October 11, 2016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cumming, GA – The United Futbol Academy is excited to announce their partnership with the U.S. Soccer Girls’ Development Academy (DA). U.S. Soccer’s launch of the Girls' Development Academy is an initiative designed to accelerate the development of world-class female players. The program, which will begin play in the fall of 2017, will be comprised of clubs that are among the most elite in the United States.
The U.S. Soccer Development Academy has served as the elite male youth player development model for the country since 2007 and has significantly improved the everyday environment for players, coaches and clubs. The Girls’ Development Academy will be structured with many of the same principles and will focus on positively impacting everyday club environments to maximize elite female youth player development. Increasing the training-to-game ratio, playing fewer but more meaningful games and providing assistance for coaching education and development are just some of the standards and best practices the program will promote.
“We are very excited to be a part of the Girls’ Development Academy. This is a great avenue for our elite-level female players to keep on developing and have a professional soccer option right in their back yard,” said Iggy Moleka, UFA’s Director of Soccer. “For the past few years, we have improved our coaching staff and we have excellent facilities to service our community. Our goal for the future is to develop players for the U.S. National Team and this brings us closer to achieving that goal.”