Arlington Soccer is proud to share the news that two of our 2004 Development Academy players have been selected to the US Soccer Sub Regional Training Center. This is a fantastic personal achievement for both Ofori Pochigian and Mathias Yohanness. Arlington Soccer is the ONLY club in Virginia to have two players selected.
A total of 39 players have been selected along the eastern seaboard from Virginia to New York. The training takes place April 27-29 in Tinton Falls, NJ.
Arlington Soccer prides itself on taking players to their next level. Congratulations to both Ofori and Mathias. Train hard and have fun! #TeamArlington
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 2018.
Arlington Soccer's 2018-2019 age groups for the Development Academy are:
Boys: *U11 Pre-DA (2008), U12 (2007), U13 ( 2006), U14 (2005), U15 92004), *U16 Pre-DA (2003)
Girls: *U12 Pre-DA (2007), U13 (2006), U14 (2005), U15 (2004), U16 Pre-DA (2003)
The Academy Program focuses on positively impacing 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 adn is part of U.S. Soccer's global leadership position in youth soccer that will impact thousands of player.
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