Youth Developement Progress (YDP)
YDP (Youth Development) & REC PARENTS
Spring 2020 Registration
Spring Dates: March - May
NEW PLAYERS TO SPORTING OMAHA FC:
YOU WILL NEED TO CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT INCLUDING USERNAME AND PASSWORD.
What is Youth Development (YDP)?
Our soccer program is for players that are “soccer age” under 4 through under 10. Youth Development is for players new to soccer and those who are looking for a more structured learning environment.
Why join Sporting Omaha FC Youth Development?
We offer quality skills based training which is age appropriate and FUN.
Youth Development fosters basic soccer skills development through our Club Training and game play.
We have playing locations close to your home
Northwest (123rd & Fort)
Southwest (136th & Q/156th & Harrison) playing locations.
Jewish Community Center (JCC) (132nd south of Dodge St.)
Programs we offer
A 4 Under program that includes 6 age appropriate sessions for just $70
5 Under & 6 Under:
Option 1: The FUNdamentals soccer program. Players meet once a week to work on individual skill development and play small sided games for just $80. A t-shirt is provided.
Option 2: Team based YDP league. Players play twice a week for 6 weeks for just $100. Players participate in the Club Training program for the first 3 weeks. A uniform is required.
7 Under & 8 Under:
7 Under players play twice a week for 7 weeks for just $110. Players participate in the Club Training program for the first 3 weeks. A uniform is required.
8 Under players play a league game once a week (for 7 weeks). They participate in Club Training for the first 3 weeks and the team enjoys a reserved practice space for team practice once a week on Omaha FC soccer fields. The fee is $135. A uniform is required.
9 Under & 10 Under Youth Development
9 Under & 10 Under players play once a week for 7 weeks. Players play 7v7. Games are officiated by a referee. Teams participate in Club Training sessions run by Club Staff on the first three Saturdays of the season. Individual coaches are also able to schedule team practices. Games are facilitated by a volunteer parent coach. The fee is $135. A uniform is required.
A Game For the Players by the Players
Our 5 Under through 7 Under players play an innovative 4 goal game. There’s no standing around, checking out or waiting for the ball to come into play. All players experience a fast paced, ever evolving game where they are the decision makers.
Explore this in the Parent Information section of the YDP page.
Youth Development - Parent Information
Youth Development Parent Handbook
Parent Code of Conduct
As a parent, you play a special role in contributing to the needs and development of youngsters. Through your encouragement and good example, you can help assure that all the boys and girls learn good sportsmanship and self-discipline. At Sporting Omaha FC, young people learn to work together, to sacrifice for the good of the team, to enjoy winning and deal appropriately with defeat - all while becoming physically fit and healthy. Best of all, they have fun.
Support Your Child
Supporting your child by giving encouragement and showing interest in their team is very important. Help your child work toward skill improvement and good sportsmanship in every game. Teach your child that hard work and an honest effort are often more important than victory - that way your child will always be a winner despite the outcome of the game!
Always Be Positive
Parents serve as role models for their children. Become aware of this and work to be a positive role model. Applaud good plays by your child's team as well as good plays by the opposing team. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from youth sports activities.
Remember That Your Child Wants to Have Fun
Remember that your child is the one playing soccer, not you. It's very important to let children establish their own goals - to play the game for themselves. Take care not to impose your own standards and goals on them. Surveys reveal that 72% of children would rather play for a losing team than ride the bench for a winning team. Children play for the fun of playing.
Reinforce Positive Behavior
Positive reinforcement is the best way to help your child achieve their goals and their natural fear of failure. Nobody likes to make mistakes. If your child does make one, remember it's all part of learning, so encourage your child's efforts and point out the good things your child accomplished.
Don't Be a Sideline Coach or Ref
Coaches and referees are usually parents just like you. They volunteer their time to help make your child's youth soccer experience a positive one. They need your support too. That means refraining from coaching or refereeing from the sidelines. As a volunteer organization, there's usually always an opportunity for you to take your interest in coaching or refereeing to the next level and become one yourself! Under no circumstances should a parent challenge a referee, coach or other parent verbally or physically.
If a parent has an issue they must follow the given path for their concerns.
1) The issue must first be addressed to the team coach.
2) If the issue still does not get resolved a meeting will be set up with the Parents involved, Team Coach, and Program Coordinator or Age Group Coordinator.
3) If the issue still does not get resolved a meeting will be set up with the Parents involved, Team Coach, Program Coordinator or Age Group Coordinator, and Club Director.
If a parent does not follow this path, they will be asked to go back and try to resolve the issue with the previous group first before moving on to the next group.
Benefits of 4 Goal Game
New Ball Method
Player Centered vs Command Style Development
Parent Education Program
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