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Grove United Launches U13 Academy to Complete Academy Pathway!

Grove United launches the U13 Academy Team to complete the full Academy pathway. An elite aspiring player in Grove United now has a pathway from U13 through the NPSL Grove United first team, where players progress to college programs and professional contracts. 

Grove United is dedicated to providing THE elite development environment in Central Virginia. The development environment at the U13 age group will mimic the current Grove United pro-development Academy setup, providing a holistic approach to player development. The program includes an elite match environment, high-performance training, strength & conditioning training, tactical analysis, wellness program, and a college recruitment counselling program. Grove United Academy is a one-stop shop for player development covering all aspects a player needs to advance to the next level. 


"Developing the individual player is at the heart of our coaching philosophy and developmental approach. The final expansion of Grove United to U13, allows a complete U13 - First Team pathway for players and parents who are looking for true player development through a holistic, player-centric coaching philosophy. Players will progress through the Academy pathway and into the First Team, where they will have the opportunity to showcase their talent on a national stage in the UPSL and NPSL, and to move on to college and pro contracts," says Grove United president, Justin Grove

The Academy is led by one of the most experienced and decorated coaching staff in Central Virginia. Individual player development is central to the coaching philosophy, with the emphasis on developing and pushing players to reach the next level and to reach their individual and collective goals. For information on the coaching staff and to read their full profiles, please visit

Within the U13 - First Team player pathway, the Grove United Academy competes in several leagues and competitions to provide players meaningful matches against top competition, enabling players to develop, compete, and showcase their talent at regional and national levels: 

  • USL Academy- U15 | U17/U19

  • UPSL Academy U13 | U15 | U17 

  • EPSL- U17 | U19

  • UPSL - U19 | United Pro

  • NPSL- U19| United Pro

  • Showcase Matches vs MLS Academies 

  • Showcases & Tournaments

  • Opportunities to be selected to train with International Pro Academies

Grove United will be hosting ID Sessions in March and April to finalize the rosters for all age groups.  If you wish to be a part of the Grove United experience, please register for an ID Session using the following link:


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