The Keystone FC Youth Development Program (YDP) programs are part of Keystone FC and operate within the Keystone FC Code of Conduct, Bylaws, and Program Structure. Collectively, these programs will at all times strive, "to develop high quality soccer players by providing a comprehensive youth soccer experience." All participants (players, parents, and coaches) are required to sign the Keystone FC Code of Conduct during the registration process.
YDP programs at Keystone FC South include: YDP (Under 5 - Under 8 ). There is no YDP soccer after U8. Teams are set at the beginning of the season. Under 5/6 teams are typically co-ed. Under 7 and 8 teams are gender specific, when available. Friend requests are accepted to help with the social development of each player.
As a general policy, Keystone FC recognizes that developmental level soccer program must provide a professional level of technical and tactical training. Accordingly, our staff has worked to create a sequential and progressive training curriculum that will be followed by all of its' parent coaches. Teams will be run by parent coaches who will be overseen by the YDP South Director of Coaching.
Each team will be coached by a parent or volunteer coach, following a specific technical curriculum for the age group of the players. Teams will finish each practice session with a team scrimmage. All practices last one hour and typically include 20-30-minutes of ball-work; 15-minutes of ball-work application; and a 15-minute game. All teams will practice one time a week.
Teams will play in a 4-v-4 "game". During the Fall and Spring these "games" take place on Saturday mornings. The 4-v-4 playing structure allows players to get more playing time and more touches on the ball.
All practices and "games" take place at Cousler Community Park. For all players, the club will provide a uniform shirt. Players must have their own shin guards and cleats.
Questions regarding all YDP South programming for ages 4-8 should contact YDP South DOC, Cassy Landis.
YDP players are registered on a season by season basis. This option provides flexibility for parents and players who may want to try out soccer with Keystone FC.
|AGE GROUP||EARLY BIRD||REGULAR|
|Under 8 (PTP)||$80||$95|