Reading United A.C. Affiliates and Soccer Heirarchy

The Reading United A.C. is a pro-am, minor league soccer club founded in 1995. With its affiliates the Philadelphia Union, YSC Academy, and Body Zone, the club offers a full range of developmental opportunities for players from beginner to professional level play. Reading United A.C. is focused on promoting and developing a high level of soccer play and passion for the game. The club offers a “club-neutral” youth training environment so players of any team and/or ability can participate in our programs. Our goals are achieved through practice and game play, coaches clinics, soccer camps, and educational programs for players, parents, coaches, and fans of the game.

Philadelphia Union MLS
The Philadelphia Union is the pinnacle of professional soccer for local soccer players and fans. The Union will play its inaugural 2010 season in a new, state of the art, soccer specific stadium in Chester, PA. The team is coached by former MLS star, Polish National team star, and US Soccer Mens National team staff member Peter Nowak. The MLS is the highest level of soccer in the United States.

Reading United A.C. PDL Team
The Reading United A.C. is the official player development partner of the Philadelphia Union. Reading United A.C. and the PDL league features the top pro-am talent looking to take the next step in reaching the professional game.


USL Super Y Teams
The Super Y-League provides advanced player development for boys and girls from age 13 to 20 years old. The Super Y-League is a nationwide youth soccer league designed to develop and showcase top youth players on a national level. Reading United A.C. currently operates two Super 20 teams (men’s and women’s) for players looking to progress to the PDL and W-League and beyond.

YSC Academy
YSC Academy is a “club neutral” youth soccer education and identification organization focused on youth soccer development with a primary emphasis on programs for young players in their “golden learning years” of 8-12. YSC Academy was founded with the objective of elevating the level of play in our region by providing ALL clubs, coaches, and players a high quality, “club neutral,” supplemental resource for youth soccer development. Philadelphia’s new MLS professional franchise Philadelphia Union has named YSC Academy as its Official Youth Development Partner.

Body Zone Sports & Wellness Complex
Body Zone delivers a unique, complete sports and wellness experience for the entire family – children, parents, grandparents. There’s simply nothing like it in the Berks County region. Body Zone sports programs include basketball, field hockey, ice hockey, lacrosse, volleyball, football and soccer with leagues and instructional programs for all ages and winter and summer camps for kids. Body Zone is the home of the Reading United A.C. team and the local venue for the YSC Academy youth development and identification program.