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About Chesterfield Advanced Development Program

The objective of the training at Chesterfield Strikers is to provide our youngest players with an environment that promotes learning, creative thinking, problem solving, skill development, and a love for the game. The curriculum is designed to be age appropriate and to teach the fundamentals of the game in a small-sided environment. The program is run under the leadership of ADP Director Pat McStay.

The CADP is the transition between the recreation and travel soccer within the Chesterfield Strikers.

The program offers a youth soccer environment that will improve not only their skills, but their approach to the game as well. The CADP is a year long developmental program: Fall Season (late-August to mid-November); Winter Training (mid-January-February optional and will be an additional cost); Spring Season (early March to mid-May).

The Chesterfield Advanced Development Program (CADP) is divided into 2 age categories:

  • U6 - for those players born in 2013/2014
  • U8 - for those players born in 2012/2011
  • U9 - will now be a part of our Travel Program

Pat Hughes: USSF "A" License, NSCAA Premier Diploma and Director of Coaching Diploma. Pat was the former Dynamo SC ADP and Travel Technical Director.
Andre Graham: USSF D License, Former College Player college, NPSL player, and travel coach for nearly a decade. Andre is also part of the Futsal RVA Staff and Own Touch Staff.

ADP Coaches: 

At the Richmond Strikers and Chesterfield Strikers, our aim is to prepare today for tomorrow. We believe that the collective strength of any team or club is only as good as the individual competency of its players. Our focus therefore, is to create environments that allow for the greatest number of players the opportunity to express themselves and develop to the best of their abilities.

We have an age appropriate curriculum in place that will equip our players with the fundamental skills that they will need to carry with them as they continue to develop. For this reason, our focus at these ages is to develop the individual and small group skills of our players.

The 3 main components of our age appropriate curriculum are:

1. Technical
2. Agility, Balance and Coordination
3. Simple decisions - using games to teach format

Players will experience different coaches and different teammates helping to keep the focus on the individual skill acquisition. They will train in mixed groups (mainly by ability, but sometimes mixed).