Boys Player Pathway

We see player development as a marathon not a sprint at Sporting Delaware. Players develop physically, mentally, technically and tactically at different times in their playing careers. Our technical staff is one of the most experienced in the country and we have a professional curriculum designed to help players of all ages and abilities reach their individual and team goals!

Sporting Delaware Boys Player Pathway

2013 & 2012
U9 & U10

Kids at the younger age groups are learning the game and developing the core skills to be an effective soccer player. Our mission at Sporting Delaware is to help players grow their technical skills and ‘Soccer IQ’ while ensuring the ‘love’ for the game is growing equally. Player development is the focus rather than results. Players are placed on teams based on their ability, so they are continually challenged. 

Young player Under-9 years old training on turf.
U11-U12 Boys Player Pathway Sporting Delaware, 3 soccer players walking on the field.

2011 & 2010
U11 to U12

Sporting Delaware will continue to ensure that player development is the primary focus when stepping on the pitch. Coaches will focus on tactics and style of play and using the ‘Sporting Way’. Players become more serious about the game and we begin to instill the four pillars of soccer.

  • ACELA MLS League - As a member of the pre-elite team the emphasis will be to challenge players both technically and tactically while preparing them to transition to the next level.  Tryouts are listed on our website for the 2020/2021 season.
  • Sporting Delaware Pre-Acela Team will compete in the Central League  - A year round program promoting the technical and fundamental aspects of the game. Focus on developing the individual player with professional staff members and club curriculum.  Identification Session options are offered outside of the tryout time period.

2009 & 2008
U13 & U14

U13-U14 Boys Soccer Player passing through two players.
Soccer player striking a ball on a turf field.

U15 to U19

At the High School age, we really turn the focus to showcasing our players and learning how to apply the four pillars to compete at a Regional & National level.  Sporting Delaware is committed to preparing players to transition from youth soccer to the college game.