bOYS YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (U7-U11)

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bOYS Youth Development Program Overview

Our Boys Youth Development Program (YDP) is focused on developing players at our youngest age groups (U7-U11). Players will compete in one of the four following leagues: Club Champions League (CCL), Elite Development Program (EDP), or National Capitol Soccer League (NCSL).

To learn more about the CCL, click here.

To learn more about EDP, click here.

To learn more about the NCSL, click here.

How often will teams practice?

Teams will practice twice a week. The coach/manager will provide practice dates and times. 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, and U11.

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. However, 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 - Nine versus nine plus a goalkeeper

How do I get my player a BSC Uniform?

For more information on our uniforms please go to our Uniform page.

When are tryouts held?

The club does accept tryouts on a rolling basis after the official tryout window. If for some reason you are unable to attend tryouts during the timeframe listed please email our Boys YDP Director Trevor Martin at tmartin@bethesdasoccer.org. Please check out our tryout page for more information.

Do you offer programs for younger boys (3-8)? 

Yes! Our club runs Soccer Juniors, which is a program for players ages 3-8 and is for all skill levels. Players will have the chance to learn from the BSC coaching staff in an environment that is both challenging and fun. To learn more check out our Juniors page.

My son 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 Boys Goalkeeping Coach Derek Biss at dbiss@bethesdasoccer.org. Players must be current BSC players to participate in goalkeeper training.

DOES BETHESDA SC OFFER SCHOLARSHIPS?

Yes. Bethesda Soccer Club is one of the few travel soccer clubs across the country that offers need-based scholarships to players to help offset registration fees and costs. To learn more about our Scholarship Program and key deadlines click here.

DOES BETHESDA SC OFFER PLAYER INSURANCE?

BSC Families have the ability to opt into our Club Fee Protection Plan. For more information on what this covers please see our page for Dewar Insurance.

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2021-2022 YDP Coaches and Teams

U8 (2014)

Blue - Wendell Regis

Green -Julian Sisman

Orange - Paul Dowell

White -Damar Bess

 

U9 (2013)

Academy 1- Simone Mariotti

Academy 2-Damar Bess

Academy 3- Damar Bess

Blue-Jerry McNeal

Orange- Michael Akinkoye

U10 (2012)

Academy 1- Simone Mariotti

Academy 2-Tyler Martin

Academy 3- Tyler Martin

Blue- Dave Ungrady

Orange- Mustapha Minteh

U11 (2011)

Academy 1-Trevor Martin

Academy 2-Nicolas Santeriano

Academy 3- Chris Morgan

Blue- Shawn Wijeratne

Orange-Daniel Akinkoye

 

Questions?

If you have any other questions about our YDP program please contact our YDP Age Group Coordinator Trevor Martin at tmartin@bethesdasoccer.org. For training-based questions please contact the Club Technical Director Bill Moravek at bmoravek@bethesdasoccer.org