Here we list some of the most frequently asked questions with regards to our Player development academy.
A: The PDA is a competitive program of instructional training that helps 7 and 8-year-old players reach their maximum potential. We focus on skillset development that includes lots of touches on the ball.
A: PDA is for players born between August 1, 2012 and July 31, 2014.
A: No, there will be separate boys and a girls teams created.
A: The PDA plays under the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Association in the Roots Soccer League. This is a competitive league with multiple teams from Western Mass. Games are structured in quick 15min thirds to allow coaches a chance to give their players extra guidance, and the referee is a "mentor" helping teach the laws of the game.
You can see additional info here: U7/U8 Roots Soccer League
A: No, there are no tryouts for the Player Development Academy, we welcome all players.
A: Yes of course, we encourage players to do multiple sports to find out what they enjoy the best. We understand soccer may interfere with other sports or activities. Coaches will do their best to schedule practices ahead of time. However they can't always meet every families schedule.