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Sep, 2019

AYSO United Supports Youth Development Program

MISSION: To promote holistic player development over team development through a child-centered environment during the most the key developmental window.

WHY: The purpose is to increase player enjoyment, player retention, and improve the quality of soccer player developing throughout the state

- Focus on the holistic development of each player
- Reduce the emphasis on players and coaches to earn results

WHEN: Fall 2019 - Spring of 2020 seasons

WHAT is an Academy - a format that places all players within an age group or similar age groups into a "Pool" instead of teams. Within the pool players train together in a player-centered environment, following a developmentally appropriate curriculum, and form teams for games. Coaches place each player onto the developmentally appropriate team for each play date. Easy movement between teams gives coaches the opportunity to place each player into an optimal development environment in the game setting.

WHO: Clubs/associations must complete the application and be accepted to participate. Clubs/associations are reviewed annually for acceptance into the program. The players will combine two birth years for players to be able to play up and down one year. More importantly, the goal is to provide a wider range developmental abilities thus helping players find developmentally appropriate learning opportunities.

  • 2009 Birth Year - 11 and under
  • 2010 Birth Year - 10 and under
  • 2011 Birth Year - 9 and under

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AYSO United - Alabama

Joe Mullins, 574 Palmer Road
Madison, Alabama 35758

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 256-541-5115
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