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Youth Development Academy

Birth Year / Season Matrix

Dates: Fall 2018 Season: August 27--October 17. Times listed below in each program.

Location: Mel Erikson Park (West of EIRMC)

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

Go to our PLAYER registration page to get your player registered. (Registration May 7--June 30)

Go to our COACH registration page to register to coach a team.

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 Mel Erikson Park (one block west of EIRMC Hospital) Seasons include weekly training sessions  and at least 6 games.

Our YDA has moved away from set teams and toward more age appropriate player technical development. There are no referees in the YDA program. Especially for the U10 age group, players are expected to learn the rules of the game and apply them with limited 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

For U6 players there is one day of soccer a week Monday 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 with teams that change from week to week.

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 1 hour on Monday with a 1 hour game on Wednesday 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 days of soccer per week Monday/Wednesday 6:30p-7:30p. Practices will be 1 hour on Monday with a 1 hour game on Wednesday throughout the season.

There is a fall season and a spring season. Players play 7v7 on small fields with goal keepers. There may also be opportunities for those born in 2009 to have additional games on Saturdays depending on number of interested players.

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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