DC Player Development Academy

About the u20 Internationals program

- Selection Process

- Invite and Tryout

- Some players with DCPDA affiliation (at the youth level) who are college bound or currently playing in college have been invited to u20. Those players are listed on the home tab of the u20 site. We will have additional trials for available slots on the team beginning in May. Our roster max size is 22 for the season. Game day roster is 18.

- Training and Games (League Play, Playoffs and US Amateur Cup)

- We begin trials/training in May. Players will be selected during each training/trial. We will continue through to July (before the college pre-season starts). Players wishing a professional trial in Europe or South America at the end of the season should contact the Technical Director and Head Coach, Whitney Minnis.

- Training is 2 times per week on Tuesday and Thursday evening from 8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. in Washington, DC

- u20 Internationals will play in the EDP u20 division over the summer in the "Super Club" (top bracket). 6 game guarantee + playoffs. Games run june 3- July 29th. We will look to add additional scrimmages and friendlies prior to the start of the season.

- League games may be played on a weeknight (possibly Wednesday evening), Saturday, or Sunday.

- We will play in the US Amateur Cup during the weekend of June 16th - 17th at Ukranian Park in Pennsylvania.

- Coaching Staff:

Head Coach, Whitney Minnis, USSF "B" license coach. Former USL professional player 7 years. Three years former USL pro assistant coach and Assistant GM.

Assistant Coach, Michael Elfman, USSF "B" license coach, Former reserve player with Serie A side Genoa C.F.C, and current Maryland ODP staff coach.

u20 Fees.

- Trials are FREE. To sign up for a trial, register at the www.dcpda.com website under u20. You will receive information as to the next trial via email. We can accept players born between 1995- 2000.

- if selected, fee for the summer team is $495 for the season. This cost includes:

League entry fees, referee fees, Game kit(s), practice sessions,practice facility, game facility, professional coaching, website, game film (some games may be streamed) , team administration.

Fees do not inlcude costs of travel, food, and accommodation.

- Deposit of $250 is due at time of selection. Balance of $245 is due June 1st.

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