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US Soccer Development Academy Girls


As an original member of the US Soccer Development Academy in both boys and girls, Real Colorado continues to grow and positively impact the development process of our players.  With famous alumni like Mallory Pugh, Jaelene Hinkle and Janine Beckie leading the way with their respective Women’s National teams and the US Soccer Youth Women’s National teams being positively impacted in almost every birth year by our players, both the now and the future are bright at Real Colorado.

Mission:

The Academy Program focuses on positively impacting everyday club environments to assist in maximizing youth player development across the country. The Academy values individual development of elite players over winning trophies and titles. The Academy sets the standard for elite environments for youth soccer clubs nationwide and is a part of U.S. Soccer’s global leadership position in youth soccer that will impact thousands of players.

Current Coaching Assignments

The DA features teams from the top youth clubs from around the country. Each DA team plays approximately 20-24 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.

Listed below and the tentative coaching assignments.

  • U19 DA:   Lorne Donaldson
    • Players born in 1999 or younger
    • Roster of 18-22 players
  • U17 DA: Jared Spires
    • Players born in 2001 or younger
    • Roster of 18-22 players
  • U15 DA:  Rivers Guthrie
    • Players born in 2003
    • Roster of 18-22 players
  • U14 DA:  Lyle Lebere
    • Players born in 2004
    • Roster of 16-18 players
Tentative 2018/2019 Coaching Assignments

The DA features teams from the top youth clubs from around the country. Each DA team plays approximately 20-24 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.

Listed below and the tentative coaching assignments.

  • U19 DA:   Jared Spires
    • Players born in 2000 or younger
    • Roster of 18-22 players
  • U17 DA: Lorne Donaldson
    • Players born in 2002
    • Roster of 18-22 players
  • U16 DA:  Rivers Guthrie
    • Players born in 2003
    • Roster of 18-22 players
  • U15 DA:  Lyle Lebere
    • Players born in 2004
    • Roster of 16-18 players
  • U14 DA:  Lyle Lebere
    • Players born in 2005
    • Roster of 16-18 players
US Soccer Scholarship Opportunities

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