At CT United FC, we believe that talent knows no boundaries and that every young athlete deserves the opportunity to pursue their soccer dreams. As the only free youth soccer academy for boys in Connecticut, that is also operated by a professional team, our mission is to break down barriers and empower players from all backgrounds to excel on and off the field. We instill our organization’s values of integrity, respect, and teamwork in our players so that they succeed in soccer and in life. As members of MLS NEXT, CT United Academy provides top-tier coaching and competitive opportunities, ensuring that every player has the chance to reach their full potential.


Our vision is for players to embark on a structured journey, progressing from our academy to pro contracts with CT United FC or professional careers in MLS and abroad. This comprehensive pathway underscores our unwavering commitment to prioritizing youth development and fostering player success at every stage of their journey.


We are committed to nurturing the next generation of soccer talent, emphasizing not only soccer skills but also life skills. If you are an aspiring athlete who embodies the following qualities, we encourage you to register for ONE of our Talent IDs:

Passion for Excellence
We seek players who are passionate about soccer, dedicated to improvement, and hungry for success. Whether you dream of playing professionally or representing your country, CT United Academy is the place to hone your skills.

Competitive Drive
Our Talent IDs are designed for elite athletes who thrive in competitive environments. If you relish challenges, push yourself to the limit, and have a burning desire to compete at the highest level, you belong here.

CT United Academy values coachable players who actively listen, learn, and apply feedback. Our experienced coaches will guide you, but your willingness to adapt and grow is crucial.

Character and Integrity
Integrity, respect, and teamwork are non-negotiable. We want athletes who uphold these values both on and off the field. CT United Academy is a community where character matters.


To identify talented players who embody the spirit of CT United FC, a series of tryouts, also known as Talent IDs, will be conducted in  Connecticut this spring. Each series will span two days and participants must attend both days to be considered. Interested and eligible players are required to register online to secure their spot in ONE tryout series.  

For the 2024 – 25 season, CT United Academy will host two boys' teams:

  1. U14 (under 14) for those born in the years 2011 and 2012
  1. U16 (under 16) for those born in the years 2009 and 2010

Please be prepared to upload the following documentation to our registration site:

  1. Player birth certificate
  1. Player head shot (recent photo)

TALENT ID Schedule

Official equipment provider of Talent IDs 
Danbury April 13 & 14 from 1pm – 5pm
Danbury April 13 & 14 from 5pm – 9pm
Danbury April 27 & 28 from 2pm– 6pm
Danbury April 29 & 30 from 4pm – 8pm
Danbury Additional one-day session for U16
*Exact addresses will be emailed to confirmed registrants.  

CT United Youth Academy Tryouts Registration is opening this week.

Our youth academy is proud to be fully funded, and enrollment will be based on merit alone, making us the sole elite youth program in the state where entry is FREE.

We are committed to offering a platform that enables players to exceed their own expectations and grow beyond the boundaries of imagination.Stay connected with us for more information on our academy timeline, tryouts and more.


What does the Talent ID entail? What do I need to bring?
  1. Each Talent ID is a two-day long series, spanning two hours each day, and participants are required to be in attendance for both days.  
  1. Participants should plan to bring:
  • Athletic apparel appropriate for the weather conditions
  • Cleat (no metal studs allowed)
  • Shin guards
  • Soccer socks that cover shin guards
  • Towel  
  • Water bottle(s)  
Is there a cost for tryouts? Or the team?

There is no cost to participate in a Talent ID series.  If selected, CT United Academy will cover all costs and expenses associated with participation in the Academy program.

Can I attend multiple tryout series?

Players can only participate in ONE Talent ID series.

I registered to tryout. Why haven’t I heard back?

Thank you for your interest in joining CT United Academy! Everyone who has registered should have received a confirmation email for their submission. If you did not receive a confirmation, your submission may not have been processed, please try registering again.  

I registered to tryout. When will the details be provided?

The exact information regarding your Talent ID series will be confirmed by email ONE WEEK before the series begins.

When does the season start/end?

Our regular season will begin fall 2024 and end spring 2025.

Where and how often will the team train?

In 2024-25, the CT United Academy will typically train a minimum of four (4) days a week in the evenings. In the coming weeks, we will confirm our training location which will likely be in Fairfield county.

Can players participate on another team?

Given our rigorous training and game schedule, League rules prohibit players from participating in other soccer teams during the MLS NEXT pre-season, the regular season, or post-season. MLS will make rare exceptions to this rule and will require a completed waiver form for consideration.

Will there be opportunities for boys of other ages?

Yes! We plan to expand our Academy for the 2025 – 26 season to include additional teams for other ages. Stay tuned for more information.

Will there be opportunities for girls?

We are eager to empower girls to pursue their passion for soccer and hone their skills. Stay tuned for updates on our academy for girls.