Player Development Program / Goalkeeper Development Program
Player Development Program
Reading United’s Player Development Program (PDP) at Body Zone is soccer training that addresses individual player’s needs for skills and tactics like: ball mastery, shooting, offensive and defensive principles and game situations.
The PDP addresses those needs through an approach that integrates constant repetition at a fast pace based on activities and drills from the training manuals of top European clubs like Manchester United, Liverpool and Real Madrid; Actual practice plans utilized by Reading United’s PDL club; U.S. Soccer’s Best Practices for Coaching Soccer in the United States player development guidelines.
The benefit of this approach is that it ingrains soccer skills and understanding into young players so that they become second nature. The approach makes game play a product of the training, slowing it down to create players who react instinctively and execute faster than even their coaches – or opponents – think.
Body Zone is the longest running and only two-field indoor-soccer facility in Berks County. It is club neutral and does not operate travel/premiere teams so that all players get the attention they need. Reading United is consistently one of the top PDL franchises in the country and their team annually features top college and international talent, many who have gone on to be high draft picks by MLS clubs. The RU-BZ partnership creates a soccer culture that cannot be matched.
An added benefit of the partnership is that all players who take part in PDP receive free entry (one per player) to all 2017 Reading United home games. Players are encouraged to enjoy the games and also use them as an example to see the skills and tactics taught in PDP applied by some of the world’s best U23 players.
- Ball mastery
- Offensive and defensive principles
- Game situations
Six-week sessions are scheduled for boys and girls U8 to U12. Players of all skill levels are invited to participate. Sessions are held at the times below and are 60-minutes in length for U8 and 90-minutes for U9 through U12. The price includes all six clinics in each session. All players receive a season ticket for all 2016 Reading United home games.
Winter Session II
|Ages U10: Birth Years 07-08
||Saturdays – 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4||8:00-9:30 AM||In Progress|
Birth Years 05-06
|Saturdays – 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4||9:30-11:00 AM||In Progress|
|Ages U8 :
Birth Years 09-11
|Tuesdays – 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28||6:30-7:30 PM||In Progress|
|To register: Click on the price above to register online or call 610-376-2100|
Goalkeeper Development Program
This specialty program makes the last line of defense the number one priority.
An added benefit of the Reading United and Body Zone partnership is that all players who take part in the program receive free entry (one per player) to all 2016 Reading United home games. Players are encouraged to enjoy the games and also use them as an example to see the skills and tactics taught in PDP applied by some of the world’s best U23 players.
Next Session TBA
For more information
Colin Kent Email
Director of Soccer
610-376-2100 x 230