St. Louis Scott Gallagher was created in 2008 after the merge of St. Louis’ top area clubs; St. Louis Soccer Club, Scott Gallagher Soccer Club and Metro United Soccer Club. The goal: to create a unique, vertically integrated soccer organization of the highest quality and allow St. Louis to remain competitive nationally.
Since the merging of the area’s three leading youth soccer clubs in 2008, St. Louis Scott Gallagher has emerged as a national leader in youth soccer. Building on a proud history of on field success and a historic soccer culture, the organization has worked tirelessly to fulfill its mission: To be the best club in the country. A club that positively impacts the development of our players on and off the field and positively impacts our community.
US SOCCER DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
After reviewing the development of elite players, U.S. Soccer created the Development Academy in 2007. The program, comprised of over 150 clubs, helps elite players reach their potential through the philosophy of increased training, less total games and more meaningful games using international rules of competition. In order to support the growth of great players, teams need great coaches. For this reason, U.S. requires all Development Academy coaches receive special licensing from the U.S. Soccer Federation.
The Development Academy strives to get players to the next level by placing them in a professional atmosphere. Through U.S. Soccer, Development Academy clubs get connections to technical advisors, scouts, coaching education and elite referees.
Since joining the Development Academy program SLSG has had much success, with multiple teams nationally ranking each season.
SAINT LOUIS FC ACADEMY
Previously known as SLSG IL Academy and SLSG MO Academy, the two programs have come together to form Saint Louis FC Academy. The new setup allows for the combination of the most elite players from each program, and thus more competitive teams. Starting in the 2018 season, Saint Louis FC Academy will have four teams starting at U-15 up to U-18/19.