Nether United Joins - Directors Development Program
Nether United is Proud to be part of NEW Directors Development Program
Nether United, based in Wallingford, PAis proud to be a founding club member of the Director’s Development Program that will consist of both U9 and U10 Boys and Girls age groups for the fall of 2012.
"We are excited by the outcome of the fall schedule and look forward to having our U9 age groups continue with this program through the spring of 2012. The transition of the U9 age group becoming U10 for the fall of 2012 and the addition of newly formed U9 age group player pools will continue to cement the DDP Program as the future of youth development. Partnering with some of the most established clubs in the region (West Chester United, West Mont United, Spirit United, YMS and Reading Rage) has given our players and coaches the ability to compete with the best on a regular basis while keeping player development as our main priority.”
- Nether United Board of Directors
DDP Mission Statement:
The Directors’ Development Program (DDP) will provide a player-centered developmental program that focuses on creating a nurturing, educational soccer environment while concentrating on "what’s best for the players".
oProvide appropriate competition, travel and training to game ratio
oEncourage creative freedom in training & in games
oCreate free player movement within the age group and club (see below)
oReduce fear of failure, by eliminating the pressure of winning games with more emphasis on individual player development and focusing on appropriate competition rather than making the competition the sole focus
oTraining focuses on developing technically gifted, versatile, and creative players, plus the fundamentals that are essential to long term development.
oThe U-09 & U-10 age groups will be overseen by Coaching Directors Brent Jacquette and Sam Griggs and each team will be staffed by one full time paid head coach, one paid assistant coach and 1-2 licensed parent coaches
oDevelop players that love to play the game, have a desire to improve and learn and are able to compete to the best of their ability as they get older.