Dero-velopment Model

The DeRo United Futbol Academy (DUFA) was created by former Canadian National and MLS soccer star Dwayne De Rosario and his family in order to find and develop the next “DeRo”.

The De Rosario family has created an academy training program that is focused on the development of youth futbol players from ages 4 to 16 years old using the “DeRo-velopment” model.

By following the Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model, the DeRo-velopment model is committed to providing a sophisticated academy program that will focus on the development of the player.

Our dedicated team of technical staff, DUFA provides training, leadership and guidance to help our players improve and reach their full potential both on and off the field.

The DeRo-velopment model focuses on the W5H system to teach players the Who, What, Where, Why, When and How of the game.We offer a program that focuses on improving touch and technique, while further developing the understanding and knowledge of the game and importance of rhythmic style of play and core ball skills. 

Our coaching philosophy is to use the guided discovery methodology and allow players to make their own decisions and mistakes on the field, in order to improve tactical awareness.

The W5H system focuses on helping players better understand their decisions and decision-making process on the field, while creating the opportunity to develop greater technique, speed, strength, awareness, confidence and discipline.

DeRo United also teaches players the importance of health, nutrition and continuous education through ongoing mentorship and guidance on and off the field. We believe these are the most vital tools necessary for the success of any aspiring futbol player and we are committed to helping youth achieve these goals.