Program Information

U.S. Soccer Development Academy

Boys Development Academy


The mission of the program is to provide education, resources and support to directly impact the everyday environment for clubs to develop world-class players. U.S. Soccer created the Academy to focus on individual player development. The Academy philosophy is simple: More Training, Higher Quality Training, Less Games, More Meaningful Games, and Proper Rest Ratio. As part of the selection process U.S. Soccer reviews the following:

-        Academy leadership and quality of coaching staff

-        Desire to embrace Development Academy philosophy and core values

-        Infrastructure and Investment of resources

-        Player production history, player pool depth and geographic location.

The competitive framework focuses on the core values of the program, which emphasizes quality coaching and teaching in a positive learning environment for players. Development Academy program objectives; Individual player development within the team concept, improving the quality of coaching for players, shifting away from results-driven philosophies, and promoting a holistic approach to development: respect, lifestyle, and personal responsibility.

To read U.S. Soccer’s Academy announcement US Soccer Boys DA Announcement . For additional information regarding the Development Academy program, visit the U.S. Soccer Development Academy website online at






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