UNION FUTURES (U7 - U9)
The Union Futures program is free of cost for selected boys, ages U7 - U9, and provides supplemental training and competition opportunities for young players of promise. The primary focus at these young ages is creating a nurturing and fun environment with an emphasis on technical skill development in game related situations. Instilling a love of the game and teaching Union foundation values such as effort and passion are important elements during this first step in the player pathway to Talen Energy Stadium. Our “club and country” format enables selected Union Futures to remain registered with (and play games for) their local youth club teams. Union Futures are “called up” into free supplemental training sessions to help develop and nurture growth as players. This “club-neutral” model enables Philadelphia Union and YSC to effectively partner with local youth clubs and share in the process of developing Philadelphia’s future.
For 2015–2016, YSC Union Futures program will consist of player pools grouped in the following birth years: 2007–2008
SELECTION PROCESS OVERVIEW:
Philadelphia Union is invite only for players from Philadelphia Union’s Home Territory. Philadelphia Union and YSC have developed a regional scouting network to identify talent from within Philadelphia Union’s Home Territory. Youth Club Coaches, Director’s of Coaching and/or Club Presidents may also contact Philadelphia Union Academy at UnionAcademy@philadelphiaunion.com should they have a player who they believe fits the profile of a Union Futures player.