Youth development is the core of our mission, and the heart of our passion. We set about implementing a holistic developmental platform integrating world-class player training and sport science for the youth soccer players of the Greater Philadelphia region.
Lead by Academy Director Tommy Wilson, Philadelphia Union Youth features one of the most qualified coaching staffs in North America, including three UEFA Pro Licensed coaches and a dedicated coach for each Academy and Pre-Academy team.
A central tenet of Philadelphia Union’s vision is to feature local, homegrown talent, and the signings of Union Academy alumni Auston Trusty, Derrick Jones, and Anthony Fontana were the first steps toward realizing that vision.
Philadelphia Union Youth is headquartered in Wayne, PA (YSC Sports) in a first-class, professional training environment that includes a 90,000 sq. ft. indoor facility and accompanying outdoor fields designed to optimize player development.
Philadelphia Union Academy was the first MLS academy to establish an independent school affiliate. At YSC Academy athletics and academics are aligned to provide student-athletes the opportunity to maximize their potential both on and off the field.