This is where dreams become a pathway. The training. The development. The foundation for our 1st Team that will take the pitch in 2023. We want to build the best youth soccer development program in North America that also reflects the potential, passion and diversity of our region.

We believe soccer should be accessible to everyone in the St. Louis region, regardless of their background, household income or address – and our Academy is no exception. If your player and family are willing to commit to our rigorous year-round program, St. Louis CITY SC will cover all fees and expenses associated with academy participation. The Academy teams play competitively in the MLS Next boys development league.

Our goal is to provide the highest level of training and competition for boys who aspire to play soccer at the highest levels, including professionally in the U.S. and on the international stage. We will offer the best innovations in coaching, training and health & wellness technologies, but also focus on a holistic approach that encourages education and self-growth – on and off the pitch.

The Path to Our First Team

Community Satellite Centers: This training program is designed to give kids throughout the St. Louis region an opportunity to train at our center without a formal admission, introducing talented young players to the club and academy.

St. Louis CITY SC Academy: Players with the talent, skills and drive to level up may be selected to participate in the boys Academy, where they will begin to further refine and develop their skills.

City Center of Excellence: Our aim at this stage is to guide players toward the world of professional soccer. All the work we do at the CoE is based on a comprehensive educational approach. Alongside daily team training sessions, each CoE player receives individual coaching from renowned experts.

Transition Center: The goal of the U23/Reserves coaching is to ensure a smooth transition for Academy players to the professional level. The reserve side will train in a similar environment to the professional team. All coaching and training will be designed to mirror the programs used in the first team.

Academy Team Levels diagram

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Join us for Open Trials for our Academy’s first development team for boys born in ’05 and ’06.

OPEN TRIALS

questions?

For more information, please check out these Frequently Asked Questions.

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Andreas Schumacher - Academy Head Coach

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