Sounders FC Academy Discovery Program
The Sounders Discovery Program (SDP) is for players born 2007 (U-14), 2008 (U-13), and 2009 (U-12). The priority of this program is DISCOVERY. This program is used for the Sounders Academy to discover future professional players, but more importantly, for players to discover and develop their talent through game exploration, high level training, proven educational methods and top-level coaching. Seattle Sounders FC believes in a healthy and vibrant local club structure. The Academy has developed important club relationships across the country, as well as official local partners such as Seattle United, Eastside FC, and Pac NW.
The Sounders Discovery Program will supplement the club environment by providing selected players with twice-weekly training as well as special event programming. Sounders Discovery Program players will continue to train and participate in meaningful matches with their respective club team.
SOUNDERS FC PLAYER PATHWAY
Since its introduction in 2014, the Discovery Program has developed into an important part of Sounders FC Player Pathway. Players selected for this program, have gone on to represent both Sounders FC and Youth National teams at various levels.
Sounders FC – Danny Leyva, Ethan Dobbelaere, Josh Atencio, Reed Baker-Whiting
Tacoma Defiance – Ray Serrano, Alec Diaz, Danny Robles, Juan Alvarez, Eric Kinzner
US National Teams – 30 players have represented the US in a variety of ages
U-12 (2009) to U-14 (2007)
Sounders will select a pool of 21 players for twice-weekly training in 4 quarterly phases. This is currently on-hold due to COVID-19.
All training's will take place at Starfire Sports Complex on Monday and Wednesday.