PRE-ACADEMY

The 2018 MNUFC Pre-Development Academy (Pre-DA) program is for players born between 2007 and 2008. The objective of the program is to enhance the development of young players through supplemental training and competition that builds on their home club programming.

The Pre-DA introduces players to the MNUFC Development Academy. Players receive additional training at this critical age while continuing to play for their home club throughout the year. In addition, scheduled competition events against other Development Academy clubs and MLS Academy clubs are integrated into the programming for the AP groups.

Programming is conducted at Academy Development Centers (ADCs) located throughout the Twin Cities metro area. A player assessment trial is conducted to determine placement for players in the 2007 and 2008 age groups only. Based on this assessment, players are placed in an age-appropriate group (ADC-Metro) or in the advanced placement group [ADC-AP]. All players are provided placement and are not cut from the program.

MNUFC PRE-DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
Academy Development Centers
Locations | Birth Years (BY) | Training Days

PROGRAM SPECIFICS

Enrollment

  • For players born in 2007 and 2008.
  • Players must participate in a player assessment trial to determine placement.
  • Players are placed into either the ADC-AP or ADC-Metro group.
  • Enrollment for an ADC-AP group is limited to 40 players per birth year.
  • Players may move from an ADC-Metro group to the ADC-AP group between phases.

Players in the 2007 and 2008 age groups participate in a player assessment trial, scheduled during June at the MNUFC Training Center in Blaine. Following this event invitations are sent to each player with specific information regarding their placement.- Players may not register directly to an advanced placement group, as they must be assessed first to determine placement. Players not assessed are eligible to register directly for an ADC-Metro group.

Programming

Pre-DA programming is divided into two phases during the Development Academy year (DA year is August to June). The fall-winter phase includes programming for both ADC-Metro and ADC-AP sites. During the winter-spring phase, only the ADC-AP continues with programming.

  • One training session or event per week is scheduled over 10 weeks.
  • Players are eligible for selection for competition events against other Pre-DA clubs.
  • Players selected to the ADC-AP remain with the group throughout the entire fall phase.
  • Players are eligible for re-selection to the ADC-AP group for the winter phase.
  • Players are provided with MNUFC adidas apparel for training.
  • Players are expected to fulfill their home club obligations for training and competition.

ADC FEES

Fees for the Pre-DA are broken down into training and competition fees. Only players selected to participate in a fall competition event and are responsible for the competition fee. This fee covers all travel, meals and accommodations for the weekend event.

 

ADC-Metro

ADC-AP

Birth Years [BY]

2007 & 2008

Training Fee
Fall Phase

$350

$350

Competition Fee
Fall Event #1

N/A

TBD

PROSPECT QUESTIONNAIRE

All players born in 2007 and 2008 must submit a Prospect Questionnaire to register for the Player Assessment trials. An acknowledgment will be sent to complete your registration.

2007 and 2008 Click Here to Submit a Prospect Questionnaire

Dates for the Player Assessment are June 19, 21 & 22 for U12s and June 18, 20 & 22 for U11s and will be held at the MNUFC Training Ground, located at the National Sports Center. 

 

2018 Pre-Development Academy

Academy Development Centers

ADC Site

Age Group

Dates*

Location

ADC-AP

ADC-AP
MNUFC

U11

Sep. 4 - Nov. 6

MNUFC Training Ground
NSC Blaine

ADC-AP
MNUFC

U12

Sep. 4 - Nov. 6

MNUFC Training Ground
NSC Blaine

ADC-Metro

ADC-Metro
South

11-12

Sep. 5, 12, 19, 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24

Wednesdays @ Rose Park
Burnsville

ADC-Metro
West

11-12

Sep. 3, 10, 17, 24; Oct. 1, 8, 15, & 22

Mondays @ Champions Hall
Eden Prairie

ADC-Metro
East

11-12

Aug. 28; Sep. 4, 11,18; Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30

Tuesdays @ Health East Sports Center
Woodbury

ADC-Metro
Central

11-12

Sep. 5, 12, 19, 26; Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24

Wednesdays @ Hmong College Prep  St. Paul

ADC-Metro
North

11-12

Aug. 30; Sep. 6, 13, 20; Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25

 Thursdays @ National Sports Center
Blaine

All
ADC’s

11-12        

Festival Dates
Sep. TBD & Nov. TBD

MNUFC Training Ground
NSC Blaine

*Site dates are subject to change