Youth Development Program

8U – 10 (YDP)

Open for All Children born;

Birth Years 2013, 2012, 2011

We play league games in the Twin Cities Soccer League and travel is minimized through thoughtful geographic scheduling.

Pre-Season-Starts Mid-April

League Games May-June

Camps and potential tournament opt in-July

YDP will help our younger players better develop soccer techniques, while gaining confidence in this training environment.

The training curriculum will focus on technique (ball mastery), opportunities for more game-like touches on the ball (1v1, 2v2, 3v3), and a fun learning environment.  Our players will receive more quality touches on the ball, which will lead them to: gain more confidence…more fun…and more success!

We do not feel the need to tryout and evaluate such young players, as we will not be forming “top-elite teams” at 8-10U ages.  The focus is on Youth Development.  Simply register online to be added into the program!

Program Details
Click the link! Youth Development Program

YDP Schedule

FAll Key Dates

 

Fall Kickoff

  • 3-4pm – Saturday, August 29th   
  • Flying Cloud Fields #1-6 (Fields with Red Nets) – Click Here for FC Field Map
  • (Chance to meet your Coach, Teammates, and EPSC Staff)

Fall Weekday Training Schedule:

Training will start the week of August 31st

All Training will be 6-7pm @ Flying Cloud Fields

  • Tuesday – Team Training
  • Wednesday – Group Training/Skills Day/Scrimmage Day
  • Thursday – Make-Up Training Day (if you cannot attend one of the previous trainings or players want more training)

TCSL League Matches may start – September 12-13th (Matches played on Weekends)

Season Ends – October 11th

 

Winter Indoor Programs are optional!

Program Details! Click this link! Youth Development Program

 

Register for YDP Winter 1 2020 is closed
8U-10U – Birth Years 2011 – 2013

Cost = $125

Schedule for YDP Winter 1 2020
Futsal November 15th thru December 13th
– Sundays 3:15-4:15
– Location: Central Middle School

Tech Training November 10th thru December 15th
– Tuesdays 6:10-7:10 PM
– Location: EPHS Dome

*Jamborees November and/or December – TB

EventDayTimeLocationDates
FutsalSundays315-415pmCentral Middle School11/15 - 12/13
Tech TrainingTuesdays610-710pmEPHS Dome11/10 - 12/15
JamboreesTBDTBDTBDTBD

Registration for YDP Winter 2 2021 is closed.
8U-10U – Birth Years 2011 – 2013
To register after 1/17/2021 contact [email protected]

Cost = $175

March Schedule for YDP Winter 2 2021

Sunday March 7 – 12pm-1pm at Central Middle School
Friday March 12 6pm-7pm at Eden Prairie High School Activity Center
Sunday March 14 12pm-1pm at Central Middle School 
Tuesday March 16 6:10pm-7:10pm at Eden Prairie High School Activity Center
Sunday March 21 12pm-1pm at Central Middle School
Tuesday March 23 6:10pm-7:10pm at Eden Prairie High School Activity Center

 

The Eden Prairie High School Activity Center is located immediately across the road from the
dome and shares the same parking lot as the dome.

 

Please note – All sessions are on a gym floor so no soccer cleats can be worn. Players should wear tennis shoes or indoor soccer shoes.

 

YDP Spring/Summer Program (Birth – Years 2013-2011)
  • Players split into teams by birth-year
  • 10 week Program
  • Training/League Games/Tournaments
Dates:  
  • Starts week of April 19, 2021
  • League Play ends by June 30, 2021
  • Optional Camps and event through mid July
Schedule: 
  • Mondays and Thursdays – Practice and/or Game Nights
  • Wednesdays (Optional) – Small sided games/ make up night
Events:
  • Twin Cities Soccer League games (weekly – approx 10 total games)
  • EPSC Spring Cup – Sunday May 16
  • Team Practice (weekly)
  • Small sided games /make up night (weekly) – This is additional/optional for those that want an extra nights soccer or miss Mon/Thu
  • Summer Camp – June
  • TCSL Summer Festival – June 26 (Boys), June 27 (Girls) – additional team fee applies (approx $25-$30 per player)
Location:
  • All practices held in Eden Prairie
  • League Games – 50% versus clubs held at home fields in Eden Prairie, 50% versus clubs held in close by communities
  • EPSC Spring Cup Tournament – held in Eden Prairie
  • TCSL Summer Festival/Tournament (location TBD)

Uniform:

  • Players that participated in the YDP program in Fall 2020 wear the same EPSC uniform for summer
  • New Players need to buy the EPSC uniform package from soccer.com

Early Bird Registration Deadline: February 18th, 2021
(registrations may be accepted after this date as numbers allow – additional fee applies)

 

Program Questions – [email protected]

Program Cost: $275

 

 
Registration Link: CLICK HERE

Fees Table

AgeLevelSeasonTime FrameCost
8U-10UAllFallAugust - October$195
8U-10UAllWinter 1November - December$125
8U-10UAllWinter 2January - March$175
8U-10UAllSpring/SummerMay - July$225

YDP Coaches

2020/21 Season

Phi Nguyen

2013B Arsenal 
  • USSF D License
  • 4 years Coaching
  • Former MASL player

Greg Kevan

2012B UNited 
  • USSF E License
  • 30+ years of playing
  • 20 years of coaching (10yrs with EPSC)

Abdiaziz Farah

2011B liverpool 
  • 2nd year with EPSC and YDP Program
  • MASL Player with 20+yrs playing experience
  • Lifelong MNUFC supporter

Luke Herbert

2012B Villa 
  • Crown College Head Men’s Soccer Coach since 2016
  • USC National Diploma, USC GK Level 1 Diploma
  • Waconia Youth Soccer Coach for four years

Foster Browning

2012/13G red stars 
  • 2nd year with EPSC YDP Program
  • Crown College (NCAA DIII) Goalkeeper
  • UMAC Defensive Player of the Week

Abby Miller

2011G Spirit
  • 1st Year with EPSC
  • Former High School Soccer Player