Teams are based in the Twin Cities metro area. Players include those from hometowns in the Twin Cities as well as out-state Minnesota.
Each team (U13-U19) carries a maximum of 23 full-time players. The U12 Pre-DA carries a maximum roster of 26 full-time that is split into two groups for games.
The Development Academy Program is a full-time, 10-month program. The season begins in September and concludes with Championships in July. Clubs will break from league play for periods of inactivity due to weather and the end of the season.
Training Frequency: 4-5 times per week.
Primary Locations: Academy of Holy Angels (Richfield), Richfield High School
Tuition for the 2016-17 MTA & US Soccer Development Academy is $3,660. Uniforms, tournament registration fees, and travel expenses are not included in tuition.
MTA Development Academy (DA) teams typically participate in 2 of the DA Showcase Events per year in addition to Central Conference – Mid-America Division league play and DA post-season play (if the team qualifies).
DA Showcase Events are typically held over Labor Day in September, October, December, and February.
The Development Academy post-season includes the Playoffs (June & July) and Academy Championships* (July).
*U.S. Soccer will cover all travel expenses to Championships for Academy teams that qualify for the event