The purpose of the United Development Academy is to offer a fun and challenging environment for players to learn to be skillful and confident with the ball. The focus of the United Development Academy will be primarily on individual skill following our club development model. However, players will also be introduced to team tactics and the first two principles of attack and defense. After completing this stage of development players should have acquired the fundamental movement and skills to enable them to have long term success in the sport of soccer. While every skill will not be mastered after this stage, players will have an understanding of how to perform each skill within the model skill set. The United Development Academy is a bridge program between Recreational and Classic soccer. So, players will also be introduced to the structure of the Classic program to prepare them for the next step in their soccer careers.
Arkansas United Soccer Club formerly known as Little Rock Futbol Club has been a 501c3 nonprofit youth organization serving our community since 1980. Our principal mission is the promotion of youth soccer. We strive to instill a love for the game in each of our players and to provide an atmosphere where each player may participate and progress according to his or her interest and ability. We take great pride in developing our players as athletes, students and responsible young men and women. Our players form life-long friendships with their club mates, acquire leadership, teamwork and sportsmanship skills that ultimately prepare them for life beyond soccer.