ACADEMY Overview

Academy (U9-U12)

  • For players born in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 (for 2021-2022 season)

  • Our staff can bring U8 players born in 2014 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: $975 (can be paid upfront or broken into monthly payments)

  • Registration Fee: $250 (May)

  • Monthly Fee: $83.33(July – March)

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

  • Evaluation Fee: $30

  • Uniform Fee: $140 + tax (New kit coming Fall 2021). Purchase at First Team Sports on 2520 Wade Hampton Blvd A, Greenville, SC 29615.

Players interested in our Youth Academy need to go through the evaluation process. For more info & to register for the upcoming evaluations in 2021 please click here.


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 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 missed assessments?

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


Still have questions? Contact us!


Phone: (864) 491-5269


United FC Furman
2020-2021 Coaching Assignments

09B Elite Brian Fitzmaurice

09B Black Cameron Ward

10B Black César Flores & Stephen Weaver

11B Black Bill Martin &  Wayne Lovett

12/13B Black César Flores


09G Elite Sam Greeley

10G Black Sam Greeley & Amanda Warren

11G Black Amanda Warren

12G Black TBD