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DCFC Academy

The Detroit City Football Club and its youth Affiliates will launch a development academy starting in 2021. The DCFC Academy program will provide players within the DCFC Affiliation an opportunity to compete at a higher level with training methodologies and curriculum used by the men's and women's professional teams.

In the first year, the program will focus on creating highly customized training programs for each age group. As the program evolves in year two and beyond, competitive matches including options for showcase tournaments will be added. Players selected for the Academy will continue to represent their respective DCFC Affiliate team.  

  • Only players within the Affiliate Network are eligible to try out for the Academy - City, Downriver, Genesee, South Oakland, West.
  • Boys & Girls U11- U12, U13-U14, U15-U16 & U17-U18.
  • Supplemental training 8-12 times per year
  • Top coaches from the DCFC Affiliation in cooperation with DCFC first teams technical staff
  • Training sessions held at Keyworth Stadium and the Detroit City Fieldhouse. 

To learn more about the Academy program, please follow the links below or to reach out to

Interested in learning more about the Academy? Please fill out the survey below and the Affiliate club that you prefer will reach out to you with more information.