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Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 seasons
• Birth year 2009 (U10)
• Birth year 2008 (U11)
• Birth year 2007 (U12)
• Birth year 2006 (U13)
• Birth year 2005 (U14)
• Birth year 2004 (U15)
• Birth year 2003 (U16)
• Birth year 2002 (U17)
• Birth year 2001 (U18)
• Birth year 2000 (U19)
Spring season: January – June
• Jan-Feb: 2-3 indoor sessions
• March: 4-7 sessions indoor/outdoor
• April-June: 2-4 sessions per week
• 4-6 league dates: anticipated first league date 1st week of April
• 3 tournaments
Fall season: Aug 15 – October 28
•Evaluations Aug 15-Aug 22 held during regularly scheduled training times.
• 3-5 Dates
Bozeman (Labor Day), Rapid City (Late October)
• According to their birth year
• U9’s-U15’s are grouped into birth year groups
• According to developmental level
• U9’s-U15’s need to train with players of similar ability
• Multiple teams created in age groups based on ability
• Fluidity for players to move between teams in age group
Developmental Group Training
• Players placed in development groups according to age then ability
• U9/U10’s, U11/U12’s, U13/U14’s/U15’S
• Train together at the same times/locations: All sessions at Amend Park
Development Group Director
• Create season plan
• Create and implement session plans, club curriculum
• Work with staff coaches in development group to improve player development
• Work with a specific team in development group
• Assist director with evaluating players
• Implement sessions and provide feedback
For U9-U15 ages all training sessions will take place under the guidance of a Development Group Director. This means that every team within a development group will train at the same time and at the same location as other teams within that development group. If the U11 development group has four teams then all four teams would train at the same time at Amend Park. The Development Group Director would be responsible for planning the session and helping staff coaches implement the session. There would be four coaches at each training session to ensure a 1:1 coach to team ratio.
The benefits of this format are achieving consistency of coaching throughout the club. As the Development Group Director will be creating a season plan in accordance with the club curriculum and implementing sessions based on his/her season plan, players will be taught specific themes during specific ages. This will allow players to develop their knowledge of the game and ability to execute technical aspects of the game more efficiently.
The number of Development Group Directors will correlate to the number of teams in each development group. During this first year of implementation we will plan to have a U9/U10 , U11/U12, U13/U14, U15/U16 and U19 Age Group Director for each gender.
All teams within a development group will train together. Therefore in any given session there will be appropriate numbers to run small sided games, large sided games and scrimmages at the discretion of the Development Group Director and in conjunction with the club developed curriculum. The implementation of sessions will vary from director to director but will incorporate season planning concepts such as tactical periodization and intensive attacking and defending cycles.
A Development Group Director may choose to have all players work with their teams during the training session or to mix teams to provide different opportunities for the development of players. The Development Group Director will work to see every player from every team within a development group train weekly.
The purpose of running training sessions in this format centers around player development. Players respond differently to individual coaches and by allowing players to work with every coach within a development group he/she will learn the same concepts presented with different voices.
This setup also provides enhanced club unity and the opportunity for players to develop and progress from a developmentally lower team to a developmentally higher team over the course of a season or even several seasons. This fluidity will be encouraged by all coaches and will ensure that players have the opportunity to play in groups that are developmentally appropriate for them during the course of the season. Directors may determine that having a player train with a different team for a session, a week or even two weeks will aid their development. This process will look different for each development group.
Development Director 2010 (u9): TBD
Development Director 2009 (U10-U11): Jessica French
• Staff coaches: TBD
Age Group Development Director 2008/2007 (U11/U12): Jessica French
• Staff coaches: Gabi Hefflin, Mike Shenk
Age Group Development Director 2006 (U13/U14): Kevin Luse
• Staff coaches: tbd
Age Group Development Director 2004/2005 (U15): Jace Beck
• Staff coaches: tbd
Development Director 2009/2008 (U10-U11): Carlos Davey
• Staff coaches: tbd
Age Group Development Director 2008/2007 (U11/U12): Mike Mayott
• Staff coaches: Austin Ragsdale, John Dorr,
Age Group Development Director 2006 (U13): Joe Frank
• Staff coaches: Tbd
Age Group Development Director 2005, 2004 (U14/U15): Dave Nedrow
• Staff coaches: Emmett Zavitz, Andres Moreano