Youth Soccer

New Youth Elite Training Program (ETP) Unveiled

DCU Academy to hold elite Training Program in 2015
New Elite Training Program

D.C. United’s Youth Development is at the forefront of youth soccer development in the region. Since the Academy’s inception in 2007, United has signed seven Homegrown players to its First Team roster and successfully built a foundation of youth development through its Training Program. D.C. United’s Training Program provides training built on the Academy’s methodology and player development curriculum through various dynamic sessions involving both offensive and defensive topics.

D.C. United Academy Update

Kyle Davis called up to U.S. U-14 Boys' National Team
Academy Update

Kyle Davis has been called in to the U.S. Under-14 Boys National Team training camp by U-14 Head Coach Brian Johnson. The camp will take place at the U.S. Soccer National Training Center in Carson, Calif., from Oct. 11-19.

D.C. United announces 2014-2015 Academy Teams

The Black-and-Red releases rosters for U-12, U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16 and U-18 squads
DCU's 2014-15 Academy Teams

D.C. United has announced its rosters for the 2014-2015 Academy teams. 123 players from the greater Washington, D.C. region were selected for the Black-and-Red’s Academy squads: 16 on the U-12 team, 22 on the U-13, 19 on the U-14, 21 on the U-15, 21 on the U-16 and 24 on the U-18 team roster.

Academy Update: August 8, 2014

Coaching staff to visit Inter; three youth players invited to U.S. national team camps
Academy Update

D.C. United Academy coaches will travel abroad to observe the F.C. Internazionale youth academy during its preseason training in Trento, Italy, from Aug. 15-21. D.C. United and Inter share ownership and entered into a collaboration agreement in December 2013. A joint training session for the clubs’ senior teams took place at RFK Stadium last month.

D.C. United Youth Development Travels Abroad

Black-and-Red Academy to participate in ninth Galway Cup
DCU Youth travels abroad

A group of D.C. United Academy players born in 1999 and below will compete in the prestigious Macron Galway Cup in Galway, Ireland, from August 5-10 at the state-of-the-art facility at Drom Soccer Park. United will send 16 players and four coaches to represent the Academy in this exciting competition against other academies from across the world.

Two D.C. United Academy Standouts earn End of Season Awards

Jean-Gilles and Owen earn Best XI
DCU Youth earn Best XI

After a season that saw the D.C. United U-16 Academy make it to the playoffs, two standouts from the squad have earned end of the year awards from the United States Soccer Development Academy.

Midfielder Patrick Jean-Gilles and forward Owen Marshall were named to the Eastern Conference Best XI following the end of the 2014-15 season. Both players joined D.C. United’s Pre-Academy three years ago. Jean-Gilles, a success story from United’s affiliate program, spent one year with Arlington Soccer Club before rejoining the U-16s this season.

D.C. United Academy names Jeff Carroll as U-14 Head Coach

Former United midfielder joins Black-and-Red Youth Development Staff
Carroll named U-14 Head Coach

D.C. United has announced that Jeff Carroll has been named D.C. United Academy Under-14 Head Coach.

D.C. United to participate in Futbolito

The official 4v4 tournament of MLS to take place on July 19
Register for Futbolito

On Saturday, July 19, D.C. United and partners will host MLS Futbolito, a 4v4 soccer tournament for all ages starting at U-8. As the official 4v4 tournament of Major League Soccer, MLS Futbolito is a day-long event offering food, music, and fun activities for the whole family, all alongside a fierce and fun soccer competition for all ages.

Choose the level that best suits you, and register today!

Academy Update: July 7, 2014

Ten Academy players invited to U.S. Soccer Local Combine
Academy Update: July 7, 2014

Ten D.C. United Academy players were invited to the U.S. Soccer Local Combine that ran from July 1-2 in Glen Allen, Va. The two-day training event included both on field exercises and in classroom instruction for selected players.

D.C. United Academy Playoffs: Day Five

U-16s end their season at 17-4-7
Academy Playoffs: Day Five

The D.C. United U-16s were in action Friday, June 27 against MLS rival LA Galaxy. It was their final game of group play at the playoffs. Going into the game, United were up on goal differential and needed only a tie or a win to move on to the quarterfinals.

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