Pre-Academy Program

8U/7U PROGRAM - FALL 2020 & Spring 2021

Players born in 2013, 2014, and 2015 are eligible.

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 ID clinic 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.

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 9Us.  Games will be played in house with players being mixed on different teams and with other local clubs playing the same format as our 8Us.

PRE-ACADEMY FEES

- For full year commitment (Fall 2020 & Spring 2021 seasons)

     Facility Member $750 or Program Member $850 (Payment plans are available if needed)

- Spring '21 season commitment only

     Facility Mamber $400 or Program Member $475 (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.

ADDITIONAL FEES

UNIFORMS

Pre-Academy players are required to purchase the Academy uniform kit that will include two shirts, shorts, two pairs of socks, and a training shirt.  This uniform will be used for both Pre-Academy and Academy through the Spring '22 season.

TOURNAMENTS

Pre-Academy teams will not take part in any 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.

CONTACT

For more information regarding the Pre-Academy program, please contact Pre-Academy Director, Doug Kennedy (dkennedy@ddysoccer.org).