Youth Academy Back Training

The Dutch Lions Youth Academy started the Fall season this week with every team back on the training ground again.

 

All Fall Academy teams began their normal training weeks this week and a high level of expected development can already be seen with each team. “It was great to see all of the young players wearing their Orange out at the fields and back training and developing. You can already see that all of these young players in our program arrive with a smile on their face and at the same time show up ready to work hard to become better soccer players,” said Academy Manager Eddie Hertsenberg.  The Academy has 12 teams participating in the 3 different Academy Programs for this Fall season.  Training sessions are held every week at the West Carrollton Soccer Complex and league games will begin in two weeks for most teams. The Youth Academy continues to grow and excel in many ways and looks to continue progressing this season and this year.

 

 

 

The Academy returns this year with teams competing at all levels in Ohio South Soccer Leagues, including the Buckeye Premier League and MVYSA League. The Academy Fall season kicks off the 2013-14 soccer year with the U8 through U14 teams training 2-4 times a week and competing in leagues, a High School Training Program training twice a week, and a goalkeeper training program every week. The Youth Academy Teams are all coached by full time professional coaches, all having several years of professional playing experience and/or a UEFA A or B license.

 

The Dayton Dutch Lions FC soccer club offers 3 academy programs. The Junior Academy Program is for the youngest players (U4-U7). In our professional academy the primary focus is technical development. After the Junior Academy the players will move up to the Premier Academy or the Development Academy. Both Academy programs have similar objectives, coaching style, and development plans. The difference is the level on which the teams play and the number of soccer activities. In the Premier Academy the number of activities will be higher than in the Development Academy and the demand is higher from the players and the professional coaches. You can find more information about team development in our section Academy Objectives.

 

Youth Academy Players receiving Awards from Pro Player Joel DeLass and Technical Director Sid van Druenen at Club Parent Meeting last Spring

Youth Academy Players receiving Awards from Pro Player Joel DeLass and Technical Director Sid van Druenen at Club Parent Meeting last Spring

 

If you have any questions regarding the Dutch Lions FC Professional Youth Academy or you have interest in possibly joining one of the three programs please contact the Academy Manager, Eddie Hertsenberg, at e.hertsenberg@daytondutchlionsfc.com.

 

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