Legends FC Academy
What is the Academy?
The United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) is the highest level of youth soccer in the United States for male and female soccer players. Legends FC is the only club in the Inland Empire to offer its membership the opportunity to play in the USSDA. The Development Academy provides a clear pathway for Legends FC players: US Youth National Teams (USYNT), NCAA, Professional Soccer (MLS, USL, NWSL, NASL), as well as the Men's National Team (USMNT) and Women's National Team (USWNT).
The mission of the DA program is to have a direct impact on the everyday club environment by providing clubs with the education, resources and support to develop world-class male and female players. This model focuses on the developing the individual player within the club environment setting a standard nationwide that will positively impact thousands of youth players.
Legends FC boys program has had a long history of player development within the community. Since its inception in 2002 the club’s commitment to developing the individual player has played an integral part in the growth and influence on young players in its surrounding communities.
“The commitment from our staff to always put player development first, and their dedication to the club’s core values and philosophies, has led us to this point”, says General Manager Alex Bengard. “We are pleased and excited that our hard work is paying off and eager to work with US Soccer in developing our countries next national team players.”
With a proven track record for developing talent its no surprise our the US Soccer Federations has awarded our Legends FC girls program with Girls Developmental Academy status.
“The Legends FC program is an incredible program for athletic talent and I am excited to join their proven track record of identifying and cultivating the skills and maturity of successful young athletes. I am passionate about what our program can do for young people, not only on the field, but in their lives,” said Boyd.
Become a Legend
How will you leave your mark?
- 1307 Female Athletes
- 85 Female Teams
- 26 National Level Players
- 18 Regional League Titles
- 16 State Cup Champions
- 9 Regional Championships
- 6 National Titles
- 4 National Championships
Our professional have a wealth of both playing and coaching experiences to pass on to the Academy players.
- National 'A' Licensed
- Former College Coaches
- ODP coaching experience
- Regional Staff
- US Soccer Training Centers
- US National Camp
- 1 Pac 12 Coach of the Year
- 5 Nike Cal South Coach of the Year Awards
- Coached over 110 National Level players combined
- Played collegiately and professionally
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United States Soccer Development Academy
To maintain a focus on club training environments, Academy players and teams do not play in any outside competitions without written permission from the U.S. Soccer Development Academy staff. This includes any other leagues, tournaments, State Cup competitions, ODP or All-Star events. Development Academy players for all teams must choose to participate in the Academy full-time and forgo playing for their high school teams.
Full-time Academy players can only participate on their designated Academy team, with only two exceptions: U.S. Soccer Training Centers and Youth National Team duty.
The Development Academy upholds this rule because we believe elite players require world class environments. The Development Academy's 10-month Program allows for a greater opportunity to institute style of play and implement a system according to U.S. Soccer's Development Philosophy. It also gives teams increased opportunities for younger kids in their club to "play up" against older players in both training and matches, thereby accelerating their development.