard-fought game against our arch-rival (who beat us at last year's Disney Memorial tournament in the semis) that we lost on a goal that our keeper saved, but a tree hanging over the goal brought it back into the game and it ended up in the net via the back of our own goalie. After conceding a late second goal, in a three-team group, we knew it would be hard to end up first after that, especially when we were up against Weston' Premier White team next and 3 starters out for that game on Sunday. With Weston beating Cooper City 2-1, our chances were still alive and so we decided to play Italian-style: score an early goal (a long-range free kick by Gabriel Guedez) and pack the back! A frustrated Weston-team tried to beat our well-positioned "Masters of Shifting", but could not find a hole in our defense, marshalled by Tommy McCormick and the super-sub goalie Tucker Cone, who played his very first game in goal and saved some unbelievable shots and we continued to be dangerous on set pieces and counters. In the second half the boys converted a corner kick like pros with a lay-up and a header from Cali Canaval. Still playing to gain attention for a spot on the 2014 Brazil World Cup on the Colombian squad, Cali decided to score a second goal, top-corner from 30 yards out to seal the game.

Since the results showed Cooper City above us and no other results or schedule posted, it looked like we came short anyway and had our sights set at another tournament, when the FYSA send out an email Tuesday afternoon that we were instead scheduled to determine who would go through to the semi-final of the Regions Cup by playing a penalty-shootout that same Friday night. Without preparation, we faced Cooper City once more and went all the way to the last kick, with one goal up, after a few cat-like saves by Gio Bonilla denied all but one of their penalties. Our last kick-taker puts it over the bar, but another save meant that we were through to the semi-finals of the Regions Cup div 1, to play against one of the top-teams of the region, West Pines!

With players being out of town and unavailable because of the late scheduling change, we had to play this game with one sub only, in the grueling 1pm-heat of Cutler Ridge, against a West Pines team that plays U13 in the regular season and only lost 4 games this year there. With our usual strength of shifting well and running hard, we started well and played balls out of the back that gave the opposing team a lot to think about in the first quarter. After a lapse of concentration in defense after 15min, we conceded a counter-attack goal against a physically and technically stronger opponent and fought hard all game to get one back. The heat and the lack of subs, combined with the high-workrate tactic, meant we fought a downhill battle, but we still hung in there and had two good chances after some nice crosses, but Juan Valderrama couldn't convert the first one and Cali came late for the second, and West Pines finally slotted in a second one to finish the game off.

The boys will look to continue to do well and when they switch to 11v11 and play the 7-week Micro Season of the PBSL that starts March 22. Go Select!



Monday, February 17
U9 Boys White reaches Semi-finals at Weston Cup

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Congratulations to the U9 White team that reached the semi-finals after sweeping their bracket at the Weston Tournament this weekend. Terrific play from twins Juan and Manuel, brothers Domenico and Padraig (from U8), Dean, Xander, Brody and Paul. Only a controversial called back goal kept them from the finals after three tough games where they fought their way to victory. Congratulations to Coach Mike as well who did an outstanding job juggling rosters and coaching the team in the tournament.

Monday, February 10
U16 Boys SFUYSA Division Champions

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Well done to our senior boys teams for becoming Champions in the Season ending Playoffs!! This past weekend was the playoffs for the regular season and our U15 and U16 boys made playoffs by finishing in the top 4 in their respective Division 2 leagues.

Our U16 boys came in 2nd in the league to make the playoffs. They had a very hard fought semi final against Key Biscayne which ended 2-2 after two overtime periods. The boys managed to pull it out 8-7 in a thrilling penalty shootout. 

If that wasn't heart stopping enough for the coaches and parents they decided to do the same in the Final. The team tied 0-0 with Miami Strike Force and went into another shootout and came out on top 4-1.
 It was a great ending to a tough regular league season with most of our boys double teaming - playing on our club team and also their high school teams throughout the season.
Special mention needs to go to our goal keeper Jesus who performed brilliantly in both shootouts. Congrats to all the coaches, team managers and boys for a fantastic weekend and for playing with guts and class.



Monday, February 10
U15 Boys - SFUYSA Division Champions

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The Fort Lauderdale Select U15 boys entered the playoffs as the 2nd seed in their division and faced the Weston Premier Green team in the semi finals. In a very exiting game, which featured a fantastic goal from Andrew Knebel with a volley from outside the box (certainly a candidate for “Goal of the season” for the team) the boys showed heart and ended up winning 3:2 after being down twice.

