Star Academy FC granted U13 Boys USSDA expansion team
The Star Academy FC U13 Boys will play as a US Soccer Development Academy team for the upcoming 2018/2019 season. This expansion was announced in March by US Soccer. This will now be Star's second DA team alongside the U12 boys who played in the DA program this current season. Star Academy is one of a few clubs from around the country to receive this status. Some of the criteria used to determine which clubs can field DA teams include the quality of the coaching staff, a club that embraces the Development Academy philosophy, infrastructure investment and player pool depth. Star Academy is proud to receive this expansion and will continue developing premier youth football in the Bay Area.
What is DA?
DA is the United States Soccer Federation's Youth Development Academy. It was created in 2007, and is US Soccer's official program for elite player development. The Academy Program's philosophy is based on increased training, less total games, and more meaningful games using international rules of competition.