Chatham United has developed a pre-travel soccer program that is intended to appropriately introduce our youngest players to the game, build technical skills, and prepare them to play in our travel program. The Technical Development Program (TDP) training curriculum is designed to maximize individual skill development at the 8U level, focusing on all aspects of movement, technique and execution. These objectives will be achieved by adopting a true “academy” format where all players train together and are then “scrambled” (according to ability) in game play each week (this format is the recommended format by US Youth Soccer at this age). While most games will be played among Chatham TDP players, we will also be providing opportunities for our players to compete in small-sided games with other town soccer clubs in the fall and spring seasons.
Chatham United’s 8U Technical Development Program (TDP) is now open for registration! The TDP is offered for training through the fall and spring seasons for Chatham boys and girls born in the year 2016. Come join in on some soccer fun!