The Shattuck-St. Mary's Girls Development Academy has announced a series of Player Identification weekends as it prepares to take part in the inaugural season of the U.S. Soccer Girls' Development Academy in 2017-2018. A series of five weekends over the course of the next six months will allow players interested in joining the SSM program to be considered for selection to teams in one of three age groups.
U.S. Soccer initiated the Development Academy program to provide a true elite level platform that provides for the education, support and resources that allow clubs to produce world class soccer players. The DA strives to improve the quality of coaching available to players, create a strong connection to our youth national teams, provide proper training to game ratios and establish a consistent, competitive environment in which player development is the centerpiece. SSM was selected as one of the 74 clubs across the country to begin play in the DA next year.
The traditional summer tryout model for player selection will not be used for the DA, instead players will be invited through a combination of scouting and participation in the established Player Identification events. These weekends will typically consist of three days with three training sessions or two training sessions and a game. Prospects will be immersed in the SSM environment to learn about the unique benefits a DA program in a residential academy setting can provide.
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(Both forms must be completed prior to attending a prospect weekend)
|Session 1||November 18 - 20, 2016|
|Session 2||December 18 - 20, 2016|
|Session 3||February 10 - 12, 2017|
|Session 4||March 17 - 19, 2017|
|Session 5||April 14 - 16, 2017|
|Session 6||June 11 - 13, 2017|
|Session 7||June 16 - 18, 2017|
|Session 8||July 9 - 11, 2017|
Joe DeMay– Director of Girls Soccer and U19 Head Coach
**All players will be housed in the dormitory on Shattuck-St. Mary's School’s St. James Campus and fed in the Morgan dining hall on the main SSM campus.**
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3|
|Arrival and Check-In||Breakfast||Breakfast|
|Meal||Session #2||Session #4|
|Session #1||Lunch||School Tour/ Admissions Presentation|