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S.T.E.P. Academy Program Information

STEP PROGRAM EPS (webpg)Dutch Total Soccer (DTS) in conjunction with Soccer Centers of Somerset is excited to announce the formation of the new DTS S.T.E.P. Academy, which stands for Soccer Training & Education Program.  This program is geared toward players ages five through nine, focusing on the building blocks of soccer.

Dutch Total Soccer is a training organization assisting local clubs and premier players since 2001. The DTS Staff, who have soccer coaching credentials from the United States and/or from abroad, coached and trained area players that have gone on to play regional and national ODP as well as collegiate-level soccer. The common denominator in all these players is a strong soccer foundation developed at an early age. The DTS S.T.E.P. Academy is focused on developing the same building blocks that will help your child find success at any level of soccer.

Over the last decade in soccer the emphasis for parents has changed drastically. Players at a very early age are pushed into high level clubs where the focus of the club may not be on long term development but immediate results. The eventual outcome is a high turnover rate for the teams, with coaches’ attention centered on recruiting better players instead of the development of their existing ones. S.T.E.P. takes away the stress of short-term focused programs and teaches players to love the game of soccer while pursuing their maximum potential.

S.T.E.P. will focus on the paths you and your child should take for them to become a successful soccer player by focusing on individual needs. Our program’s success will be measured by each child’s progress.

The DTS S.T.E.P. Academy will provide a ten month training program that will cover all aspects of training. Our staff will provide on-going evaluations and guidance to the players. Parents are included in the process, making sure expectations are managed and the direction for the player is focused on the long term. All training will take place at our indoor and outdoor training facility located in Somerset, NJ. Your child will receive more than 70 hours of training over a 10 month period. The Fall and Spring sessions will emphasize technical skill development and Speed & Agility training. The Winter indoor program will continue with the technical development on the indoor turf and adds futsal specific training on the futsal court. The DTS S.T.E.P. Academy will incorporate small sided scrimmages as well as take part in games. Players will be encouraged to test their new skills without fear of failure. Your child will become a more confident player.

Training Schedule (Seasonal):
Fall & Spring Training (Outdoor): 2 x 1 hour sessions per week.
Winter Training (Indoor): 1 x 1 hour session per week.

In addition to training, STEP Academy teams play competitive 4v4 and 5v5 games in Festival settings on select Saturdays.  For more information about the EDP Futures Festivals, please visit the EDP Futures Website.

Program Pricing 2017-18:

Birth Year 2012: $900   Full Payment  /  Payment Plan $1025  (Training Program ONLY)
Birth Year 2011: $1100 Full Payment  /  Payment Plan $1225
Birth Year 2010: $1100 Full Payment  /  Payment Plan $1225
Birth Year 2009: $1100 Full Payment  /  Payment Plan $1225

The DTS S.T.E.P. Academy Evaluations will be conducted on Sunday, 4/23/17 and Suday, 4/30/17. For the full schedule and registration linke, please visit the STEP Academy Evaluation Page.
Attending evaluation sessions is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.

For more information on the 2017-2018 DTS STEP Academy schedule, please click here.

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If you are interested in entering a team to the EDP Futures Festivals, please click here for more information.


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