WYSL Player Development Academy!New Team Based Training Ages 5-10


WYSL Boys / Girls Teams: Ages 5 to 10 years old

                                    Saxon Woods Field Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains  


TEAM Training sessions:

7 Monday evenings in the Fall  /  7 Monday evenings in the Spring.

Fall:  September 15, 22, 29, October 6, 20, 27, Nov 3 ~ Spring: April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1

Times:  5:30 to 7:00 PM players 5 to 7 years  ~  7:00 to 8:30 PM players 8 to 10 years


Team Registration Fee with 8 or more players from the same team (player discount see below)

 $225.00 PER PLAYER **

**Team Registration Fee with 8 or more players from the same team:

  Please Click Here To Register

Westchester Youth Soccer League Player Development Academy will offer a unique opportunity for aspiring TEAMS of boys and girls, aged 5 to 10 years old within Westchester a chance to train, grow and develop skills together under one of the areas most qualified coaches.

WYSL PDA Team Based Training Program is not meant to replace your current club team or coach.  It is a supplemental training program meant to provide an additional opportunity to development and master the proper foundational skills at an early age, properly prepare the player, team and team coach to compete at the highest levels as the team advances.

Over the last 30 years, WYSL has helped hundreds of players build their ball skills and personal character to prepare them for the transition to the high school and collegiate level of athletics.

With Team Based Training, club team coaches will observe and be able to pick up training skill and game base training curriculum he can use with his during his own weekly practice sessions. Minimum of 8 players from one team needed for a dedicated Team Training Session

WYSL Player Development Academy Team Based Training is open to all teams belonging to any of our 45 Clubs throughout Westchester, Rockland and Manhattan. Team Training will be geared to technical ball skill development and movement building a base of fundamental skills by utilizing small-sided games and emphasizing a fun learning experience following the US Soccer Federation age appropriate training curriculum.

Please contact WYSL PDA Director - Ernest Harmon:  ernestharmon@aol.com to give him your team name!

Concussion Awareness On-line Training and Certificate

Please complete your "Concussion Awareness" and when completed, please print out your completed certificate.




Coaches Concussion Awareness Certificates: 


The WYSL Board of Directors have unanimously passed the requirement that all WYSL licensed coaches complete the CDC Concussion Awareness Online Course before the resumption of League play for Fall 2012.   This valuable, short, free online course was developed to help coaches recognize the signs of a possible concussion and the proper steps to follow when the coach suspects a concussion has occurred. Upon course completion a Concussion Awareness certificate will be issued. Coaches will be asked to have these Certificates in their possession for all their WYSL league games.  

The following is the link to this course: Click Here

or enter into your browser:http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/Training/


Guidelines for Handling 10 Coaching Situations From US Youth Soccer

What follows is a series of guidelines for handling 10 common situations that occur in coaching.  Research conducted with players shows that if they have coaches who follow the guidelines listed below, the players generally:                                                                                                                                                                 

1.   Enjoy playing more,

2.   like their teammates more,

3.   rate their coaches as more knowledgeable,

4.   feel their coaches are better teachers, and 

5.   have a greater desire to play for their coaches in the future

  Click Here for Complete Article

 You may agree or disagree with the guidelines. However, it is what the experts (the players) say about successful coaches.      

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