The Union and YSC have formed a Youth Development Affiliation (YDA) program open to all clubs that meet certain technical criteria (i.e., coaching staff qualifications, curriculum plan design, etc.). This unique program provides selected players a direct and authentic link to the professional game. This program also allows the Union to cooperate and build relationships with clubs who share similar development philosophies and have a desire to work with the Union to grow and improve their technical development of youth players.
In August 2013, the Union added the Cape Fear Soccer Club to the Philadelphia Union family! Cape Fear located in North Carolina became the first YDA partner outside of Pennsylvania.
To view the complete list and official club websites of all Union/YSC Sports Youth Development Affiliate (YDA) partners: Click here.