REGISTER FOR U8 ADP TRYOUTS
U8 ADP tryout/observation night
Monday June 4th at Longdale
Girls: 5:30-7 pm, Boys 7-8:30 pm
Please note: We try to take everyone who signs up for U8 ADP, however, we use the tryout/observation night to make sure U8 ADP is an appropriate fit for each player
We base this on: Effort, committment, athleticism, technical ability
If your child will thrive with 2 technical practices a week plus a 1 hour game on Saturdays by qualified, engaged coaches then U8 ADP is for you.
Please contact Matt Kirkpatrick with any questions and or attend the ADP informational meeting on Thursday May 31st at 6 pm at Longdale (this was originally scheduled for May 24th but had to rescheduled due to Matt's involvement in make up Travel tryouts)
Head of Youth Development: Matt Kirkpatrick
For more information on U8 ADP, see the brief overview below and or for more details, access the U8 ADP page by going to the home page and then by clicking on Travel
U8 ADP Overview
Advanced Development Program (U8 ADP) is the transition between the recreational side of the Richmond Strikers Soccer Club and the travel side. The program offers our U8 players the opportunity to be exposed to a better soccer environment that will enhance their skills and their approach to the game. U8 ADP is a year long program and is based out of our Longdale Youth Development Center.
The objective of the training at the Richmond Strikers is to provide our youngest players with an environment that promotes learning, creative thinking, problem solving, skill development and love for the game in an age appropriate soccer environment.
At U8 ADP, U9 and U10, we have an age appropriate curriculum in place that will equip our players with the fundamental skills that they will need to carry with them as they continue to develop. For this reason, our focus at these ages is to develop the individual and small group skills of our players.
The 3 main components of our age appropriate curriculum are:
2. Agility, Balance and Coordination
3. Simple decisions - using games to teach format
Smaller sided games, under differing conditions, promote the qualities that we are looking for in our youth players by allowing for more touches on the ball, more creativity with the ball, more individual problem solving in the game environment.
ADP games will be scheduled on Saturdays and all matches will be supervised by Richmond Striker U8 ADP coaches. The objective of Saturday’s games is to promote and reinforce the skills and techniques worked on in practice during the week. While winning and losing is part of a soccer game, the main focus is the individual and technical development of the players in a competitive environment. Our primary concern is to ensure that our young players have a strong foundation in the basic soccer movements and soccer concepts that they can build on as they grow as players.