Davidsonville Athletic Association is a non-profit organization administered by a volunteer board whose mission is to promote, encourage, direct and operate athletic programs for the children and youth of the Davidsonville area, Anne Arundel County.
Our Dutch Academy provides a comfortable environment for every child to have the opportunity to improve their soccer skills. This is an in-house program and it focuses on teaching the children all aspects of the game, building tactical and technical skills, and building athleticism.
Dutch (U8 - U18)
The Dutch Soccer Program is offered to all kids U08-U18 alone or in conjunction with County and Travel play. They may also choose to simply play in the Dutch program. We encourage all kids to play in both county/travel and Dutch programs to advance their technical skill level and give them more play time.
This program is a 90 minute per week commitment which fits in with other DAA programs. Once a week, we will hold a 45 minute technical training guided by a professional trainer, followed by a 45 minute scrimmage style game. Statistics in Dutch Soccer show that this format offers players:
135% more passes
260% more attempts on goal
500% more goals scored
225% more 1 on 1 encounters
280% more “tricks” attempted
This fast, highly paced simple 4v4 format offers more touches to the ball and time to develop skills. Kids looking for purely recreational activity are candidates for this program along with County participants trying to advance skills in order to make a travel team. Athletes already involved in the travel program will benefit from the additional play time and the fun and fast format. It also allows kids to play with friends in a sport they love, that they may not otherwise get to play with.
Maximum of 6-8 players per team and all kids receive 50% playing time. Smaller field size and 6ft PUGG goals will be used in lieu of standard 7v7 goals.
Fall 2017 Eligibility: birth years 2000 - 2010
Start Date: Friday Nights 6-7:30pm, 09/08, for 8 weeks