The U18 team is the feeder team for the Reserves, where senior members of the team also make appearances. The Academy has also provided backup to the first team during player shortages. The Academy is currently run by Jamie Hoyland.Tony Walmsley is the current Head of Academy Recruitment. Sheffield United's youth system was given Academy status in December 2002. Sheffield United are one of the few clubs outside the top two tiers of English football to have Category 2 status Academy in the Elite Player Performance Plan.
The team plays at the Shirecliffe Ground at at Firshill Crescent.