Downtown Las Vegas Soccer

Developmental U5 – U6

The U5-U6 Developmental Teams provide a fun, competitive, and developmentally appropriate soccer environment for 5-6 year olds. Young players learn invaluable skills to build a foundation for the game of soccer. Below, are some important facts about how this program functions.

  • Teams are comprised of 3-5 players with a DLVSC Staff Coach. You can request teammates and coaches during the registration process.
  • Practices are held twice a week for an hour. for the team to practice.
  • Games (4v4) are held on Saturdays as per league designations.
  • The season runs 7-8 weeks in the fall and the spring.

Developmental

U5 - U6 Teams
$399 per year/ $40 per month
  • • August – May
  • • Train Two (2) X’s per Week
  • • DLVSC Staff Coach
  • • Developmental Training Kit
  • • Compete in Fall & Spring Leagues
  • • 10 Month Training Cycle
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Developmental U7 – U8

The U7-U8 Developmental Teams provide a fun, competitive, and developmentally appropriate soccer environment for 6-8 year olds. Young players learn invaluable skills to build a foundation for the game of soccer. Below, are some important facts about how this program functions.

  • Teams are comprised of 7-8 players with a DLVSC Staff Coach. You can request teammates and coaches during the registration process.
  • Practices are held twice a week for an hour. for the team to practice.
  • Games (4v4) are held on Saturdays as per league designations.
  • The season runs 7-8 weeks in the fall and the spring.

Developmental

U7 - U8
$429 per year/ $43 per month
  • • August – May
  • • Train Two (2) X’s per Week
  • • DLVSC Staff Coach
  • • Developmental Training Kit
  • • Compete in Fall & Spring Leagues
  • • 10 Month Training Cycle
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Developmental U9 – U10

DLVSC U9-U10 programming continues to build upon the technical foundation started in the U5-U6 and U6-U8 programs and builds on the DLVSC and Colorado Rapids curriculum. Program offerings cover the spectrum of player pathways, from beginner to pre-competitive leagues that offer the highest level of competition in the State.

Training and games are held at convenient, centralized, community locations in the Las Vegas metro area. Game format is played in line with US Soccer Directives for small sided games, which is 7v7 with goalkeepers. Team sizes of 10-12 players ensures plenty of game time to apply the skills and techniques that are presented in the twice weekly curriculum based training.

Developmental

U9 - U10
$749 per year/ $86 per month
  • • August – May
  • • Train Twice (2) X’s per Week
  • • DLVSC Staff Coach
  • • Developmental Training Kit
  • • Compete in Fall & Spring Leagues
  • • 10 Month Training Cycle
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Official DLVSC Uniform for New Developmental Players

Official DLVSC Uniform for Returning Developmental Players

Official DLVSC Goalkeeper Uniform for Developmental New & Returning Players

Competitive U11 – U14

Academy teams represent the most competitive teams in a given age group, and therefore these players and parents are required to demonstrate a higher commitment to training.

These teams are expected to train 10 months out of the year, three days per week during the season, in addition to weekend games.  It is typical for Select teams to play in the highest leagues within the Nevada Youth Soccer Association.

Academy teams will play in 2-4 tournaments and/or college showcases per year depending on the age-group as per Director approval.  Out-of-state travel should be expected for all Academy teams.  As such, elite level players must have a substantial commitment to the sport of soccer for training and games.

  • Technical
  • Psychological
  • Physical
  • Tactical

Competitive

U11 - U14
$899 per year/ $104 per month
  • • August To May
  • • Train Three (3) X’s per Week
  • • Three-Four (3-4) Local & Out of State Tournaments per Year
  • • In & Out of State Travel for Tournaments
  • • Compete in Fall, Spring and State Leagues (Director Approval)
  • • 10 Month Training Cycle
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Competitive U15 – U19

Academy teams represent the most competitive teams in a given age group, and therefore these players and parents are required to demonstrate a higher commitment to training.

These teams are expected to train 7 months out of the year (due to the high school soccer season), three days per week during the season, in addition to weekend games.  It is typical for Academy teams to play in the highest leagues within the Nevada Youth Soccer Association and the designated National Leagues (NPL & DPL).

Academy teams will play in 2-4 tournaments and/or college showcases per year depending on the age-group as per Director approval.  Out-of-state travel should be expected for all Competitive teams.  As such, elite level players must have a substantial commitment to the sport of soccer for training and games.

