The Red Bulls Academy scouting team is continually watching, evaluating, and keeping track of potential youth talent both locally and nationally. Through our homestay and school program, we are able to accommodate and support top talent near and far, and provide them with a sense of family and belonging.

Talent Identification Mechanisms

Affiliates: Elite Talent Identification

Red Bulls Academy partners with elite soccer clubs as part of the Academy Affiliate program. These partnerships improve the player identification and development of elite youth level players by providing greater access to high level soccer opportunities. Academy scouts attend Elite Talent Identification sessions hosted by the Affiliate clubs. Learn more here.

Scout Identification

Red Bulls Academy scouts observe games on a weekly basis and use a detailed, long-term talent identification model in order to discover our future players. Our scouts follow a strict communication pathway and always connect with a players current club first.

Scouting Network

We pride ourselves in recruiting, retaining, and developing the best domestic talent by providing a clear pathway from the Youth Programs to the Academy and on to the Professional Teams. An established scouting network helps provide player referrals.

Youth Programs Identification

Players are identified by staff at our Youth Programs, which are held at various times and locations throughout the year. We follow an official protocol during this process. All scouting reports obtained at camps are communicated directly to the Senior Manager, Player Development. For more information on Youth Programs click here.

Direct Player Application

To apply for a trial or to find out more information, submit your application using the link below. Please note that due to the high volume of interest not all applications will receive a response.