2017-18  Development Academy Information Sessions

Open to the public, these sessions are designed to provide an overview of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, the program within FC Boulder and answer any questions.

  • Tuesday, April 11     6-8pm at the East Boulder Community Center   5660 Sioux Dr.     Boulder, CO 80303
  • Thursday, April 20  6-8pm at the FC Boulder office    2450 Central Ave D-1  Boulder, CO 80303
  • Sunday, April 30      5-6pm  at the Sports Performance Center   555 Aspen Ridge  Dr    Lafayette, CO 80026
  • Sunday, May 7          5-6pm  at the Sports Performance Center   555 Aspen Ridge  Dr    Lafayette, CO 80026

2017-18 Player Placement Event Calendar-

Players should attend the remaining placement event date, Tuesday, May 30 (Pleasant View Soccer Complex)

4:00-5:15PM:  Players born Jan. 1, 2006 or later

5:30-6:45PM: Players born Jan. 1, 2005 or later

7:00-8:15PM:  Players born Jan. 1, 2004 or later

We ,ay ask players to attend Wednesday, May 31 as necessary.  Players are asked to register for the placement events prior to attending – there is no cost to register and registration is non-binding.

Register HERE. Please direct any DA questions to James.Wagenschutz@fcboulder.com.

*NOTE: Players in other Development Academy programs (Rush, Real, Rapids, Storm, Arsenal and Pride) are not eligible to participate in evaluation sessions until on or after May 30, 2017.  

*NOTE: With prior approval from their home club first, (non-FC Boulder, non-DA) players may participate in training sessions with our Development Academy or Youth Soccer Club teams during the current competitive season.

U.S. Soccer selected FC Boulder to join the U.S. Soccer Development Academy at the U12, U13 and U14 age groups beginning in the 2016-17 season. The Development Academy is the highest level of player development and competitive youth soccer in the country. The overall design of the program is to provide players with opportunities to train and compete with the best players, with the best coaches, at the best facilities in the country. The mission of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy is to provide education, resources, and support to impact everyday club environments in order to develop world-class players.

For those players selected to 2017-18 Development Academy teams, please use the team registration link to sign in to your team: TEAM REGISTRATION

What is the Development Academy Program?

Following a comprehensive review of elite player development in the United States and around the world, U.S. Soccer created the Development Academy in 2007, for boys, to provide education, resources and support to impact everyday club environments that will develop world-class players.

The Development Academy is a partnership between U.S. Soccer and the top youth clubs around the country to provide the best youth players in the United States with an every day environment designed to produce the next generation of National Team players. The Academy’s programming philosophy is based on increased training, less total games and more competitive games, using international rules of competition.

The Academy also connects National Team coaches directly with the Academy clubs to develop and identify players and coaches for future Youth National Teams. Each Academy team is evaluated by a member of the Men’s Scouting Network at least ten (10) times each year and each Academy club receives two formal evaluations in over in seven (7) Key Performance Categories each year from U.S. Soccer Technical Staff.

“The invitation from U.S. Soccer to join the Development Academy is a testament to the hard work and commitment of FC Boulder players, coaches, parents, our administrative team and our Board of Directors. This is a collective achievement that distinguishes FC Boulder as part of an elite group of clubs nationwide. The responsibility is now ours to recognize the full benefits of U.S. Soccer resources across all club programming and to continue to improve all aspects of our organization to further enhance individual player development.”

Adam Hayes, FC Boulder Executive Director

Additional Resources

2017-18 FC Boulder Development Academy Player Packet

U.S. Soccer Development Academy Website

U.S. Soccer FC Boulder Development Academy – Schedules, scores, staff, etc

U.S. Soccer Development Academy FAQs

Please send any questions about FC Boulder and the U.S. Soccer Development Academy to James Wagenschutz at james.wagenschutz@fcboulder.com.