CHANGE A LIFE & BUILD THE FUTURE: THE DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Great talent comes from all areas and backgrounds. Since 2008, the U.S. Soccer Scholarship Program has contributed nearly $4.2 million in need-based financial aid to 3,000 of our nation's most talented young players.

Last year, with the support of donors like you, U.S. Soccer doubled the amount of scholarship available for boys and girls in the Development Academy.

We need your help to continue breaking down economic barriers and eroding the pay-to-play model at the highest level of domestic youth soccer. 

The average scholarship award to a player to help cover high travel costs during the 10-month Academy season is $1,469. The typical scholarship recipient lives within 5% of the Federal Poverty Line, travels more than 25 miles each way to train and receives free or reduced-cost lunches.

Will you help support a young player with a dream to play soccer? You can change a life, help build a sport and inspire a nation.

 
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Learn more about how U.S. Soccer is developing the next generation of world-class players that will inspire us all. 

ACADEMY REPORT

Celebrate 10 years of the Development Academy and its impact on the youth and National Team landscape. 

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U.S. Soccer is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift today to the U.S. Soccer Development Fund will help support the next generation of world-class players, coaches and National Teams. Contact fund@ussoccer.org with questions. 

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2018-2019 Academy Scholarships

565: Scholarship Recipients

$1,469: Average Scholarship amount

15: Youth National Team players supported

129: Academy clubs with a Scholarship Recipient

86%: Recipients with non-white ethnic backgrounds

$30,651: Average household income of a recipient

2 in 5: Recipients are on free or reduced lunches at school