Empire United Soccer Academy



Get in the game!  We need the help of the local business community to transform our new 65-acre property into our vision and secure the future of world-class soccer in Rochester. 

Empire United is a 501(c)3! Even our own players are often surprised to learn that our soccer club is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. The annual fees paid by families of our young athletes keep our programs going, but to keep providing our kids with stellar training opportunities, we need to make strategic investments in our infrastructure.

The Current Opportunity After 50 years of success, we’ve outgrown our current facilities. To secure our overall vision, we’ve purchased a 65-acre property. We need the help of our local community to achieve its potential.  This year’s campaign to improve our facilities is a rare opportunity for local companies, organizations, and individuals to make a lasting impact on the youth of Rochester.  

Our Goals include:

  • Land & capital improvements
  • New & growing facilities
  • Tuition assistance for lower-income families
  • Offset operating expenses: utilities, maintenance, equipment

Make a Lasting Difference Your donation will help us to achieve the land and capital improvements associated with our new and growing facilities; offset operating expenses like referee fees, utilities, field maintenance, and equipment; and provide tuition assistance for lower-income families. 

Our Legacy of Success Empire United alumni have reached the pinnacle of collegiate and international competition. As the only U.S. Soccer Development Academy between Cleveland and New York City, our club provides world-class training to local youth while also attracting out-of-state talent to our region. We also maintain the highest collegiate placement rate of all Western New York's 230 soccer clubs.

Excellence Beyond the Game Our staff, which has included three National Coaches of the Year, is dedicated to cultivating academic responsibility, life skills, and characteristics like commitment, teamwork, respect, and wellness. Our planned facilities will go beyond the game as well, creating an asset that will attract sports and tourism events that will have a positive economic impact in our community. 

Envision your own Custom Partnership. A variety of sponsorship opportunities is available, but the possibilities don’t end there. We will create a customized partnership package designed to showcase your company’s contribution. Please inquire for details. 

Click here and learn more about the types and levels of sponsorship opportunities available today, or contact Jeanne Covert for more information at 844-644-KICK, or email her at jcovert@empireunited.soccer