YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (U8-U12) 2019-2020 YDP Player Guide. What is the YDP program? Our Girls Youth Development Program is focused on developing players at our youngest age groups (U8-U12). Players will compete in one of the three following leagues: EDP, CCL, or NCSL. How often will teams practice? Teams will practice twice a week and practice dates and times will be provided by the coach/manager. Information will also be made available through TeamSNAP. How are the age groups broken down? At the YDP level BSC has five different age groups: U8, U9, U10, U11, and U12. How long is the season? Teams will typically start their season in August and end in June of the following year. When will games be held? League games will be held on Saturdays and Sundays only. Tournament matches will be typically be held on Saturdays and Sundays although there may be some matches held on Fridays or Mondays depending upon if the tournament is held over a holiday weekend. Please consult with your manager if you have any questions about game or practice times. How many players will be on the field at a time? U8- Five versus five plus a goalkeeper U9 and U10-Seven versus seven plus a goalkeeper U11 and U12- Nine versus nine plus a goalkeeper When are tryouts held? Tryouts for the 2019-2020 season will be held starting the week of May the 14th. Please check out our tryout page for more information. The club does accept tryouts on a rolling basis. If for some reason you are unable to attend tryouts during the timeframe listed please email our Girls Director of Coaching Shannon Cirovski at firstname.lastname@example.org . My daughter is interested in becoming a goalkeeper. Does the club offer additional training? Yes! If you are interested in having your player learn more about the goalkeeping position please email our Girls Director of Coaching Shannon Cirovski at email@example.com . Players must be a current BSC player to participate in goalkeeper training. 2018/2019 YDP Coaches and Teams U8 (2011/2012) Academy (EDP Futures) - Meggan Eckert U9 (2010) Academy Blue (NextGen CCL) - Noelle Keselica Academy White (NextGen CCL) - Claire Kostelnik U10 (2009) Academy Blue (NextGen CCL) - Gary Burke Academy White (NextGen CCL) - Noelle Keselica Academy Green (NCSL) - Ele Margelos U11 (2008) Academy Blue (EDP) - Meggan Eckert Academy White (NCSL) - Elizabeth Robinson U12 (2007) Academy Blue (EDP) - Gary Burke Academy White (EDP) - Elizabeth Robinson Academy Green (NCSL) - Mustapha Minteh 2019/2020 YDP Coaches and Teams U8 (2012/2013) Academy (EDP Futures) - Emily Janss and Christine Thebo U9 (2011) Academy Blue (EDP Futures) -Noelle Keselica Academy White (EDP Futures)- Liz Robinson Academy Green (EDP Futures)-Mikayla Krinetz U10 (2010) Academy Blue (EDP Futures) -Noelle Keselica Academy White (EDP Futures)- Sam Roos Academy Green (NCSL)-Daniel Akinkoye U11 (2009) Academy Blue (EDP) -Gary Burke Academy White (EDP)-Gary Burke U12 (2008) Academy White (EDP)-Sam Roos Any Other Questions? If you have any other questions about our YDP program please contact our YDP Age Group Coordinator Emily Janss at firstname.lastname@example.org or our Girls Director of Coaching Shannon Cirovski at email@example.com To review our 2019-2020 YDP Player Information Guide please click here. To review our 2019-2020 YDP Player Information Guide please click here.