Union Juniors Pre-Academy (U8 - U11)


The establishment of the Union Juniors Pre-Academy is an important pillar in Philadelphia Union’s commitment to youth development. Philadelphia Union’s renowned youth platform provides local players an opportunity to pursue excellence in soccer in an enriching and nurturing environment.

The Union Pre-Academy is the foundation of the Philadelphia Union player pathway and features dedicated teams for ages seven to ten. The Union Pre-Academy’s goal is to develop passion, technique, and decision-making skills, encourage freedom, and emphasize core values and attitude in a fun, nurturing, development-oriented environment. The Union Pre-Academy is a unique endeavor that focuses on long-term development by encouraging players to challenge themselves and make mistakes to develop the technique, self-esteem, and the life-long passion for the game that will serve them well as they continue their development. Much of the Philadelphia Union Academy will be comprised of players from the Pre-Academy.

The Pre-Academy utilizes the Union PDP program as its primary identification platform. If you are interested in learning more about Union PDP, please follow this link: