Academy Update - March 25, 2013

U-18s easily defeat the Richmond Strikers 5-1 while U-16s play to 1-1 draw
Academy Update

The D.C. United Academy U-18 and U-16 teams continued play in the 2013 U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) season this weekend, as the sides took on the nearby Richmond Strikers.

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Last Wednesday, the U-18 and U-16 D.C. United Academy teams underwent extensive eye evaluations, providing yet another example of the elite physical tests that United’s youth players receive.

D.C. United U-18 Academy Head Coach Nolan Sheldon completes first portion of 16-month FFF course

Sheldon returns from France with international perspective on youth development
FFF partnership brings benefits

Nolan Sheldon - France

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Claire Fontaine

After traveling to Clairefontaine, France for the first session of a 16-month course, held by the French Football Federation (FFF), U-18 Academy Head Coach Nolan Sheldon returned to the nation’s capital with some international perspective on youth development. Sheldon is among 19 MLS Academy representatives chosen to participate in the program, which will culminate with him earning the Elite Formation Coaching License (EFCL).

Summer Camps are open for registration

United’s Summer Camp Series offers a variety of different options from June 17-Aug.16
Summer Camps are open for registration

D.C. United today announced that registration for its Summer Camps is now open. The camps include the popular summer camp series at D.C. United's Training Complex at RFK, two Striker/Goalkeeper camps also at D.C. United's Training Complex and several week-long camps at satellite locations around the D.C. Metropolitan Area.

Academy Update - March 12, 2013

U-16's and U-18's face Richmond Kickers, Pre-Academy participates in Annandale Premier Cup
Academy Update

Academy - U-16 - 2012

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After the First Team claimed victory in its home opener, extending the club’s home-undefeated streak to 19 games, the D.C. United U-18 and U-16 Academy teams faced two tough Richmond Kickers academy opponents. Additionally, the U-13, U-14 and U-15 Pre-Academy squads participated in the Annandale Premier Cup this past weekend.

Beach FC player Peter Pearson training with D.C. United Academy

Affiliate player is with the Black-and-Red U-18s this week during his spring break
Collaborating with Beach FC

Peter Pearson

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On the heels of D.C. United’s third youth soccer affiliate announcement, the Black-and-Red Academy has welcomed a member of its most recent regional partner, Beach FC, to practice with the U-18s during spring break. Peter Pearson, an ODP player while with the Virginia Beach, Va., club, has participated in all aspects of the Black-and-Red training regimen: time on the field, weights, conditioning, etc.

Academy Update - March 5, 2013

U-16's and U-18's resume play, Pre-Academy players participate in Philadelphia Invitational
Academy Update

After announcing its third youth soccer affiliate, Beach FC, last week, D.C. United Academy’s U-18 and U-16 teams commenced the spring portions of their 2012-2013 USSDA seasons this weekend, while seven U-13 Pre-Academy players competed at the Philadelphia Invitational. Additionally, U-14 Pre-Academy member Jose Carranza (Manassas, Va.; Northern Virginia Soccer Club) continued his trip in Spain with U.S. Cub Soccer’s 2013 id2 National Selection International Tour.

D.C. United, Beach FC and adidas reach regional affiliate agreement

Beach FC becomes the third youth soccer partner of the Black-and-Red
D.C. United, Beach FC and adidas reach regional affiliate agreement

D.C. United and Beach FC – in conjunction with adidas – today announced a regional affiliate agreement, the third of its kind for D.C. United and a youth soccer club. Under the agreement, Beach FC will be one of D.C. United’s primary sources in identifying and developing the top youth talent. United will share its coaching resources and will work with Beach FC to follow its training curriculum and system of play. Top players in the Beach FC system, identified by both D.C. United and Beach FC, will have the opportunity to join the D.C.

Academy Update - February 26, 2013

U-18s and U-16s prepare for first spring game; Pre-Academy player Jose Carranza in U.S. U-14 Bo
Academy Update

With only one week remaining before the start of the spring portion of the 2012-13 U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) season, D.C. United’s Academy and Pre-Academy are keeping busy.

U-23 Academy team set to compete in the NPSL in 2013

Black-and-Red forms partnership with Federal City FC
U-23 Academy team set to compete in the NPSL in 2013

D.C. United today announced that the club has formed a partnership with the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) side Federal City FC. With this agreement, the D.C. United U-23 Academy team will compete in the NPSL’s Southeast Conference in the summer of 2013.

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