U13-U19 Girls Academy


The current season runs 8-7-2023 through 3-2-2024

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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. 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 showcases and State/Presidents Cup(s).

“You are Neve really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.” Aurthur Ashe

“When you prioritize character over winning, you typically end up winning more.” J.P. Nerbun

“Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character.” John Wooden

Steph Hempen

U13-U19 Girls Academy Director

2022-2023 Highlights:

2004/2005 Girls Academy Steel – DPL National Semi-finalists

2007 Girls Academy Steel – DPL League Champions and Nationals team

2010 Girls Academy Steel – DPL League Champions and Nationals team

4 players club wide invited to DPL All-Star Game and National team trip to England

2010 Girls Academy Steel Promotion to P1

2009 Girls Academy Steel Promotion to P3

The DPL provides top level competition in our regional Mountain West Division as well as on a national level; giving our girls an opportunity for exposure and to play at the next level.


The Development Player League represents the very highest level of soccer within our Girls Academy Program. Our U13-19 Academy Steel teams will represent BC United in the Development Player League while also competing within the CSA events. 

DPL is a National Platform for our U13-U19 Academy Steel teams. We compete in the Mountain West Conference – North division with teams from UT, NM, NV and AZ. This is a year round league for our U13-U14 teams and a Fall through Winter league for our U15-19 teams. 

If offered a spot on one of our U13-19 Academy Steel teams, this will also mean you will represent BC United in the Development Player League. 


Please note – there will be no conflicts with high-school soccer.


Check out the DPL WEBSITE for more information on the platform.


Please contact steph.hempen@bcunited.com if you have any questions or would like to learn more about our DPL program.