Seacoast United Soccer Club is very pleased to announce that it will expand on it’s US Soccer Development Academy Program (USSDAP) teams by offering a U-14 team for the 2009/2010 season. Currently, SUSC is one of 84 clubs country wide that participates in this league and now has the full compliment of teams that are able to compete at this level. The USSDAP is without question the foremost competitive youth league in the US. Developed in 2007, the USSDAP gives the opportunity for the elite male player to get competitive games every week and be scouted by USSDAP scouts in an attempt to gain national team experience.
Seacoast United has a U-16 (93/94) and U-18 (91/92) in the league and beginning in the fall of 2009 will have a U-14 (95/96) team. These are the only age brackets in this league and together they offer the elite male player the chance to progress in the game in a professional environment. SUSC teams in this program train three times per week and play twice per weekend. Players are not allowed to participate in other organized soccer leagues or events including regional league play, super y league or ODP. Players are allowed to play high school soccer, however. Teams travel together to their games by bus and motor coach transportation is provided by the club. SUSC has a network of coaches and administrative staff that work diligently with its US Academy Teams and are continually monitored by US Soccer coaches and staff. Standards in this league are maintained at a very high level with constant game reporting, highest referee standards and quality playing conditions. Further, players are exposed to different facets of training including strength and conditioning, SPARQ testing and rehydration testing offered by Gatorade.
The program combines conference league games expanding through the northeast with cross conference games. Cross conference games include teams from outside of the northeast from states like New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland. The league is rounded out by having teams travel to showcase events in California at the Home Depot Center and in Florida.