In the nearly ten years since its inception, the USSDA program has dramatically impacted the player development process in the United States.  

A significant percentage of the youth national team player pool have come from within the Academy program, and approximately 75% of each graduating class from the Academy participates in college soccer the following fall. Virtually all college programs use the Academy program as a scouting vehicle and the program has received increased attention from professional scouts representing domestic and international clubs.