U13-U19 Boys Academy

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The BC United Academy represents the highest standard of play and dedication in BC United. This Academy Program is designed for the most talented and committed players to receive high-quality training in an environment where enthusiasm for and a commitment to the game is nurtured and rewarded.


Within the U13-U15 Academy age groups, players are continuing along their developmental path toward becoming an elite youth player. All of the habits, attitudes, and playing standards introduced earlier in their careers are heavily reinforced as they work toward taking the next step in their soccer career by progressing through the ranks at BC United.


The U16-U19 levels in the Academy, players are prepared technically, tactically, physically, and psychologically to compete at the very highest level. The balance between development and end product is more evident here as we prepare our teams for successful playing careers in college and potentially beyond.


The intention is to limit the number of participating players to approximately 36 players per age group (unless unique circumstances present themselves). Players are offered the opportunity to accelerate their development by competing on a weekly basis in the highest appropriate CSA league and participate in various tournaments including College Showcases and State/Presidents Cup(s).

Mark Harrison

U13-U19 Boys Academy Director

We are extremely excited to continue this journey with the prestigious Elite Academy League. This platform will give us a consistent pathway that provides a high level of competition to players in and around our community. Working within the EAL and alongside some other top clubs in the region will raise the standards within our club, enhance player development and open up more opportunities.

This platform provides quality opposition both regionally in our Southwest Desert Conference & and on a national stage; giving our boys the best resources and exposure to play at the next level. 

Our Elite Academy Program represents the very highest level of soccer within our Boys Academy Program. Our U13-19 Academy Steel (EA) teams will represent BC United in the Elite Academy League. 

These teams will still compete within all CSA events, but will also represent our club on a National level. The Elite Academy league runs from November-May, with the majority of league games taking place November-March. Please note – there will be no conflicts with high-school soccer.

We will compete in the Southwest Desert Conference with teams from AZ (4), UT (2), NV (1), and CO (3). There will be approximately 2-3 travel trips for league games & two for National Showcase Events. Within the EAL, we will play 20 total games (14 home/away league and 6 showcase matches). If your team qualifies for Nationals, this will take place in June 2023.

If you are offered a spot on one of our U13-19 Academy Steel (EA) teams, this will also mean you will represent BC United within the Elite Academy League. 

Contact mark.harrison@bcunited.com if you have any questions or would like to learn more about our EA program.


To learn more about Elite Academy League visit their website: https://eliteacademyleague.com/


Dave Carver

Technical Director

Mark Harrison

Academy DOC U13-19 B/G

Sean Baumann

Academy DOC U9-12 B/G