San Diego Soccer Club Selected for U13 and U14 Academy Expansion by US Soccer Development Academy

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San Diego Soccer Club (SDSC) is proud to announce that it has been invited to expand their U.S. Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) to include the U13 and U14 age groups in addition to the current U12 Boys Program. San Diego Soccer Club joins an exclusive group of Academy clubs that develop individual players at a critical age and help these players progress through the Development Academy program. The Development Academy is a comprehensive program that provides education, resources and support to impact everyday club environments that will develop world-class players. Our club was selected based on our commitment to U.S. Soccer Development Academy’s 7 Key Performance Categories.

  • Player Development Effectiveness
  • Staff Leadership, Structure, and Qualifications
  • Style of Play and Philosophy
  • Training Environment & Personal Development
  • Facilities & Infrastructure
  • Respect
  • Resources

“San Diego Soccer Club is thrilled to be invited as part of US Soccer's ongoing initiative to improve the level of play within the country at the grassroots level," says SDSC Youngers Director of Coaching, Brian Quinn. “The U12, U13 and U14 ages are a fantastic time to grow and develop a love of the game while grasping the technical nuances needed to perform at a high level. We embrace the challenge of developing players from San Diego and our surrounding communities.” 

"As a college coach with over 39 years of experience at the Division 1 level I am very excited to announce our acceptance to expand our program in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. This provides a great opportunity for all of the young players in our program, to aspire and play at the highest level in youth soccer. We look forward to being part of this process," says SDSC Olders Director of Coaching, Seamus McFadden. 

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About San Diego Soccer Club

San Diego Soccer Club (SDSC) is a non-profit, 501(c) 3, youth soccer organization that operates an elite level competitive league in addition to 2 recreational soccer leagues. The San Diego Soccer Club competitive soccer program offers teams in every age group from U8 through U19 for those who are interested in a higher level of play. These teams are coached by a highly qualified international coaching staff that train and develop youth soccer players with the objective of having them ultimately qualify for College, Olympic, National Team, and Professional Soccer, such as the many players listed on our Alumni page. Competitive coaching focuses on skill development in the early years and tactical abilities in the later years. And while winning is always our coaches’ game objective, skill development of our players and creating a love of the game is our primary focus.

Based in the North County Inland area of San Diego in the communities of Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Bernardo, and 4S Ranch.  San Diego Soccer Club and its two recreational soccer programs Rancho Bernardo Recreational Soccer ( and Penasquitos Recreational Soccer ( , have been an integral part of the community for over 35 years sharing a legacy of successful player development, stable operations and a commitment to the community.