Life inside the Development Academy can be an experience cut ruggedly from hard limestone. There are only so many of them, which can necessitate travel, long hours and homework on the bus to and from practice.
This quick glimpse inside a day in the life of the San Jose Earthquakes academy gives you a pretty good indication. The questions (“Is this worth it?”), the declarations (“I come home late so one day I can do what I love and get paid millions for it”) and the camaraderie (#bartcrew) are all here. If you wanted a sense of what it’s like, you won’t get a much better indication in five minutes than this right here.