This one day a week development program is for players (2016-2005) that are currently in Richmond FC’s U7-U18 Advanced Development (Competitive) stream who are seeking personalized skill development. As a Canada Soccer Quality Soccer Provider, all programming aligns with the CSA Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model and players will be grouped with an emphasis on extending and supporting the player’s stage of development.

The Advanced Development Academy is led by Richmond FC Technical Director, David Thorburn and LTPD Manager, Scott Guy.

The training curriculum of the Four Corner LTPD model consists of technical, psychological, physical and social/emotional components. Each corner of the model reflects a wide aspect of a player’s development that has to be considered. The gradual progressive development of players is fundamental to the enjoyment, technical competency and retention in the game.

The Four Corner approach places the player at the center of the development process, with soccer experiences that meet the four key needs of the player.
Technical – The Ball
Tactical – The Field
Social, Emotional & Psychological – The Mind
Physical – The Body

All sessions will be based on the principals of play:
~ Individual attacking & defending.
~ Small group attacking and defending.
~ Patterns of play templates.
~ Attacking & Defending principals.
~ Game related activities that incorporate, all aspects of the game with the ball.
~ Finishing involving a range of passing and player movement.
~ Flexibility exercises that include the very latest speed exercises ABC’s.
~ Player awareness (Game Literacy) involving team shaping, from defence to attack.

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September 16 to March 17 (no session November 11, December 23, 30)
24 Sessions
$350 includes training jersey
September 16 to June 23 (no session November 11, December 23, 30, March 24 or April 7)
36 Sessions
$470 includes training jersey
(Full season ticket is better value)

Please use your existing Richmond FC registration account to register.

Refunds subject to a $50 administration fee are provided up to September 15. No refunds are provided after September 15.