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(New Tryout locations will be added as soon as we receive confirmations from the venues)

 

Please note this program highly selective and only for the very strongest players.

NYCSL Centers of Excellence (Winter 2017/18)

NY Club Soccer League's Center of Excellence program has become the number 1 supplemental development program in the Tri-State area. The program is run by the leagues technical director and provides the highest possible standards of coaching to all selected players. Nine venues, spread across the NYCSL NPL territory, will allow easy access to the twelve week winter program and provide selected players with an invaluable supplemental training regime. 

Winter Center of Excellence Overview

  • Outfield players 2009-2003 
  • 10 locations across NYCSL NPL Territory. NY, NJ and CT
  • Week 1 tryout for players not automatically invited to attend
  • Intense training program led by NYCSL UEFA A License Technical Director John Curtis
  • 12 week program of High Intensity 90 minute sessions
  • Two full scholarships available at each center for most talented players
  • Financial aid and payment plan is available

 

WINTER 2017-18  12 Weeks Venue Days Date Time & Age Group Coach
Boys Center of Excellence Alley Pond Tennis Park, 79-20 Winchester Boulevard Queens Village, NY 11427 Mon

12/4, 12/11, 12/18,                  

1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29,               

2/5, 2/12, 2/26,                        

3/5, 3/12

6:00pm-7:30pm     Boys  09-06
7:30pm- 9:00pm    Boys 05-03
John Curtis
Center of Excellence Husdon Valley Sportsdome, 240 Milton Turnpike, Milton, NY, 12547 Tue

11/28                                    

12/5, 12/12, 12/19

1/2, 1/16, 1/23,1/30,

2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/6

5:30pm-7:00pm   Boys & Girls 09-06
7:00pm:8:30pm   Boys & Girls 05-03
Alan O'keefe
Girls Center of Excellence KK Athletics, Farmingville,      755 Horseblock Road, Farmingville, NY 11738 Tue

12/5, 12/12,

1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23,1/30,

2/6, 2/13, 2/27

3/6, 3/13 

6:00pm-7:30pm     Girls 09-07 
7:30pm- 9:00pm    Girls 06-03
Alan O'keeffe
Center of Excellence Superdome Sports, 134 Hopper Ave, Waldwick, NJ, 07463 Wed

11/29,

12/13,

1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31,

2/7, 2/14, 2/28,

3/7,3/14

6:00pm-7:30pm     Boys & Girls 09-06
7:30pm- 9:00pm    Boys & Girls 05-03
Mark Wilson
Girls Center of Excellence Hofstra University, Bubble Hempstead, NY Wed

12/6, 12/13, 12/20,

1/3, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31,

2/7, 2/14 , 2/28,

3/07

5:15pm-6:45pm     Girls 09-06
6:45pm -8:15pm    Girls 05-03
John Curtis
Boys Center of Excellence KK Athletics, 181 2nd Avenue Brentwood, NY 11717 Thur

12/7, 12/14,

1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 

2/1, 2/8, 2/15 ,

3/1, 3/8, 3/15,

TBD

6:00pm-7:30pm    Boys 10-06
7:30pm- 9:00pm   Boys 05-03
Alan O'keeffe
Center of Excellence Chelsea Piers, One Blachley Road, Stamford, CT 06902 Fri

12/1, 12/15,

1/5, 1/12, 1/19, 1/26,

2/2, 2/9, 2/23,

3/2, 3/9, 3/16

6:00pm-7:30pm   Boys 09-07 & Girls 09-06 
7:30pm-9:00pm   Boys 06-03 & Girls 05-03
Alan O'keefe
Center of Excellence Metuchen Sportplex 215 Durham Ave, Metuchen, NJ 08840 Sun

12/10, 12/17,

1/7, 1/14, 1/21

 2/11, 2/18, 2/25

3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25

7:30pm-9:00pm   Boys & Girls 05-03 Mark Wilson
Center of Excellence CT Sportsplex, 216 Foxon Road, North Branford, CT Sun

12/3, 12/17,

1/14, 1/21, 1/28,

2/11, 2/25,

3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/23, 3/25 

6:30pm-8:00pm   Boys & Girls 09-03

 

John Curtis
Center of Excellence Aviators Sports Center 3159 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11234 Sun

12/17*,

1/21, 1/28,

2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25,

3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 3/31*

5:00pm-6:30pm   Boys & Girls 09-06
6:30pm-8:00pm   Boys & Girls 05-03
Alan O'keeffe
      *12/17 - Tryouts start at 3:25 pm    
      *3/31 - Due to Easter Sunday session will be heald on 3/31    
 
         

 

 


 

NYCSL Centers of Excellence

(Identification & Development)

NYCSL Centers of Excellences are dedicated NYCSL Training Programs coached by NYCSL Technical Director John Curtis that provide selective, regionalized training for the strongest young players within the NYCSL PDP region. They form the first phase of the NYCSL PDP(Player Development Pathway) and are designed to assist member clubs in developing their most promising players.

In addition to the the Center of Excellence training program, NYCSL Select Squads (All-Star Teams) are formed throughout the winter and summer months, to give selected players the opportunity to implement their improved skills and understanding in a competitive environment.

Center of Excellence Model

Each center runs for 8-12 consecutive weeks, delivering an age appropriate, technically focused curriculum designed to provide a strong technical foundation to advance players long-term development. 

Center of Excellence Players are selected initially from club DOC recommendations. Nominated players are invited to attend Center of Excellence tryout sessions that take place at the start of each season at our centers across the tri-state area. In addition PDP scouts are at many NYCSL games and festivals and identify strong players who may have missed out on being nominated.

Players interested in attending a Center of Excellence should contact their club DOC and request a recommendation be made to the NYCSL Technical Director or register for a tryout at their nearest Center of Excellence location.

NYCSL Centers of Excellence provide elite player development for the strongest players from within the NYCSL NPL territory. Highly qualified NYCSL PDP staff deliver a holistic player development curriculum, specifically designed to provide high caliber technically focused training that creates a strong foundation for further development. 

Curriculum

Below is an example of some of the topics that will be covered during each 8-12 week period. Each training session focuses on only one or two topics with ball mastery and passing forming an integral part of every 90-minute session.

  • Ball Mastery
  • Dribbles
  • Dragging
  • Turns
  • Turning - to play forward
  • Screening/Shielding
  • Short Passing - both feet - various surfaces
  • Ball striking - both feet
  • Ground Control - both feet - various surfaces
  • Aerial control - various surfaces
  • Running with the ball - directional
  • Shooting
  • Defending