Academy Update - April 8, 2013

U-18s draw 0-0 with the PA Classics while U-16s go down 3-2 on late penalty
Academy Update

After last week’s bye, the D.C. United Academy U-18 and U-16 teams resumed play in the 2013 U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) season yesterday, as both sides traveled north the face the PA Classics (Pennsylvania).

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Traveling with his father, D.C. United legend John Harkes to the UK, Black-and-Red Academy standout Ian Harkes met and took a picture with Chelsea FC superstar Frank Lampard. Harkes and Lampard are posing for the camera at Stamford Bridge, the Blues' storied stadium in central London. Lampard recently tallied his 200th goal for Chelsea against former team West Ham United on March 18.

U-23 Academy tryouts open

New partnership opens additional opportunities for young stars
U-23 Academy tryouts open

Program Description: D.C. United’s U23 NPSL team will feature top collegiate, international and domestic players. Led by D.C United legend Jaime Moreno, the team will work and learn from one of the most accomplished players in MLS history. Moreno will be assisted by D.C. United’s U18 Academy Head Coach, Nolan Sheldon and U16 Academy Head Coach, Tom Torres.

Try-out dates:

Academy Update - April 2, 2013

Sueno MLS filling up; U-12 and U-23 updates
Academy Update

Academy header - 2013

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Although the D.C. United Academy U-18 and U-16 teams had a bye this past week, the Black-and-Red’s youth development unit is keeping busy, with several items of note.

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.

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