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TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT CENTERS

The Technical Development Centers ("TDC") are returning in the Winter of 2013/14. Each Center is a 10-week program designed to help players improve their technical skills and to increase their efficiency and proficiency with the ball. Weekly one-hour sessions are run by our Technical Staff Coaches at numerous locations across the state. The sessions are dynamic, fast-paced and will focus to enhance every player’s technical development in the skills of Dribbling, Passing, Receiving and Shooting.

NEW IN 2013-14

Goalkeepers can now enjoy specialized training at our Burlington, Leominster and Mansfield TDC locations. Coaches are also invited to attend TDCs. They will receive copies of the session plan and will have the opportunity to discuss the session with the Staff Coach. Our Technical Development Centers are a tremendous opportunity for your players and coaches to improve in an intense, fun and memorable soccer environment.

WHO IS THE TDCs FOR?

Players in grades 3 -8 Players in grades 3, 4 and 5 will train the first hour. Players in grades 6, 7 and 8 will train in the second hour.

WHERE AND WHEN ARE THE TDCs RUN?

The TDCs are  conducted in the various cities and towns across the state and start the first week in December and running for ten (10) sessions (excluding school vacation week).

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

$140.00 per player

HOW CAN I SIGN UP?

Go to our website at  http://www.mayouthsoccer.org/programs/skills_academy.aspx

WHAT WILL BE WORKED ON?

The Centers are designed to help players focus on and improve all of their technical skills including dribbling, passing, receiving and shooting. Each session will consist of 40 minutes of skill acquisition and 20 minutes of small sided games in which to practice the “Technique of the Day”. At the 3 designated goalkeeper sites, goalkeepers will focus on handling, shot stopping, footwork, positioning and distribution with the hands.

WHO ARE THE COACHES?

Massachusetts Youth Soccer State Staff Coaches under the direction of Ian Mulliner, Massachusetts Youth Soccer's Technical Director, will be conducting the sessions.

For more information contact: Tara Petricca at or 978-466-8812 ext. 225