PHILADELPHIA UNION/YSC YOUTH DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FACILITY
YSC Sports in Wayne, PA offers a first-class, professional training environment for the Union Academy. The state-of-the-art facility includes a full-size indoor field, small-sided indoor field, new outdoor turf training fields, and an expanded main outdoor field with a professional-grade playing surface.
Additionally, YSC Sports features locker rooms, a full weight room/ADT Zone, and a Physical Therapy & Recovery Room.
YSC Union Academy coaching and sport science staff incorporates Athletic Development Training into our soccer curriculum in order to provide participants a stronger athletic platform from which to grow and develop.
While this type of training is commonly incorporated in leading European professional youth academies, it is rarely implemented here in the US due to facility and resource constraints. YSC’s ADT Zone is a state of the art athletic training facility with innovative equipment designed to enhance athletic development. The ADT program is overseen by Dave Peck.
Union Academy training sessions will incorporate ADT, which will include agility and balance games (with and without a soccer ball). ADT emphasis is not only fun for the players, but also valuable to their long-term development. ADT will enhance soccer performance by providing critical skills in coordination, balance, agility, and speed.
Physical Therapy & Recovery Room
Recovery is key to an athlete's performance. YSC Sports features state-of-the-art physical therapy and recovery facilities for athletes of all ages.