TDA is an optional program available to families that want Professional Coaching Instruction for their child ages 7-9 years old. Signing up for this program will guarantee your child gets professional coaches working with them twice per week for an hour and a half each session (three hours total for the week).
Practices are held from 6 - 7:30 PM, families may choose Monday and Wednesday OR Tuesday and Thursday. Small-Sided Games are organized on Saturday afternoons.
Fall Trainning Begins September, 25, 2017
8-Week Program (Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday)
Below are the details and registration link for WWPSA’s Fall 2017 Technical Development Academy (TDA) Soccer program. Registering early will help us ensure the highest quality of staff and efficiency in organization of groups to allow us to provide your child with the best possible soccer experience.
As a pre-requisite to understand your child's suitability for this program, players should have previously participated in and demonstrated an aptitude for organized soccer activity. The program is instructional and while fun is an integral part of the program, it should be understood that the emphasis on learning of technical soccer skills will be key to program success.
7-9 year old Boys and Girls (U7-U9)
All players will follow a detailed 8 week technical curriculum in a small sided game format (5v5 format)
All training will be conducted by professional trainers (from WWPSA full time training staff). Training will be based on the following general format:
Professional group training for 7-9 year olds
Technical skills curriculum
Small-sided training environment (4v4)
8 week program
2 x 90-minute training sessions per week
Initially Training groups will be determined by age, however after assessment, groups will be streamed by ability with no player movement allowed without the recommendation of the professional trainer.
Training sessions run from 6 - 7:30 PM.
Parents must select training days at registration (either Mon & Wed OR Tues & Thurs.)
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 child's soccer development.
For information regarding the TDA training curriculum please contact email@example.com
Technical Development Academy players will also participate in small-sided games on Saturdays. Game formats will be as follows:
Games at the weekend – Saturday afternoons.
Games are 5v5
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
Games are pickup style, played with the Rec program at Conover Park
Goal frames will be sharpshooters (5’ x 6’)
FIFA rules apply with the following modifications:
NO offsides will be called.
Parents are required to be on the opposite sideline from the players (not on the goal line or in between the fields.) No parent ’coaching’ permitted
The games are an opportunity for the players to demonstrate learned skills from weekly practices. The guided discovery method will allow the player to be the decision maker within the game. Therefore, coaching in the game is very, very limited. Referees will provide instruction on rules, however simple tactical decisions are made by the players and NOT the parents or Coaches.
These games will be "home vs home" games. In other words, players will play in a team vs. other teams from the TDA and Rec Leagues.
Training: Weeks of September 25, October 2,9,16, 23 and 30 and weeks of November 6 and 13.
Location: WWPSA fields TBD
Days / Dates: Mon & Wed OR Tues & Thur
Week beginning September 25 ending on Saturday November 18, 2017
Times: 6 - 7:30 PM
Games: With the Recreation Pickup Program
Location: Conover Park
Days/ Dates: Saturdays Beginning September 30
If weather or other reasons require a program-wide cancelation, or field closures, the cancelation will be posted on www.wwpsa.org and/or emailed as follows:
Saturdays: Cancelations will be Communicated by Email by 8 AM
Weeknights: Cancelations and field closures will be communicated by email 4 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 Travel Lead via firstname.lastname@example.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.) Please do this at Program Registration - you will then be notified when your uniform is available to pick up.
The program cost is $300 per player for the Spring 2017 season. Costs reflect the following:
Ratio of approximately 1 professional per 12 registered players maximum
Schedule of 8 weeks x 2 training sessions with anticipated loss of 1 week/season for inclement weather
1 weekend game/week (8 weeks) with anticipated loss (because of weather) of 1 or 2 weeks / season
Big Brother / Big Sister Referee During Games
US Club registration and carding (includes insurance)
Online Registration is open (please click link). All age-eligible players will be accepted in the program in the 2017 season. 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.