Technical Development Academies ("TDAs") are a simple and fun off-season or winter program designed to help players’ develop their technical skills in a fun and pressure-free environment. Kids are encouraged to try new things and to be creative. TDAs also serve to teach coaches how to teach technique. Coaches are encouraged to attend.
TDAs for Field Players are for 9U, 10U and 11U. They are being conducted in partnership with Coerver Louisiana . The Coerver Method encourages an attacking mindset and builds confidence in young players by improving their technical skills. LSA's mission is to be an essential leader in unifying its member clubs to grow, promote, and enhance soccer culture and, to that end, is excited to utilize the Coerver Method to support the development of our young players. Coach Michael Plaisance is the Director of the LSA/Coerver Technical Development Academies.
The Goalkeeper TDAs are for 11U, 12U and 13U players. The course will focus specifically on goalkeeper techniques and skills. Coach Steve Ring is the Director of the LSA Goalkeeping Development Program.
All Technical Development Academies are under the direction of LSA Technical Director Bryan Thorp. Both Coach Michael and Coach Steven are LSA ODP Staff Coaches and Scouts and have years of experience coaching at the youth level. Their experiences as ODP Coaches provide valuable insight into the fundamental needs of young players in their developmental journey.
Locations, Dates, Times, Fees
Dates: Sun Jan 3, Sat Jan 9, Sat Jan 23, Sat Jan 30
Times: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Site: Raceland Soccer Complex
Dates: Fri Jan 8, Thur Jan 14, Fri Jan 22, Fri Jan 29
Times: 6:00 pm - 7.30 pm Site: Coquille Parks & Recreation
Cost: $110.00 Registration is on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS! Space is limited to insure effective coach:player ratios.
To Register Your Field Player- CLOSED
To Register You Goalkeeper- CLOSED
For any questions or registration issues contact, LSA Technical Director Bryan Thorp at Bryan@lsa-soccer.org
Can players from all levels participate? Yes, we want to encourage players that wish to develop their individual skills to participate.
Why are there limited locations? LSA wishes to grow the program across the State. At the moment, LSA is making its first step in serving the young players of Louisiana in these locations. We welcome future sites. If interested, please contact LSA Technical Director Bryan Thorp at Bryan@lsa-soccer.org
Why are the ages different for field players and Goalkeepers? Position specific training is generally in the later stages of player development. The 9v9 game begins to introduce aspects of Goalkeeping that integral to the development of the 11v11 Goalkeeper. Hence, we want to introduce particular fundamentals for Goalkeepers as they begin to transition to 11v11.