US Soccer Development Academy

Learn more about the DA program.

The Development Academy League is the highest level a youth player can compete at in the United States and it is managed directly by the United States Soccer Federation.

The Development Academy has only 197 total clubs in the club that meet the necessary requirements to be part of the Development Academy League. Currently it is comprised of teams across five age groups in the boys' program: U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16/17, and U-18/19 and five age groups in the girls' program: U13*,U-14, U-15, U-16/17 and U-18/19. These clubs are all located within geographically-based divisions across gender and age group levels. Each team plays home and away games against the other teams in their division, plus games against non-division opponents from across the country in specific Showcases. The games are scouted directly by US Soccer Technical Staff.   Read more about the US Soccer Development Academy here.

Arlington Boys Academy Philosophy

Arlington Soccer Academy Mission Statement:

Our culture focuses on the holistic development of each player.

Arlington Soccer Academy Vision Statement:

To be the best youth Academy program that provides a player-centered environment for each player to maximize his/her potential to be best prepared for the next chapter in their life 

Arlington Soccer Association has in this Academy a great responsibility and commitment towards a holistic approach regarding the development of our players.  We will prioritize education and learning as starting points for the soccer development of each one of our players as we provide a professional and high-level training environment where our players can flourish.

The “player” is the key component of our Academy. It is very important to focus on the Integral Education of each one of our players. We CANNOT have good players if we do not have GOOD Persons first. We want our young players to develop in all areas of life as they grow and become high-level soccer players.

We will form players to play in College, Professionally and National Team under our motto;

Be a good Citizen, a good Student, and the best Soccer Player you can be.