• Dynamo Juniors YDP Mission statement

Dynamo Juniors YDP aims to create a healthy and safe learning environment for children and their families using an extensive soccer program focusing on player development, respect, sportsmanship and fun.

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  • Program Overview

The Youth Development Program at Dynamo Juniors aims to prepare players at U10 for taking the next step into competitive soccer in a fun, positive and educational soccer experience.

YDP emphasizes the importance of technical development, and shows players the main principles of play in order to grow the youth player by providing two training sessions per week with our professional coaching staff and weekend games as the opportunity to explore newly learned or refined technical skills without the pressure and concern of wins and losses.

We strive to keep the program competitive by challenging players and teams by playing against a range of other teams and players from within our own club and other from around the State.

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  • Coaching

All Dynamo coaches have a vast amount of playing and coaching experience, which include former high school and college players. The majority of our coaches also coach high school soccer throughout the city of Lafayette and it’s neighboring parishes. Coaches are qualified through either the National Soccer Coaching Associational of America (NSCAA) or the United State Soccer Federation (USSF). Some will also have international coaching licenses or badges. The Club conducts coaching education sessions throughout the year.

  • Training and Games

YDP teams will train twice a week with their assigned coach. Practices are held at St. Julien Park, Broussard. Exact days and times in the week will be assigned once coaches have been assigned to teams.

All YDP teams will play in the SSYS Rec league, but will play one age group up. Teams will also compete in the Dynamo Juniors tournaments (Battle of the Boot & Pelican Cup) and then travel to one out of town tournament per season (One Fall, one Spring)

Parents -No parents are allowed on the fields during training sessions. No exceptions.

  • Game Format

Games will be 7v7/9v9 (including goalkeepers) in accordance with USYSA and LSA guidelines. All games will consist of two 25-minutes halves. Each game will have a qualified referee provided by the club.

  • Playing Time Rules

It is club policy for all players to play at least 50% of each game. Players will also play in multiple positions throughout the YDP season.

  • Tournaments

Throughout the season, YDP teams will participate in two tournaments per fall and spring season. At least one of those season’s tournaments will be the Dynamo Juniors Tournament and the second tournament within two hours from Lafayette.

  • Program fees cover?

Required fees cover the rental, maintenance, and lighting of the fields, referees, insurance coverage, affiliation fees and professional coaching and expenses. They also cover preseason camp and player evaluations.

  • What equipment do players need?

All players must wear soccer cleats and shin guards to all practices and games. A soccer ball is required for all practices. A good supply of water is definitely recommended to keep the player hydrated during all practices and games.
Players are REQUIRED to wear the practice uniform (Grey Adidas practice jersey, black shorts and white socks) to all training sessions.
Game Uniforms are REQUIRED for all weekend games.

ALL UNIFORM pieces are exclusively available from soccer.com.