Pre-Academy Program

8U/7U PROGRAM - FALL '17 & Spring '18

The DDYSC Pre-Academy program is an opportunity for enthusiastic soccer loving six and seven year old boys and girls to increase their soccer development in a more focused and structured learning environment.  It’s a great introduction to club soccer and professional training and is a stepping stone to higher level competitive soccer in academy and select.

Pre-Academy players will be evaluated and selected at tryout sessions held at the end of May/beginning of June each year, and players joining are asked to commit to a full year, which includes the fall and spring seasons.  There may be the opportunity to tryout between the fall and spring seasons, but these tryouts depend on our numbers and aren’t guaranteed.  It is advised that players trying out have at least a year of organized soccer experience.

TRAINING

Pre-Academy players will train twice a week for an hour and 15 minutes with an emphasis on soccer coordination, individual ball skills, and small group play.

Girls:

AGE & GENDER

DAYS

LOCATION

TIME

2010 GIRLS

Mon. & Wed.

TBD

 TBD

2011 GIRLS Mon. & Wed. TBD TBD

Boys:

AGE AND GENDER

DAYS

LOCATION

TIME

2010 Boys  Tue. & Thu.    TBD   TBD
2011 Boys   Mon. & Wed.    TBD   TBD

GAMES

Game format will focus on 4v4 (no goalies) and 5v5 (with goalies) small sided games as a preparation for moving up to the larger 7v7 format as U9s.  Games will be played in house with players being mixed on different teams and with other local clubs playing the same format as our U8s.

PRE-ACADEMY FEES

For full year commitment (Fall 2017 & Spring 2018 seasons)

Facility Member $700 or Program Member $800 (Payment plans are available if needed)

(All participants must be either a facility or program member.  Program memberships may be purchased for $40 for a family.)

Financial assistance is provided for those in need. If you are in need of financial assistance, fill out a financial assistnace form and contact Paul Wiesboeck at paulw@ymcaatlanta.org.

ADDITIONAL FEES:

Uniforms - Pre-Academy players are required to purchase a partial Academy uniform kit that will include two shirts, one pair of shorts and one pair of socks.  This partial kit, along with the later purchase of the rest of the kit, can be used again the following year in U9 Academy.  

BOYS UNIFORM NUMBERING   GIRLS UNIFORM NUMBERING

UNIFORM ORDERING LINK HERE

TOURNAMENTS

Tournaments - Pre-Academy teams will not take part in any fall pre-season tournaments, but they may take part in post season tournaments at the discretion of the coaching staff.  Any tournaments entered are an additional cost per player.

COACHING STAFF

Doug Kennedy (Pre-Academy Director)
Andrea Bustamante 
Paul Wiesboeck

ID Clinics

For the Fall 2017 - Spring 2018 season, players born in 2010 and 2011 will be eligible to try-out for this program.  You must Pre-register for the ID Clinics using the link below. For more information regarding the ID Clinics or the program in general, please contact Doug Kennedy.

CONTACT

Pre-Academy Director – Doug Kennedy (dkennedy@ddysoccer.org)