Welcome to Maryland Players Academy. Inspired by developing exceptional individual players capable of playing like Messi, Ronaldo, Neuer, and Mbappe, MPA creates the most player-centered environment possible. By focusing on player development, our players build the confidence and skill to take over and win on the field and in life. We create a highly competitive and supportive environment, which prioritizes player growth ahead of coach, parent, and team goals. We win through developing exceptional players who love our practices and love the game. Since we field winter teams and run skills clinics throughout the year, MPA is also a great supplement to your existing club. Play with us to learn to lead on and off the field.
Our player-centered practices are both more fun and more developmental than any training method. There are NO LAPS, NO LINES, and NO LECTURES! Our training is modeled after the methods used to develop the best players in the world, combining the best aspects of street soccer, futsal, and professional development academies to maximize individual and team skill development while building a life-long love of soccer. All practices feature an emphasis on building a foundation of dribbling, 1v1, combination passing, and defending skills, and players immediately apply those skills in highly competitive 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 matches or skills games. Players learn best by playing and will have a ball at their feet or opponent in front of them more than any other model. Since we have an individual emphasis, MPA practices are also a great supplement to a player’s existing team practices, where most clubs emphasize team tactics and winning, short-changing player development over time.