Wednesday night training is included in the club fees for the following teams:
U9 – U12 – all teams, boys and girls
U13 – U18G – ECNL and Green teams
U13 – U16B – Green and White teams
U17 – U18 B – Green teams only
Players who are on teams which do not include Wednesday night training, are encouraged to register for Monday night travel training sessions (available for an additional fee) if they seek additional training.
McLean Youth Soccer Travel Program develops all components of competitive youth soccer for boys and girls in an environment that promotes excellence, sportsmanship, self-confidence, and respect.
McLean Premier Soccer (MPS) provides a highly competitive training environment for top-level players. Click here for more information.
Click here to see the Age Group Chart by birthdate.
There have been two primary changes to the technical staff structure for the upcoming season: (1) Change of Age Groupings from U8-10, U11-13, U14-18 to the Zone 1 (U9-12) /Zone 2 (U13 and up) groupings; and (2) the introduction of the lead coach concept. The lead coach concept was created to ensure better player and coach development. The lead coach is responsible for being aware of the development of players throughout the entire age group. They will attend practices and/or games for each color throughout the season to observe firsthand every player within the age group. At U9-U12 the lead coach will work with all of the players directly in a pool training format, at U13 and above they will only coach their team(s). This will help address the concern that players are not identified before tryouts and that current MYS players are not at an advantage compared to players outside the club when they try out for a higher level team. In addition, the lead coach concept provides mentorship for our younger coaches by providing an opportunity for our senior coaches to share their skill and experiences. This will help in developing the entire club coaching staff, as well as, provide continuity for all players within an age group.
The Zone 1 and Zone 2 AGD realignment was in response to feedback from U.S. Soccer representatives and their concerns regarding continuity across our player development pool. This restructuring ensures that all coaches within these zones are working directly with an AGD and that the same philosophy is consistent across the like ages. This alignment follows the U.S. Soccer development curriculum. Coaching rotations within these zones will not be able to be defined until after the first year, but the expectation is not for a coach to continue with the same team from U13 - U18 as the demands of each year change. Instead, this realignment allows for a coach to be placed within a rotation that best highlights their strengths and creates an environment that will improve the development of MYS players.
In an effort to help address just some of the various questions about the coach selection process, I would like to provide this outline in an attempt to clarify this process. Throughout the seasonal year, coaches are evaluated by the technical leadership . The AGDs make recommendations for the placement of these coaches for the upcoming year. , Coaches may switch teams due to a variety of factors. Sometimes, this is due to usual coach rotation to allow players to experience a different coaching style and benefit from a particular coach's expertise at a specific developmental level. Sometimes teams change coaches due to recommendations from the AGDs and Technical Leadership. Sometimes coaches move into a role where they can better develop as coaches. Once coach placement is decided, employment offers are made and coaches have 7 days to accept this offer. MYS understands that families want to know who their coach will be next year, and works to share that information in a timely manner(usually a couple of weeks before tryouts).
|Alston, Ariana||ECNL||Florida Atlantic University|
|Amorosino, Francesco||Academy||University of NC - Chapel Hill|
|Belanger, Lucas||Academy||American University|
|Centeno, Kelvin||Academy||Old Dominion Univ.|
|Collar, Tori||ECNL||Liberty University|
|Debolt, Bryce||ECNL||Fordham University|
|Costa-Dorsey, Rahim||Academy||George Mason University|
|Davis, Khalil||Academy||St. Louis University|
|Fish, Mason||Academy||George Mason University|
|Galdo, David||Academy||George Mason University|
|Gaunt, Taylor||ECNL||St. Joseph's|
|Hutson, Cali||ECNL||University of Tennessee|
|Ledder, Matt||Academy||Georgetown University|
|McEntire, Grace||ECNL||Utah State|
|Nogueira, Conor||Academy||George Mason University|
|Robinson, Evelyn||ECNL||University of South Carolina|
|Sawczuk, Lindsey||ECNL||University of Pennsylvania|
|Sweatman, Marlo||ECNL||Florida State University|
|Teston, Joel||Academy||Southern Illinois University|
|Thom, Monica||ECNL||George Washington University|
|Vasquez, Carlos||Academy||Mary Washington University|