YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM (U7-U11) 2019-2020 YDP Boys and Girls Player Guide BETHESDA SC NEW PARENTS AND PLAYERS ORIENTATION What is the YDP program? Our Girls Youth Development Program is focused on developing players at our youngest age groups (U7-U11). Players will compete in one of the three following leagues: EDP, CCL, NCSL, or SAM soccer. 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, 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 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 Goalkeeping Director Monica Lovett-Groat at email@example.com . Players must be a current BSC player to participate in goalkeeper training. 2019/2020 YDP Coaches and Teams U8 (2012/2013) Academy (SAM) - Emily Janss U9 (2011) Academy Blue (SAM) -Noelle Keselica Academy White (SAM)- Liz Robinson Academy Green (SAM)-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 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 To review our 2019-2020 YDP Player Information Guide please click here..