Development Academy

Development Academy

The development academy soccer calendar consists of three seasons, the fall, winter and spring. The fall typically starts during the second week of August and lasts until November. The spring starts in March and lasts until June. During the winter our development teams intend to play in one indoor competition. Indoor fees are not included in the annual academy fee.

Dutch Lions FC teams will be applying to participate in the Miami Valley Youth Soccer Association in the youth ages. Each team, if accepted, will play in a division that is developmentally appropriate. League and referee fees are included in the yearly academy fee.

Teams from U8-U12 practice two times a week during fall and spring season. All U13-U19 teams practice three times a week during fall and spring. During the winter all U13 – U19 teams have 2 activities scheduled while all U9 – U12 teams have 2 activities scheduled per week.

Coaches will have an UEFA C or D coaching license (with the exception of the Junior Academy coaches) or professional playing experience and in the process of obtaining that license.

The Player Development Plan is the program the Dayton Dutch Lions FC Academy uses  to help  players  meet their development goals. An individual plan is developed to give each player more insight in their current level and  improvement points. Players in the Development Academy will have 2 yearly player coach evaluations to talk about the player development plan, one in the Fall and one in the Spring season

There will be two nights of video analysis of games throughout the year at the office of the Dutch Lions FC, for all teams. The players will be able  to see themselves play, see  what they do well, and  what they should improve. The Dayton  Dutch  Lions FC coaches are all trained to organize video  analysis sessions with the  team, a group of players  (only defenders for example), or with players  individually

The two editions of the Dutch Lions Cup are included in the annual academy fee.

Overview of activities and fees for the DDL FC Youth Academy Premier Teams:

U9-U12 Teams – Annual fee of $1050, this includes:

Fall + Spring:

  • 2 Training Sessions per Week
  • 8 League Games (per season)
  • 1 Individual Player Development Plan Meeting between Player and Coach (per season)
  • 1 Team Video Analysis Session (per season)
  • 1 Individual Parent/Coach Meeting (per season)
  • Participation in DL CUP Fall Edition and Spring Edition

Winter:

  • 2 Training Sessions per Week

Annual fee includes 2 season tickets to all Men and Women games

U13-U14 Teams – Annual fee of $1350, this includes:

Fall + Spring:

  • 3 Training Sessions per Week
  • 8 League Games (per season)
  • 1 Individual Player Development Plan Meeting between Player and Coach (per season)
  • 1 Team Video Analysis Session (per season)
  • 1 Individual Parent/Coach Meeting (per season)
  • Participation in DL CUP Fall Edition and Spring Edition

Winter:

  • 2 Training Sessions per Week

Annual fee includes 2 season tickets to all Men and Women games

U15-U17 Teams – Annual fee of $1050, this includes:

Fall:

  • Training possibilities available

Winter:

  • 2 Training Sessions per Week

Spring:

  • 3 Training Sessions per Week
  • 8 League Games (per season)
  • 1 Individual Player Development Plan Meeting between Player and Coach
  • 1 Team Video Analysis Session
  • 1 Individual Parent/Coach Meeting
  • Participation in DL CUP Spring Edition

Annual fee includes 2 season tickets to all Men and Women games

U18-U19 Teams – Annual fee of $750, this includes:

Fall:

  • Training possibilities available

Winter:

  • 2 Training Sessions per Week

Spring:

  • 3 Training Sessions per Week
  • 8 League Games (per season)
  • 1 Individual Player Development Plan Meeting between Player and Coach
  • 1 Team Video Analysis Session
  • 1 Individual Parent/Coach Meeting
  • Participation in DL CUP Spring Edition

For more information about the Dayton Dutch Lions FC Youth Academy please contact Sid van Druenen at s.vandruenen@fgcdlfc.com