United to open additional instructional camp

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Due to the overwhelming popularity of the D.C. United Elite Academy camp, the club announced today plans to open an additional camp. The Elite Academy II will run from August 15-18 and be open to youth ages 9-14. Elite Academy I (July 5-8) is currently full and registration has been closed.

Both Elite Academies are run by former D.C. United and U.S. National team player John Harkes. For more information log onto www.dcunited.com.

Elite Academies I & II both provide in-depth training for the serious soccer player with competitive playing experience at the club, ODP and Y-League level. Students will be put in a challenging environment that demands good training habits and guarantees a fun and rewarding experience. Unlike other Academy programs, the Elite Academy will offer students top-class instruction from Harkes and United's Technical Staff and players, including an opportunity to observe United practice and an evaluation for D.C. United's Super Y-League teams. The academy will be from Monday through Thursday from 9am to 3pm with a one-hour lunch break. Tuition is $275 per player.

D.C. United Academy

D.C. United prides itself on being the leader of youth development in Major League Soccer. The Academy designed age specific training programs that foster proper technical development and provides a better understanding of the game's overall tactics. All camps and clinics encourage the youth soccer player to develop to his/her full potential and guarantee a fun and rewarding experience.

To report a comment, mouseover or touch the comment and then click/touch the flag icon (Flag).