About: “Following a comprehensive review of elite player development in the United States and around the world, U.S. Soccer created the Development Academy in 2007 to improve the everyday environment for the elite youth player.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 every day environment designed to produce the next generation of National Team players. The Academy’s programming philosophy is based on increased training, less total games and more competitive games.”
Design by: Stone Ward.
Ed.’s Notes: Larger view of the logo below (or after the jump).
Relevant links: N/A.
Provided quote: “The 4 stripes represent the 4 pillars of the academy. 2 stars for the 2 main age groups. Crest is their connection to the U.S. Soccer National Team program and affiliation with U.S. Soccer in general.”
Plans are in development for coming back to Europe in Spring of 2018 with the current top contender host city of Barcelona.