Girls YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (U7-U11)

What is the Girl Youth Development Program?

Our Girls 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), National Capital Soccer League (NCSL), or the Soccer Association of Montgomery (SAM).

To learn more about the CCL click here.

To learn more about EDP click here.

To learn more about the NCSL click here.

To learn more about SAM click here.

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 four 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.

Uniform Information

Please see our uniform page for information on uniforms.

When will the 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- Nine versus nine plus a goalkeeper

When are tryouts held?

The club does accept tryouts on a rolling basis. Please check out our tryout page for more information. You can also email our Interim YDP Director Eric Tin at etin@bethesdasoccer.org

Do you offer programs for younger girls (4-8)? 

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 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 Interim YDP Director Eric Tin at etin@bethesdasoccer.org. Players must be a current BSC player 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 scholarship 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 in to 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 (2014/2015)

ECNL I- Eric Tin/Gary Burke

U9 (2013)

ECNL I- Eric Tin

ECNL II -Noelle Keselica

Blue- Catherine Madden

U10 (2012)

ECNL I -Liz Robinson

ECNL II -Noelle Keselica

Blue - Mikayla Krinetz

U11 (2011)

ECNL I (EDP)-Matt Ney

ECNL II (EDP)-Jason Travis

Blue (NCSL)-Daniel Akinkoye

Orange (EDP)- Jason Travis

Green (EDP)- Jason Travis

Questions?

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