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King of Prussia Soccer Club: Player Development Pathway for Youth Soccer

Updated: May 24, 2022

King of Prussia Soccer Club announced a new comprehensive player development pathway in January 2020.  The new pathway model includes both revisions to former KOPSC programs as well as brand new academies aimed to provide an appropriate level of play for children of all ages and abilities.

Former Club President Jim Roberts stated, “Our founder, Jim Baxter, wanted a place for the children of our community to play the beautiful game of soccer.  Under this new structure, we will provide this experience through a range of academies for players to be performing at a level that matches their commitment and skill. This pathway is a more natural progression from intramural to travel programs.

Player Development Pathway



Junior Prussians (age 3 to Pre-K)

  • Fun, active, engaging first soccer experience. Sessions include skill building activities and small sided games. Parent volunteer & trained teen coaches

  • The goal of this program will be for children to have fun and be active, as well as get them excited about soccer, and for parents to enjoy their first soccer experience with their kids.

Development Academy (KDG - Highschool)

  • Follows US Youth Soccer guidelines as a technical, tactical, and socially appropriate developmental bridge to the Competitive Academy.

  • Provides young players their first exposure to a dedicated team structure, once-a-week practice, and weekend games.  It will focus on motivating players to continue their skills development, and foster a love of the game.

  • For young athletes who want to continue playing in a recreational but educational environment, kids are coached by trained parent volunteers under the direction of Keith Conway, Technical Director, along with hired professional trainers to further develop ball control and skill.

  • Character of Champions. 4 sessions. Athletes participate in a combination of in-person/on field and online/off-field training with Coach Tony Williams, founder of Character of Champions along with Mike Klienert, A Licensed coach.



Competitive Academy (u8-u19) 

  • Challenging and competitive play

  • Boys and Girls Travel Teams

  • Professional trainers work alongside licensed volunteer coaches to ensure player-centered practices.

  • Character of Champions Course u8-u11

  • Weekly training, weekend games, & tournaments

  • Various levels of play for kids who want soccer as their primary sport and those who want a less competitive travel experience.


KOPSC will promote additional training opportunities for players throughout the year, including Specialty Clinics, Summer Clinics, and in-house Winter Indoor programs.

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