About Youth Development
D.C. United's Academy was established in 2004 and has since grown to incorporate a U-23 PDL team, three U.S. Development Academy teams, three Academy teams, various annual camp and training opportunities and one of the most elite coaching staff in the country. D.C. United's Academy trains over 1,400 youth soccer players each year.
Goal: Become one of the top youth development programs in the country.
Focus: Develop players to their full potential and consistently place players on youth national teams, top collegiate programs, and ultimately with D.C. United's First Team.
Emphasis: Individual player development by providing a professional environment where players are taught the technical skills and tactical awareness needed for high level soccer.