MUSC: Welcome families, at MUSC, we look to provide every player with the opportunity to not only reach their goals while developing their skills, but also developing an understanding and love for the game. Our professionally licensed coaches pledge to deliver an engaging and competitive environment for all players through their coaching lessons. We commit to working with our players to have autonomy in their own development by setting short term goals that are attainable week by week, and end of season goals both as a player and as a team. The atmosphere and culture at the club is driven in by our passionate directors, implemented by our knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff, and enforced by the players.
For The Player: We have a pathway for our players to develop in their own time. We understand that players develop at different speeds. With that being said we still look to hold both our players and staff to the highest standard when it comes to attitude and effort in training. Our training philosophy for each player ensures that they are in the best environment possible to be challenged and have success to maximize their overall development.
As a Team: We value and encourage great habits on the field during training and games at the youngest ages. By the time our players start to reach 11v11 we impose our style which is both fluid in all its moving parts and sustainable when they decide to play at the next level.
MUSC– Mountaineer United Soccer Club can produce more and better homegrown players. We want our players to be technically astute, independent decision-makers on and off the field, equipped for a successful career. Our main goal is to provide the correct development path in soccer, education, and life to develop well-rounded individuals as well as high-quality players.
Other Opportunities- With our partnership with FC Alliance we can present our players with an extensive amount of opportunities that are appropriate for each individual and as well as each individual team. We consistently compete in the highest level and most decorated leagues and tournaments, National League, Jefferson Cup, Great Lakes Conference, WAGS, EDP, NPL, and the best Showcases the Midwest and East coast have to offer with our high school age groups.
After MUSC/FCA Academy : Our players have moved on from the club and have continued their growth and development at the highest level of competition with either going straight to Professional Academy Systems; where we have sent more players (15) than any club in the region to Columbus Crew’s Academy and Philadelphia Union’s Academy. We have a countless number of players that have gone from our program to top Division I, Division II, Division III, and NAIA programs, such as both WVU Mens and WVU Women's programs, and the Men’s National Champions Marshall. Our Players do not only become a part of those rosters but play major roles within their teams. The development and tools we equip our players with allow them to fit into any system, playing style, and program to continue their development.
Are We The Right Fit? If you have any further questions about our player development or philosophies, please do not hesitate to reach out. A member of our staff will be happy to provide you with more insight into our club. Soccer is a beautiful game and should be enjoyed by all who are a part whether it is players, coaches or parents.