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.
The Academy has recently expanded programming to include a Girls' Development Academy that will begin in Fall 2017.
Arlington Soccer's current age groups for the Development Academy are:
Boys: U13, U14, U15
Girls: U13, U14, U15
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.
Girls Development Academy Town Hall Recap
Thank you to all parents and players who attended our Girls DA Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Arlington Mill Community Center. The information that was presented can be viewed by clicking this link. All families with players interested in the Girls DA program are encouraged to review it. If you have any additional questions please contact Frank DeMarco