YDP (Academy) Program Description
Age Range: 8-10
Gender: Boys and Girls Teams
The New Orleans Spartans FC YDP Academy program provides an appropriate development environment for soccer players ages 8 to 10 years of age. Within an encouraging and supportive atmosphere, players focus on building a strong technical foundation and increasing their love of the game through an understanding of the basics of small-sided football. Such skills will prepare players to play competitive soccer in subsequent years.
The New Orleans Spartans FC YDP Academy program provides instruction in training three times per week from our technical staff of professional coaches. Our home training site is Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park. Because we train on turf, our training sessions are held almost without fail, leaving ample time for technical and team development. Team training for the Fall season begins in mid-August through October and training for the Spring season begins in February through April. Additionally, development opportunities are often available much earlier and throughout the summer, including summer camps. Training is done within a club and family atmosphere, offering all players the opportunity to train with others of an equivalent skill level, while also permitting sufficient time for team development.
The focus for the YDP is on training and developing good habits. They will play 1-2 games many weekends, during each of the fall and spring seasons. Our home games are held on the grass pitch on the campus of SUNO.
$450 Price for Fall 2020 includes:
- 3 x 1.5hr training sessions per week with professional coach in Tad Gormley Stadium
- 2 single day weekend Jamborees – such as Baton Rouge or Mandeville
- Mid-August through October
NOTE: The above player registration fee does not include additional Tournaments, Jamborees or Play Dates with other local Academies. Team additional expenses (split evenly between all players):
- Friendly games referee fees @$25 per game
- Tournament/Jamboree entry fees, coach’s per diem, miles and lodging (if team and coach decide to travel for an event).
Select the YPD registration link under the registration menu.