SFGE is very excited to announce that San Francisco Glens Evolution has been accepted as a US Soccer Development Academy program! This is the highest level of competition for youth soccer in the United States.
Due to our success on and off the field, with our player development model and one of the best coaching lineups in the Bay Area, US Soccer felt that our club deserved this honor.
SFGE is true to its values; we develop our players and promote a true club feel.
What is the Development Academy Program?
Following a comprehensive review of elite player development in the United States and around the world, U.S. Soccer created the Development Academy in 2007. The Academy Program's philosophy is based on increased training, less total games, and more meaningful games using international rules of competition.
The Academy Program focuses on positively impacting everyday club environments to assist in maximizing youth player development across the country. The Academy values individual development of elite players over winning trophies and titles. The Academy sets the standard for elite environments for youth soccer clubs nationwide and is a part of U.S. Soccer's global leadership position in youth soccer that will impact thousands of players.