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Developmental Premier Program U11-U12

GLEN CELTIC AMERICA FC DEVELOPMENTAL PREMIER PROGRAM




Register here for the 2022/23 Tryouts

The GCA FC Developmental Premier Program is the home and beginning of the GCA FC competitive teams. This is where the hard work of the Academy Program years pays off. Players in the Developmental Premier Program are selected from tryouts held in May and June of each year. Tryouts are open to everyone, within and from outside of the club, all are welcome.

For each birth year, GCA FC aims to field 2 equal teams on both the boys and girls side. Each team has a dedicated coaching staff and trains according to the GAC FC possession-based Street Soccer-inspired game model and system of play. Both teams will play in the CJSA State League or other. The goal is to continue individual player development, the team comes second.

One Tournament is included in the U12 cost but not U11. A tournament for U11 can be added for an additional fee based on the demand.


WHAT IS GCA FC DEVELOPMENTAL PREMIER PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY

We believe that player development takes time and cannot be rushed. Our goal is to help each player reach their maximum potential. We do this by making sure each and every one of our USSF licensed coaches has a written training session plan for every practice, the plan is focused on one topic, so the players are not confused by multiple coaching points and activities of the different aspects of the game.

The training environment consists of an expanded technical warm-up to small-sided activities and finishes with a game. This environment allows the players to express themselves and be creative. Coming up with creative ways to handle the ball and situations in these activities that simulate the real game, prepares the individual for real life soccer situations and problem solving in the game.

While we will strive to win every game, our main focus will still be player development, results will come second.


CAN PLAYERS PARTICIPATE IN OTHER NON-PREMIER PROGRAMS

We highly recommend players that want to play for their respected town or school team to do so. We believe in working with the players, parents and coaches to make the schedules work for all at this young age. Our coaches in the past have successfully done this here and at other clubs before joining GCA FC. We support all programs and coaches that positively impacts a player's development and believe we all have a responsibility in their growth, as they strive to become a better soccer player to reach their next level.

Developmental Premier Training Schedule

DEVELOPMENTAL PREMIER TRAINING SCHEDULE

Training sessions are typically held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30pm to 7:00pm but is subject to change.


2022/23 SEASON SCHEDULE
Fall training & Premier league games starts: 1st week of September

Winter training and Futsal/Star Hill Indoor league 1 start: 2nd week of November
Winter break: Between Futsal league 1 and 2
Futsal/Star Hill league session 2 starts: Mid January

Spring training & league games starts: 1st week in April
Spring Premier League & training ends: 2nd week of June


TRAINING LOCATIONS

Fall and Spring
Laidlaw Park. Coventry ,CT
River Road Athletic Complex, Willington CT

Ashford Recreational Park, Ashford CT

Winter
Center School, Willington CT

Star Hill Athletic complex, Tolland CT
Evangelical Baptist Center, Ashford CT

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Developmental Premier Program Tuition

DEVELOPMENTAL PREMIER PROGRAM TUITION

Player Fees for the Developmental Premier program are annual fees for the entire 2022/23 season and based on 12 players per team.

Developmental Premier Player Fee: $1275.00 

Fees Include
Fall and Spring CT State League or other, Fees and CJSA Insurance
Winter Futsal/Star Hill league fees
Full GCA FC Uniform Kit

GCA FC Uniform Kit
GCA FC Jersey, Shorts, & Socks

GCA FC Training Jacket & Pants
GCA FC Backpack

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Our Field Locations


River Road Athletic Complex
511 River Road
Willington, CT 06279



Ashford Memorial Park
74 Pompey Rd
Ashford, CT 06278


ECC (Evangelical Christian Center) (ECC)
574 Ashford Center Road
Ashford , CT 06278


Willington Center School (WCS)
12 Old Farms Rd
Willington, CT 06279


Star Hill Athletic Center
100 Gerber Drive
Tolland , CT 06084

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