Buffalos FC U16-U19 College Prep

9th Grade - 12th Grade (High School)

U16-U19 Boys & Girls Teams

S2 - Elite Level

D1 - Premier Level

SCL - Showcase Level


Playing Season

U16-U19 Boys and Girls Competitive teams play for two seasons, fall and spring, which make up one seasonal year.  For U16-U19 players, this comprises the fall and the spring season. Additional opportunities for indoor play are available in the winter months, and players are encouraged to take advantage of those opportunities.


Team Assignments

Players are placed on teams based by their graduation year.  RETURNING PLAYERS:  Buffalos FC U16-U19 players are placed on a team based on their individual BFC PDI Badge Level (Elite*, Premier, Showcase).  Players only at the Elite Level may be offered a (1) one year probation peroid to improve their level.  All U16-U19 players should be at the Premier Level or higher.  NEW PLAYERS:  Are evaluated during tryouts by our coaching staff in the following areas:  Technical, Tactical, Mental & Physical.  Potential new players will be offered roster spots equal to their level of play.  New Players will be required to earn and maintain BFC PDI Badge Levels after they join the club.  


It is the nature of a competitive program not every player will be offered a team position which they desire. This is why we have designed our BFC PDI Program, players can promote themselves; we urge players to take advantage of this program, to promote themselves to a higher level team, players who earn a higher badge level, will advance their skills and earn the right to move up. 


Learn More about our Player Development Initiative (PDI) Program


Player Commitment

Because practices are where much of the learning and development take place, participants are expected to attend a minimum of two (2) practices per week.  BFC understands conflicts arise in which the player cannot attend their assigned practice time, which is why all BFC players can attend another training session at any time during the year.


By accepting a place on a U16-U19 team roster, club a player commits to play the full seasonal year, June through May.


Tournament Commitment

U16-U19 teams play in tournaments during the seasonal year. Travel may be required and players are expected to be available for all tournament play. Teams will decided which tournament they want to participate in.


Buffalos FC College Member Center

The Members Only College Center is updated and maintained daily.  All Buffalos FC players are provided access a part of the player fees, giving you the most relevant information on all things college, from beginning to end.  This even includes High School preparation for our Middle School players.  





Our interactive search engine MATCHFIT® gives you the power to link, share and tell your story, so you can get recruited. Just choose factors important to you, and let MATCHFIT® do the rest.

You know you want to go to college, but you are not sure if you want to play collegiate sports – don't worry – College Profiler™ will help you find the right college in seconds.


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87% of all parents say a college education is the most important promise they will make to their child – yet few families have a personal plan. With student counselor ratios exceeding 491:1 nationally, most families are left to “figure it out”.  While some families will take a “wait and see” approach, others are “lured” into spending hundreds of dollars on college recruiting services, with negligible results.  With less than 20% of all youth soccer organizations providing families access to a proven college recruiting approach, Buffalos FC can help players make the right college connection academically and athletically with your Members Only College Center.


Player & Parent Benefits Include:

Buffalos FC Director of Coaching helps all players with this transition, we don't expect our players and parents to "figure it out" on their own.  Below are just "some" examples of the tools/resources our members get.


Free Practice - PSAT – SAT & ACT Test saves families hundreds of dollars

4Custom Members Only College Center – branded with your logo and sponsors as applicable

4My Playbook – Keeps members on track each step of the way ensuring a smooth transition

4MATCHFIT® NETWORK – 5000 college soccer coaches (NCAA, NAIA, USCAA, NCCAA & NJCAA)

4College Profiler™ Network – 5800 universities featuring thousands of majors and degree programs

4Custom Searches = more options and opportunities to find the right fit

4College Connector – members can instantly link, share and connect with college coach

4Academic Eligibility Calculator –to ensure student-athletes are on track

4Core Course GPA Calculator – provides students and parents insight on being college ready

4Custom Resume Wizard & Cover Letter

4Video Library – grades 9-12 guidance - advice from college coaches and industry professionals

4What You Need To Know – From admissions and athletics in college to financial aid and more