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Club Affiliates

Union Youth Club Affiliate program

Select youth soccer clubs are eligible to be affiliates for the Philadelphia Union. The clubs that co-brand as Club Affiliates strive towards a common goal of growing the game, while providing the best possible resources, education, and developmental opportunities to all members both on and off the field.


Coaching Education

  • Coaches workshops
  • Technical bi-annual visits
  • Club coaching methodology alignment
  • Monthly call with club DOC
  • Direct access to Union technical staff
  • Session planning preparation


Exclusive Access

  • Official ties to an MLS franchise
  • Permitted use of the Union brand
  • Exclusive Union club summer camps
  • Weekly Union club training
  • Affiliate discount for Union programs
  • Select opportunities to relevant MLS events
  • Discounted Union tickets
  • Union player appearances
  • The U tour at club events
  • Game day experiences
  • Guest speaker at club events
  • Access to watch select Academy, Union 2 and 1st team training sessions.

Player Development Pathway

  • Talent ID pipeline
  • Multi-level club development programs
  • Specialized positional training
  • European event competitions
  • Union select team opportunities
  • Invitation to elite programs


Become a Union Youth Club Affiliate

For more information on the Union Youth Club Affiliate program please contact Andrew Vanover.