Philadelphia Union Junior Academy

Philadelphia Union Junior Academy

The Union Junior Academy program features three full-time teams for selected boys in the U9, U10, and U11 age groups.

Philadelphia Union are proven thought leaders in youth development in North America, and once again have been setting an MLS standard with an Academy-level program for players as young as age seven. The Union Junior Academy is in turn supported by regional clubs and related feeder programs, including Philadelphia Union Youth (featuring camps, clinics and summer select teams) and The SWAG (inner-city training for players from U4 through U8).

Philadelphia Union Academy

Philadelphia Union Academy

Philadelphia Union Academy encompasses not only the U12 to U17 age groups but also offers a professional pathway with Union II for players ready for the next step in their development.

The Union Academy has produced fifteen Homegrown players for the Philadelphia Union, including Brenden Aaronson and Mark McKenzie, both of whom became record European transfers for the club. Overall a total of 32 players have gone on to sign professional contracts with countless more filling the ranks of collegiate soccer at some of the most prestigious universities in the United States. On the field, the Union Academy has become one of the top contenders for countless titles including the GA Cup which it won at the U17 level in 2012 and the U12 level in 2019.