By invitation only...
Sunday, February 26th
Time: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Fowler Park Recreational Center Community Room
As previously announced, UFA was awarded the Girls’ DA program for ages U14, U15, U16/17 and U18/19 and play will begin in Fall 2017.
In addition to the UFA U12B DA program, we’ve now also been awarded with Boys’ DA age groups U13, U14, U15, and U16/17 to begin play in Fall 2017.
Please join us to learn more about the Development Academy at UFA and to learn more about U.S. Soccer’s Development Academy, please visit their website at www.ussoccerda.com.
The U.S. Soccer Development Academy program provides education, resources, and support to impact everyday club environments in order to develop world-class players.
A New Look
The new U.S. Soccer Development Academy logo was released to kick off the 2016-17 Academy season, the program's 10th season. The logo features an inextricable link to the U.S. Soccer crest, as well as features the letters "DA" for Development Academy. The forward and upward motion of the logo's shape signifies the strategic growth and direction of the program. Additionally, the four stripes represent the four pillars of the Development Academy: excellence, pride, tradition, and education. To stay in tune with this season's action, follow the Academy on Twitter and Instagram @ussoccer_acad.
What is the Development Academy Program?
Following a comprehensive review of elite player development in the United States and around the world, U.S. Soccer created the Development Academy in 2007. The Academy Program's philosophy is based on increased training, less total games, and more meaningful games using international rules of competition.
The Academy has 96 total clubs, comprised of teams in three age groups: U12, U13, U14, U15, U16/17 and U18/19. The Academy is currently in the process of expanding its programming to include 56 new clubs at the U12 age group and to develop a Girls' Development Academy that will begin in Fall 2017.
The Academy Program focuses on positively impacting everyday club environments to assist in maximizing youth player development across the country. The Academy values individual development of elite players over winning trophies and titles. The Academy sets the standard for elite environments for youth soccer clubs nationwide and is a part of U.S. Soccer's global leadership position in youth soccer that will impact thousands of players.