The Director’s Development Program (DDP) transitions players from the less structured environment of intramural or recreational soccer to the more defined player development curriculums. DDP runs August to June.
DDP players are trained as an age group by the same professional training staff that works with our travel teams year-round, under a curriculum specifically designed for our U7 and U8 DDP players by Andy Wilkes, Director of Coaching. Festivals are held jointly with other like-minded clubs to allow players to use their developing skills in short, small-sided 4v4 games that maximize their number of ball touches. By not keeping score and maintaining a consistent and singular focus on the application of the skills learned in training, we eliminate the pressure of competitive travel soccer, while still maintaining the high training standards.
Our Director's Development Program includes registration for the fall and spring intramural leagues, as well as year-round training with our professional trainers and participation in approximately 3-5 festivals. Festivals are multi-game events that take place with teams from other local soccer clubs. Although festivals will be competitive, the emphasis will be on development of soccer skills and game understanding, NOT on winning. Kids love these events and always have a lot of fun participating in them.
Below is a comparison of our DDP and intramural program. For an additional amount over the cost of fall and spring intramurals, DDP allows your child to receive year-round training and participate in several festivals.
Registration fees for the 2023-24 season are as follows and may be paid in one payment or in three installments.
|Full Year DDP
|Summer / Fall
2x per week
|Begins in August
|Intramural Soccer Fall League
Winter Academy (weekly)
|Intramural Soccer Spring League
Spring Academy (2x per week)
|Marc J. Small 3v3