Teams & Players
Philadelphia Union Juniors Pre-Academy embodies the innovation and ambition of Philadelphia Union’s Youth program on and off the pitch.
Instead of simply adopting one team per age group, Philadelphia Union Youth identified age “pools” for U8’s to U11’s to ensure contact and engaged developmental opportunities for a larger pool of players.
Each of these pools is divided into four to eight balanced teams, all of whom receive our Union Juniors kit exclusively designed for the program, and one of the eight Union snake-themed monikers as their team. Each team is represented by a club “captain,” one of the first team stars, who sends periodic messages to their team’s players.