Open Development Academy

Open Development Academy

The Open Development Academy is a one day a week (Friday) skill development program for U8-U18 players (2006-2016) currently in the Open Development Program (Recreational) and is aimed at bridging the gap between recreational and competitive soccer.

Players will train weekly in a developmentally stage and age-appropriate program.

Program Overview:

  • Ball Mastery – Exercises where each player will work alone with a ball, High repetitions using parts of the body.
  • Speed – Exercises and games that improve acceleration, running with and without the ball and changes of pace.
  • Receiving and Passing – Exercises to improve a player’s first touch, so important at all levels and to encourage and teach accurate creative passing.
  • Finishing – Exercises and games that teach technique and encourage instinctive play.
  • Moves (1v1) – Exercises and games that teach game winning individual moves that can create space amongst the most packed of defenses.
  • Group Attack – Exercises and games that improve small-group combination play with emphasis on fast break attacks.
  • Tactical Awareness – through game literacy activities.


Schedule:Apr 5 to Jun 14, 2024
Every Friday - 11 sessions
LocationHugh Boyd Park (Field TBD)
Time5:30 pm - 6:30 pm