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Building The Future NEFC Development Academy

US Soccer Development Academy

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.

The Journey

"Participating into the US Development Academy is an exciting opportunity for our entire club. Our commitment and mission of developing players in an elite environment is integral to the development of this program. We embrace this opportunity to continue developing our players by exposing them to an exclusive group of Academy clubs. NEFC is excited to make an all-in commitment to the US Development Academy U12-U14 program."

-Christian Battaglia, Boys Academy Director

"The Development Academy competition has proved to very challenging, but this is exactly the type of experience we wanted to expose our teams and players to. We are still in the early stages of the "team building" process but the opportunities for individual growth and development are present on each weekend. This is very new to our players and families and we understand the size and nature of the commitment it takes to play at this level. All of our teams have played very well at times and the next aim for the teams is translating that into positive results without sacrificing our developmental goals. We look forward to the evolution of our players and teams."

-Tom Durkin, Director of Coaching

College Placement

For many, college placement has been the ultimate goal for many players. We have a proven track record of helping our players find the right college fit at the right time encompassing not just the highest possible playing level, but taking into consideration academics, social setting, geography, school size etc... We are extremely proud of our female players as they prepare for success at the next level. To view our current list of college commitments please click below.

Academy Principals

  • More training
  • Fewer, but more meaningful games
  • No outside soccer competition
  • International standards
  • US Soccer player feedback
  • National team pathway
  • 10 month season
  • Better coaching/accountability
  • Reduce the pay-to-play model

Player Identification

With no formal tryout period we are constantly evaluating current and prospective players expressing an interest in trying out for the academy program.

We appreciate your interest in the academy program, and ask you to provide some simple details about your child so we can continue our player identification and evaluation process.

New England Revolution Alliance

The U12 Alliance provides high level, age-appropriate player development for the regions top youth players and a defined pathway into the New England Revolution Academy

"By aligning with the New England Revolution, we have the opportunity to continue identifying and influencing player development through training, competition, and coaching education opportunities to further develop players at the critical age to provide a pathway to the next level of our youth system."

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