FC Wisconsin Nationals Remains Only USSDA Member Club in the State of Wisconsin
FC Wisconsin Nationals was recently included in a Soccer America article listing new participants in the United States Soccer Development Academy’s inaguaral season of U14 competition. Prior to this, the 2013-2014 season, the Academy has only included U16 and U18 boys teams. Read the entire article here: http://www.socceramerica.com/article/53483/the-22-newcomers-for-2013-14-season.html
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 to improve the everyday environment for the elite youth player. FC Wisconsin Nationals (formerly FC Milwaukee Nationals) has been a member since the USSDA’s inception.
The Development Academy is a partnership between U.S. Soccer and the top youth clubs around the country to provide the best youth players in the U.S. with an every day environment designed to produce the next generation of National Team players. The Academy’s programming philosophy is based on increased training, less total games and more competitive games.
The Academy also connects National Team coaches directly with the Academy clubs to develop and identify players and coaches for future Youth National Teams. Each Academy team is evaluated by a member of the Men’s Scouting Network at least 10 times each year and each Academy club receives two formal evaluations in over 100 categories each year from U.S. Soccer Technical Staff.