NOVI, Mich. – Michigan Jaguars FC is proud to announce that it has been accepted into the Major League Soccer (MLS) Elite Youth Development Platform at the 2007 and 2008 age groups. The new league operated by MLS replaces the U.S Soccer Boys’ Development Academy. The club will begin competing in the league starting in the upcoming 2020-21 season.
The Elite Youth Development Platform is comprised of 30 MLS Academies, 5 USL Academies, and 78 elite youth clubs. Other Michigan clubs include Michigan Wolves, Midwest United, and Vardar.
Pete Pososki will serve as the club’s Boys’ Academy Director. Before joining the club, Pososki was the Director of Talent Identification at MLS youth academy Philadelphia Union.
“This is an important step for our club,” Pososki said. “This MLS-led initiative will provide our boys with the best competition and increased access to MLS Academy Scouts. We are excited about the new structure and believe it will help us improve our player development.”
The Michigan Jaguars FC 2008 U13 Boys’ Academy team will be coached by Mike Scobie. Scobie has 22 years of coaching experience with the club and a USSF A License. In addition to his Academy coaching role, Scobie is the Director of Coaching for Michigan Jaguars FC CW3, and general manager for the CW3 Soccer Association.
The Michigan Jaguars FC 2007 U14 Boys’ Academy team will be coached by Dan Trosper. Trosper has a USSF A License, and was named the US Youth Soccer National Competitive Coach of the Year in 2019.