Empire United Soccer Academy

Why Empire?

"We take a balanced approach to personal growth and soccer development and your child is our number one priority."

 Personal and Soccer Development

  • Commitment to each player’s goals and long term growth
  • A holistic approach to both character and soccer development
  • Programming designed specifically to create a positive, yet challenging learning environment


  • US Soccer Federation recognizes Empire United as the only Boys and Girls Development Academy Club in Western NY
  • US Soccer Scouts at every Academy Showcase match and most home and away league matches
  • Access to US Soccer Training Centers and Youth National Team Scouts
  • Access to the top Premier College Showcase Events in the U.S.
  • Exposure to hundreds of College Coaches at Premier and Academy Showcases
  • Coaches and Directors who are respected as player references by College Coaches and US Soccer Scouts

Coaching Staff

  • Mentors and role models; people of character who love teaching youth
  • Professionals who live and work and raise families in our community
  • 2 National Youth Coaches of the Year
  • 5 NYSWYSA Youth Coaches of the Year
  • USSF Licensed Staff including 5 “A”, 6 “B” and 9 “C”, 25 “D” license holders
  • Dedicated Goalkeeper Coaches


  • First class training and match venues
  • Empire United Field House
  • John Street Field
  • Nichols High School
  • Sportsplex
  • The Park School
  • KenDev Field Complex

Cost Transparency/Honesty

  • Non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to serve youth, not to make money
  • Tuition and uniform costs provided up front in writing
  • No hidden costs or add-ons later in the season
  • Scholarship opportunities for proven need


  • 450 College Soccer Players
  • 85 NYSWYSA State Championships
  • 4 USYSA Region 1 Championships
  • 2 US Club Soccer National Championships
  • 1 USYSA National Championship
  • 5 MLS Draft Picks
  • 3 Current MLS Players
  • 7 Youth National Team Members
  • 1 Youth National Team Captain
  • Nationwide recognition among college coaches