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ACADEMY Overview


Academy (U9-U12)

  • For players born between 2016 - 2013 (for the 2024/2025 season)

  • Our staff can bring U8 players born in 2017 into the Academy when we believe they are ready.

Season: 14+ weeks in the Fall & Spring

  • Fall: Early August through Mid-December

  • Spring: Early January through April

Training: 3 Sessions a week​

  • Training sessions are held at Herdklotz Park, Piney Mountain Park, or Westside Park

Games: 9-10 play dates each fall & spring

  • We will primarily play games in the developmental league in Greenville

  • We will also host and travel to other local clubs to play games

Tournaments: Each age group will attend 1-2 weekend tournaments each fall and spring

Program Cost: $1080 (can be paid upfront or broken into monthly payments)

  • Registration Fee: $250 (May)

  • Monthly Fee: $83 (July – April)

  • Team Fee: $75-125 (covers coach’s expense for travel, field rentals, and tournament entry fees)

  • Evaluation Fee: $30

  • Uniform Fee: $175 + tax. Purchase at First Team Sports on 2520 Wade Hampton Blvd A, Greenville, SC 29615.


Our Youth Academy Training System is designed to maximize the opportunity for each player to develop and succeed at the appropriate level. We want to give the opportunity to as many as possible, for as long as possible, in the best environment possible.

To help facilitate individual growth, our coaching staff uses aspects of both pool training and team building. This enables our coaches the freedom to move players and structure teams from week to week to ensure each player is placed in the right learning environment.

Program FAQ

What does my player need at every session?

  • Size 4 soccer ball

  • Soccer cleats

  • Shin guards

  • Water bottle



What is the game format?

  • U9-U10 plays 7v7 (6 field players + 1 goalkeeper).

  • U11-U12 plays 9v9 (8 field players + 1 goalkeeper).

  • Players are moved to different positions & everyone will be rotated to the goalkeeper.

  • Playing time is guaranteed and is kept as even as possible.

  • Teams are gender-specific.



Can players play on their recreational team and participate in the Academy as well?

No. Our program is a 10-month-long commitment, and players are not allowed to participate in any other program under the United Futbol Club umbrella while playing in the Academy program. 



Can my player join the program if we miss assessments?

If your player misses the scheduled pre-season assessments, please contact our Academy Director: Nick Finotti HERE, to find out about how to schedule an evaluation.


Still have questions? Contact us!


Phone: (864) 491-5269


United FC Furman
2023-2024 Coaching Assignments

2012 Boys - Cesar Flores

2013 Boys - Danny Ray

2014 Boys - Danny Ray

2015 Boys - Bill Martin


2012 Girls - Stephen Weaver

2013 Girls - Joe O'Neil

2014 Girls - Anna Turner

2015 Girls - Anna Turner

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