South Shore Select Women's Development AcademySouth Shore Select Chosen to Join the U.S. Girls Development Academy!

We are pleased to announce South Shore Select’s acceptance into the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Program starting in Fall 2019. We are excited to be one of only 70 Girls DA programs in the country.
 
We are so proud of our club, the players, families, coaches, and staff who have come together and worked so hard to create the opportunity for our girls to join this distinctive group. Our selection creates a pathway for our girls to play at the highest level of soccer competition in the USA.

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ID Clinics for potential DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY players:

BIRTH YEARDAY / DATETIMELOCATION
2004Monday, Nov 18th7:30PM - 9:00PMUnion Point 170 Memorial Grove Ave - Weymouth
2005Monday, Nov 18th6:00PM - 7:30PMUnion Point 170 Memorial Grove Ave - Weymouth
2006Tuesday, Nov 19th7:30PM - 9:00PMUnion Point 170 Memorial Grove Ave - Weymouth
2007Tuesday, Nov 19th7:30PM - 9:00PMUnion Point 170 Memorial Grove Ave - Weymouth

Questions regarding upcoming tryouts for top-level players inserted in our DA or Pre-DA program please email ellen@southshoreselectsoccer.com.  This is for players born that are not currently enrolled in South Shore Select. 

Frequently Asked Questions About the Development Academy

U.S. Soccer started the Development Academy Program to improve long-term player and coach development. After studying player development models domestically and internationally, U.S. Soccer collaborated with elite soccer clubs across the nation to create a program to provide the proper environment by emphasizing quality training and limited meaningful competition.

Age Groups

      • Combined age groups where identified players can “play up” within the club

Consistent Training Environments

      • Minimum training schedule with more advanced and consistent training
      • Four (4) days per week training with a day of rest per week during the academy season (U14 train 3 days/week)

Fewer, More Meaningful Games

      • Each Academy team plays approximately 25-30 league games including, 6-9 games played at Showcases
      • Teams that advance from the Academy Playoffs could expect to play up to three (3) additional games
      • Game-to-training ratio ensures players receive adequate rest and improves player health, reducing the risk of injury

Professional, High-level, Licensed Coaching

      • Players receive integrated oversight from Academy Club Coaches and U.S. Soccer Technical Advisors in their local environment
      • We Incorporating a world-class coaching system is fundamental to developing world-class players
      • We invest in continuous education for staff allows our coaches to be more knowledgeable on current domestic and international trends

International Standards

      • The DA follows international rules of competition developed by FIFA

Scholarships

      • The Scholarship Program is designed to provide opportunities for full-time Academy players who require financial assistance

Sports Medicine

      • The Academy provides various resources related to sports medicine
    • A relentless pursuit of player development
    • Nationally recognized program for developing female players recruited by top universities throughout the United States
    • Developing female athletes to compete at the highest level with girls playing on the U.S. Women’s National Team
    • All games are videotaped and analyzed for players and teams
    • Ample indoor and outdoor training facilities required for a year-long training
    • Dedicated classroom space at headquarters for off-field training
    • Internal turf and futsal leagues built into our programming
    • Enrichment programs designed to build on club, team, and individual core values
    • Philanthropic and social programs to further engage players into world-class citizens as well as world-class athletes
  • The DA will host 3 National Showcase events throughout the year
  • Match to rest ratio allowing for quality matches for colleges to see players at their best
  • Hundreds of colleges attended the DA showcases during year one, and more than 300 this past December 2018
  • Alison Foley, our Senior Coaching Director is highly experienced and nationally known for her work as a division one college coach and in helping players navigate the college recruiting process
  • College coaches regularly attend our training and league matches
  • Select hosts a well-attended annual college showcase each winter at our sports facility
  • College coaches will be given access to video of DA matches to evaluate players

A part-time player is a player who is rostered with a DA Club that is not ready or able to contribute at the Academy level full time. The player is eligible to play games within our club- outside of the DA program. The PT player consistently trains 3-4 times a week (depending on their age group) and would train with both teams throughout the season.