Davis Legacy Soccer Club is pleased to announce that it has been accepted into the U12 Boys age group of US Soccer’s Development Academy. Davis Legacy is one of only 16 newly accepted DA clubs nationwide, and one of only three newly accepted DA clubs in the whole of Northern California. This is the highest youth league recognition in the country.
“It is an honor to be selected. This will provide local youth players exposure and opportunities to play and develop at the highest level and provide a platform to be a part of US Soccer Youth National Teams” said Davis Legacy President, Josh Lukzer.
What is the Development Academy?
The U.S. Soccer Development Academy impacts everyday club environments to develop world-class players.
A New Look
The new U.S. Soccer Development Academy logo was released in the summer of 2016 to kick off the 2016-17 Academy season, the program’s 10th season. The logo features an inextricable link to the U.S. Soccer crest, as well as features the letters “DA” for Development Academy. The forward and upward motion of the logo’s shape signifies the strategic growth and direction of the program. Additionally, the four stripes represent the four pillars of the Development Academy: excellence, pride, tradition, and education. To stay in tune with this season’s action, follow the Academy on Facebook, as well as Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat @ussoccer_acad.
What is the Development Academy Program?
Following a comprehensive review of elite player development in the United States and around the world, U.S. Soccer created the Development Academy in 2007. The Academy Program’s philosophy is based on increased training, less total games, and more meaningful games using international rules of competition.
The Academy has recently expanded programming to include a Girls’ Development Academy that will begin in Fall 2017. The Academy has 197 total clubs, comprised of teams across six age groups in the boys program: U-12, U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16/17, and U-18/19 and four age groups in the girls program: U-14, U-15, U-16/17, and U-18/19.
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.
Davis Legacy Academy FAQ
Players are required to train 3 times per week. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5:30pm-7:00pm.
All trainings will be at legacy soccer complex.
- June: 16th-19th: US Club Regionals: Davis
- July: 28th-29th: Breakers Cup: Santa Cruz
- August 18th U12 DA Pre-Season Kick off event: Davis
- Sept-Dec League Play
- January: Futsal Tournament: NorCal
- Feb-June League Play
All games are in Northern California with the furthest drive being to San Jose or Santa Rosa.
22-26 Players (players train together and split into two 9v9 teams for games)
$210 per month:
Club dues are all inclusive (except uniform) and specifically covers all coaching expenses, club member training clinics, keeper training, field maintenance costs, Insurance, US Club registrations, referee expenses, tournament registration expenses, league registration expenses, and coach travel reimbursements
DA Homepage: http://www.ussoccerda.com/home.php