  • Technical
  • Psychological
  • Physical
  • Tactical

Competitive

U15 - U19
$799 per year/ $132 per month
  • • November To May
  • • Train Three (3) X’s per Week
  • • Three-Four (3-4) Local & Out of State Tournaments per Year
  • • In & Out of State Travel for Tournaments
  • • Compete in Fall, Spring and State Leagues (Director Approval)
  • • 7 Month Training Cycle
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Official DLVSC Uniform for Competitive Players

Official DLVSC Uniforms for Returning Competitive Players

The Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club Player Development Program is carefully planned out from the beginning of the seasonal year to the end.  The program’s calendar is designed around two separate time lines, the first being for all the U5 – U14 teams/players (roughly 10 months) and the second being for all high school players, the U15 – U19 teams/players (roughly 7 months).  The Technical Staff work daily in the club office to continually improve and develop the program and are in constant communication with our coaching staff in program implementation.

The Player Development Program is broken up into different age groups so that the coaches of those certain teams will be able to maximize the development opportunity.  The groups that have been established by DLVSC are as follows:  U5 – U8 (4v4), U9 – U10 (7v7), U11 – U12 (9v9), and U13 – U19 (11v11).

All of our coaches, from the youngest age groups through to the oldest, follow a detailed curriculum that has been provided to DLVSC by the Colorado Rapids Academy directors which focuses in a logical order all of the important development techniques, topics, and aspects of the game necessary for young players to become a well-rounded technical player.  The DLVSC Technical Staff works daily with both our Alliance Partner Clubs from around the United States as well as the Rapids to tailor this curriculum – making it appropriate to both the needs of our players and the club calendar.

This curriculum has been implemented with both the Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club as well as their US Soccer Development Academy Teams and is a fantastic tool for the coaching staff of DLVSC to work from and it ensures that all of our players are taken through a program that encompasses each aspect of their longer term learning as a young soccer player.

Also included within the Player Development Program is the opportunity for both our DLVSC Staff, Coaches, and Teams to work directly with Danny Stone, the Rapids Youth Alliance Club Director, 4 times a season (from August – June).  Through the support of Danny and the DLVSC Technical Staff, the training curriculum produced for our Club is designed to be in line with the best practice model for young players recommended by the U.S. Soccer Federation and utilizes information on player development provided by many of the best youth soccer organizations and professionals from around the world.

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club

Organization of Player Development by Age and Stage

Children do not learn in the same way as adults, especially when the learning process involves both intellectual and physical activity. Age conditions the way a person perceives and interacts with the world and with others. In any learning process, age is the key component in selecting appropriate content and methodology. Soccer is no different. For this reason we must not train 6 year old players the same way as 13 years old players. Training sessions must be adapted to the age of the players. Taking into consideration the characteristics of human and player development, we have structured the curriculum into four age groups….

Initial stage5 to 8 years old  At this age children do not have the same capacity as adults to analyze the environment. They explore and have an egocentric conception of the world. Children are still gathering the experience necessary to interact with their surroundings and with others. Also, empathy and the capacity to consider the thoughts and feelings of others is very low. In order to help children build their own experience, many exercises will be individual (e.g. each player will have a ball). The tactical component of the game will be reduced to small-sided games with basic explanations about space distribution. Training sessions will be treated more as physical education than specifically as soccer training.

Basic stage9 to 10 years old. At this stage, the structure (but not the content) of the training sessions will be similar to that of older players. The main component of the training session will be technical. It is sensible at this age to develop technique and basic tactical understanding. Children’s capacity to solve problems increases significantly. Therefore players will begin working on basic and dynamic tactical scenarios. At this stage, players are pre-pubescent and have important physical limitations in terms of strength and endurance.

Intermediate stage11 and 14 years old Players at this age develop a good understanding of the game. However, these players are limited by their physical size and the significant changes, which arise with puberty. Safety should be the number one priority for the coach. The coach must be cautious to avoid overtraining should focus more on tactical and technical elements of the game and less on the physical aspects. Tactical training plays an important role at this age.

Advanced stage15 to 18 years old Players at this age have completed most of their physical and mental development. All components of training can be combined and organized with the purpose of developing the highest potential of the player. The strength of the muscles helps to develop technique at high speed and this speed helps the player to react faster to tactical situations. This stage is crucial for combining all the components of soccer in order to increase the players’ soccer knowledge. These are some of the facts in terms of human development adapted to soccer. In this document these facts are used to develop the most appropriate training methodology for each age group.

Benefits of Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club

Education

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer is a premier soccer teaching club stressing individual development over team success.

Elite Options

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club offers the most advanced levels of play, providing opportunities from beginner to elite.

Communications

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer focuses on quality communication and valuable information for parents and players to act on.

Beginner to Advanced

All levels of play are welcome at Downtown Las Vegas Soccer. We truly focus on the “Home for Every Player” mentality.

Organization

A knowledgeable staff and the support of the DLVSC front office, you’ll find organization at its finest.

Professional Curriculum

Downtown Las Vegas Soccer provides a professional teaching curriculum that extends from the MLS Colorado Rapids professional team down to three-years-old.

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