Who Can Play?
Any Boy or Girl born 2015 – 2013 is welcome.
The Youth Academy program offers advanced recreational players and aspiring elite players the opportunity to discover a deeper passion to play and learn the game. All training and games are conducted by a licensed DDY coach following our proven player development curriculum.
Teams are split by gender & ability, following evaluations in the first few weeks of training. The goal is to place each player in an environment that is suitably challenging but allows opportunity for success and confidence building.
Cost of uniforms are separate from your players registration fees. Youth Academy uniform kit is provided through Soccer.com and is approx. $100 + taxes & shipping. Uniforms are valid from Fall 2021-Fall 2023.
For 2022/23 uniform information & purchasing, click here.
*Your players uniforms are customized which means it may take several weeks to ship. Please keep this in mind when ordering. If your uniform doesn’t arrive before the first game, improvise by using a t-shirt, which your child is welcome to decorate & customize.*
Sessions will at the Cris Quinn Soccer Complex (Fields behind indoor complex)
Spring Season: Monday, January 24 until Thursday, May 5, 2022
Fall Season: Monday, August 15 until Thursday, November 17, 2022
Girls: Tuesday and Thursday 6-7:30pm
Boys: Monday and Wednesday 6:70pm
Game schedules will be released into your Playmetrics calendar before the start of the season. The schedule will include Futsal games, games vs other Youth Academy teams from Houston, Lake Charles, Local Teams, and Tournament Play.
Bring the following to every training session and game:
- Inflated soccer ball
- Large water bottle
- Shin guards (under long soccer socks)
- Soccer cleats (with laces tied in double-knot)
- Work hard
- Display respect for coaches, teammates & referees
- Practice consistently at home
- Play with a freedom, without fear of making mistakes
- If you have questions or concerns about the program, please email us to schedule an appointment with a Director.
- Please do not interrupt training sessions or games, unless it is an emergency.
- After training sessions and games, our coaches must ensure the safe release of all players, then transition to their next game/training session. Please do not disrupt this process.
Drop-off / Pick-up
- No children should walk to/from the parking lot without a parent or guardian
- Please get out your car, drop your child off at the side of the field, and collect them from the side of the field at the end of training/games.
- You do not have to stay and observe every training session and game
- All parents & guardians are welcome to observe, but must remain on the parents’ side of the field
- Only registered players and professional coaches are allowed on the field, in the interest of the safety of the participants.
- No coaching from the sidelines, relax and let the kids play
- Verbal abuse of referees will not be tolerated; violators will be ordered to leave the fields
- Encourage players to work hard, take risks, and enjoy the game
- Promote and foster a relaxed, positive environment, where players can thrive and develop.