2019 Union Pre-Academy Tryout

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Philadelphia Union invites elite soccer players in the 2010-12 birth years to try out for the Union Pre-Academy, the first step on the Pathway to the Pros!

Entering its third season, the Pre-Academy is the extension of Philadelphia Union’s renowned Union Academy for boys in the U8, U9, U10, and U11 age groups.

Philadelphia Union’s culture and methodology are key pillars of Union Juniors Pre-Academy. Union Pre-Academy Director Ryan Richter will introduce players into a holistic, experiential, game oriented and player-centric environment at Union Youth Development’s home complex YSC Sports (Wayne).

Philadelphia Union is passionately committed to providing our rich local talent pool every opportunity to play a starring role for the club, and believe that our “Pathway to the Pros” is a key ingredient to the Union’s success. Academy graduates include Auston Trusty, Mark McKenzie, and four other Union players. With the Union Juniors Pre-Academy, an environment that develops a sustained love for the game is the ultimate goal. That love will drive some boys through the “Pathway to the Pros,” ultimately leading to a professional debut as a Philadelphia Union Homegrown player.


All four tryouts will be held at YSC Sports
(224 County Line Rd. Wayne, PA 19087)

U8 Tryout 1 (2012 Birth Year)
April 5th, 5-6 pm

U8 Tryout 2 (2012 Birth Year)
April 5th, 6:15-7:15 pm

U9 (2011 Birth Year) 
February 23rd, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

U10 (2010 Birth Year)
February 23rd, 12:30 - 1:30 pm