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U14 US DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY TEAM

Back Row (L to R) - Tanner Jordi, Patrick Dellinger, Grant Kiker, Anyajo Ifeanyl, Davis Hooten, Dallas Baker, Gabe Martinez, George Espina, Adrian Lopez
Front Row (L to R) - Brendan Fischer, Reed Hunnicutt, Charles Graham, Rees Jenkins, Jaylin Lindsey, Nick Guido, Antonio Pineda, Gabe Kasten
Not Shown - Ethan Smith, Marco Perez, Ryan Fessler

 

U16 US DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY TEAM

 

Coach - Dom Wren
Back Row (L to R) - Philip Salice, Oliver Leo, Patrick Hogan, Ethan Quinlan, Dylan Biggerstaff, Andrew Pannenberg, Kevin Lynch, Aidan Peterson, Justin Kahl, Jamir James
Front Row (L to R) - Tyler Fewin, Geoffrey Liskoff, Ned Morrisseett, Matheau Denner, Sam Butts, Jack Wlodyka, Mason Marcey, Jensen Graham, Stewart Bridges

 

 

U18 US DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY TEAM

 

Coach - Richard Butler
Back Row (L to R) - Remington Frost, Jordan Poff, Nathan Marder, James Pyle, Nick Gardner, William Pyle, Jared Kent, Brendan McDonough
Front Row (L to R) - Braden Myus, Jack Miller, Thomas Hillard-Arce, Alex Melvin, TK Abderahman
Not pictured - Corey Michocki
Former CSA Player Giuseppe Gentile Signs with Orlando City

Orlando City Announced the signing of former CSA Development Academy Player Giuseppe Gentile for the remainder of the USL PRO Season.

Read full article here.

2014 Academy Playoffs

July 7, 2017

Development Academy Quarterfinals Will take Place Monday and Tuesday. Read more from US Soccer.

 

July 4, 2014

CSA U16 Captain Jack Wlodyka named to Top Drawer Soccer's U16 Top XI at the Academy Playoffs  - Click here for article

 

June 27, 2014

CSA Players Jack Wlodyka, Oliver Leo and Patrick Hogan named to "Day 4 Top Performers" list by Top Drawer Soccer - Click here for article

 

June 22, 2014

Academy Playoffs Set to Kick Off June 23 - Read more from US Soccer

Update on U14 MNT Player Jaylin Lindsey
Jaylin Lindsey, CSA Development Academy player, scored in the U14 National Team Intersquad Scrimmage.
Jaylin is attending the U14 Boys' National Team Training Camp being held in August in Carson, California. Story and Picture. Jaylin is front row, 4th from right.

 

Corey Michocki Commits to Loyola University Maryland

10th Commitment for CSA Academy Program

 

Charlotte Soccer Academy is proud to announce their 11th college soccer commitment for the 2013-14 season.


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Top Drawer Soccer Recaps Feb 16-17 Games

CSA Development Academy game coverage from Top Drawer Soccer.


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Three More CSA Development Academy Players Commit to Division I Programs

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Lindsay Returns to U14 BNT Training Camp

Jaylin Lindsay of the U14 CSA Development Academy team has been invited to the March 22-30 session of the U14 Boys' National Team. On behalf of everyone at Charlotte Soccer Academy, we want to congratulate Jaylin again for his third call up.  With his hard work and dedication to the game Jaylin seems to be a instrumental part of the full U14 national team set up this season and judging from the feedback we are receiving from the national staff, he has a great future ahead of him at the elite level!

Tomas Hilliard to Train with U20 Costa Rica National Team

Please click here for full story and here for for SoccerWire Story!

CSA Announces First Round of College Commitments for the Class of 2014

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CSA Alumnus Giusse Gentile Drafted by Chicago Fire
Former US Dev Academy Player
Giuseppe Gentile
Drafted by Chicago Fire
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George Espina Starts in USSDA Soccer Select Game

George Espina,a member of the CSA U13/14 Academy was tapped for the 1999/1998 USSDA SOCCER SELECT GAME to be held in conjunction with the US Development Academy Winter Showcase played December 12 in Lakewood Ranch, FL.(Please click here for full rosters.)


