|What is the D.C. United Academy?|
|The Academy was founded for the development of younger players from 12-15 who are not yet old enough to play for the Developmental Academy teams. The Academy allows players to train in a competitive environment with D.C. United staff coaches. The Academy is a year-round feeder system into the Developmental Academy.|
|Who do the Academy teams play?|
The Academy teams play other Academy teams in the Northeast Premier League.
|How often do these teams train?|
|The teams train three to four days per week for the entire year.|
|What is the age breakdown of the teams?|
|The Academy has three age groups (U-12, U-13 and U-15).|
|Who coaches the Academy?|
|Academy teams are coached by D.C. United staff coaches that have USSF licenses, former D.C. United players and former college standouts.|
|What are the costs for D.C. United Academy players?|
|The total cost for Academy players is $2,800. This cost includes training gear, fees to cover coaches, transportation and meals for out of area games.|
|How are Academy players selected?|
D.C. United has a several different ways for players to be selected for the Academy program.
|What are the tryout dates?|
|Please check the D.C. United Scouting/Tryout page for current information.|