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Boys Developmental Academy




SSA is one of a select number of clubs across the US to be awarded 'Developmental Academy' status for its 12U, 13U, and 14U Boys Programs. The programs form the first steps in US Soccer's elite-player development pathway as a means to identify and prepare players for participation in the MLS professional league and US Men's National Team programs.

DA status is awarded to a club based on US Soccer's assessment of the club's ability to provide it's players with access to a high-quality training and game-play environment. Factors such as the experience and qualifications of the club's coaching staff are taken into account, along with the number and quality of training and match fields. 

The SSA DA Program is based out of the SSA Cobb (Marietta) location.

Program Features:
* Four practices per week
* Pool of max -26 players plus Development players selected for training and game play
* Futsal season during winter break
* Summer European tour
* Chelsea FC Curriculum

Annual Fees:
TBA. Fees for 2017/18 were $1,750 (excluded uniform, tour, and travelling expenses)

Tryout Details:

For more details on tryouts, please click HERE.

DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY BACKGROUND
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 male players in the 15U to 18U age groups. In 2013, the Academy expanded to include the 13U/14U age groups, which has continued to improve development by setting standards and improving the everyday environment for players and clubs, and in 2017 the program added the 12U age group. To date, the Academy has been the leader in developing players in the U.S. with the thousands of alumni moving on to play college soccer, 116 Academy graduates currently rostered in the MLS and 14 Academy players earning USMNT caps.

HOW TO JOIN THE SSA DA PROGRAM

For more information on joining the program, including fees and a general summary of program features, please click HERE

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