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UNCC Wins Conference USA Title
Former CSA Academy players named to All Tournament Team

Giuseppe Gentile and Thomas Allen, both former CSA Academy players were named to the Conference USA All-Tournament Team. Gentile was also named Offensive Player of the tournament and Thomas Allen was named Defensive Player of the tournament. Please click here to read the full story.

 

Players Invited to Training Center

October 2013 - Four CSA Development Academy players have been invited by US Soccer to attend the Training Center held in Winston-Salem, NC on October 28. 

 

97 Justin Kahl 99 George Espina 00 Jaylin Lindsay 00 Ryan Fessler

 

Jaylin Lindsey Selected to Attend U14 National Team Training Camp

October 2013 - CSA congratulates Jaylin Lindsey who has been selected to attend the U14 US National Team training camp in Carson, California next week. Jaylin plays on CSA’s U14 US Development Academy team and impressed scouts at recent market training centers in Raleigh and Greensboro. "This is a fantastic achievement for Jaylin," states executive director Brad Wylde. "He is a wonderful player with the right mentality, attitude and work ethic to play at the national level. On behalf of everyone at CSA, we wish him the best of luck."

Please click here to read Soccer America article.

14 CSA Academy Players Invited To US Soccer Training Centers

September 2013 - CSA is pleased to announce that fourteen CSA players were invited to the US Soccer Training Centers in Raleigh, North Carolina. U.S. Soccer Training Centers are designed to replicate US National team training camps and as part of creating this type of environment only players and coaches are in attendance.


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US Soccer Develpment Academy News
May 28, 2014 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
May 21, 2014 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
May 14, 2014 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
May 7, 2014 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Apr 30, 2014 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Apr 23, 2014 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Apr 16, 2014 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Apr 9, 2014 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Apr 2, 2014 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Mar 26, 2014 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Mar 19, 2014 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Mar 18, 2014 - Development Academy Postseason Features New Format...read more
Mar 12, 2014 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Mar 5, 2014 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Feb 26, 2014 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Feb 19, 2014 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Feb 12, 2014 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Feb 6, 2014 - Top U13/U14 Team to be Rewarded with Trip to Man U Premier Cup...read more
Feb 5, 2014 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Jan 29, 2014 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Jan 22, 2014 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Jan 15, 2014 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Jan 8, 2014 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Dec 18, 2013 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Dec 5, 2013 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
(Nike International Friendlies and Showcase Kicks off Next Week)
Nov 27, 2013 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Nov 20, 2013 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Nov 13, 2013 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Nov 11, 2013 - Former CSA Academy Player Kyle Parker Named CUSA Player of the Week...read more
Nov 6, 2013 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Oct 28, 2013 - Former CSA Academy Player Kyle Parker Earns Multiple Weekly Honors...read more from Charlotte49ers.com/Charlotte Sports Information
Oct 30, 2013 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Oct 24, 2013 - Parker Gets the Goals His Play Deserves...read more from Soccer America
Oct 23, 2013 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Oct 16, 2013 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Oct 9, 2013 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Oct 3, 2013 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Sept 25, 2013 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Sept 18, 2013 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more
Sept 11, 2013 - Across the Academy Newsletter...read more

 

 

 

 

CSA’s Development Academy Team History
2012-13 Season
U18s Showcase participants (Dallas, TX)
U18s Atlantic Division 7th of 12
U16s Showcase participants (Dallas, TX)
U16s Atlantic Division 6th of 12

2011-12 Season

U16s Finals Week participants (Houston, TX)

U18s Play Off participants (Dallas, TX)

U16s Play Off participants (Dallas, TX)

