GIRLS ACADEMY LEAGUE ANNOUNCED

APRIL 23, 2020

HAMPTON, NH - Seacoast United is proud to announce it has agreed to join the Girls Academy for the 2020-21 season. After the recent termination of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy program, for both boys and girls, Academy clubs nationwide have collaborated to create a platform which has the best interests of all players, and clubs, across the country.

Seacoast United has a history of developing great talent in the region, and the Girls Academy now adds to the offerings available to players within the New England area, and strengthens the Seacoast United player development pyramid.

The Girls Academy prioritizes meaningful training and games as part of its 10 month season, along with allowing players the opportunity to participate in outside competition which includes high school sports. Each Academy team plays approximately 25-30 league games, including games played at Showcase events. Players will receive various talent identification opportunities through both league play and at Showcase events.

“Seacoast United is proud to be part of the Girls Academy for the 2020-21 season,” said Chris Scott, Seacoast United Girls Academy Director. “We are thrilled to be able to offer our players the opportunity to perform on a regional and national level, which will allow flexibility that is best for the players in their long-term development pathway,” Scott continued. “We are excited to get started with like-minded clubs in our area, and create the best environment for players.”

Seacoast United will enter teams in the U13, U14, U15, U16, U17, and U18/19 age groups for the 2020-21 season, with preseason taking place in August, and league schedules beginning in September.

“We are proud of being a founding member of the Girls Academy and in doing so, have the ability to self-govern in our region for the female game. This sets us apart from any other club in our geographic area,” said Iain Scott, Seacoast United Director of Soccer Operations.

“The Girls Academy fosters an environment where players will be challenged every time they set foot on the field; not only in training, but also when competing against some of the best players in their age group across the country,” Scott added. “We are so excited to be able to offer a program of this standard and flexibility to all female players across the region and look forward to growing the program starting this fall.”

Interested parties are encouraged to contact Chris Scott at cscott@seacoastunited.com.