Liverpool Football Club International Academy- Michigan (LFCIA-MI) is a premier soccer academy based in Pontiac, Michigan, with more than 80 staff members, 115 teams and 1,500 players aged 8-18 who compete in premier and mid-level select programs. The club also offers developmental programming for ages 3-10.
The club was originally founded in 1990 and was known as Force Football Club for more than 20 years. In February 2016, Force partnered with Liverpool FC International Academy- America to become its first official partner club in the Midwest.
This partnership united Force's reputation for high quality player development, leadership, and professionalism here in Michigan with the rich, storied tradition of Liverpool Football Club in England. The new identity has enhanced our level of training and competing, but in many ways we are the same great club that has been serving the Michigan soccer community for more than 20 years.
LFCIA-MI continues under the leadership of Owner and President Andy Wagstaff, Director of Coaching Kevin Garner, and Director of Operations Danny Price.
The club offers:
As an International Academy for the prestigious English Premier League club, our players:
LFCIA-MI operates out of Pontiac (Ultimate Soccer Arenas) and Bloomfield Hills and has additional sites in Ann Arbor, Clarkston/North Oakland, Ferndale, and Windsor.