US Soccer Development Academy: What to Expect
At FC Delco, we want to be the catalyst that inspires change in your child—the spark that ignites and fuels his passion for soccer. And whether soccer becomes a stepping stone for something greater, or it becomes the next love of your child’s life, we want to be a part of it.
Formed in 2007, the U.S. Soccer Development Academy is the top tier of boys youth soccer in the country. The league features youth academies and youth clubs from various organizations, including MLS, the North American Soccer League, and the United Soccer Leagues. FC DELCO is proud to be one of the only USSDA programs for boys right here in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Here's what to expect as an FC DELCO Academy Player:
- 11 V 11 format (U13 - U19); 9 v 9 format (U12 Pre-DA)
- 4 practice nights per week (U13 - U19); 3 practice nights per week (U12 Pre-DA)
- Training and home games out of The Proving Grounds, Conshohocken, PA
- Professional curriculum tailored to each age level designed to unleash potential
- League comprised of regional DA teams
- Elite/National Weekend festivals
- Other potential elite tournaments and friendlies
- Clear pathway to college and the professional level
- Unprecedented exposure to D1, D2, and D3 coaches
- Sports performance support
- Goalkeeper training
- An individual development plan for every player