Queen City Mutiny competes in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy which is an elite player development platform that will provide our athletes with a selective pathway to play at the top competitive level nationally.

With 92% of youth national team players for the USA coming from the Development Academy structure in 2016-2017, we guarantee our players the highest level of exposure.

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U.S. Soccer Development Academy FAQ:


+ What is the Development Academy?

The Development Academy is a partnership between U.S. Soccer and the top youth clubs around the country to provide the best youth players in the U.S. with an every day environment designed to produce the next generation of National Team players. The Academy’s programming philosophy is based on increased training, less total games and more competitive games.

+ Can Academy teams participate in non-academy competitions?

Development Academy Teams are only permitted to participate in Academy Competitions (League games, Showcases, Playoffs and Finals Week) and non-academy events approved by the Academy Technical Committee. Full-Time Development Academy players do NOT participate in any high school soccer programs.

+ How many games are played and how long is the season?

Each Academy club plays approximately 30 league games, including 6 games played at Showcases. The league season begins in September and commences with Finals Week in July. Clubs will break from league play for periods of inactivity due to weather or the end of the season. Development Academy teams can only play 1 game per day and are not allowed to play 3 consecutive days of games. One mandatory rest day will be implemented in a 3 game event (Winter & Summer Showcases).

+ How much are Academy teams required to travel?

Mutiny US Soccer Development Academy teams are in the Southeastern Division Conference. Each team plays each other twice, once home and once away. US Soccer pays 100% for Finals Week (July) travel expenses. Mutiny pays for all coaches’ travel expenses throughout the season. A standard Academy season (excluding Finals Week in July) often results in less travel costs than other clubs.

+ How many days per week will DA teams train?

Mutiny US Soccer Development Academy teams will train a total of 4 days per week starting in August. Players are expected to attend all practices to be considered for competition in games.

+ What is a Developmental Player (DP)?

Coaching staff will select a roster of Full-Time players for each of the Development Academy teams. In addition, certain players may be selected as Developmental Players (DPs) throughout the season. DPs will play Full Time on one of the other Surf teams in their age group and will be able to play with the DA team for a total of 6 matches in a season. DPs will be able to train with the DA team on days he does not train with his primary team. The coaching staff closely watches the development of the DP and may move certain players to Full-Time status later in the season. DPs are allowed to participate in high school soccer programs.

+ Are scholarships available?

National team players will receive full scholarships from the club. Other scholarships are available based upon merit & need. The club is always creating ways to make soccer more affordable and has lots of fundraising opportunities available throughout the season in which families can participate to help off-set travel expenses. In addition, the club is always actively seeking sponsors who can financially help with player scholarships.

+ How do Development Academy players get exposure to US National Teams?

US Soccer Training Centers are sessions that are hosted every few months in various locations where National Team coaches train & identify players. US Soccer Training Centers will replace ODP (USYS) sessions and zero costs are associated for players who are invited to attend these sessions. US Soccer scouts attend the majority of divisional games to identify players for National team camps & US Training centers.

+ Additional Information about US Soccer Development Academy

Coaching education programs are provided by US Soccer to keep coaches up to date with the latest training techniques. US Soccer is continuously evaluating US Soccer Development Academy clubs in regards to their training facilities, training methods & playing style enforcements, coaching curriculum & other US Soccer Development Academy club obligations. For more information go to http://www.ussoccerda.com/home.php