Emerging Talent Program U6-U7


About ETP:

The SYA Soccer Emerging Talent Program (ETP) is designed as a supplemental skill training program for talented and enthusiastic recreational players that are U6 (2014 birth year) and U7 (2013 birth year).  The ETP program serves as a bridge between our recreational program and our U8 Academy program.  ETP focuses solely on the individual and improving technical skills and confidence with the ball by providing an environment where players have the support and ability to be creative and express themselves as players.

ETP is managed and directed by the professional coaching staff of SYA Soccer.  All of the coaches in this program have extensive playing and coaching backgrounds as well as coaching certifications.

The Emerging Talent Program follows the Play-Practice-Play methodology of the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).

Program Directors:

ETP Boys Academy Director:  Adam Baumgardner- syasoccer13@gmail.com
ETP Girls Academy Director:  Craig Scott- craig@syasoccer.org

ETP Schedule

ETP Boys & Girls Winter Session 1 
December 2nd, 9th, 16th
January 6th, 13th 

Monday’s:  5:00-6:00pm at nZone Field 1
Cost:  $70

ETP Boys & Girls Winter Session 2
January 20th, 27th
February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th 

Monday’s:  5:00-6:00pm at nZone Field 1
Cost:  $85


ETP Boys & Girls Spring Session
TBD:  Schedule to be released 2/1/20

Location:  SYA Park

Frequently Asked Questions:

How can my son/ daughter join the Emerging Talent Program?
Interested players may request an evaluation for the ETP Program by contacting your respective Program Director:  Adam Baumgardner (boys) and Craig Scott (girls).

Player identification will happen in one of three ways:
-Player identified by the SYA Technical Coaching Staff
-Players recommended by their Recreational Coach
-Player evaluation sessions which will be held prior to the start of the Winter 1 Session and Spring Session.  *These evaluation sessions are free to participate but you must register with your respective director*

What is the cost to participate?
-Winter 1: 
-Winter 2: 
-Full Year: 

Players will be given an ETP T-shirt that should be worn during training sessions.

What should players bring to practices and games?
-Size 4 Soccer Ball (pumped up)
-Water Bottle
-Proper uniform attire including soccer cleats and shin guards.  Practice uniform will consist of the ETP t-shirt, black shorts and black socks

Can you play in both the ETP and SYA Recreational League?
-  YES!  ETP is a supplemental training program and will include any official games.

Who are the coaches?
The 2019/ 2020 U8 Academy Coaching staff includes:
-Adam Baumgardner & Craig Scott:  ETP Academy Directors
-Matt Monos- Boys Staff Coach
-Eric Lewis- Boys Staff Coach
-Eugene Asamoah- Boys Staff Coach 
-Miq Umar- Boys Staff Coach
-Karen Utter- Girls Staff Coach
-Carolyn Seltzer- Girls Staff Coach

*Please note:  The U8 Academy Staff is subject to change throughout the year*

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Office Location:
5950 Centreville Crest Lane
Centreville, VA 20121
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 471
Centreville, VA 20122
Phone: (703) 815-3362
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E-mail: admin@syayouthsports.org