Coaches the world over have been trying to predict which young players will develop into the next Lionel Messi, Carli Lloyd or Cristiano Ronaldo. To date, no one has a sure fire formula for identifying which of today’s youngsters will become the next star on the world stage. Coaches do however agree that young players with promise and potential, when placed in a good training environment and exposed to good coaching, can achieve a superior level of play.
To foster our young talent, New York State West Youth Soccer Association’s coaching staff created the Academy. The Academy is designed to expose young players to focused training sessions provided by nationally certified coaches. The Academy Curriculum focuses on improving a player’s technical ability and tactical awareness. The six session program stresses fun and progress in a positive learning environment.
The Academy program, which is for both boys and girls, has traditionally been for current ODP players in our two youngest age groups. We now have extended participation to include four birth years. Also, these expanded groups of players, both younger and older, do not have to currently be in our NYW ODP program.
While we encourage current ’02, ’03, ’04 and ’05 players that are in our ODP pools, the invitation is also for any NEW ’02, ’03, ’04 and ’05 born players.
Again, your child need not be in the ODP pool to participate. We welcome any new athletes who are serious players who wish to experience the high quality coaching associated with the Olympic Development Program.
Registration Fee: $205*
*Early Bird Registration Fee: $180
To receive the Early Bird Registration Rate, registration must be completed by 5:00PM, Friday, September 2, 2016.
A REQUIRED Academy Training Kit (uniform: jersey, shorts and socks) will need to be purchased separately. (Approximate Cost: $35, includes shipping).
All participating players must be registered online.
There are no longer on site “walk-in” registrations.
Rosters are printed at 5:00pm on Friday, Sept 9th. (the Friday prior to the start of each respective program). Registration will remain open right up until the start of the respective event but players who register after 5:00pm on Friday, Sept 9th must bring a copy of their tryout registration confirmation to show at check-in.
Questions? Contact NYSWYSA at 607-962-9923
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