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Developmental Program

2016-2017 Developmental Overview

The developmental program aims to supplement registered players training and club experience with the intramural program and hopefully provide a solid grounding for travel soccer.

The developmental program will follow a progressive developmentally appropriate training program geared towards improving player’s skills and game understanding in a fun and safe environment.

The developmental program is open to players of any/all skill levels, and offers additional soccer opportunities and 'competitive' match conditions throughout the year.

The developmental program will not cover positional play or team tactical facets of the game geared towards results or set-pieces or anything that is not developmentally appropriate for the players.

All sessions will be run by experienced and enthusiastic coaches under the guidance of Developmental Director of Coaching David Stapleton

In accordance with US Youth Soccer guidelines and 'principles of coaching', you can check each age group page for an overview of the Developmental Training Program as well as viewing session plans to inform parents and coaches as to the training program being followed.

We hope all players have an enjoyable and rewarding experience this season.

David Stapleton - Developmental Director of Coaching


Spring 2017 Developmental

*Updated 4/9/17*

We're excited to announce our Spring 2017 Developmental Training Program registration is still open and sessions will begin in April.

Congrats to the Litvack Family (Gu8 Interleague Division) who are the winners of the prize draw for players who registered on or before March 6th

Prize Draw Details - Click Here

Spring Developmental Training will take at Plainedge Middle School on the lower (sump) fields, and will offer players a chance to continue to develop their skills in a challenging and fun environment under the guidance of the Developmental Coaching Staff

The training curriculum will be developmentally appropriate and looking to focus on fundamental skills and small-sided games.

Check specific age-group tabs - on the left - for more detailed information on the training program and session content.

Program Details

Players Born 2011 (Bu6/Gu6) PSC ‘Little Champions’ Division *Six (6) Week Program* Updated 4/7/17

Tuesday(s) 6-7pmApril 18, 25. May 2, 9, 16, 23.

Wednesday(s) 6-7pmApril 19, 26. May 3, 10, 17, 24.

Players Born 2010 (Bu7/Gu7) PSC ‘Strikers’ Division *Eight (8) Week Program*

Monday(s) 6-7pmApril 10, 24. May 1, 8, 15, 22. June 5, 12.

Tuesday(s) 6-7pmApril 11, 18, 25. May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

Wednesday(s) 6-7pmApril 12, 19, 26. May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.

*** Additional playing opportunities offered for registered (U7) Developmental players ***

Players Born 2009 (Bu8/Gu8) PSC ‘Interleague’ Division *Eight (8) Week Program*

Monday(s) 6-7pmApril 10, 24. May 1, 8, 15, 22. June 5, 12.

Tuesday(s) 6-7pmApril 11, 18, 25. May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

Wednesday(s) 6-7pmApril 12, 19, 26. May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.

*** Additional playing opportunities offered for registered (U8) Developmental players  ***

Players Born 2008 (Bu9/Gu9) PSC ‘LIJSL’ U9Travel *Eight (8) Week Program*

Gu9 - Tuesday(s) 7-8pmApril 11, 18, 25. May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

Bu9 - Wednesday(s) 7-8pmApril 12, 19, 26. May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.

Players Born 2007/2008 (Bu9_10/Gu9_10) PSC ‘135’ Division *Six (6) Week Program* Updated 4/9/17

Monday(s) 6-7pmApril 10, 24. May 1, 8, 15, 22.

Age Group Offerings
Age group offerings will be in accordance with new US Soccer 'Calendar Year' recommendations
Players Born in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, & 2011 are eligible to register for Spring 2017 Developmental.

Check specific age-group tabs - on the left - for more detailed information on the training program and session content.


Winter (Indoor) 2017 Developmental

*Last Updated 3/13/17*

The Winter (Indoor) 2017 Developmental Training Program is now over.

Thank you to all players who attended for their efforts and hard work on the indoor training 'fields'

The following topics were covered during the weekly training program;

  • Improve Ball Mastery & Individual Possession
  • Improve Ball Mastery & 1v1 Challenges
  • Improve Ball Mastery & Breaking Pressure 
  • Speed Dribbling & 1v1 Challenges
  • Improve Short Passing with Multiple Surfaces
  • Improve Short Passing & 1st Touch (Receiving)
  • Improve Short Passing & Movement off the Ball
  • World Cup Futsal

 


Fall 2016 Developmental

* Updated 11/15/2016 *

The Fall 2016 Developmental Training Program is now over.

Thank you to all players who attended for their efforts and hard work on the training fields.

The following topics were covered during the weekly training program;

  • Improve Ball Mastery & Technical Dribbling
  • Improve Individual Possession & Technical Dribbling
  • Breaking Pressure & Technical Dribbling
  • Passing & Receiving (Moving the Ball)
  • Improve Short Passing & Supporting the Ball
  • Passing & Receiving (Movement off the Ball)
  • Improve Instep Striking & Finishing Techniques
  • World Cup Challenge