8/9-10U Club Development Team Program

Spring Pre-season 8U-12U Practice Information (April Turf Training)
  • 8U-12U Competitive team training begins next week (week of April 11)
  • All training sessions are initially at Eden Prairie High School – Outdoor on Turf A and the Stadium or occasionally at the CMS turf field for some teams (check TeamSnap for your teams specific field)
  • Please note – multiple teams will be training on the field. Please be sure to know your child’s coaches name and the team name so you can find the correct group on week one. It is important that your child finds the correct coach and does not jump in with any team. The coaches will have a copy of the rosters so please ask them.
  • Please bring a ball and water, wear shin guards, wear the grey training jersey and bring the black/white reversible pinnie to every practice. New players only will receive the pinnie from the coach. Soccer cleats can be worn on the turf.
  • Please always dress for the weather. It may be cold/wet the first few weeks of the season. Bring rain jackets etc as needed
  • Weather – if training sessions are cancelled due to bad weather a club notification email will be sent out and/or it will be posted on the club website.  You will not receive a notification to say practices are on, so please assume practice is on unless you receive an email to say otherwise.
  • The coach will host a short team parent meeting after one of the practices either the week of April 11 or the week of April 18. Please look out for a note from the coach or team manager on this. This will be outdoors at the fields for 20-30 mins. Please bring a chair.
  • Practices for the week of April 25 onwards will be added to Teamsnap soon by the coach or manager.  These will continue on the same nights but will move to the grass fields. We are waiting on official confirmation on the start date for the grass fields but the 25th is our usual start date (weather dependent). Should there be any delay on this you will be notified and practices would then remain on the turf at the high school.
  • Parents/Spectators should always remain at least 6 feet back from the training area during practices.
We are looking forward to seeing all the players again and to a great season of soccer!

 

Overview

In the 8/9-10U Club Development Team Program players attend an evaluation day and are placed on to teams that are the most appropriate level possible for their current ability. This allows the most potential for best player development for each individual.

Teams play in the Twin Cities Soccer League with 50% of league games played “at home” Flying Cloud Soccer Fields-Club.

Teams typically participate in 2 Summer Tournaments in the metro area and 1 in the Fall season, also local.

1 of the 2 events is the end of season TCSL Jamboree and teams choose an “In-Season” event that suits the coach and group.

Winter programs are optional.

  • High Emphasis on individual ball skills, small group tactics, rules of the sport, fun, confidence building and social skills in a team environment.
  • Guided Discovery Coaching/Training

Low emphasis on winning (scores), large team tactics, commitment.

Spring Season

“Try-Us-Out” session has passed but you can still join by contacting [email protected] with your interest.

  • New Players added to existing rosters and/or new rosters!
  • Training 2x per week Starts April 9th!
  • 10 League Games TCSL 5 home, 5 in metro area typically west suburbs. May-June
  • League games typically mid-week evenings
  • 2-3 Tournaments on weekends-Metro
  • Summer Camp with EPSC! Mid June
  • Possible end of season Festival event with TCSL June 25-26th
  • Spring/Summer Fee $275
  • 9U Boys Monday/Wednesday 9U Girls Tuesday/Thursday 10U Boys Tuesday/Thursday 10U Girls Monday/Wednesday

Click link below for FAQ!

Fall Season

Try-Us-Outs in July (Player Evaluation Day for best fit)

If you can not attend “Try-Us-Outs” but want to join a team we will find a way to place you!

[email protected]

Club Development Team Schedule Fall 21

Start Day – Monday August 30

Training Days – Mondays and Thursdays August 30 through October 7 

Games – Saturdays or Sundays (varies week to week – 6 dates)

Times: TBD by coach (5:30pm or 6:30pm start times)

Training 1-2x per week mid-week eves-Start Late August/Early Sept.-End Early to mid October (weekend before MEA)

6 league games in TCSL.

Professional Licensed Coach and Trainers.

1 local Tournament in the metro area.

1 end of season soccer festival through TCSL

Games on weekends but not every weekend allowing families some Fall fun

Club Nights Under The Lights at EPHS Turf

Fall Season Fee $195

Winter 1  (optional, we cater to other sports)

Winter 1 Mid Nov-Mid Dec Training Program to build skills-1 per week

Winter 2 (optional, we cater to other sports)

Location:
EPHS Dome
17185 VALLEY VIEW RD
Eden Prairie, MN 55346

Schedule:
8U-10U (Birth-Years 2012, 2013 and players born January 1 – August 31 2014)

Days/Times –

  • Tuesdays – 6pm-7pm  @ EPHS Dome – Jan 25, Feb 8, 15, 22, March 1
  • Sundays – 1:30-2:30pm @ Central Middle School – Jan 23, 30, Feb 6, 20, 27, March 6,13
  • 12 session program inc. opt in TCSL Festival!

Additional Supplemental Try-Us-Outs- For new players to join Spring Teams

Winter 1 Fee $105

Winter 2 Fee $125

FAQ 8-12U ANSWERS