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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. The Academy Program's philosophy is based on increased training, less

total games, and more meaningful games using international rules of competition.


The Academy has recently expanded programming to include a Girls' Development Academy that will begin in Fall

2017. The Academy has 197 total clubs (Boys & Girls, comprised of teams across six age groups in the boys program:

U-12, U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16/17 & U-18/19 and four age groups in the girls program: U-14, U-15, U16/17 & U-18/19.



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.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 ABOUT OUR DA PROGRAM:

We are proud to offer the most serious and committed players of Northern Ohio and

surrounding cities the opportunity to play in the Nation's Top Soccer League led directly by US

Soccer. 
The DA offers players an unparalleled soccer experience focusing on DEVELOPMENT

first and foremost. 



The proof is there in why the DA is the TOP competitive platform:

At this year's 2018 DA Winter Showcase, our U15 and U16/17 CSAIU DA Teams were

observed by 10 Youth Womens National Team Scouts and 168 NCAA College Coaches!

   






  CSA-IU Girls’ Development Academy Highlights

- Development Academies are qualified through US Soccer Federation guidelines.

 
- Financial scholarships are given to potential academy players based on need.


- Direct path to the U.S. Youth National Teams (YNT scouts at 100% of events).


- Maximum College Exposure (400+ coaches at Showcase Events).


- Highest level of competition for 2006-2002 Girls in the local market and in the Nation.

- Only staffing A and B licensed coaches as permitted per US Soccer Federation guidelines.

         Our staff is comprised of former accomplished professional players, college coaches and

         highly experienced youth soccer directors who have helped develop players at the     

         highest levels of soccer including the NWSL and U.S. Youth and Senior National Teams.

- Four (4) team training sessions/week throughout the fall and spring months. Three (3)

         training sessions/week throughout the winter season to enhance individual player

         development and the potential of each player and team (approx: 150 training

          sessions/year). Also offering Two (2) weekly GK specific training sessions all year.

- Access to top quality grass and turf fields for all training and games, to ensure quality

         surfaces and consistent play.

- The focus is on the individual player's development through Individual Development Plan

         meetings with our staff.

- Individual and team focused Match Analysis through out HUDL system services. 

   
   
   



US Soccer Federation DA Director, Jared Micklos:


“The Development Academy is committed to expanding opportunities and creating a clear pathway for players across the country. The interest of CSA Impact United to expand the Girls’ Academy in the Cleveland market for the 2018-19 season demonstrates a commitment to invest in the development of players to reach their highest level. We look forward to working together to create the optimal environment for the players and community."

 

CFSC Club Director of Coaching, Everett Palache:


"We are excited to partner with US Soccer in the Girls Development Academy; providing our female members a pathway to the highest level of competition and exposure in the country. This partnership helps our club continue our commitment to providing our members an unparalleled development structure. The partnership will provide the most committed and talented players in Northeast Ohio a platform to be seen by US Soccer Scouts, top college coaches and potential to play at the International level. This will open doors for young women, in our area, who have a dream to attend schools that may not have been accessible to them before CSAIU was provided this opportunity. More importantly, this will provide CSAIU another platform to continue to build the future leaders of our communities! This is a special opportunity and its importance should not be minimized; this is great for the area and the players with dreams and passion to compete at the highest levels."

 

CFSC Girls Director of Coaching, Rob Miller:


“We are beyond excited to have been selected by the United States Soccer Federation as the first and only Girl’s Development Academy in Northern Ohio. At CSAIU, we are constantly striving to provide the best training and playing environment and our membership in the DA offers us just that. With the competitive platform, direct path to youth national teams, and the Federation’s support through their Technical Staff for player and coaching development, we are confident in our ability to set a high standard for female soccer development in the region. We are thrilled to be bringing this incredible opportunity to Northern Ohio and can not wait to get started.”


CFSC Girls Director of Soccer Operations, Marko Raduka:


“The opportunity provided to our club by the US Soccer Federation is both exciting and humbling. The unparalleled competitive platform along with professional academy structure will undoubtedly advance our most serious soccer players in greater Cleveland and surrounding areas. We are appreciative of the opportunity provided to our soccer market and are looking forward to doing our part in advancing the sport in our community.”


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