Ventura County Fusion is pleased to announce that it has been accepted into the US Soccer’s Development Academy (“DA”). VC Fusion is one of only 16 newly accepted DA clubs nationwide, and the only newly accepted DA clubs in the whole of Southern California. VC Fusion becomes the only boys DA club in Ventura County. This is the highest youth league recognition in the country.
This announcement means that VC Fusion will now have two teams participating in the U12 DA league beginning in the fall. VC Fusion is planning on expanding into additional age groups the following season.
“It is an honor to be selected as the first and only boys DA in Ventura County. This will provide local youth players exposure and opportunities to play and develop at the highest level and provide a platform to be a part of US Soccer Youth National Teams” said VC Fusion President, Ranbir Shergill.
About the Academy
The Development Academy is a partnership between U.S. Soccer and the top youth clubs around the country to provide the best youth players in the U.S with an environment designed to produce the next generation of National Team players. The United States Soccer Development Academy (USSDA) is the highest level of youth soccer in the United States for male and female soccer players. VC Fusion is the only club in Ventura County to offer its membership the opportunity to play in the USSDA. The Development Academy provides a clear pathway for Fusion players: US Youth National Teams (USYNT), NCAA, Professional Soccer (MLS, USL, NWSL, NASL), as well as the Men's National Team (USMNT) and Women's National Team (USWNT).
The mission of the DA program is to have a direct impact on the everyday club environment by providing clubs with the education, resources and support to develop world-class male and female players. This model focuses on the developing the individual player within the club environment setting a standard nationwide that will positively impact thousands of youth players.
For more information about the U.S. Soccer Development Academy Program, please visit ussoccerda.com