They followed up with a hard fought final win, beating the first seeded Doral Soccer Blue team 1-0 by a lone goal from Elvis Montes to win the playoff final. The Doral Soccer Blue team had been responsible for the only loss of our boys during the regular season and seemed rather surprised by the tenacity of our team in this rematch. Unfortunately they did not respond well and earned 6 yellow cards and 2 red card due to their frustrations…

Players and parents should not only be congratulated for ending off a great season but also for maintaining their composure during the heated final and showing everyone how to compete with guts and class.

The U15 Boys are off to the Weston Cup next where they will try to extend their streak of 17 undefeated games in a row. 



Monday, January 27
U10 Boys - Wellington Champions

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Congratulations to the U 10 boys for becoming champions in the Wellington Tournament. The boys were great competitors and won all of their games to reach the finals against Miami Lakes. They were 4-1 down in the final game but persevered and rallied to a 6-5 win in the last 2 minutes of the game making it for a very exciting finish to a great tournament weekend. Thank you to Coach Chris, Coach Laurie, Coach Scott and the U10 boys and their families for all of their efforts.

Sunday, January 19
U13 Boys at the MLS Combine

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Select Boys with Bruce Arenas
Some of our U13 boys participated as ball boys for a game at the MLS Combine this weekend at Central Broward Regional Park. They also got to meet two of the top soccer celebrities in America -- Bruce Arenas, the most famous American soccer coach and current coach of the LA Galaxy, and Alexi Lalas, arguably the most famous American soccer personality as a former player, MLS Executive and current TV commentator. The boy’s are from left to right: Taylor Everett, Matthew Mims, Gary Ruderman, Kayne Jenkins and Ryan Wilson.

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Select Boys with Alexi Lalas

Sunday, January 19
U15 Boys - Wellington Tournament Champions!!

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After focussing solely on Early and Regular Season play so far in the Season the U15 Boys entered the 7th annual Wellington Shootout as the start for their 2014 campaign. After the team gave up a 2 goal lead in the last 2 minutes against Weston to draw 2:2 in the opening game they responded well 8 hours later in an exciting evening game against Wellington winning 3:2. In order to qualify for the final the team needed a win in the third game against Team Boca and got it with a 2:0 victory. In the final Select faced Coral Springs United. The game, played under the lights again, turned out to be one of the best performances of the team this season. At the end the boys celebrated a 7:1 victory and another trophy!!

Friday, January 17
U12 Boys - Winner at the Wellington Tournament

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The U12 boys had a great weekend in Wellington, winning the group against teams from Orlando City, West Pines and Palm Beach Nomads with three straight wins and then beating Team Boca 5-0 in a final that was very close for the first half, when we hit the post what felt like 20 times (apparently it was "only" 6 times I was being told) until we finally scored. The magician in the middle was Nino Smith, who won every ball in the center and played the perfect passes, many of those into the path of Barnabas, who then fired some long-range missiles, earning him a few hattricks over the course of the tournament. The entire team played really well and was able to show what they are made of, passing the ball around nicely and defending with intelligence and power, and with Gio, the panther from Uruguay, in goal we only conceded 5 goals in 4 games and he even scored a goal when he played for the last 10min as a winger! Great weekend, now lets do it even better in the league, go Select!

Friday, January 17
U9 Boys 2nd place in Kelme Cup

Congratulations to the U9 Boys' Blue team for taking 2nd place in the Premier Division of the Kelme 6v6 tournament in Naples.

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Wednesday, November 13
Alex Pagliaro commits to play for North Greenville University

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Congratulations to Alex Pagliaro of our U18 Girls team who has committed to play on a scholarship for North Greenville University in South Carolina next year!!

Alex joined Fort Lauderdale Select 4 years ago and has played a vital role every year for Coach Jodi and her team. The WA senior is relieved to know she has a great college to attend while continuing her soccer career.

Well done Alex and good luck!!

Our U18 Girls will compete in the Orange Classic Showcase Tournament in December.



Wednesday, November 13
U10 Boys - West Pines Kickoff Classic

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Congratulations to the U 10 boys for becoming co champions in the West Pines Kickoff Classic Tournament. The boys were great competitors in their age group and won all of their games to reach the finals against Key Biscayne. Thank you to Coach Chris, Coach Laurie, Coach Scott and the U10 boys and their families for all of their efforts.

Tuesday, October 1
U13 Girls 2013 United Soccer Cup

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A very proud coach! The U13 girls made a very valiant effort on the field this weekend, losing in the final to a very strong team, Sunrise Sting. Second place in the tournament but first place in spirit and fight!

Coach Stephane