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D.C. United will launch residency program this fall
by Paul Kennedy, February 19th, 2015 3:39PM
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TAGS:  d.c. united, development academy, mls


D.C. United will become the latest MLS club to launch a residential program when it opens a program this fall in conjunction with The Calverton School, a prep school located 25 miles outside of Washington, D.C., in Huntingtown, Md.

“This is a major step forward for the D.C United Academy,” said D.C. United Director of Youth Development Nolan Sheldon. “We are thrilled to partner with such a strong academic institution and the wonderful staff at The Calverton School. With our academy players on campus, the club will be able to offer morning and afternoon training sessions, transportation to and from RFK Stadium and academic oversight of the players.”

The residency program will target aspiring youth players at the U-14 to U-18 level from the Mid-Atlantic region, across the country and around the globe. It will include five-day and seven-day residential programs that allow for morning and afternoon training sessions.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with one of the region's top independent schools to provide the best possible experience for serious student-athletes,” said D.C. United General Manager Dave Kasper. “Our goal is to provide a challenging soccer environment to help players reach their full potential, and to identify and develop players who can one day become professional players.”

  1. BJ Genovese
    commented on: February 19, 2015 at 8:34 p.m.
    Awesome news! Residency is the key. You can attract players from all over that are not in a MLS 75 zone. How much will it cost? If they make a trial are they in? That would have to be key or its just a glorified ODP type program.
  1. Amadu Juldeh Jalloh
    commented on: February 23, 2015 at 11:18 a.m.
    I am a soccer player.I am 20 andI am relishing the chance to play MLS league in the future.My biggest barrier is my Geographical location(SierraLeone).will I get the chance to have a trial with U23 squad?

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