U.S. Soccer Development Academy Summer Showcase and Playoffs
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.
In the Fall of 2017, the Academy expanded programming to include a Girls’ Development Academy. The Academy has 197 total clubs, comprised of teams across six age groups in the boys program: U-12, U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16/17, and U-18/19 and four age groups in the girls program: U-14, U-15, U-16/17, and U-18/19.
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.
More than 32,000 out-of-state visitors and an additional 14,000+ Californians are expected to attend.
Events at the SoCal Sports Complex are available to the spectating public. There is a charge for parking which varies. Please note that if you’re participating in this event, you are required to book your accommodations through Maverick Sports Travel. Click here for directions to the SoCal Sports Complex and area information.