U.S. Soc­cer Devel­op­ment Acad­e­my and Hudl Team Up to Improve the Game

The U.S. Soc­cer Devel­op­ment Acad­e­my will use Hudl to help coach­es edu­cate and eval­u­ate the next gen­er­a­tion of soc­cer stars.

U.S. Soc­cer Devel­op­ment Acad­e­my and Hudl Team Up to Improve the Game

The U.S. Soc­cer Devel­op­ment Acad­e­my will use Hudl to help coach­es edu­cate and eval­u­ate the next gen­er­a­tion of soc­cer stars.

The U.S. Soc­cer Devel­op­ment Acad­e­my will now incor­po­rate Hudl in its com­mit­ment to the devel­op­ment of top tal­ent in the Unit­ed States, with the ulti­mate goal of pro­vid­ing resources and sup­port to Acad­e­my mem­ber clubs to improve per­for­mance at the high­est lev­els of play.

The Devel­op­ment Acad­e­my con­sists of 149 Clubs, 10,500 ath­letes and 1,050 coach­es across the U.S., and all will uti­lize Hudl’s soft­ware to not only eval­u­ate top tal­ent, but to ana­lyze their own games. 

Hudl will be an impor­tant tool for U.S. Soc­cer to sup­ple­ment Devel­op­ment Acad­e­my tal­ent iden­ti­fi­ca­tion, play­er mon­i­tor­ing, and scout edu­ca­tion with a high qual­i­ty video plat­form,” said Tony Lep­ore, Nation­al Direc­tor of Scout­ing at U.S. Soccer. 

In addi­tion, all coach­es with­in the Devel­op­ment Acad­e­my will have access to exclu­sive train­ing con­tent through Hudl’s learn­ing man­age­ment tools. This con­tent will fea­ture fun­da­men­tals of film­ing and video man­age­ment, as well as tips and tricks for using Hudl’s suite of tools to its fullest potential.

U.S. Soccer’s pro­gres­sive approach to per­for­mance improve­ment and tal­ent iden­ti­fi­ca­tion dis­tin­guish­es them among Fed­er­a­tions of com­pa­ra­ble size. In bring­ing all of the Devel­op­ment Acad­e­my clubs into the Hudl plat­form, coach­es and scouts are able to uti­lize video to sup­ple­ment tal­ent iden­ti­fi­ca­tion across an entire sea­son more eas­i­ly and effec­tive­ly. Hudl is extreme­ly proud to play its part in what should serve as a mod­el for oth­er Fed­er­a­tions,” said Matt Mueller, Gen­er­al Man­ag­er at Hudl. 

Accord­ing to the Devel­op­ment Acad­e­my, Hudl is a gate­way to con­tin­u­ing the advance­ment of play­er devel­op­ment in the Unit­ed States by uti­liz­ing it to pro­mote edu­ca­tion­al oppor­tu­ni­ties between coach­es and play­ers off the field. The Devel­op­ment Acad­e­my believes in a holis­tic approach to elite play­er devel­op­ment and uti­liz­ing video for edu­ca­tion­al pur­pos­es is a key com­po­nent in that process,” said Jared Mick­los, Devel­op­ment Acad­e­my Direc­tor. We believe hav­ing quick and seam­less access to game or train­ing film will accel­er­ate learn­ing. The Hudl plat­form pro­vides play­ers, coach­es, ref­er­ees, and scouts oppor­tu­ni­ties to con­tin­u­al­ly learn and improve their on-field performance.” 

Learn more about Hudl and the U.S. Soc­cer Devel­op­ment Acad­e­my.