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DCFC DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY TRAINING PROGRAM

 

The DCFC Development Academy is a training program based around further developing the basic fundamentals. A unique curriculum aims to create a more confident player, who is learning and improving in a fun and competitive environment. The DCFC coaching staff encourages players to improvise and make decisions on their own during training. If you already play for a different club, but want hone your individual skills in a new, challenging team setting, this program was made for you!


2020 Spring & Summer Program

The Development Academy Training Program is an integrated part of our overall Player Development Pathway. Nested between the DCFC Soccer School & Academy, this training program gives players direct access to the Academy training style, along with its values and mission, to create a conscious learning environment for all participating players.

Overview
Training focused on coordination, individual technique, ‘football’ communication, and age appropriate tactical development.
DCFC Team training kit: Adidas socks, shorts, jersey
2 trainings per week (40 sessions total) + 20 DCFC Soccer School sessions included (Spring and Summer Term)
4v4, 7v7, 9v9 & Festival Games (exhibition games)
DCFC Player Profile and Evaluation
All sessions led by DCFC Academy and Soccer School staff
Limited Spots Available. Only 4 Training Groups U8-U12! (12 per age group)

Tryouts Spring 2020

Click here to register for the Development Academy Tryouts Spring 2020!


Development Academy Curriculum Overview

 

Individual Skill Development

We want players to grow their technical skills. This means we like to push players outside their comfort zone.  Players are encouraged to use both feet while dribbling, passing and trapping. Each player is encouraged to showcase their creativity and skills through repetitive exercises which become progressively more challenging. Development Academy players are required to attend the DCFC Soccer School for further technique training.

Game Situations

Players will experience various game situations including a structured approach to learning the principles and phases of football.  We structure training periods which will focus on Attack, Transition (Attack to Defence), Defence and Transition (Defence to Attack).  Starting with the basics with 1v1, 2v1, 2v2, 3v2 and 4v3 exercises, positional and possession games as well as free small sided games, we aim to teach the importance of learning football through a structured and principal driven methodology. Each Development Academy group will play games vs the DCFC Academy teams in their age group. 

Communication and Critical Thinking

Our goal is to create an understanding that football is a team game, and teamwork requires trust, cooperation and working towards a collective goal. We encourage every player to repetitively "coach" one another in technical exercises as well as game situations. Often, this means breaking poor habits and building new constructive habits. 


2020-2021 FALL/WINTER DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY PROGRAM

Overview
Training focused on coordination, individual technique, ‘football’ communication, and age appropriate tactical development.
DCFC Team training kit: Adidas socks, shorts, jersey
2 trainings per week (40 sessions total
20 DCFC Soccer School sessions (Spring and SummerTerm)
4v4, 7v7, 9v9 & Festival Games (exhibition games)
DCFC Player Profile and Evaluation
All sessions led by DCFC Academy and Soccer School staff
Limited Spots Available. Only 4 Training Groups U8-U12! (12 per age group)

Contact

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Address: 1260 Kennedy Rd Unit 12, M1P 2L4 ON  
Phone Number: 905-922-8648  
 
Email Address: admin@dutchconnectionsfc.com