Reign Academy…Academy 2…Pre-Academy…What Is It?

Reign Academy…Academy 2…Pre-Academy…What Is It?

Your Reign Academy Questions Answered

What is the Reign Academy?

The Reign Academy provides world class coaching and training to elite female soccer players in the Pacific Northwest.  Through a unique long-term partnership between Seattle United, Eastside FC and the Seattle Reign FC, the Reign Academy will offer a comprehensive set of programs for soccer players ages 12-19.  Centered around teams playing in the United States Soccer Girls’ Development Academy, the Reign Academy provides female players in the Pacific Northwest with an unrivaled platform to develop both as players and as individuals, in a female-centered environment that is built around the unique needs of the elite female soccer player.

What league will the Reign Academy play in?

The Reign Academy is a founding member of the US Soccer Girls Development Academy (GDA).  As one of 69 clubs in the U.S. Girls Development Academy, Reign Academy will operate teams in the 2004, 2003, 2002/2001 and 2000/1999 age brackets. These four teams offer comprehensive, focused and intense training environments that are designed to develop elite-level players to their fullest potential, preparing them for D1 colleges, professional playing careers or international football.

What is the Reign Academy player selection process?

The Reign Academy will hold Player Identification Days for each of the four GDA age groups.  You can find a complete schedule at www.reignacademy.com.  These tryout sessions are completely separate from and will take place prior to the normal Seattle United/RCL tryouts.

What uniforms will the Reign Academy wear?

The Reign Academy will wear dedicated and unique Reign Academy uniforms.  These kits will be the same kits as the Seattle Reign FC first team wears.

What is Reign Academy2?

The best way to think about the Seattle United Reign Academy2 program is to understand that it is a “rebranding” of the Seattle United Copa teams at the respective age groups.  Seattle United will have Reign Academy2 teams at the following age groups:  2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000/1999.  Reign Academy2 teams offer a pathway for players capable of making the leap to the GDA level of play and will train under the Reign Academy curriculum.  Reign Academy2 players can be called up as Developmental Players to the full GDA teams, and are permitted to play with their high school teams.

What league will the Reign Academy2 teams play in?

Reign Academy2 teams will compete in the RCL like the rest of the Seattle United teams.  They will also play in some Academy2 events throughout the year and will train exclusively in Seattle/Shoreline.  The potential of supplemental leagues and playing events like the Far West Regional League, National League, etc. will ensure that the Reign Academy2 players will have access to the highest levels of available competition.

What is the player selection process for Reign Academy2?

Players that wish to play for a Seattle United Reign Academy2 team should register for the Seattle United tryouts at their respective age group.  The tryout process is the same as it is for all Seattle United teams/players.

What uniforms will the Reign Academy2 wear?

The Reign Academy2 teams will wear Seattle United kits.

What is the Reign Pre-Academy?

The Reign Pre-Academy offers emerging-elite players in the 2005 and 2006 age brackets with a defined pathway to GDA and Academy2 teams.  Reign Pre-Academy teams train using the Reign Academy curriculum and players have opportunities to move up to GDA or Academy2 teams should a player be performing beyond her current age level.  As the Reign Academy2 teams, it is best to think about the Seattle United Reign Pre-Academy as a “rebranding” of the Seattle United Copa teams.

What league will the Reign Pre-Academy teams play in?

Reign Pre-Academy teams will compete in the RCL like the rest of the Seattle United teams.  They will also play in some Pre-Academy events throughout the year and will train exclusively in Seattle/Shoreline.  The potential of supplemental leagues and playing events like the Far West Regional League, National League, etc. will ensure that Reign Pre-Academy players will have access to the highest levels of available competition.

What is the player selection process for Reign Pre-Academy?

Players that wish to play for a Seattle United Reign Pre-Academy team should register for the Seattle United tryouts at their respective age group.  The tryout process is the same as it is for all Seattle United teams/players.

What uniforms will the Reign Pre-Academy teams wear?

The Reign Pre-Academy teams will wear Seattle United kits.