Better Coaching - U.S. Soccer mandates that Academy coaches have at least a USSF B License by the 2020 season, and U.S. Soccer reugularily monitors the quality of Academy training sessions.
College Exposure - Over 400 college scouts and coaches attend each of the three U.S. Soccer Development Academy Showcases.
National Team Exposure - Over 50% of all Girls’ Academy games and 100% of Academy Showcase games are scouted by U.S. Soccer. Academy clubs have a direct link to the National Team coaching staffs through regional Technical Advisors.
Technical Development - Greater training volumes and decreased number of games allows coaches to devote more time to technical training rather than focusing on tactical training for game days.
Financial Aid - U.S. Soccer offers need-based scholarships to assist with travel costs.