The Girls Academy launched a separate, aspirational competition to add additional quality competition for the most competitive clubs in the GA. Qualification was a reward for a consistent commitment to player development and overall success.
Participants are decided based on final league standings and consist of two (2) clubs from each of the seven (7) conferences. Additionally, the top (2) best-performing and highest ranked wildcard teams at the National Playoff from each age group were added to the mix for a total of sixteen (16) teams per age group. The following elite clubs across the country were present: Colorado Rush & Houston Dash (Frontier), National & Cincinnati United Premier (Mid-America), TSJ-FC & Cedar Stars Academy-Monmouth (Mid-Atlantic), NEFC & South Shore Select (Northeast), Lamorinda Soccer Club & FC Bay Area Surf (Northwest), Tophat Gold & IMG Academy (Southeast), City SC & SC Del Sol (Southwest). Over two hundred and twenty (220) college staff were present along with professional scouts / staff from the USA and Mexico Soccer Federations.
All six (6) Dash teams qualified for the prestigious event with the following groups highlighting the event:
- 2009 group finished in 2nd place (lost on penalties, ranked #23 Topdrawersoccer)
- 2007 group finished in 3rd place (won on penalties).
- 2005 group finished in 4th place.
"Had a great time at the Girls Academy Champions League event in Bradenton, Florida last week. There was a lot of great soccer played by some of the most talented teams in the country, " said Bo Littleton, 2005 Parent. "The girls had a great time and the fields were in terrific shape. We were very impressed with the amount of college exposure at each game by top NCAA Div. I schools. This was a fantastic event!"
Dash Academy 2009 (ranked #23 Topdrawsoccer)
Dash Academy 2005