Saint Charles FC Pre- USL Academy - Competing with a Purpose
The focus of the Pre-USL Academy program will be on our U13-U17 age groups. We believe the creation of this program will be integral in helping us achieve vertical integration from our Saint Charles FC youth program all the way up to our U18/U19 USL Academy and Pre-Professional USL senior men (USL Two League) and women’s (USL W League) teams.

For Saint Charles FC, the launch of our Pre-USL Academy program will serve as a developmental building block in between our youth program and U18/U19 USL Academy program . Our club model within the Pre- USL Academy will consists of four key components:

  • Pathway -  A complete full club pathway from our Juniors Academy to Saint Charles FC senior men (USL Two) and women’s (USL W) teams.
  • Training Environment – Emphasis on long term player development, overseen by qualified staff and relevant support structures (Qualified coaching staff, Game Film, Sports Psychology, Sports Performance)
  • Programming – Structured programming and games schedule designed with a purpose with player development and periodization in mind.
  • Club Connectivity – Connecting our youth program to our U18/U19 USL Academy, and our Pre-Professional men and women’s teams.

This phase of development focuses on all four components of the game (technical, tactical, physical, psychological) and will also start to introduce the following - game field, sports performance, and sports psychology. Our Pre-USL teams will train 3 nights per week with games primarily on the weekends. Pre-USL Academy teams will compete in regional/national leagues, state cup, with the U13, U14, U15, U16 and U17 players all having the potential opportunity to attend the prestigious USL Academy Cup and other international events.

Program Details

Pre-USL Academy - U13-U14
-Three team practices a week (Fall, Spring)

-Two team practices a week (Winter)

-Fitness testing (Fall, Winter, Spring)

-Mid season feedback meeting with coaching staff (November/December)


Pre-USL Academy - U15-U17

-Two team practices a week (Winter)

-Three team practices a week (Spring)

-Fitness testing (Winter, Spring)

* This program does not conflict with high school soccer. 


-Elite Academy League

-USL Academy Cup

-Elite Academy League Showcase (FL/AZ)

-USL Academy summer league (selected players)

-SuperCup Northern Ireland (selected teams)

-Pre-Professional USL Two Senior Men’s team (selected players)

-Pre-Professional USL W Senior Women’s team (selected players)  


For more information email USL Academy Director -