The ADP will run open tryouts in June for the U9, U10, U11 and U12 ages to form teams for the following Fall season. All players are evaluated during these tryouts by the team coaches and additional evaluators. The YSC Family of companies is committed to youth development. This multi-faceted organization incorporates youth soccer development programs, adult recreational leagues, education, high-performance sport sciences, and sports marketing. YSC Sports is the Official Youth Development Partner of Philadelphia Union, providing free-of-cost training and competition opportunities for talented youth players via amateur youth programs. We did ADP because like you, our soccer team was splitting up, and my son had playing with kids a grade ahead of him and we didn’t have a natural team to go to. I think a lot of the kids who play ADP hope to make a travel team.
I found the 6 page thread about a 3rd grader trying out for travel soccer and read that already. We aren’t ready to go the travel route for our rising 3rd grader, but am trying to figure out more about ADP versus sticking with rec. Our coach’s daughter is expected to go the travel route, which means that our team will either need new coaches or disband in third grade. DD wants to keep playing but isn’t obsessive about soccer and we want her to continue to pursue other hobbies as well so we aren’t offering up travel as an option. ADP players will participate in smaller sided games, under differing conditions, that will promote the qualities that we look for in our youth players. By allowing for more touches on the ball, more creativity with the ball, more individual problem solving in the game environment, players are provided with a greater opportunity for successful development.
ADP players are guaranteed to receive age-appropriate instruction from licensed coaches during all training and game day sessions. primary objective is to teach players the basic technical skills and training habits required for playing competitive soccer.
The coaching staff is evaluated each year by the ADP Director and may be rotated among the teams for maximum player development benefits. The standard term for a coach to remain with a team is one year. ADP provides a quality soccer experience for U9, U10 and U11 boys and girls. The ADP Director, as well as the professional and volunteer coaches, work with each team during the fall and spring to provide an enjoyable learning environment through ten weeks of scheduled practices and eight weekend matches. YSC Sports is one of the nation’s most innovative youth soccer training programs.
Where Everyone Plays!
It was a little hard, coming from rec teams that have winning records. (I am not a soccer expert by any stretch, but the coaches seem good to me!). They are working to make them better soccer players not simply win games. The Virginia Legacy has spent a lot of time developing a player centric philosophy and age group curriculum. All players, coaches, parents and newcomers to the club are encouraged to read what the Virginia Legacy is all about and how we go about developing players, the club and teams.
ADP players are registered and placed on teams with the goal of creating balanced and even teams in terms of ability. We want games that are exciting and close in score, which creates the best environment for a player’s development. Similar to the travel teams, NO CONSIDERATION is given to the player’s school or home address. Players that are not selected for the ADP will be provided with information on Recreational Soccer and other programs in Arlington Soccer Association. This program will provide players with an opportunity to focus on technical and tactical development in a professional training environment with less commitment, money, travel and time than Travel soccer. Social, physical and cognitive development, as well as the style of play, will be the priorities each season. The pro coach is terrific, and all of the boys on the team have improved since the start of the Fall season.
Edp 1st Team
Arlington Soccer makes a commitment to our professional coaching staff and players. We expect ADP players and families to be fully committed each season as well.
Our facility and coaching inspires players to pursue excellence—both on and off the field. The Advanced Development Program (U6-U10 ADP) is the transition stage between the recreational side of the Virginia Legacy Soccer Club and the travel side. This player-centric program offers our younger players the opportunity to be exposed to a more focused soccer environment that will enhance their skills and approach to the game. The ADP is for players with above average skills and a strong desire to further enhance their abilities and love for the game. All 2nd grade and older teams in ASA’s Recreational and High School programs will be participating in our annual Silent Soccer weekend happening this Saturday! Silent Soccer is an event where all adults -parents, coaches and fans – are to remain quiet during the games, and no coaching of any kind will take while the kids are on the field. The first few games of our first season, our team got absolutely crushed by every opponent.
There is quite a large talent spread on the team – with some boys closer to rec level and some boys closer to travel level, but they are all learning and developing together. If some of the kids return to rec next year, they will be much improved players. And the travel level players are gaining enough skills to be competitive at travel tryouts this spring.
- The second session and games will be led by the team coach.
- One day per week the practice session will be led by a professional staff member of TUSA.
- Each ADP team will have a dedicated volunteer coach who will work with the programs technical director.
- The players’ social, physical and cognitive development are the priorities each season – not match results.
- This program provides players with an opportunity to focus on technical and tactical development in a professional training environment with less commitment, money, travel, and time than travel soccer.
ADP players are expected to attend all team practices and games. ADP players may also participate in Rec soccer, but ADP will be their priority.
Williamsburg Fall Adp
It’s nice not having to drive to Haymarket or Leesburg or Ellicott City or Annandale on weekends, just Arlington. The level of soccer is better and the teams are nearly always evenly matched.
DS tried out for ASA U9 travel and ADP last spring and made both programs. We worried that travel might be too much for a second grader (November birthday, so he’s young for the 2009 birth year), so after much back and forth decided to decline travel and accept ADP. DS bonded immediately with his team and truly loves playing with them. The boys are noticeably more talented and committed than DS’s former rec teammates, but none of them are single-mindedly focused on soccer. Teams are coached by professional coaches and qualified volunteer coaches . Arlington Soccer employs a licensed, professional coaching staff under the supervision of the club’s Director of Player Development .
While there is increased competition, our emphasis is on developing complete and confident players who are not afraid to take risks. The format of ADP encourages players to master ball-handling techniques and individual player creativity in a fun, yet educational environment. Training/practice wise, it’s midway between Rec and Travel. Our rec team used to practice 1x/week (now it’s 2) and our Travel team practiced 3 days/week. One day is like a rec practice with volunteer coaches , one day is like a pooled travel practice with pro coaches. You don’t have tournaments, so you get to keep your holiday weekends free. Winter or summer training is optional, not required like it is for Travel.
All professional pool coaches are hired and paid by Arlington Soccer. Volunteer coaches are usually parents and/or former/current players looking to get into coaching at an early age. The professional pool coaches work for the club and are placed in pools to benefit the development of each player.
This program provides players with an opportunity to focus on technical and tactical development in a professional training environment with less commitment, money, travel, and time than travel soccer. The players’ social, physical and cognitive development are the priorities each season – not match results. Each ADP team will have a dedicated volunteer coach who will work with the programs technical director. One day per week the practice session will be led by a professional staff member of TUSA. The second session and games will be led by the team coach. In addition, coaches will attend a training coaching workshop prior to the start of the season as well as coaching sessions throughout the year. This training allows the coaches to receive education which ensures that your child is receiving consistent, progressive instruction which leads to a higher level of learning.
Where Do We Play?
But at least 4 or 5 kids on our team tried out for travel; one made it. Yes, practices are twice a week – once with a professional coach, the pool practice. It’s at a huge field and two ADP teams are combined and 1 professional coach and each team’s parent coach work with them. The second practice is a team-only practice led by the parent coach. ADP players may participate in the Recreational program, subject to rostering constraints based on team size.