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 YDP Director Emily Janss directly at

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 YDP Director Emily Janss at 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.


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 YDP Age Group Coordinator Emily Janss at

To review our 2019-2020 YDP Player Information Guide please click here..