Federation Programs

Development Academy

The Academy Program focuses on positively impacting everyday club environments to assist in maximizing youth player development across the country. The Academy values individual development of elite players over winning trophies and titles. The Academy sets the standard for elite environments for youth soccer clubs nationwide and is a part of U.S. Soccer's global leadership position in youth soccer that will impact thousands of players.

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club development

Consistent with U.S. Soccer Mission and Objectives to impact athletes and support members, U.S. Soccer established the Club Development department in 2018.

In collaboration with U.S. Soccer Members, Club Development supports the development of all clubs in an effort to create the best environments for player development.

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coaching education

With the creation of U.S. Soccer's Digital Coaching Center (DCC), a state-of-the art online educational platform, coaches can now create a personal profile, register for courses, communicate with technical staff, take part in online courses, create session plans with an online graphics tool, access an archive of U.S. Soccer training sessions and much more.

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talent identification

Talent Identification is responsible for developing scouts to find the best worldwide soccer talent the U.S. has to offer. We are committed to expanding and improving our scouting network through accessible and holistic education, age appropriate identification, and club outreach. Developing the scouting network enables us to grow the Youth National Team player pool and find youth players with the most talent and potential to build the bright future of U.S. Soccer.

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referee program

U.S. Soccer is committed to producing a variety of referee education resources aimed at supporting the approximate 140,000 members across the country that service amateur games at the youth and adult levels.

development fund

Change a life. Develop a sport. Inspire a nation.

U.S. Soccer is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gifts will help develop world-class players, coaches and National Teams that inspire a nation.

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recognize to recover

Recognize to Recover is aimed at promoting safe play and reducing injuries in soccer players of all ages. The first-of-its-kind, the program was developed with the help of medical experts to provide coaches, players, parents and referees with information, guidance and additional educational materials to improve the prevention and management of injuries.

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