Registration Fee:  $205.00*

*Early Bird Registration Price: $180.00 if registered by September 2, 2016

WHAT IS THE ACADEMY?

2016 NYW Academy

Coaches the world over have been trying to predict which young players will develop into the next Lionel Messi, Carli Lloyd or Cristiano Ronaldo. To date, no one has a sure fire formula for identifying which of today's youngesters will become the next star on the world stage.  Coaches do however agree that young players with promise and potential, when placed in a good traning environment and exposed to good coaching, can achieve a superior level of play.

To foster our young talent, New York State West Youth Soccer Association's coaching staff created the Academy.  The Academy is designed to expose young players to focused training sessions provided by nationally certified coaches.  The Academy Curriculum focuses on improving a player's technical ability and tactical awareness.  The six session program stresses fun and progress in a positive learning environment.

Today's youth soccer landscape is now saturated with an abundance of games, games, and more games;  in many cases, to the point where the US Youth Soccer recommended "practice to game ratios" have unfortunately been pushed woefully out of whack.  At a time when proper training and essential learning opportunities are being squeezed out of the player development protocols, the Academy training program balances that ratio and targets the development of fundamentally sound players.


WHO CAN ATTEND THE NYW ACADEMY?

Expanded Age Groups - Players born in '02, '03, '04, and '05 are welcome

The Academy program, which is for both boys and girls, has tradionally been for current ODP players in our two youngest age groups.  We now have extended participation to include four birth years. Also, this expanded group of players, both younger and older, do no have to currently be in our NYW ODP program. While we encourage current "02, '03, '04 and '05 players that are in our ODP pools, the invitation is also for any NEW '02, '03, '04, and '05 born players.  Again, your child need not be in the ODP pool to participate.  We weclome any new athletes who are serious players who wish to experience the high quality coaching associated with the Olympic Development Program.


WHEN AND WHERE IS THE ODP ACADEMY HELD?

The Academy will be conveniently offered at six locations throughout the state in 2016.  All training sessions will be held on Sunday afternoons: September 11, 18, October 9, 16, 23, and 30.  Times for each location are still being finalized.  If your location does not have a time listed yet, please check back as we are working to get these established.  Academy online registration will open on August 1st.


ACADEMY TRAINING SITES:

Location Field  Time
 Buffalo  DiMatteo Fields, Tonawanda, NY  All Players - Noon to 1:30PM
 Binghamton  Greater Binghamton Sports Complex, Binghamton, NY  All Players - Noon to 1:30PM
 Rochester  Veteran's Memorial Park, Town Hall, Penfield, NY  All Players - 12:30pm to 2:00PM
 Syracuse  CNY Family Sports Centre, Baldwinsville, NY  All Players - Noon to 1:30PM
 Elmira  Eldridge Park, Elimra, NY  All Players - Noon to 1:30PM
 Watertown  Jefferson Community College, Watertown, NY  All Players - Noon to 1:30PM

 


WHO WILL BE COACHING AT THE ACADEMY?

Each site will be directed by the following NYSWYSA Staff/ODP Coach:

Buffalo:  Dave Kreger, NYW Coaching Education Staff, NYW ODP Coaching Staff

Binghamton: Scott Craig, NYW Coaching Education Staff, NYSWYSA Assistant Technical Director

Rochester: Jim Hewlett, NYW Coaching Education Staff, NYW and Region I ODP Coching Staff

Syracuse: Dean Foti, NYSWYSA Technical Director, Director NYW ODP

Elimira: Zach Sarno, NYW ODP Coaching Staff

Watertown: Chris Pacilio, NYW Coaching Education Staff, NYW OPD Coaching Staff


WHAT TOPICS WILL BE COVERED AT THE ACADEMY TRAINING SESSIONS?

Please click this link to view the complete ODP Academy Curriculum


WHAT IS THE COST TO ATTEND THE ODP ACADEMY?

Registration Fee:   $205.00*

  • *Early Bird Registration Fee:  $180.00  

     To receive the Early Bird Registration Rate, registration must be completed by end of day, Friday, September 2, 2016.

      

  • A REQUIRED training uniform - jersey, shorts, and socks - to be purchased seperately during the online registration process. (approx. $35, includes shipping)
  • ALL PLAYERS MUST BE REGISTERED ONLINE.
  • There are no longer on site "walk-in" registrations. 
  • Rosters are printed at 5:00PM on Friday, September 9th (the Friday prior to the start of each respective program).  Registration will remain open right up until the start of the respective event, but players who register after 5:00PM on Friday, September 9th must bring a copy of their registration confirmation to show at check-in.

REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1, 2016

TO REGISTER ONLINE - PLEASE CLICK HERE!

 

Register early to save money and ensure placement.  NYSWYSA reserves the right to close registration when capacity at any site is reached.