D.C. United Pre-Academy Tryouts

D.C. United’s Pre-Academy teams will be holding tryouts during the month of May and June. Pre-Academy teams serve as a feeder system for the U-14, U-16 and U-18 Development Academy teams ultimately preparing players to possibly become a part of D.C. United’s First Team. The goal of the Pre-Academy system is to provide players with intensive training sessions several times a week with opportunities to participate with the Development Academy Teams and connect with the First Team. Players will compete in the Northeast Pre-Academy League, elite tournaments, MLS events and matches with Affiliate Club Members.

D.C. United Pre-Academy Facts:

  • Thirty players on the Development Academy rosters began in Pre-Academy
  • This is a year-round program
  • In 2014-15, Pre-Academy will have smaller rosters
  • Pre-Academy players have the opportunity to train with Development Academy Teams
  • Former Pre-Academy player Michael Seaton was signed to the First Team

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


  • U-12s: Players born on or after August 1, 2002

  • U-13s: Players born on or after January 1, 2001

  • U-15s: Players born on or after January 1, 1999


RFK Training Complex (Turf Field)
2400 East Capitol Street, SE
 Washington, D.C. 20003

What to Bring: A white t-shirt, black shorts, cleats and black socks, ID for check-in

Notes: Interested players should only register for one (1) tryout date. 100 players per tryout date – Once capacity is reached, registration will be closed. Check-in is 30 minutes prior to each session; please arrive early. Players who arrive late will not be permitted to participate or receive a refund.

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

  • Register for May 21 here
  • Register for May 28 here
  • Register for June 4 here
  • Register for June 6 here