Philadelphia Union Youth is headquartered in Wayne, PA at YSC Sports. Our 90,000 sq. ft. indoor facility and accompanying outdoor fields provides a convenient location where players can hone their skills as they aspire to one day play for Philadelphia Union’s first team. Designed specifically for elite soccer training and game-play, our facility offers a first-class, professional environment for the Union Academy, Pre Academy and our related soccer education based programs. The state-of-the-art facility includes a full-size indoor field, small-sided indoor field, new outdoor turf training fields, and an expanded main outdoor field with a professional-grade playing surface. performance and fitness training / ADT Zone, and a Physical Therapy & Recovery Room. Additionally, YSC Sports features locker and video analysis team rooms, and offices for Philadelphia Union Youth staff and supporting organizations.
ADT Zone, Physical Therapy & Recovery Room
The Union Academy coaching and sport science staff incorporates a cutting edge Athletic Development Training program into our soccer curriculum in order to provide participants a stronger athletic platform from which to grow and develop.
YSC’s ADT Zone is a state-of-the-art athletic training facility with innovative equipment designed to enhance all-around athletic development and ultimately player performance. The ADT program is overseen by world renowned fitness and rehab specialist, Director of Athlete Development, Bill Knowles, and his staff.
Union Academy training sessions incorporate ADT, which include strength and conditioning, agility and balance games (with and without a soccer ball). ADT emphasis is not only fun for the players, but also valuable to their long-term athletic development. ADT enhances soccer performance by providing critical movement skills in coordination, balance, agility, and speed better preparing youth players for the rigors of elite development learning.