DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY ID DATES ANNOUNCED
DATE BIRTH YEARS TIME LOCATION
February 26 2006-2003 6:00-7:30 Bailey Road Park
March 5 2006-2003 6:00-7:30 Bailey Road Park
March 19 2006-2003 6:00-7:30 Bailey Road Park
April 9 2006-2003 6:00-7:30 Bailey Road Park
April 30 2002-1999 6:00-7:30 Bailey Road Park
May 7 2006-1999 6:00-7:30 Bailey Road Park
ID Session Instructions:
• Timeline: Arrive 15 minutes prior to start time
• Hydration: Please bring adequate hydration for the session
• What to wear: Please wear a light/white color training shirt
About the Carolina Rapids ID Sessions:
Carolina Rapids ID Sessions are free, single-day player identification opportunities for players with high potential to train and play under the direction of Carolina Rapids Developmental Academy (DA) coaching staff. These sessions are a designed to identify players with the talent to compete at the highest level of play for a youth soccer player.
Acceptance into the program will be communicated no later than May 12th, 2017.
Development Academy Background
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 for male players in the U-15 to U-18 age groups. In 2013, the Academy expanded to include the U-13/14 age group, which has continued to improve development by setting standards and improving the everyday environment for players and clubs. To date, the Academy has been the leader in developing players in the U.S. with the thousands of alumni moving on to play college soccer, 116 Academy graduates currently rostered in the MLS and 14 Academy players earning U.S. MNT caps.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
To register, please complete the 2017 Rapids Development Academy Interest Form