10/17/14 - The P. D. P. program at the club is making great strides in the development of its players . This program is dedicated to the technical fast track development of every player. Our unique player improvement curriculum is already proving to be a great success.
For the last 8 weeks the program and its staff have been working very hard on improving every player through the "World's # 1 soccer skills curriculum "Coerver Coaching" . Smyrna Soccer Club is officially endorsed by Coerver and has access to all of the programs benefits, such as curriculum, the skillful edge on line coach education and resource center, and player improvement plans.
With over 70 players registered in the program we believe that the program will grow from strength to strength as we endeavor to produce technically gifted players who understand the tactical implementations of the game.
With the season coming to a close, please stay tuned to the web site and club announcements with reference to information pertaining to the spring registration, assessment days, and player invites into the program.
The program plays "In House Games" every Saturday at 2 pm (JONQUIL PARK fields 1-4) and throughout the course of the season will play in select tournaments and fixtures against other metro Atlanta Clubs. Over the course of the last two weekends we have played Concorde Fire and SSA. Results in both of these meetings were favorable as we recorded 9 wins out of 10 games played.
The program is made up of a professional coaching staff of five coaches and 10 volunteer coaches who are enrolled in the mentoring coach program.
The club would like to thank all of the families that are members of the PDP program for their support and wish each and every player good luck in the future. The program is dedicated to 6,7,8 year old players who wish to be exposed to professional coaching and have a serious desire to improve as players and show a commitment to the game.
9/24/14 - Check out this PDP video done by Brian Lee! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xashkhEltYQ&feature=youtu.be
9/6/14 - Our "Player Development Program" enjoyed a successful opening day on Saturday, September 6th. PDP has 75 players enrolled and is a technical development program designed for 6-,7-, and 8-year olds. The program is self-contained and plays in-house games as well as partners with local clubs to play a Pre- Academy schedule. The next enrollment to the program will be in February of 2015. Please see below for more information.
Smyrna Soccer Club's Player Development Program is a unique soccer development program for Under 8 soccer players, which aims to accelerate the technical and tactical development of players preparing to participate in the U9 Academy program. We have recognized that there are many talented U8 players within our club, and in GA, who would benefit from a dedicated soccer environment to continue to nurture player ability and prepare them for higher-level soccer.
•Available for 6 ,7, & 8 year old boys and girls
•Player must be 6 by 8/1/14
–Birth dates between 8/1/2006 to 7/31/2008
2014 Fall Season Key Dates:
- Assessment Days: 5/20-5/22 6pm -7:15pm at River Line Park
- Camp: 7/28-7/30 9am-11am at River Line Park
- Practices Begin: Week of August 11th
- Games: 9/6-11/22
- Season Ends: 12/6-12/7
* SSC PDP is an invite program only. Therefore, players wishing to participate in the fall 2014 PDP season are required to register and attend PDP Assessment Days (Open House) to provide an opportunity for the club to determine a player’s suitability for the PDP Fall program.
Please view the attached for more details.