YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Alabama Soccer Association
Assistant Technical Director
YDP Program Coordinator
Want to know more about the program?
The Youth Development Program is a precursor to the ODP (Olympic Development Program) designed to offer high quality training to both male and female youth soccer players aged 9-12 years old. The training follows US Soccer guidelines and compliments training received within their club environment. The YDP offers an opportunity to participate in training run by Alabama Soccer Association Staff as well as train with Alabama’s upcoming soccer talent from around the state.
- To promote holistic player development through small sided games based on the principles of play (attacking, defending and transition).
- To teach each player basic goalkeeper techniques including, handling, shot stopping and distribution.
- To foster a fun, positive, competitive environment for players to grow and develop.
- To promote and improve the game of soccer in Alabama as well as the US as a whole, helping the game continue to be the fastest growing sport in the US.
Locations: North, East, West, South and Central Alabama
Sessions per month: 2/3 (Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, December)
Staff: Sessions will be conducted by licensed Alabama Soccer Association Staff.
Groups: Players will be divided into developmentally appropriate groups if numbers permit. These groups may change throughout each session.
The YDP will offer 4 camps each calendar year;
Fall break camp
Winter break camp
Spring break camp
Initial registration $50 - this includes training shirt ($25 value) and covers admin fees.
Training session $20 - this covers field rental, equipment and staffing.
This fee will increase 2 days prior to event.
Camp cost will vary based on location and length of camp.
Complete initial registration here - this must be done to attend training sessions. Players are required to register in advance of training session to help accurately plan staff numbers and field rental.
Refunds will be issued for injury.
Fall 2018 is open to players born in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.
Spring 2019 is open to players born in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.
If you are experiencing registration issues, please contact Program Administrator Martha Disko at firstname.lastname@example.org or 205-991-9779.
What do I need to bring?:
Players will be issued their training shirt at the first training event. The training shirt should be worn at all training sessions. Players should bring their own soccer ball (pumped up), shin guards, and something to drink. Most importantly, bring a great attitude and be ready to learn!
If an event is cancelled due to weather, your registration fees for that event will be applied to the next scheduled event in your area, or it may be refunded.