U-13-14 Academy Team For 2013-14

U.S. Soccer announces the expansion of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy program for boys to include the U-13/14 age group starting in the Fall of 2013.  Starting with the 2013-14 season, Chargers SC will have three Academy teams:  U-13/14 boys plus the existing U-15/16 and U-17/18 boys teams.  

Chargers SC Name USSDA U-13/14 Head Coach -
Sammy Castellanos 

It gives us great pleasure to announce that Sammy Castellanos has been appointed as head coach of the club’s U-13/14 U.S. Soccer Development Academy team, which is competing in its first season. An assistant men’s soccer coach at the University of South Florida, Castellanos brings an impressive resume as both a coach and player.  Click here for the full press release.  

The identification of potential players will be an ongoing process that will continue to occur throughout the season.  Players interested in being considered for next season’s Chargers U-13/14 Development Acadmey team should:  (1) confidentially pre-register using the appropriate link below and (2) submit a bio of your soccer talents to Peter Mannino (chargersdoc@msn.com).

Any questions, please feel free to contact Peter Mannino, Co-Director of Chargers Soccer & Director of Coaching (chargersdoc@msn.com or 727-224-4681)




U.S. Soccer Development Academy to Launch
Under-13/14 Program in Fall of 2013

Younger Age Group Expands Academy Philosophy of More Training, Less Overall Games and More Meaningful Matches to Additional Players Across the United States

Younger Age Group Expands Academy Philosophy of More Training,
Less Overall Games and More Meaningful Matches to Additional Players Across the United States 

CHICAGO (Aug. 30, 2012) – The U.S. Soccer Development Academy, in its continual effort to progress and enhance player development, has announced the launch of an Under-13/14 division starting in the Fall of 2013.

The U-13/14 division will consist of current Academy clubs and will possibly add a limited amount of clubs from outside the current Academy structure from some markets throughout the U.S. Details regarding the start of the application process, the format of the schedule and other logistics will be announced at a later date.

“We started the Development Academy to improve player development on all levels, and adding a competitive structure to the U-13/14 age group is an important next step in this long-term process,” said Development Academy Director of Scouting Tony Lepore. “The U-13/14 age group is at a very crucial stage in their development. Applying the overall philosophy of the Academy to the U-13/14 age group will allow us to continue to shift the focus of the young elite player to meaningful training and competition.” 

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