Player Pathway Program
Player Pathway Program

The Player Pathway Program (PPP) is a supplemental, invite only program for identified players to practice under the Philadelphia Union methodology.

The aim is to provide a platform for individual development and playing opportunities, whilst trying to get as many of the Gold Tier players recommended into the Academy system as possible.

The PPP is a stand-alone program, designed to run parallel to the club season, creating additional playing and training opportunities outside of the player's club model.

Learn More and Meet Our Family of Affiliates Here
Learn More and Meet Our Family of Affiliates Here
See More Benefits Here
See More Benefits Here
  • Official ties to an MLS franchise
  • Permitted use of the Union brand
  • Exclusive Union club summer camps
  • Weekly Union club training
  • Affiliate discount for Union programs
  • Select opportunities to relevant MLS events
  • Discounted Union tickets
  • The U tour at club events
  • Game day experiences
  • Guest speaker at club events
  • Access to watch select Academy, Union 2 and 1st team training sessions.

Philadelphia Union Youth provides programs and clinics that are designed to provide a series of training sessions that allow the Union to connect with local clubs and the soccer community. The Philadelphia Union Clinics offers programs for all levels of youth players looking to train outside of their club environment. The programs range from beginner to elite level and are delivered under the instruction of the Philadelphia Union Youth's professional coaching staff. Our staff range includes professional USSF Certified instructors, aspiring young coaches starting their coaching certifications, to college players wanting to give back to the soccer community.

Our goal is to create a unique atmosphere for all players to receive the highest coaching instruction while enjoying being developed as a soccer player under the Union Youth coaching methodology.

Located in various locations all around the Greater Philadelphia Area, our programs and clinics are designed to provide a better understanding of the game’s overall tactics in a safe, fun, and competitive environment conducive for each player to learn, grow, and succeed.

Players will practice in an exciting soccer environment consisting of modern drills, games, and small-sided exercises. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced player, the Philadelphia Union offers a wide variety of clinics and programs that cater to the needs of all individual players.

Interested in Becoming a Part of Union Youth?
Interested in Becoming a Part of Union Youth?

The Union Youth Training Programs are currently looking to add new and experienced coaches to our staff. Positions are available within the following areas:

  • Part Time Coaches - Up to 29 hours per week year-round
  • Seasonal Coaches (Summer / Winter Camps & Clinics)
  • Junior Coaches - (Current Soccer Players Ages 18 & Older)


  • Lead and/or assist trainings within the greater Philadelphia area 1 to 5 times a week, depending on availability and willingness to work. With the exceptions of summer camps and holiday clinics, goalkeeper trainings typically occur within the timeframe of 5-9 pm on weeknights.
  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner as a representative of the Philadelphia Union.
  • Advise, educate, and provide development opportunities to the affiliate clubs.
  • Provide the Youth Director with weekly reports on programs directly involved in.
  • Oversee onsite programs and manage youth programs.
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