Officially launched in 2016 prior to its first season in MLS, the Atlanta United Academy strives to be the premier soccer club locally, regionally and nationally. The Academy consists of teams in age groups U-12, U-13, U-14, U-15, U-16, U-17 and U-19. Shared with the first team, the Academy trains and competes out of the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground home to comprehensive, modern and fully equipped coaching, athletic, sports science, and medical departments.
The Atlanta United Academy system provides a clear pathway for players who show the required potential, ability and desire to reach the first team as a Homegrown Player. With education and futures in mind, the program also assists athletes in pursuing opportunities to play soccer at top colleges and universities across the United States.
The Academy is free for all selected players and has many additional benefits. Such benefits include a comprehensive, experienced and qualified staff, equipment package for all full-time players (including full uniform and the latest adidas footwear), and other unique and exclusive opportunities.
The Academy trains and competes out of the same facility as the first team and ATLUTD 2 at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Training Ground located in Marietta, GA.