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By El Paso Locomotive FC, 06/01/21, 5:30PM MDT


El Paso Locomotive Youth Soccer Club announced today it will add two new Academy teams to the organization, for both boys and girls. The two elite Academy teams will provide additional benefits to youth soccer players in the Borderplex region. Locomotive Youth Soccer will be holding open tryouts for young players in the coming weeks.

“Locomotive will form one elite team in each age group,” explained Bob Bigney, Director of Youth Soccer for Locomotive FC. “These Academy Teams will represent the very top level of youth soccer in the region. Locomotive Academy Teams will play in regional and national leagues as well as other elite-level competitions throughout the year. This is for the best of the best in the El Paso area.”

The addition of the first Girl’s Teams for Locomotive Youth Soccer provides a big step for girls in the Borderplex region hoping to take a path-to-pro in the world’s game.

“We are excited to offer the same high level of coaching and programming for female players as we do with our boys’ teams,” said Bigney. “The plan is to form Girls’ Club Teams in the 2011 (Under-11) and 2010 (Under-12) age groups alongside Girls’ Academy Teams in the 2019 (U-13) and 2008 (U-14) age groups.”

Locomotive Youth Soccer will be conducting open tryouts for these Academy Teams, as well as its other Locomotive Club teams that have had a very successful first year since its July 2020 inauguration. Interested players can register for the free and open tryouts by Friday, June 4 by visiting the El Paso Locomotive Youth Soccer website.

Locomotive youth teams will be formed after tryouts, with invitations to families of selected players sent at the end of June. Teams will begin practices at the beginning of August and the youth soccer year will go from August 2021 – June 2022.

“With the success our teams had this past year and in this past weekend at elite level tournaments, forming these Academy Teams and playing in national competitions is the next step for Locomotive FC,” concluded Bigney.

More information about Locomotive Youth Soccer can be found on its website at