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Academy programs have emerged as a 21st century alternative to the frustrating shortfalls in soccer development displayed by most pre-teens. This void is heavily influenced by coaching quality and the pressures to win at critical periods in the development process.

Academy programs seek to improve individual player development, satisfaction and retention, and to build a less pressured youth soccer environment for coaches, adult spectators, and match officials. The academy approach for youth soccer is supported by many governing bodies, US Soccer, US Youth Soccer, UEFA, FIFA.

USA Junior Soccer currently has two Academy Programs:
Center of Excellence
U7 Pre-Club Academy.

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