About

The MNUFC YDP is designed to develop the most talented and committed players regardless of social or economic situation into first team players for Minnesota United through the MLS NEXT system of player development. Through the creation of a Pro Player pathway, this program aims to raise the level of soccer in Minnesota.

Producing first team players from Minnesota for MNUFC means creating a program that serves the needs of Minnesota players. Minnesota is unique in soccer and our programming responds to our climate, our soccer calendar, our current systems for development and our geographical isolation. We’re building a system that is right for right here.

Within in each age group, MNUFC will create pools of the best players to promote competition. Players will be encouraged to play with their local clubs as well, promoting leadership and further development. The pool approach allows players to be guided to the best developmental situations at the right moments.

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U15

MNUFC will create training pools of the best players at each age group, promoting competition and desire.

U17

Players will be encouraged to play with their local club in addition to MNUFC, promoting more soccer options and developmental influences.

U19

A pool approach means that players development can be guided towards the best situations at the correct moments. Competition is vital in our pools.

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U10 to U14

MNUFC will foster development in these age groups with seasonal training pools for the best players.

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Working with Clubs

Collaboration is an essential element of success in this model. MNUFC will work with local clubs to improve the soccer experience for everyone.

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Getting Involved

Clubs can nominate players for pools, and MNUFC will be scouting local games and taking nominations through our website.