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GIRLS USSDA

    The U.S. Soccer Girls' Development Academy is part of U.S. Soccer's global leadership position in women's soccer and connects with its long-term plan to improve player and coach development.  The mission of the program is to provide education, resources and support to directly impact the everyday environment for clubs to develop world-class female players.

    The academy has nearly 70 nationally recognized clubs comprised of teams competing in several age groups: U14, U15, U16/U17, U17/U18. 

    Creating the Girls' Development Academy provides the elite female player with an improved player development model in which players can focus solely on training with the appropriate number and level of games.  This model focuses on developing the individual player within the club environment, which allows for additional training per season to enhance player development. SJEB Rush one of only 1 of 2 clubs selected in the state of New Jersey to participate in the DA.

    SJEB Rush is a member of the United States Soccer Development Academy (DA). SJEB Rush currently holds status in the U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16/17 and U18/19 age groups.

    From US Soccer: The US Soccer Development Academy program provides education, resources, and support to impact everyday club environments in order to develop world-class players. The USSDA philosophy is based on increased training, less total games, and more meaningful games using international rules of competition. 

    Player Identification:
    Players who would like to be identified for our USSDA teams can directly contact the coach at each age group or attend one of our scheduled Talent ID events.

    SJEB Rush Girls USSDA Staff:
    Academy Director - Don D'Ambra - ddambra@sjebrush.org
    Director of Operations - John Thompson - jthompson@sjebrush.org

    For more information, visit these links:

    US Soccer Development Academy Home Page
    US Soccer Development Academy Overview
    US Soccer Developmental Academy Structure
    US Soccer Player Development Initiatives