Alexandria Soccer

U9-U11 Player Development Program (PDP)

The transitional PDP program will offer advanced progressions for the passionate soccer player

 

U9-11 Player Development Program (PDP)

WHAT IS PDP?

The Player Development Program (“PDP”) provides a transitional and challenging environment for players who are motivated to be more comfortable or confident within the game during their gameday experience. PDP participants include ASA recreational league players who would like further preparatory training or current travel players looking to improve technical skills. Other participants may simply have logistical conflicts to commit to the travel soccer environment and would like exposure to the great coaches that ASA provides to further enjoy their recreation experience.

Boys and girls are typically organized within the session by age groups (U9-U11), gender and placed into training teams. In addition to the seven weeks of training there will be additional games scheduled against our own ASA travel teams on Saturday afternoons or early evenings on our premium fields. 

Coaches: PDP coaches are ASA professional and staff coaches. The coaches train players with the same standards and age appropriate curriculum used for the "travel" soccer players. Sessions are structured to introduce players to the most important technical and tactical concepts at each age group.

WHERE:

  • Simpson Field (426 East Monroe Ave, Alexandria, Va 22301)

WHEN: Spring 2016 (7 Weeks)

  • 5:45 - 6:45pm
  • Monday Sessions - April 4, 11, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16
  • Wednesday Sessions - April 6, 13, 20, 27 May 4, 11, 18
    • Classes are offered two times during the week.
    • Registration includes one (1) of the two (2) days during the week

COST:

  • $125
  • Financial assistance is available

FAQs

  • How is this different from Travel soccer?: PDP is for invited players and those who apply, regardless of their current skill level and financial standing. There is no tryout required! The ASA technical staff recommends the program to players that have a desire to learn and passion for the sport.  Many players may have a desire to progress to the travel gameday environment and others may simply want to be more comfortable in the Recreation environment. This program is ideal for both groups of players.  For more information visit  the "Travel" program webpage.
  • What is the setting for the 'games'?: ASA will schedule scrimmages for the PDP players. On these dates the players will compete against our own ASA travel teams on premium fields with referees. This will provide our players with a more challenging and different gameday experience to supplement or add to their games with their Recreation teams. 

PLEASE NOTE: 

  • Player Development Program (PDP) soccer is a supplemental training session that ASA recommends in addition to the recreational soccer league if players are interested in receiving technical training from ASA professional coaches. 
  • To sign up for the recreational soccer league, which includes teams that play games each weekend and practice during the week, visit the recreational league homepage.

REGISTRATION: 

Fall and spring PDP sessions are offered each year to coincide with the recreational soccer league seasons. Hour-long training sessions will take place one night per week for seven weeks on Alexandria City premium fields. It is highly recommended that kids in the PDP program also play on a recreation soccer team to continue to build skills and game experience. If PDP players enjoy the competitive environment, they should consider trying out for one of ASA’s travel teams. Annual tryouts are held in the spring of each year. For more information on ASA travel soccer, visit the ASA Travel Website.

QUESTIONS?

Email asasoc1@alexandria-soccer.org or call (703) 684-5425 for more information

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