Fort Wayne Sport Club

PDA

PDA TRYOUTS FOR 2017-2018 SEASON TO BE HELD JUNE 6 & JUNE 8 from 6:00-7:15pm. To register login or click on the "My Account" button in the upper right hand corner and create an account. 

The goal of the PDA is to develop players with proficient technical and tactical skills who enjoy playing the game and wish to play it at a higher level.  This is accomplished through good coaching, concentrated training, challenging games, and having some fun also.  Players will always develop more by training with and playing against other good players.

 
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Spring 2017 Teams

ISL (4 levels) – 5 Boys and 4 Girls teams – mostly 10U and 9U players with some select 8Us

Rec (2 levels) – 3 Boys and 1 Girls teams – mostly 7U and 8U players with some 9Us that are newer to the program

Each child is placed at the level that will best nurture their development. That placement may change as the player progresses from season to season and year to year. Children grow at different rates and times. We do not want to over or under challenge any child. Confidence is an important part in player development.

 

Training

Twice a week for 75 minutes (Tuesday & Thursdays).  The training sessions are intense.  Children learn best by doing, not just standing and listening.  There are needed times for listening, but we mostly keep them actively learning.

Training is when the most development happens.  We start and finish on time.  Please make every effort to have your children there and on time.

 

Games

ISL – half the games are in town at the FWSC or Hefner fields and half are away (South Bend, Goshen, Elkhart, Warsaw) with maximum travel time of two hours.  Games are typically double headers on Saturdays.

Rec – all games are on Saturday mornings at the FWSC. Teams will play coed teams in the REC league in the appropriate age division or mostly one age division up.

Teams will be placed where they will develop the best.  Winning is not important, development is.  The team placement may also change from season to season to better match their development.

Family is important to us.  Playing ISL games is a family decision and will always be respected as such. The final placement of a player however is left up to our technical trainer with family preference taken into consideration.

 

Coaching

Matt Hein is the PDA Technical Trainer and Head Coach. He is a former All-American, professional player, State Youth Coach of the Year, and holds a National Youth License. Matt is the most sought youth coach in the state. He is at all training sessions and monitors games during each season. Matt will plan all training sessions, but employs other licensed trainers to run the training sessions and help the parent coaches. 

Two Parent Team Coaches for each team are also used at training and games.  Please consider helping. It’s really quite easy, Matt plans and directs all training sessions.  Parent Coaches are used to help the players stay on task, understand each exercise, and encourage the players during the technical part of training (45 min.). During the tactical or controlled scrimmage part (30 min.), they help with the tactical understanding that is being emphasized at that session.  They also help during the games, substituting players to make sure that all get equal time at all positions. We train coaches as well as players.

With all of this, we can offer a 1 to 4 ratio of coaches to players, to insure that all the children get the attention needed to develop. We could not do this at a reasonable cost without parent help.  Please help us help your children.

As a small token of our appreciation, the Team Parent Coaches’ children play for a reduced fee and receive Coach’s wear.

Also, for the ISL teams, a Parent Team Manager is needed for each team to help with the administrative duties at that level.  Their child also plays for a reduced fee. Please consider helping here also.

 

Seasons and Costs

1. Fall – mid August to late October (approximately 10 weeks) – $265 (ISL) and $170 (Plus)

2. Winter – all PDA players are expected to participate in at least one indoor 6 week training session (Dec & Jan or Feb & Mar) at a cost of $80
3. Futsal - All ISL players are expected to participate in at least one session of futsal (Dec & Jan or Feb & Mar) at a cost of $80

3. Spring – Mid April to late May (8 weeks) – $250 (ISL) and $170 (Plus)

* Summer (optional) – June and July 2016 (6 weeks) – FWSC Summer Rec League at a cost of $85.

Uniforms, training wear, and warm-ups will be purchased at Soccer Plus – estimated cost is $65

We do want a full year commitment (Fall/Winter/Spring) from all players/families.  It takes time and effort from all to develop the players to what is wanted by all.  The PDA program is not for everyone. It requires more commitment than the Rec program.

Contact Stephanie Hein (PDA Coordinator) at pda@fortwaynesportclub.com  or 705-2922 if you have any questions.

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