||Boys and Girls with birthdates between April 1st 2001 and March 31st 2004
||All players will follow a detailed 10 week technical curriculum, developing those aspects of the game into simple and sometimes more complex tactical situations in a small sided format (5v5 - 4 outfield players plus a Keeper)
All training will be conducted by professional trainers (from WWPSAs full time staff) under the direction of Program Director Nick Harrison. Training will be based on the following general format:
- Professional group training for 9, 10, 11, 12 year olds
- Technical skills curriculum, development of age appropiate travel level tactical considerations
- Small-sided training environment (5v5 including GK)
- 10 week program
- 2 x 90-minute training sessions per week (each player will have a 4:30pm session and a 6pm session each week - NO Exceptions)
- Training on Tuesdays and Thursdays (Boys and Girls)
Initially Training groups will be determined by age, however after week 1 assessment, groups will be streamed by ability will no player movement allowed without the reccomendation of the professional trainer.
Requests - We will try to honor requests once assessments have been made, however parents should understand that since groups are formed on ability a request to move a player may have detrimental results on your childs soccer development.
For information regarding the TDA ’Plus’ Training curriculum please visit the Curriculum Page
With Season long Detailed Learning Ourtcomes Available here
Travel Development Academy ’Plus’ players will also participate in the most part in small-sided games on Saturdays, however there will be opportunities to play in the full sided age appropriate format against local travel level teams throughout the season (which may include the Sunburst tournament).
- Game at the weekend – Saturday afternoon - 2pm-3pm
- Games are 5v5 including GK
- Teams are formed in each age/ gender group
- Teams are equal, not select. Roster size approx 8 players
- Fields are approx 40 x 20 yds
- GK box is small
- Games are 2 x 30 mins with a 5 minute break where the trainers will look to review what the players learned that week and emphasize the use of those skills during the game
- Goal frames will be sharpshooters (5’ x 6’)
- FIFA rules apply with the following modifcations:
- Substitutions can be granted by the referee upon any stoppage of play. Examples of stoppage include goal kicks, kick-ins, corner kicks and player injury. This allows for the most flexibility when it comes to player substitution. The referee will have final say.
- NO offsides will be called.
- NO punting from goalkeepers – Must throw ball or pass ball out. Once the keeper puts the ball on the floor, it can not be picked up, it is a live ball in play.
- Parents are required to be on the opposite sideline from the players. (not on the goal line or in between the fields) with no parent ’coaching’ permitted
These games will be "home vs home" games. In other words, players will play in a team vs. other teams from the TDA. However, we will also participate in small-sided games vs. other local soccer clubs including Princeton, Montgomery, and Yardley-Makefield Soccer Clubs. These games will be in the form of "Festival Days."
Location: Conover Park
Days/ Dates: Tuesdays & Thursdays (10 Weeks)
March 19th through May 23rd
Times: 4:30-6pm and 6pm-7:30pm
Location: Conover Park
Days/ Dates: Saturdays March 23rd through May 25th (10 weeks including Festivals)
Times: Between 2pm-3pm
Festival dates should be posted by week 1 of season.
If weather or other reasons require a program wide cancellation or field closures, the cancellation will be posted onwww.wwpsa.org and/or emailed as follows:
- Saturdays: Cancellations will be posted on the website by 11:00 am
- Weeknights: Cancellations and field closures will be posted on the website by 3:00 pm on the day of the session
As an FYI we will play on in the event of rain, however thunder/lightning will result in clearing the field for at least 30 minutes from the last evidence of thunder/lightning
||Should you have additional questions, please check our Question & Answer section or contact Nick Harrison, Program Director via TDA@wwpsa.org
||All training and soccer instruction will be delivered by professional trainers. However, all families are expected to fulfill a volunteer role. WWPSA is fundamentally a volunteer-run and managed non-profit Association. The fees collected for the Technical Development Academy cover directly related costs such as professional training, referee fees, facilities, equipment, insurance, player "carding", online registration, website, and so on. The fees DO NOT include program administration, game day management, festival staffing etc. Without each family performing a volunteer duty (which can be as little as one or two hours on a Festival Day), this program would likely cost twice as much as it does today. Therefore, we hope that you will help us to make this a successful program by offering to help in whichever way works best for you. Thank you for your understanding.
|Registration, Carding and Uniforms
Players would be registered members of WWPSA and would be carded under US Club for insurance and travel purposes. This will permit them to travel to other towns to participate in Festival Days. Players will need to purchase a basic WWPSA uniform set (green and white shirts, shorts, socks).
The program cost is $280 per player for the Spring 2013 season. Costs reflect the following:
- Ratio of approx 1 professional per 12 registered players maximum
- Schedule of 10 weeks x 2 training sessions with anticipated loss of 1 week/season for inclement weather
- 1 weekend game/week with referee (7 weeks) with anticipated loss of 1 or 2 weeks/ season
- A professional trainer in attendance at most weekend games (10 weeks)
- 3 Festival Days (travel costs not included)
- 1 home-hosted Festival Day per year (3 games/ team with referees)
- US Club registration and carding (includes insurance)
- Facilities fees
- Administrative fees
Online Registration is open (please click link). All age-eligible players will be accepted in the program in 2012-13. Families should determine if this is the appropriate program for their player or whether other programs offered by WWPSA (including Spring Rec Soccer) will be more appropriate. Please note that an administration fee may be charged for program transfer.
TO REGISTER CLICK HERE