Tag: Development Academy

ECNL & DA. Is it just about high school soccer? (Spoiler alert: NO)

ECNL & DA. Is it just about high school soccer? (Spoiler alert: NO)

Fall League Soccer is in full swing. After a summer full of playoffs and tournaments, soccer leagues across the country are now in full-swing. Com ...
Scouting for the US Youth National Teams | Must-Read advice for Any Player Who Wants to Improve

Scouting for the US Youth National Teams | Must-Read advice for Any Player Who Wants to Improve

The US Soccer Development Academy showcase and playoffs are happening over the next two weeks in Oceanside, California. The top youth soccer teams, l ...
After years of Development, LAFC is Ready for Its First DA Playoffs

After years of Development, LAFC is Ready for Its First DA Playoffs

Back in 2016, LAFC didn't have a stadium. Or a head coach. Or Carlos Vela. MLS had awarded a franchise to Los Angeles, but they wouldn't play the ...
EPL & MLS Champs in San Diego, Youth Edition #ManCityCup

EPL & MLS Champs in San Diego, Youth Edition #ManCityCup

Manchester City are the reigning English Premier League champions.Atlanta United are the reigning Major League Soccer champions.Both teams, as well a ...
College Recruiting: ScoutingZone at the Girls DA Showcase and Beyond

College Recruiting: ScoutingZone at the Girls DA Showcase and Beyond

I'll get straight to the point. If you want to play college soccer and your showcase works with ScoutingZone, you'd better have your FREE ScoutingZon ...
Girls’ Recruiting: Adidas College Cup Plays It Smart

Girls’ Recruiting: Adidas College Cup Plays It Smart

In the world of women's college soccer recruiting, a general belief is that a family has to have their player on a DA or ECNL team in order to be rec ...
“ECNL has more to offer our girls.” Why Crossfire Premier Is Leaving the Girls’ DA

“ECNL has more to offer our girls.” Why Crossfire Premier Is Leaving the Girls’ DA

The US Soccer Girls Development Academy recently announced the arrival of six new clubs into the Girls' DA program.  While clubs are joining the ...
How do they do it? Crossfire Premier Fully Funds Their Top DA Teams

How do they do it? Crossfire Premier Fully Funds Their Top DA Teams

Among the landscape of US Soccer Development Academy programs, non-MLS clubs are constantly struggling to compete with professional clubs that fully ...
The DA debate continues: “It wasn’t the best fit.” -Slammers FC

The DA debate continues: “It wasn’t the best fit.” -Slammers FC

Slammers FC was one of the most dominant girls' clubs during the Girls Development Academy's inaugural year.  Surprisingly to many, Slammers FC ...
Why does the Development Academy Bar Players from High School Soccer?

Why does the Development Academy Bar Players from High School Soccer?

US Soccer Director of Talent Identification explains why DA players can not play for their high schools. The Boys' Development Academy started in 200 ...
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