Pre-Academy Program

8U/7U PROGRAM - FALL '19 & Spring '20

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.


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.






2012 GIRLS

Tue. & Thu.

Dekalb School of the Arts

 5:30pm to 6:45pm

2013 GIRLS Tue. & Thu. Dekalb School of the Arts

5:30pm to 6:45pm






2012 Boys  Mon. & Wed. Dekalb School of the Arts

  5:30pm to 6:45pm

2013 Boys   Tue. & Thu.

Dekalb School of the Arts

  5:30pm to 6:45pm


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.


For full year commitment (Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 seasons)

Facility Member $750 or Program Member $850 (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 turn in with other doocumentation when registering.



Uniforms - Pre-Academy players are required to purchase the Academy uniform kit that will include two shirts, two shorts, two socks, a training shirt, and warm-up.  This uniform will be used for both the fall and spring seasons.


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.


Doug Kennedy (Pre-Academy Director)
Alex Lopez
Moussa Mounir
Pelumi Barcre
Lisa DiCaprio
Lorenzo Martinelli

ID Clinics

For the Fall 2019 - Spring 2020 season, players born in 2012, 2013 and 2014 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.


Pre-Academy Director – Doug Kennedy (