Girls YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (U7-U11) 2020-2021 YDP Player and Parent Guide BETHESDA SC NEW PARENTS AND PLAYERS ORIENTATION What is the Girls 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 Capitol 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. 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- 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 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 Interim YDP Director Eric Tin at email@example.com. 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. 2020-2021 YDP Coaches and Teams U8 (2013) Blue- Eric Tin Green-Gary Burke U9 (2012) ECNL I- Noelle Keselica ECNL II- Dmitrios Psoras Blue- Mikayla Krinetz U10 (2011) ECNL I -Matt Ney ECNL II -Liz Robinson Blue- Daniel Akinkoye Orange- Mikayla Krinetz U11 (2010) ECNL I- Eric Tin ECNL II- Jerry McNeal Blue-Daniel Akinkoye 2019/2020 YDP Coaches and Teams U8 (2012/2013) Academy 2012 (EDP Futures) - Emily Janss Academy 2013 (SAM)- Emily Janss U9 (2011) Academy Blue (CCL) -Noelle Keselica Academy White (CCL)- Liz Robinson Academy Green (NCSL)-Mikayla Krinetz Orange (NCSL)- Daniel Akinkoye U10 (2010) Academy Blue (CCL) -Noelle Keselica Academy White (CCL)- Sam Roos Academy Green (EDP Futures)-Daniel Akinkoye U11 (2009) Academy Blue (EDP) -Gary Burke Academy White (EDP)-Gary Burke Green (SAM)- Pavel Nedelkovski Any Other Questions? If you have any other questions about our YDP program please contact our Interim YDP Age Group Coordinator Eric Tin at firstname.lastname@example.org To review our 2020-2021 YDP Player and Parent Guide please click here.