Patuxent Football Academy (PFA) is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 non-profit organization that administers youth soccer teams and programs. PFA is made up of volunteers and soccer professionals dedicated to providing an opportunity for youth to play the beautiful game of soccer at the highest level possible. Download our brochure for more information.
PFA succeeds by providing a fun, developmental and wholesome experience for our players so that they ultimately fall in love with the beautiful game of soccer. Our vision is to be a part of raising healthy, responsible & productive children through the game of soccer
PFA seeks to enhance the community by providing an opportunity for our youth to play soccer at the highest level that they aspire and reach their full potential.
For more info please click on the links to our PFA Charter and a summary of the leagues in which our teams play
Our coaching staff is a cooperative combination of dedicated parents and professional coaches. All of our parent coaches and professional coaches are licensed by either the US Soccer Federation (USSF) or the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Our head coaches are required to earn at least a USSF “D” license. Several have more advanced licenses and specialized training. All of our coaches are also certified and adhere to the tenets of the positive coaching alliance to provide a positive, developmental coaching style in a competitive setting.
Our primary focus is player development. Our leagues do not relegate teams until 12 years old for the girls and 11 years old for the boys. We have a USSF “A” licensed technical director that oversees player development by offering weekly technical skills and agility training and conducts periodic assessments of our coaching staff. We also typically have more than one team in each age group to provide the appropriate level of competition for every player. As a result, we have a consistent, structured environment which is critical to allow our players to develop at their own pace and reach their personal goals.
Many of our players move on to being starters high school teams the first year they attend the school. Some enter the Olympic Development Program and continue on to play soccer in college and beyond. Most importantly, these children grow into future responsible leaders of the community with strong values, character and the persistence to face and overcome life’s challenges.