Senior Development Program (For Students Entering High School)

Senior Development Program The Senior Development Program (SDP) is a program specifically designed for players that have already built a solid foundation of skill. In the SDP, players will have the opportunity to challenge their skills in game situations and take their skills to a new level.  Students will also learn the right mental habits required to play at a high level. 

The goal of this program is to help our students become more comfortable with the ball in game situations and improve their imagination when in possession of the ball;  to expose and teach the psychosocial characteristics that champion soccer players possess.

The SDP is like a gym membership. You come as often as you can and you do not need to leave your team to join this program. You simply use this program as a tool to improve your own individual game. 

All prospective NEW students interested in the SDP must fill out our Player Application Form

Returning Students do not need to fill out an application form and are welcome to Register HERE at any time.


Training Overview:

Winter - Students lay a new foundation of advanced skills through sophisticated drills that are designed to help students become more efficient and elusive when in possession of the ball. 

Winter Dates- Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15  (1-2:30 PM)

Spring – Designed to allow students to continue to improve their advanced skills. Students continue to execute advanced foot-skills, receiving, creative passing, shooting with precision, volleys, lay-offs, crossing, heading and more.
Spring Dates- Mar 18, 25 Apr 1, 15, 22, 29 May 6, 13, 20, 27  (Wednesdays 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM)
Summer Camps –Two camps that comprise a total of 30 hours of training. In this time, players will have the opportunity to put their skills into real game situations. In small and big sided games, students learn how to be effective with and without the ball; to maintain possession of the ball and keep the game flowing and how to defend to win the ball back. Students will also learn the mental habits needed to play at the highest level and study the at home characteristics of a soccer player including nutrition, hydration, and game day preparation.
Summer Dates (2 Camps 15 hour Camps) - Weeks of  July 27th-July 31st & August 3rd-August 7th (Monday to Friday 5 PM to 8 PM)
Location:  Universal Soccer Academy (Lumberton) 71 Ark Road in Lumberton 08048 (Directions CLICK HERE)

Also Included:

Universal Soccer Academy "Training Gear" - All students will be supplied with Universal Soccer Academy "training gear". This package includes: (Nike warm up, two training shirts, shorts, socks, ball and back sac).

Comprehensive Player Evaluation - All members will be evaluated yearly in the following developing areas: Technical; Tactical; Physical; and Psychological aspects of the game. This evaluation will highlight areas of the player’s game: where he/she is strong, as well as point out the areas for increased development.

Mental Toughness Seminar – Students will learn how to be more focused, as well as learning to master the techniques of becoming mentally tougher soccer players. Topics include: Leadership; Teamwork; Success; Goal Setting and more. (Date TBD for 2015)

Registration & Payment:
Cost: Total cost of the SDP is $1200. Payments may be made in two installments. 
Payment: $800 at the start in January. $400 in June  (Payment Link) 
Cancellations: Sessions canceled due to inclement weather are not made up.
Note: Students joining after the program has started will still pay the full fee.


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