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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); Spring Season (early March to mid-May). The fees listed on this page cover the entire year.

The Chesterfield Advanced Development Program (CADP) is divided into 3 age categories:

  • U7 - for those players born in 2011/12
  • U8 - for those players born in 2010
  • U9 - for those players born in 2009

The program is composed of about 60-80 players (boys & girls). The U7/U8 players play the majority of their games "in-house" (versus other players in the CADP). The U9 players will play some "in-house" games, but also have games against outside opponents/clubs. The program organizes the players as a pool, rather than traditional teams. This gives players an opportunity to be grouped with players of similar skill levels, as well as an opportunity to work with several coaches over the course of the year.

ADP Director for Chesterfield Strikers
Pat McStay: USSF "A" License, NSCAA Premier Diploma and Director of Coaching Diploma as well as NSCAA Player Development Level 1-5 Certification, La Liga Formation Level 1 license, WFA Advanced Periodisation Diploma and has been at Chesterfield Strikers (formerly Chesterfield United since 2010)

ADP Coaches: Lane Lawrence, Rudy Argueta, Erik Haigler, Antonio Carrabotta, Daniel Watson, Jessica Mendez (asst.)

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).