U18s Atlantic Division Champions

U16s Atlantic Division Runners Up

2010-11 Season

U18s Play Off participants (Dallas, TX)

U16s Play Off participants (Dallas, TX)

U18s Atlantic Division Runners Up

U16s Atlantic Division Champions

2009-10 Season

U16s Play Off participants (Greensboro, NC)

U16s Atlantic Division Runners Up

2008-09 Season

U16s Play Off participants (Greensboro, NC)

U16s Atlantic Division Runners Up

2007-08 Season

No play offs for any teams

 

 
About the Program
Created in 2007,  the Development Academy was established to primarily focus on youth player development in the United States. The league consisted of 64 elite youth soccer clubs from around the country in its inaugural season. Each team is comprised by geographic proximity, with two age groups (U-15/16 & U-17/18). These 64 teams were divided into eight conferences with each team playing approxiately 30 home and away matches during an eight-month season.
 
Currently in its fifth season, the program has expanded to 78 clubs competing in 10 geographically-based divisions. Although some attributes have changed during the past four seasons, the basic mission and priniples remain intact: increased focus on training, meaningful competition and providing a direct connection to U.S. National Team programming.
 
Developing the Next Generation
U.S. Soccer’s Development Academy program is driven by the game and its players, coaches and referees. This game-centric approach allows for long-term development to occur through a deep understanding of what makes players successful around the world. As the sport of soccer grows in the United States, young players in our country need the proper environment to compete against the world’s elite. The U.S. Soccer Development Academy program provides the optimum developmental environment for the nation’s top youth soccer players, coaches and referees by emphasizing development through quality training and limited, meaningful competition.  
 
Meaningful Training
Academy teams spend a greater amount of time focused on training to improve as individuals and as a team. The teams and players receive direct feedback and evaluations from National Team Staff and ProZone video analysis. To round out the complete training environment, Academy teams are tested in their physical capabilities using the SPARQ testing methodology and their hydration levels by Gatorade. They also receive a SPARQ training curriculum for soccer-specific athletic training and Nutrition and Hydration recommendations from Gatorade’s Sports Science Institute. Each athlete then gains a greater understanding of how they compare physically against their peers and what they need to do to achieve their optimum performance levels.
 
Competitive Environment
The Academy program features teams from the top youth clubs from around the country. Each Academy team plays approximately 30 regular season games to ensure all games are meaningful. Games are also played according to FIFA’s Law of the Game and officiated by a pool of the nation’s top young referees in order to prepare players for the next level of competition. National Team Scouts regularly attend Academy games, so players are evaluated over the course of the season and in their natural positions allowing for better player assessment.
 
Early Success
As the program enters its fifth year, it has already dramatically impacted the player development process in the United States. At the end of 2011, almost half of all players involved in the youth national team player pool since 2007 have come from within the Academy program and approximately 75% of each graduating class from the Academy participates in college soccer the following fall. Virtually all college programs use the Academy program as a scouting vehicle and the program has received increased attention from professional scouts representing domestic and international clubs.
 
Notable alumni from the program have flooded the domestic and international professional scene. Recent internationals include: Josh Gatt (Molde FC), Sean Cunningham (Derby County), Marc Pelosi and Villyan Bijev (Liverpool). Many domestic players are continuing their career in the MLS, including Bill Hamid (DC United) and Juan Agudelo (New York Red Bulls). We have more to look forward to after a successful 2012 MLS Super Draft in which Andrew Wenger (PA Classics, Montreal Impact) was taken as the first drafted player, Kelyn Rowe went third (Crossfire premier, New England Revolution) and Andrew Jean-Baptiste (Albertson SC) went 8th to the Portland Timbers.
 
 
To view the latest information on the Development Academy,
please visit the  Development Academy Home Page on ussoccer.com.
 
To view the latest Academy information,
including schedules, standings, player rosters and contact information,
please visit the  U13/14U15/16 and U17/18 team pages.