DDYSC Academy Program

The Academy Soccer Program participates in the Georgia Youth Soccer Association’s U9, U10, U11, and U12 Developmental Program (The Academy). The goal of this program is to implement the Georgia State Soccer Association’s and the United States Soccer Federation’s guideline and recommendations for youth player development. Player pools will be formed at each of these age groups, separating the boys and the girls. This program is an alternative to the traditional select team and higher level of competitive play. Our developmental program is structured to provide maximum instruction for each and every player, preparing him or her to compete at their highest level of play. Nationally and State certified coaches will emphasize development of ability on the ball and ball control, including basic individual skills: footwork, passing, defending tactics, dribbling and shooting. The training players will receive is designed to keep every player active with the ball at all possible times.

All Academy players are required to commit for the Fall and Spring Seasons.

TRAINING

Academy Players will be separated into age groups and each age group will train together. There are two mandatory training sessions per week for one and half hours each. There will be additional training clinics available throughout the season for maximum player improvement.

GAMES

Academy games are scheduled by our Academy Directors. Teams should expect to play a minimum of 10 games per season. Home games will be played at Indian Creek Elementary or Pattillo Park.  

U9 and U10 Age Groups play 7v7 (2 X 30 minute halves), U11 and U12 Age Groups play 9v9 (2 X 30 minute halves)

TOURNAMENTS

Teams may travel and participate in up to 3 local tournaments per year. In addition, one out-of-town tournament may be attended per year. Teams are encouraged to play in tournaments each season. Tournaments will be a coach and team decision and will require additional fees.

COACHES

The DDYSC maintains some of the highest standards with regards to coaching. All DDYSC coaches are licensed, highly trained, and experienced professionals. The DDYSC has coaches with international, collegiate, and ODP coaching experience.

SELECTION

All players selected to play for one of the DDYSC Academy Teams will be notified of their acceptance within 72 hours of the final tryout date. Players must either accept or deny within 48 hours. 

If you are accepted to participate on one of the DDYSC Academy Soccer teams you will be notified within seven days of the end of try-outs. If you choose to accept the placement on the team you must notify the Director of Coaching and come to the registration date and complete all forms and pay all fees. If you cannot attend the registration you must make arrangements with the Community Sports Director or the Director of Coaching.

Links to other Academy Pages:

TRYOUTS        REGISTRATION INFO        ACADEMY UNIFORMS        GAME SCHEDULES        PRACTICE SCHEDULES        PRE-ACADEMY PROGRAM       PRE-SEASON TEAM CAMP