U8 to U13 Player Training Model.
The mission of PSPL Surf Juniors is to provide high-level training that is fun, age appropriate and developmental.
This is a pure player-development program.
We encourage all players between 8 to 13 to join Surf Juniors YDP training programs that kick off in mid-May and run through September. Click logos above for time and place for the YPD technical training dates.
Our sole focus: training young players to be technically superb, tactically aware and passionately engaged in the game!
Such small-group sessions combined with demanding but inclusive training creates the maximum opportunity for individual growth.
About the Surf Juniors:
Our main goal for the Surf Juniors: technical development and player identification.
The Development of each player will occur through the training. The bulk of it will consist of technical foot-work to improve players in three areas:
- Developing a good first touch under pressure and in tight spaces.
- Comfort level on the ball under pressure and in tight spaces.
- 1v1 Dribbling ability under pressure and in open spaces.
The academy coaches also will be identifying and evaluating players who may want to move to the next level of club-based premier soccer, or who aspire to play for the Surf Academy or ODP, id2, or ultimately the USSF development academies.
We will be able to evaluate the player -- regardless of playing ability or technical mastery - and draw up personal training plans to simply get better. We also identify and recommend players to US Club Soccer's id2 regional and national player identification program.