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Youth Development Academy

Birth Year / Season Matrix

Dates: Spring 2019 Season: April 1--May 22. Times listed below in each program.

Location: Idaho Falls Soccer Complex (Old Butte Road west of the Idaho Falls Airport)

Cost: U6=$70, U8=$80 and U10=$90 (Program shirt included)

Go to our REGISTRATION page and select PLAYER to get your player registered. (Registration April 1--February 20)

Go to our REGISTRATION page and select COACH to register to coach a team.

The Youth Development Academy (YDA) has a fall season (late August to mid October) and a spring season (early April to late May). YDA practices and games are at the Idaho Falls Soccer Complex (west of the Idaho Falls Airport) Seasons include weekly training sessions and at least 6 games.

YDA utilizes set teams and age appropriate player technical development as the players train together following a guided curriculum lead by a professional team of coaches from CGA Academy. These coaches will attend training sessions every other week and will provide training session outlines for the weeks they are not in attendance. There are no referees in the YDA program. Players are expected to learn the rules of the game and apply them with help from the coaches. We believe that this will assist them in forming pickup games at school and other places, providing the kids with the best opportunities for growth and development by providing them with increased responsibility to be aware of the rules and their application in game situations.  

Children of all skill levels are welcome to participate. Many kids in each "age group" have only limited playing experience and/or skill, while other kids have participated for many years and exhibit high levels of skill. We strive to develop and encourage kids of all levels of experience and ability to learn and grow.

U6

Beginning Spring 2019, there will be two days of soccer a week U6 players, Monday and Wednesday from 5:30p-6:30p. Players participate in a combination of individual technical skills and fun and interactive team type games. These activities will be coupled with small-side games. Wednesday's will be game days with games of 3v3 or 4v4 without goalkeepers. 

There is a fall season and a spring season. U6 Players use a size 3 ball. All players must wear shin guards and should bring water with them. No jewelry allowed.

U8

For U8 players there are two days of soccer per week Monday/Wednesday from 5:30p-6:30p. Training sessions will be Mondays and games will be on Wednesdays throughout the season.

There is a fall season and a spring season. Players play 4v4 or 5v5 on small fields without goal keepers. 

U8 Players use a size 3 ball. All players must wear shin guards and should bring water with them. No jewelry allowed.

U10

For U10 players there are two to three days of soccer per week. All players will attend an academy style training session on Mondays from 6:30p-7:30p. Games will be on Saturdays. Home games will be played at the Idaho Falls Soccer complex. Away games will be held at locations from Driggs to Pocatello depending on participation from those clubs. Teams are allowed to hold one additional training session lead by their coaches according to their own schedule.

There is a fall season and a spring season. Players play 7v7 on small fields with goal keepers. Teams also have the opportunity, if they choose, to attend one or more tournaments in East Idaho. If the coach and team decide to do this there will be additional costs for tournament entry fees. 

U10 Players use a size 4 ball. All players must wear shin guards and should bring water with them. No jewelry allowed.

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