FC Dallas Girls' Development Academy

FC Dallas is a proud member of the Girls’ Development Academy. The program began in 2017.  The DA program focuses on maximizing & accelerating the development of world-class female players. FC Dallas professional training and game day environment will create dynamic teams on a National level - both individually with Youth National Team call-up's and collectively through the success of our teams. The Club has a proven track record in the DA with our Multi-National Championship winning Boys Development Academy program. 

FC Dallas Girls Development Academy/OU Soccer Clinic

Coaches in attendance: Mark Carr
Date: February 13, 2020
'05/'06 6-7:30pm
'04/'03 7:30-9pm
Location: Frisco HS
Any and all players in the above age groups are welcome to attend this clinic. Please RSVP with Matt Grubb, mgrubb@fcdallas.net, to secure your spot in the clinic.



Girls' Development Academy Staff

Age Coach Phone Email
U19 -2000/2001 Matt Grubb (214) 507-2259 mgrubb@fcdallas.com
U17 - 2002 Matt Grubb (214) 507-2259 mgrubb@fcdallas.com
U16 - 2003 Ashley Gordon (662) 418-6394 agordon@fcdallas.com
U15 - 2004 Aaron Gordon (662) 418-8558 aaron.gordon@fcdallas.com
U14 - 2005 Chris Ring (214) 704-1063 cring@fcdallas.com
U13 - 2006 Chris Ring (214) 704-1063 cring@fcdallas.com

If you have any questions please contact Director of Coaching, Chris Ring at (214) 704-1063 or cring@fcdallas.net

The FC Dallas Girls Development system consists of five levels, with each level crossing over with the one below and / or above. The goal of the program is to ensure that each step is connected, giving players an opportunity to develop and advance throughout the system:





US Soccer Development Academy

The Girls' Development Academy is part of U.S. Soccer's global leadership position in women's soccer and connects with its long-term plan to improve player and coach development. The mission of the program is to provide education, resources and support to directly impact the everyday environment for clubs to develop world-class female players.

Creating the Girls' Development Academy provides the elite female player with an improved player development model in which players can focus solely on training with the appropriate number and level of games. This model focuses on the developing the individual player within the club environment, which allows for additional training sessions per season to enhance player development.


What is the Development Academy?

U.S. Soccer started the Development Academy Program to improve long-term player and coach development. After studying player development models domestically and internationally, U.S. Soccer collaborated with elite soccer clubs across the nation to create a program to provide the proper environment by emphasizing quality training and limited meaningful competition.

Why is U.S. Soccer creating a Girls' Development Academy?

We want to provide a player centered program that is focused on the development of the individual without bias, distractions, self-interests and financial gains that compromise the optimal everyday environment. We also believe this is needed so we continue to set the standard for world-class players.

When will the Girls' Development Academy begin and what are the season dates?

The first year of competition for the Program will begin in the fall of 2017. The season will likely begin in September and end in July.

What are some of the benefits of playing in the Girls' Development Academy?

The Academy's elite training environment promotes increased technical standards and allows for greater accountability for players and coaches. Coaches can devote more time to these areas in training. Both players and coaches must learn to deal with and manage the challenges of playing in games using international rules, which is what players will experience at the highest levels.

The Academy program provides an improved environment with the proper training-to-game ratio that supports year round periodization for development.

How does playing in the Girls' Development Academy help a player accelerate their development?

By participating in the Academy, a player will have substantially more hours on the training field focused on refining technique and tactical understanding. With a minimum of four training sessions per week, there is significant opportunity to work on technique and receive instruction from coaches and U.S. Soccer Technical Advisors as part of a continuous seasonal plan for the players' development.