Greater Boca Youth Soccer Association/Boca United

Advantages of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Program

PLAYER DEVELOPMENT ADVANTAGES

  • More Training
    • 3 mandatory training sessions per week
  • Fewer Total Games
    • Approximate 30-game season
    • No outside participation for full-time Academy players
    • 25% Minimum Start Requirement
  • More Meaningful Games
    • Compete against top youth clubs in the country
    • FIFA Rules (i.e. no reentry on substitutions, January 1 birthday cut-off, players participate on older teams if appropriate)
  • Top Instruction
    • Players receive integrated oversight from Academy club coaches and U.S. Soccer Technical Advisors in their local environment.
  • Connection to U.S. Soccer Resources
    • Select teams compete against U.S. Youth National Teams
    • Regular Game and Training Evaluations by U.S. Soccer Men's Scouting Network staff
    • Referees assigned by U.S. Soccer
  • PLAYER IDENTIFICATION ADVANTAGES

  • Direct connection to Men's Scouting Network for identification of potential national team pool players
  • Showcases are premier scouting venues: 400-500 college coaches, more than 25 Professional Scout
  • National Team Staff observe every game
  • Online player profile for all Academy players
  • Showcase games footage can be purchased
  • There have been more than 2,000 instances of players being called into Youth or Senior team events since the Fall of 2007 from 72 different Academy clubs.