General Club Information
Inter Orlando Academy, was founded in October 2017, and is the newest Professional Soccer Club in Orlando, Florida. We have adopted a European model to structure our organization, containing three platforms, Adult Semi-Pro, Competitive Youth Academy and a Recreational Community Program.
Our club is focused on developing soccer players through our Recreational program, into our Competitive Academy, and hopefully then onto College or even the Professional Level. Having the UPSL team has given the younger players an ambition to develop and end up playing for the clubs 1st team in the future. We believe that we have opened up a window of opportunity for our youth players to reach the professional level, and we will support them in every aspect that we can.
In October 2017, we were granted the status of the next expansion team in Florida to compete in the UPSL (United Premier Soccer League). Our first season in the UPSL kicked off in Spring 2018.
The team may be new, but it is the experience and knowledge of our staff that stands our club apart from any other in the league. Owner and Head coach, Liam O’Brien is both a US Soccer and English FA certified professional coach from London, England. During his playing career, he played with Professional Academies in Europe, competed at the Collegiate level in the USA, and also had a spell as a Semi-Professional player in the PDL League in the USA. His coaching experience and knowledge of the game comes from a wide exposure to different soccer cultures around the globe. Liam has coached both in Europe and in the United States for the past 10 years, most recently ending a 4-year spell as a Developmental Academy Coach with Major League Soccer side, Orlando City Soccer Club.
All of the Coaches at Inter Orlando Academy are professionally certified coaches and have an abundance of experience between them. Together, our staff brings over 50 years of combined knowledge in business marketing, business development, coaching, leadership, management, negotiating, and entrepreneurship.
As a team, we follow a strict curriculum, which has proven to develop players and help them reach the next level of their playing careers. Our club is structured to give every player the best possible environment to succeed, and we know that with the given time, we will see our players being scouted by professional teams and agents from all over the world.
Below we have quick links to certain departments of our club, please feel free to explore them all.