WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COMPETITIVE YOUTH ACADEMY & JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM?
• Competitive Youth Academy players are trained by the CSP FC Youth Academy professional trainers in an age-appropriate program under the direction of the Youth Academy Director. Designed for our potentially early developers who we feel are both psychologically and physically mature for their age and thus able to handle a more competitive environment.
• Players attend training 3 times a week and games on the weekends
• Junior Development Program players are trained by the CSU FC Junior Development Program professional trainers in an age-appropriate program under the direction of the Junior Program Director. Players attend training twice a week.
• Players have a choice of playing small-sided Saturday morning games (must commit to playing or not).
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND COMPETITIVE TRAVEL YOUTH ACADEMY PROGRAMS?
A structured, age-appropriate program. A positive learning environment. Timely communication.
PROGRAM EXPECTATIONS OF PARENTS
Player attendance and participation. Communication about any missed practices or games.
Volunteer assistance to help manage the sideline with your child’s Saturday game team.
WHAT ARE THE SEASONS?
There are 2 seasons for the Junior Development Program players – Fall and Spring. Players may commit to one season or both.
Fall Season training starts in September until early November.
Spring Season training starts early March to early May.
Competitive Travel Youth Academy Players will train three sessions a week and games for 10 months.