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Boys DA Mar 12, 2018

Penn FC Pro and Youth clubs enter USSDA partnership with PA Classics

Harrisburg. Pa. (Via Penn FC)– Penn FC Pro, Penn FC Youth and PA Classics are partnering together to support the U.S. Soccer Development Academy for both Male and Female players. This partnership will begin for the 2018 / 2019 league play that begins the Fall 2018.

The U.S. Soccer Development Academy is the highest level of soccer programming available for the youth in the United States. For more information on the Development Academy please visit

Penn FC and PA Classics are committed to supporting and promoting the Development Academy. Given that Central Pennsylvania has access to the Development Academy is a great opportunity for both Male and Female players in the region.

Beginning the Fall of 2018 the Development Academy teams will play under the name Penn FC / PA Classics. This partnership will allow for training opportunities in both the Lancaster and Harrisburg areas. The partnership will provide additional access to families of the Harrisburg area than previously offered while providing Penn FC / PA Classics Academy players direct access to the Penn FC Pro team which sits at the top of the developmental pyramid of youth soccer in the United States.

“Partnering with both Penn FC Youth and Penn FC pro is going to be great for our Academy players. Working with Penn FC Youth is going to provide more access for the Academy to players in the Harrisburg area, which will raise the level for all involved. The addition of quality staffing and facilities will also improve the overall Academy experience, and for the Academy Players to have that direct link to the Pro Team will be another step forward for youth development in Central PA.”
-Steve Klein, Penn FC / PA Classics Academy Director

“We are excited to partner with PA Classics. This partnership will give players in the Harrisburg area a direct link to the Development Academy and the pro team.”
-Bill Becher, Penn FC Youth Director of Coaching

“We are pleased to be adding PA Classics as a partner to Penn FC and the Developmental Academy to the youth system. They’ve built a quality DA system in the Lancaster area, and now partnering with Penn FC, the future is bright for youth soccer in Central PA.”
-Tim Schulz, Penn FC GM

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