About the NYCFC Boys Academy

The New York City FC Academy goal is to identify, develop and produce the best local youth soccer players in the New York Metropolitan area.

By providing the the best development experience of any club in the United States, the Academy strives to pursue excellence in a professional, competitive, fun atmosphere, providing a clear pathway to the highest levels of the game in a free-to-play program at all levels.

Operating across six age groups (U12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 19) we offer coaching, guidance, evaluation and direct contact with NYCFC Academy and first-team coaching staff, as well as invitations to top-level international tournaments with some of the globe’s most prestigious clubs.

We believe in playing beautiful football, inspiring players to take responsibility for their own development, maximizing their potentials both as soccer players and as human beings.

Education is at the heart of our academy programs, both on the field and off it and we constantly monitor and prioritize the welfare and well-being of all the individuals in our system.

We’ve developed a culture and ethos which is directly in line with our first-team philosophy, both in terms of behaviors and style of play, placing an emphasis on building a familial sense of belonging for every player, coach and staff member in our organization.


  • Create a family atmosphere amongst our Academy players and staff
  • Play beautiful football and provide clarity in our style and philosophy
  • Inspire players to take responsibility for their own development
  • Maximize each player’s potential both as a soccer player and a person.
  • Prioritize the welfare and wellbeing of our Academy players and reinforce the importance of education
  • Ensure players are developed to be assets to their community, no matter their respective prospects as a professional athlete
  • Provide a clear development pathway for talent in New York City region
  • Provide the best development experience of any club in the US.
  • Develop a culture and ethos in line with New York City FC identity