2020-2021 Talent ID Sessions - Girls

Arlington Soccer Association Girls' Development Academy has held player ID sessions during the 2020-2021 Winter Season. These ID sessions were open to ALL players regardless of club affiliation.

Players who are born in 2007 or older, who are interested in the Arlington Soccer Girls DA program, but were unable to attend the ID sessions, please contact our Girls Director, Nicci Wright (nicciwright@arlingtonsoccer.com), to discuss other options.

An additional session for the 2008 age group will be held by invitation only later this spring.  Arlington Soccer players will receive an invitation directly from the club.  2008 Players who are not current Arlington Soccer members can reach out to Director Wright for an invitation.  

These ID sessions are to identify players that are currently ready to play at the US Soccer Development Academy level.  These are not tryouts where players will receive formal or informal evaluations.

What is the US Soccer Development Academy?

  • The U.S. Soccer Development Academy strives to develop world-class players by providing elite-driven youth talents with development environments, which meet the highest standards, that empower them to reach their full potential.
  • The DA program impacts everyday club environments by setting standards that ensure every DA player trains in a world-class environment and compete in more meaningful games. Clubs competing in the DA commit to uphold Academy standards and maintain the best possible environments to optimize player development.
  • For elite, motivated players, the Development Academy provides a pathway to develop and reach the highest level of competition.


What are the benefits of playing in the Development Academy with Arlington Soccer?

  • Consistent, high-level training environment focused on player development
  • Professional, A & B licensed coaching staff
  • Staff includes current college coaches to assist in the college recruiting process
  • Periodized schedule to focus on development and reduce the risk of injury
  • Certified Performance Coaches who track individual player progress
  • All games are filmed with individual player and team access to HUDL, which can also be used for the college recruiting process
  • More meaningful games
  • Increased college recruiting opportunities through nationally-held US Soccer events and sanctioned tournaments, regional
  • league games, and club training sessions
  • Matches regularly attended by US Soccer Scouts and Coaches to identify