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US Soccer Development Academy Boys

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As an original member of the US Soccer Development Academy, Real Colorado continues to grow and positively impact the development process of our players.  With Real Colorado alumni like Taylor Kemp and Ethan Horvath challenging for time with the US Soccer Men’s National team, young players still in our program getting invited to US Soccer Youth National Team camps, getting games with the Colorado Springs Switchbacks, the professional team in Colo. Springs, and even others getting selected to travel overseas to train with the the AS Roma Youth Academy, the now and the future are bright at Real Colorado.
Mission

The DA provides education, resources and support to impact everyday club environments in order to develop world class players.

  • Player Center Development, creating pathways for student-athletes to progress from Real Colorado’s DA, through US Youth National teams, college and the professional ranks.
  • Direct Affiliates – Switchbacks (USL), AS Roma ( Italian Serie A)
    • Former Real Colorado Player Paths – coming soon
Player Identification

Player Identification – players are strongly encouraged to reach out directly to Real Colorado if there is interest in our Development Academy program.

  • Current full-time DA club players not with Real Colorado can trial any time after July 1st, 2017. (full-time points to clubs who have the U12-U18 age groups)
  • Current part-time DA club players not with Real Colorado can trial any time after May 30th, 2017. (part-time points to clubs who have the U12-U14 age groups only)
  • Current non- DA players not with Real Colorado can trial anytime.

Real Colorado Trials and Training Opportunities.

Teams

The DA features teams from the top youth clubs from around the country. Each DA team plays approximately 30 regular season games to ensure all games are meaningful. Games are also played according to FIFA’s Laws 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.

Real Colorado is excited to be 1 of only 3 clubs in Colorado with full participation in the US Soccer Development Academy.

 

  • U18 DAteam website –  Danny Bills
    • Players born in 1998 or younger
    • Roster of 18-22 players
    • DPs –> Developmental Player opportunities
  • U16 DA team website –  Shawn Comegys
    • Players born in 2000 or younger
    • Roster of 18-22 players
    • DPs –> Developmental Player opportunities
  • U15 DA introduced in fall 2017 
    • Players born in 2000 or younger
    • Roster of 18-22 players
    • DPs –> Developmental Player opportunities
  • U14 DAteam website – Mike Mikes
    • Players born in 2002
    • Roster of 18-22 players
    • DPs –> Developmental Player opportunities
  • U13 DAteam website – Danny Bills
    • Players born in 2003
    • Roster of 16-18 players
    • 11v11 format
  • U12 DAteam website – Shawn Comegys
    • Players born in 2004 and younger
    • 2 teams with rosters of 12-14
    • 9v9 format
    • DP’s –> Developmental Player opportunities
Scholarships

US Soccer provides a scholarship program designed to provide opportunities for full-time DA players who require financial assistance to participate in the DA program.  Additionally, Real Colorado provides a scholarship program to further support our full-time players who require financial assistance to participate in the DA program.

US Soccer Development Academy Scholarship Information