The new USL Academy League unveiled its unique Player Development Model. Set to begin play in Spring 2020, the SF Glens are proud to be a Founding Member and will offer it to its top players in the Under-15 through Under-19 levels.
With the launch of USL Academy, United Soccer League now has an elite youth platform to offer to its clubs in the Championship, League One, and League Two. As such, these clubs can now develop a more clearly-defined path for top youth prospects in their area to reach the professional level & sign directly with their senior team.
This new structure for future USL Academy programs will provide USL clubs a progressive model to develop local players for the senior team, at a fraction of the cost of traditional pre-professional academies. Doing so will also allow far more clubs & communities to participate, allowing for a regional footprint that limits travel demand to teams & families.
Learn more about the Player Development Model by watching the video below.