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D.C. United U-14 Academy tryouts open for registration

Black-and-Red searching for bright, young talent to fill its U-14 Academy squad

U-16 Academy huddle - 2012

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D.C. United today announced that its tryout sessions will be held on May 15 and May 16 for the recently announced U-14 Academy team for interested players born on or after January 1, 1999. The U-14s, in its final campaign in the D.C. United’s Pre-Academy system, will now compete in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) league starting in Fall 2013 at the helm of Head Coach Jonathan Frias. The new system will follow a model that increases training to four times a week, with fewer but more significant matches, as well as a regionalized schedule structure to minimize the amount of travel for players and parents. Selected individuals will participate in USSDA league play in Fall/Spring, including one regional USSDA event in the Fall and one national USSDA event in the Summer, and a Futsal program in the Winter.

Below is all the information needed to participate in the U-14 Academy tryouts:

Dates: Wednesday, May 15 - Thursday, May 16
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: RFK Training Complex (Turf Field)
What to Bring: A white t-shirt, black shorts and black socks, ID for check-in

Notes: Interested players should only register for ONE tryout date.
60 players per tryout – Once capacity is reached, registration will be closed.
Check-in will being 30 minutes prior to each session; please arrive early.
Players who arrive late will not be permitted to participate or receive a refund.
If selected, players will be notified via email for a ‘Final Call-Back’ session to be held on Wednesday, May 22.

To Register: Each player must complete the form, waiver, and $25 registration fee to secure a spot (no exceptions).