Academy Affiliate Clubs
Through the Affiliate Program, D.C. United will:
- Work with Affiliates in identifying the area's top players
- Send DCU coaches to attend Affiliate team training sessions
- Invite Affiliate Club players to participate in Academy training sessions
- Maintain a strong technical and branding relationship with each club and adidas and other DCU sponsors
- Provide constant communication between technical staff regarding curriculum and training
- Provide coaching education
- Provide competitive DCU ticket sales packages
- Work with Affiliates to hold tryouts
Currenty D.C. United Affiliate Clubs
Annandale Boys and Girls Club
Annandale Boys & Girls Club (ABGC) is a nonprofit organization providing recreational and competitive multi-sport activities for youth in the Northern Virginia area. The club’s President and Executive Director, Kip and Greg Germain, respectively, are the sons of club founder Everett G. Germain.
Arlington Soccer Association
The Arlington Soccer Association is a volunteer-based nonprofit soccer organization of over 6,500 players whose mission is to provide quality soccer programs to meet the needs of people of all abilities, backgrounds and financial means, and to advocate for the advancement of soccer in Arlington and surrounding communities. Founded in 1970, ASA offers a wide range of soccer programs year round, including Travel, Developmental, Recreational, TOPSoccer and the Real Madrid Social-Sport Academy Program, a no-cost after school soccer program involving at-risk children.
Beach FC aims to provide every child from ages 3 to 18 the opportunity to play soccer in a supportive, rewarding and safe environment that emphasizes fun, a balance between individual skill development and team building, learning of life skills at a level that fits each player’s interest and ability, and which creates a challenging environment for the teams and players that aspire to reach their full potential.
LESA FC was established in 2013 by former D.C. United and Brazilian soccer player Luciano Emilio and operates out of Silver Spring, Md. Emilio wants to help each individual player discover their potential to grow in every area of their lives through sports.
Today, Freestate Soccer Alliance – based in Bowie, Md – has over 35 boys and girls teams from ages U-9 through U-19 that compete in various leagues such as the Virginia Clubs Champions League (VCCL), Atlantic Soccer League (ASL), Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), and Region 1. Freestate has placed players at top colleges and universities, the Olympic Development Program and D.C. United’s Academy system.
Northern Virginia Soccer Club
NVSC –a four-time State Cup championship club – is a non-profit, volunteer soccer league located in Prince William County, Va. The association has an instructional in-house program and a travel (select) program. NVSC is host to over 42 travel teams, with over 3,000 total recreational and travel players per season. In 2008, Mid-County Soccer Association and Manassas Area Soccer Association merged to create NVSC, creating one of the largest soccer clubs in Virginia, and providing opportunities for players across Prince William County and Northern Virginia.
Stafford Soccer, a nonprofit club of 2,500 members, is primarily focused on player development, offering three levels of play from U-5 to U-19, servicing Stafford County, Va., and the surrounding areas. As a top-notch educational-athletic organization, Stafford Soccer provides a high-quality experience for every athlete. Stafford Soccer is dedicated to providing financial aid and scholarships for players in all of its programs.