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Development Academy

Development Academy

 

PURPOSE: The goal of the program is for all players to gain a thorough understanding of many aspects of the game of soccer, and to motivate players to continue playing, furthering their skills development, and fostering a love of the game.

  • Curriculum is created from US Youth Soccer guidelines as a technical, tactical, and socially appropriate developmental bridge for those desiring to move into Competitive Academies.

TRAINING: Teams practice 1x/week in-person training where coaches will follow prepared, detailed practice plans designed to give players the knowledge and skills they need as they further their interest as soccer players.  

  • Players will be assigned to specific teams for the season led by parent volunteer coaches, who will be working closely with a carefully coordinated curriculum from the Director of Coaching and Director of Player Development. 

CHARACTER OF CHAMPIONS: Players will participate in four 30 minute sessions over the course of the DA program.  Sessions are virtual, led by founder of Character of Champions, Tony Williams. For more details on this program click here.

GAMES: 

  • Saturday game sessions will run for one hour and fifteen minutes and will start with a review of the weekly practice exercises.

  • Small-sided game (4v4 for U7/U8 and 7v7 for U9/U10) on small lined fields, played against other Development Academy teams in house. 

  • No scores will be recorded and no standings kept.  

  • This program will focus more on familiarizing players with the rules of the game, including simplified officiating by high-school age youth volunteer referees, and introduce them to concepts of teamwork and basic tactics for offense and defense.

PLAYER REQUESTS:  Parents have the option to list up to two team-mate/carpool requests. Every effort will be made to honor all requests, but unfortunately cannot be guaranteed in every circumstance.

Spring 2021

 

Registration $199*

Late Registration $225 (after March 12)

 

Starts March 22nd

 

Games

Saturdays 9:00am - 10:15am

March 27

April 3, 10, 17, 24

May 1, 8, 14

Rain Make-up date May 22

 

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Weekly Practices

 

Birth Years - 2015, 2014, 2013 (u7-U9)*

Mondays 6:00 to 7:15PM

 

*Must be 6 years old by start of program.

 

Birth Years - 2012, 2011, 2010 (u10-u12)

Tuesdays 6:00  to 7:15PM

 

Location

All practices and games are at Baxter Field

 

Click here to register

 

Uniform:  Styled jersey, shorts, and soccer socks included in registration fee.

 

Players will be grouped into teams after the first day.

 

*Character of Champions program is included as no additional cost.

 

Character of Champions

 

Dates and Times

 

u7-u9 @6:30pm
April 8th
April 22nd
May 6th
May 20th

 

u10-u12 @7:00pm
April 8th
April 22nd
May 6th
May 20th

 

 

**If total registrations exceed 75 players, a second session from 10:30am - 11:45am will be added, and players will be divided between both sessions. 

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