Residency Program Questions

What is the D.C. United Residency Program?
The residency program is a partnership between D.C. United, of Major League Soccer, and The Calverton School, located in Huntingtown, MD, with the goal of providing student-athletes, with professional playing aspirations, elite soccer instruction from D.C. United’s Academy staff and a top-notch education from The Calverton School. The program will serve local students, while also providing room and board for students in residency.
What are the benefits of participating? 

All participating players (boarding and non-boarding) will receive:

  • Professional soccer instruction from D.C. United’s Academy staff
  • An elite education and degree from The Calverton School
  • AM and PM training sessions to maximize development
  • Top competition within MLS (GA Cup) and US Soccer’s Development Academy.
Is there a non-boarding option?
Yes. Local, day students of the Calverton School will receive the same training and schedule benefits as boarding students. A transportation service option will be available to students living in the following counties in Maryland: Calvert, Prince George’s, St, Mary’s, and Charles.
Who is eligible to enroll into the residency program?
The program is open to local, out-of-state, and international players. Both boys and girls in grades 9-12 will be accepted into the program.
Will my son play on one of D.C. United’s academy teams?
Placement will be determined by age and ability. The program will place players on one of D.C. United’s Academy teams, U14-U18. D.C. United’s Academy competes in US Soccer’s Development Academy, in the Mid-Atlantic region, which includes New York Red Bull and Philadelphia Union.
How does the women’s program differ from the men’s program?
Female players will receive the same training and academic instruction, but will be placed into one of D.C. United’s affiliates clubs for team participation.
If my child is a boarding student, would he/she reside at The Calverton School seven days a week?
Not necessarily. There will be a five-day and seven-day option for residential students. The five-day option would allow the student to return home for the weekend.
Where will the players train?
Players will train at the RFK turf field and/or at the facilities located at The Calverton School. Transportation between RFK and Calverton will be provided.
How does someone get recruited for the residency program?
The first step is to request a soccer admission application for consideration to line up a trial within the club. Out of area players interested in the program are encouraged to attend one of the residential camps that will be held at The Calverton School in summer. Residential campers will be scouted and selected to participate in the Residency Program by D.C. United’s Academy staff.
What is the annual cost of tuition?

For 2018/19 tuition pricing and to request a soccer admission application, contact jboxx@dcunited.com

Is financial aid available?
The Calverton School and D.C. United will offer scholarships for prospective student-athletes. All applications for financial aid will be reviewed by the school and club.
When will the residency program be open for enrollment?
The program will launch in the fall of 2015, with soccer admission applications being accepted now, contact camps@dcunited.com for an application.
Who do I contact for more information?
Contact jboxx@dcunited.com with any questions.