UNION ACADEMY (U12, U13, U14, U15, U16, U18)
The Union Academy launched in Fall, 2013 competing in the US Soccer Development Academy with three teams: U14’s, U16’s and U18’s. The Union Academy is a full-time program consisting of 5 training units per week with a weekend game over a 10-month competitive season. Players attending YSC Academy (our 8–12th grade academic school), benefit from an additional 5 technical, fitness and/or video analysis training units per week where the focus is on Individual Development Plans (IDP's) for every student-athlete. The U12, U13 and U15 programs launched in the Fall of 2015. In 2016, the U12 & U13 teams were added to the US Soccer Development Academy, and the U15's compete in the North East Pre-Academy League.
SELECTION PROCESS OVERVIEW:
Philadelphia Union is invite only for players from Philadelphia Union’s Home Territory. Philadelphia Union and YSC have developed a regional scouting network to identify talent from within Philadelphia Union’s Home Territory. Youth Club Coaches, Director’s of Coaching and/or Club Presidents may also contact Philadelphia Union Academy at UnionAcademy@philadelphiaunion.com should they have a player who they believe fits the profile of a Union Academy player.