The Elite Academy League (EA) was launched to provide enhanced player development opportunities primarily for MLS Next Youth Platform clubs by extending best in class standards, infrastructure and integration with the MLS Next Youth platform for youth within the EAL clubs’ player pools. The national league launched with the start of two divisions, the Southwest and Northeast with over 30 clubs in the boys age groups of U11-U19 The league will build off the standards of the former DA and mirror those of the new MLS Next Youth Platform and is committed to furthering elite player development in the United States. The EA will incorporate added benefits as determined by the collective experience and knowledge of the elite club members.
The Elite Academy League is an Elite platform developed to address the needs of its membership primarily assisting with developing top players inside the elite club’s player pool. It allows the member clubs of the “MLS Next,” to work together to promote the highest standards in competitive soccer and integrate both leagues with this common goal and direction.
Our vision is to advance the player pool who have shown and developed the skills necessary to progress to the highest level of play. This league provides and fosters a vertical integration approach, leading to direct access and movement into the next level of play, with the “MLS Next” clubs. This league will serve to provide a seamless pathway of development for all top players who are motivated to establish themselves at the elite level, for competitive youth soccer, the collegiate environment, and beyond.
The EA have chosen to partner with Veo because of the outstanding technology, company strategy and overall brand quality. The EA feels that video technology has become an essential tool for player development and now will become an even bigger tool for player recruitment.
Veo and The EA will continue a long term relationship that will see Veo support showcase events in the future. As the league grows, Veo and EA will work on initiatives to help provide the educational resources needed for player and coach development.
– League Workshops
As EA mandates the filming of all games, partnering with Veo allows all our clubs to take advantage of an exclusive $200 per camera discount. Simply book a call with a Veo sales associate and let them know you’re a EA club member.
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