There have been many questions in regard to the status of evaluations for the upcoming 2016-17 Development Academy season. Please consult with this web page after May 3, 2016, when further information will be provided
SC Battery Players Sign Amateur Contract with USL Charleston Battery Team
CHARLESTON — Four teenage prospects from the SC Battery Academy have joined the Charleston Battery 2016 roster through a program that allows USL teams to sign amateur players from their affiliated academies. The players are: , Conor Sloan, Cole Gulledge, Alex Henderson, Cole Gulledge and Robbie Robinson (not pictured). Link to Complete Article (Charleston Battery)
Paolo Alcocer, U16 SC Battery Academy player, was selected for the Bolivian Soccer Federation U15 National Team Camp. Paolo has a dual nationality and was initially followed by a scout in Texas and then follow up was done through the US Soccer DA page and social media.
By Steve Coleman, Ourpeopletoday.com| March 26, 2014 Rex Epps, senior at Dutch Fork High School, has set a South Carolina United Battery Academy club scoring record by hitting his 53rd goal. He currently has 54 with additional games remaining. Rex, son of Tammie and Reggie Epps of Irmo, SC, began playing for the South Carolina United Battery Academy as a developmental player in eighth grade. Recruited nationally to play in college, he has signed to play soccer at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Congratulations to our Class of 2015 graduating seniors who were presented at the opening game of the Carolina Challenge Cup at Blackbaud Stadium on Saturday, February 21, 2015. The players are from L-R: Phillip Tran, Matt Trimby (Presbyterian College), Jacob Fladd, Rex Epps (Army at West Point), Rett Stevens (Marshall University) and Coleman Richards (Davidson College).
Three SCU Battery U18 players have been recognized by College Soccer Newsin the Top 150 Class of 2015 Recruits. They are Caleb Moore (#67), Michele Bottari (#76) and Rex Epps (#98). All three have verbally committed (Moore to Appalachian State University, Bottari to Clemson University and Epps to US Military Academy at Westpoint).
Epps, Moore and Bottari Named to National Class of 2015 Top 150 Prospects
Congratulations to Rex Epps (U18), Caleb Moore (U16) and Michele Bottari (U16) who have all been named to the Student Sports Boys Soccer Class of 2015 Top 150 Prospect List. These 3 players were identified by a panel of soccer experts, that includes current club coaches, recent NCAA Division I coaches and one former MLS player. To read the story and see the list go to Student Sports.
SCU Battery Alumni Making an Impact in University Programs
One of the top priorities of the SC United Battery Development Academy is to assist players in getting college athletic scholarships to a college or university of their choice.
Fifteen players from the class of 2013 are playing and contributing to their teams early in the season as freshman. These include Joe Wichmann, Matt Aurednik, Josh Schooler, Koty Millard, Eli Dent, Hamilton Carlin, Andrew Davis, Brock King, Erik Clark, Christian Jablonski, Hunter Danna, Andrew Eskinazi, Roberto Medina, Joe Terry, and Pietro Bottari.
South Carolina United Battery ranks as 24th Best Boys Club in the US
Soccer Americaselects the top 30 clubs based on success of their teams in national youth competitions over the last three years (2010-12) and the selection of their current players to national youth teams and other national youth events in 2012.
U.S. Soccer Development Academy Moves to 10-Month Season Starting in 2012-13
Feb. 11, 2012
After receiving overwhelming support from the Development Academy membership, the Academy is moving to a schedule beginning in the fall of 2012 that runs from September through June (or July based on postseason play). This creates a format that is similar to those followed by the elite soccer playing nations around the world as the Development Academy and U.S. Soccer continue their goal of closing the performance gap with the top soccer nations.Complete article http://www.ussoccer.com/News/Development-Academy/2012/02/Development-Academy-Moves-to-10-Month-Season.aspx