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Potomac Soccer Association

Player Development League

Register for the Player Development League


All players enrolled in a weekly Brit-Am program for players K-3rd grade may also participate in our weekend match day for a fee of $35 per player. Due to the age range, players will be grouped by age and ability.

Player Development League (PDL)
Session / DatesAge / GradeCost
Monday Soccer

Potomac


Player Development League Monday Skills/Weekend Matches, 2-3rd Grade, Potomac Comm Ctr Field 5:15 pm
9/15/2018 - 10/22/2018
Grades 2 - 36 weekly/6 weekend sessions $175
Player Development League Monday Skills/Weekend Matches,Kindergarten&1st Grade,Potomac Comm Ctr 5:15
9/15/2018 - 10/22/2018
Grades Kindergarten - 16 weekly/6 weekend sessions $175
Tuesday Soccer

Bethesda-Registration Open to All


Player Development League Tuesday Skills/Weekend Matches, 2-3rd Grade, Norwood Park, 5:15 pm
9/11/2018 - 10/20/2018
Grades 2 - 3$175 for 6 weekly/6 Saturday sessions
Player Development League Tuesday Skills/Weekend Matches, Kindergarten&1st Grade,Norwood Park,5:15
9/11/2018 - 10/20/2018
Grades Kindergarten - 1$175 for 6 weekly/6 Saturday sessions
Saturday Soccer

Potomac - Registration Open to All


Player Development League Matches, 2nd & 3rd Grade, Saturday 2pm, Greenbriar Park, Potomac
9/15/2018 - 10/20/2018 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Grades 2 - 3$75.00

Potomac-Registration Open to All


Player Development League Matches, Kindergarten & 1st Grade, Saturday 2pm, Greenbriar Park, Potomac
9/15/2018 - 10/20/2018
Grades Kindergarten - 1$75.00
Sunday Soccer

Bethesda-Registration Open to All


Player Development League Matches, 2nd-3rd Grade, Sunday, 2 pm Landon School, Bethesda
9/16/2018 - 10/21/2018 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Grades 2 - 3$75.00
Player Development League Matches, Kindergarten-1st Grade, Sunday, 2 pm Landon School, Bethesda
9/16/2018 - 10/21/2018 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Grades Kindergarten - 1$75.00


K-1st Match Day 
Our Player Development League (PDL) for kindergarten and 1st Grade offers soccer education at it’s best in a positive, fun environment where players improve their skill during continuous play. The 4 v 4 system accelerates development of dribbling, turning and passing abilities as it provides a basic picture for players to learn the game. Our professional staff takes the necessary steps to ensure each game fits the players’ needs, ultimately leading to better game intelligence and understanding.

2nd-3rd Match Day 
Our Player Development League 2nd-3rd Grade match day provides players a fun environment with coaches focused on building a strong technical foundation. These five-a-side games, first used as a developmental tool in the UK, feature four field players and a goalkeeper. This style is simple, yet allows for players to gain experience through realistic, game-like situations. Along with a basic introduction to goalkeeping, the five-a-side format results in consistent touches on the ball and a fundamental understanding of the principles of attack and defense with the guidance of our professional coaching staff.

Practice Day 

Our program offers players of all levels a fun, technically-focused practice structure to keep players engaged. All activities are age-appropriate to foster technical growth, improve fitness, create awareness, develop flexibility on and off the ball, builds confidence and a love of the greatest game in the world.

Responsibilities and Expectations

Coordinator/Manager: All Game Day communication is managed by Brit-Am Staff.

Parents/Spectators: Please allow players to play the game with the freedom to make mistakes and learn. Be enthusiastic and friendly to everyone present – never critical. Be positive by focusing on the progress each player makes, not the result. We expect the parents help in creating a fun and positive environment by cheering and encouraging players. Parents must refrain from coaching their child during the game or becoming solely focused on the result.

Player(s): Should be on time and bring a size 3 ball, water bottle, shinguards, comfortable attire and cleats or tennis shoes to every match and practice.


Potomac and Brit-Am Soccer Player Development League Program

Our Potomac and Brit-Am Soccer Academy Player Development League is our developmental program for players to enjoy and learn the game of soccer through fun and dynamic training. Success comes from the joy of playing soccer regardless of a player’s experience or ability. Our PDL program is rooted in small-sided games so players are assured a high frequency of touches on the ball and can achieve a basic understanding of their role within a team.

These sessions are perfect for returning Brit-Am players who are looking to continue with professional coaching, players who are new to the sport and demonstrate an interest in the game as well recreational players who are looking to supplement the parent-led programs


“Would you like to sign up a group of friends?” Bring your group to train and play with the best! Submit a WEEKDAY CLASS BOOKING FORM and join us for your choice of Match Day!

Why Potomac and Brit-Am Soccer Academy


The Player Development League  is a product of our fun, energetic, and educated staff and their desire help players of any level develop their technique and understanding of the game. Small-sided games allow us to cater to players’ needs, provide feedback, encourage players to take risks and try new things both with and without the ball. Over time this results in increased self confidence, a desire to work hard and a long-term love of the game.


PARENT’S CORNER


What to expect from my child? Long-term success is built on the importance of being able to learn from failure and an environment free of unnecessary criticism. With higher anxiety levels, players become less efficient, so it is vital that we do not become another obstacle in our children’s success.

Understanding of the game for children at this age comes from playing the game. They do not compete as much as they imitate competition. Many will not remember the result, but they will never forget the experience so let’s make it the best one each week.

Much of their focus is solely on the ball and players rarely recognize open space. The concept of space is limited at this age so spreading out or forcing players to pass will be futile. Coaches will not be focusing on spacing or positions.

Over time, there will be moments to introduce and teach the basics of spacing and passing, but the players at this age will naturally react first and foremost to the ball.

What you should encourage? Please encourage your players to show respect, good sportsmanship, an eagerness to learn, and the importance of care for other players and officials.

What children expect from adults? We are to foster a fun, confident, and unique soccer environment where players can learn by doing. Children can expect all adults involved to be patient as they make their journey through the very early stages of the game. We want each child’s experience with soccer to be unique and for them to feel free to learn through guided and self-discovery.


Have more questions? Please reach out to Coach Gus at [email protected]