DC Player Development Academy

2018 - 2019 Academy Travel Soccer Tryouts

DCPDA Boys Tryouts for our u13 (born 2006 & 2007) , u15 (born 2004 & 2005) , u17 (born 2002 & 2003) and u19 (born 2000 & 2001)  academy teams is announced! DCPDA is entering our second year of hosting competitive soccer teams and will be hosting one boys team per age group professinally coached and trained and providing an experience second to no other youth soccer organization in Washington, D.C.  

Players MUST register for a tryout at least 4 hours before your expected trial date: Walk-ins will not be allowed to trial.  Once you complete your tryout registration, you will receive a confirmation email of the location, date and time of your age group trial. We will also send an email the day of. The trials dates and times are appear on our Master Calendar. All locations are in D.C. We have not posted the locations to ensure the pre-registration policy is observed.  Attend as many trial dates as your schedule will allow.  Players will be selected during each trial date.  Players have 48 hours from the date of the offer to accept.  After 48 hours players are moved to a wait list. Can't make a trial due to a conflict?  Email the Technical Director, Whitney Minnis to whitneym@dcpda.com.


What to bring to tryouts:  White t-shirt, red shorts and white socks are preferred. Bring a soccer ball, and water.  Players should wear firm  ground cleats to training. 

TOP PLAYERS FROM THE TRYOUTS  WHO SELECT TO JOIN DCPDA FOR THE 2018-2019 SEASON MAY BE INVITED TO THE CELTIC FOOTBALL CLUB ELITE CAMP, JUNE 1ST  - 3RD in NY where the Celtic youth academy coaches will be training the players and running this specialized program.  



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    How To Use The Online Registration Systems

    Welcome to Online Registration

    Registering online is easy and quick!
    Just follow these simple steps:

    After clicking the Register Now button to the right, you'll be asked to create a member account if you don't already have one. Simply click the Create a new Blue Star Sports Account tab when asked to log in to the registration system.
    After you create your new member account, you'll need to fill out the parent/guardian form with your family information.
    Choose the age group for your player, then fill out the player information. After you fill out the player form and click Next, you'll be asked if you want to add more players or to finish registration and pay.
    After you've filled in your parent and player information, you'll see your total fees and can choose to pay by debit or credit card online.
    Note: No credit card information is EVER stored on our computers and all information is encrypted for your security.
    DCPDA 2018-2019 Program Overview Announced
    Posted May 6, 2018

    The DC Player Development Academy (DCPDA) 2018-2019 Program Overview is now available. Our program overview is designed to offer transparency and insight into the DCPDA system of player development. Simply, the P.O. address 3 critical areas: (1) What we have done, (2) What we are doing and (3) What we are going to do. We hope this document will address many parent and player concerns prior to coming to a trial. The document is downloadable by clicking the link above.

      If you have questions or problems, please read our Troubleshooting Guide.
        If you have questions or problems, please read our Troubleshooting Guide.
        Celtic FC International Partner
        DC Player Development Academy - A program like no other
        DCPDA is the ONLY soccer program in Washington, D.C. with a direct link to a professional European soccer club in our relationship with Celtic Football Club, (founded in 1888) of Glasgow, Scotland. We are proud to be a part of a world renowned organization famous for its high standards and its level of success at developing players on a regular basis and competing at the highest level. Our members, friends and associates receive extraordinary benefits. Come check out the DCPDA difference.