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Information for Players

Long Term Player Development

Long-Term Player Development (LTPD) is a CSA soccer-specific adaptation of the Long-Term Athlete Development model (LTAD) developed by Canadian Sport Centres. LTAD is a scientific model for periodized athlete training and development that respects and utilizes the natural stages of physical, mental, and emotional growth in athletes. Like the LTAD program, LTPD is designed to:

  1. Promote lifelong enjoyment of physical activity.
  2. Provide a structured player development pathway.
  3. Describe best practices for elite player development.
  4. Create long-term excellence.

BC Soccer Player Pathway

SYSA Player Development Program

U6 Active Start Stage

1 training session per week 45 minutes plus 1 game / activity on Saturdays 3v3
September until April with optional add-on program in May/June
Indoor sessions in November and Jan/ Feb

U8 Fundamentals

1 training session per week 60 minutes plus game 4v4 on Saturdays 4v4
September until April with optional add-on program in May/June
Indoor sessions in November and Jan/ Feb

U10 House League Learn to Train

1 training session per week 75 minutes plus game 5/5 or 6v6 on Saturdays, balanced teams.
Additional second training session per week, open to all interested players, no streaming,

U12 House League Learn to Train

1 training session per week 75 minutes plus game 8v8 on Saturdays, balanced teams

U11 Development Team Learn to Train

2 training sessions 75 minutes per week, 8v8 game on weekends,
Each team has 10 or 11 core players and 1-2 spots for house league players to play with team
Each team trains with an extended group of training players from house league.

U12 Development Team Learn to Train

2 training sessions 75 minutes per week, 8v8 game on weekends
Each team has 10 or 11 core players and 1-2 spots for house league players to play with team
Each team trains with an extended group of training players from house league.

U13-U18 Select Teams Soccer for Life

It is our aim to have a select team at all age groups. Some age groups may have combined teams due to lower numbers. Due to limited numbers of roster spots there is a selection process.

U13-U18 drop in soccer

Drop-in soccer is offered for players who want to keep playing but are not interested in travel soccer.

Regular team training can be supplemented by:

  • Club academy training as a third session in addition to team training
  • Spring and summer break academy training
  • Goal-Tending Clinics

Player Resources

All players should familiarize themselves with the resources below.

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