League Player Development Academy

CDYSL Player Development Academy


Purpose of the Program

To provide players with regular, high quality instruction, from some of the best coaches

in the Capital District area so that the players can compete at higher levels (state and

regional ODP, college, premier teams etc.)

Training Information

Training will take place on Monday’s for players born 1996-1999 and on Tuesday’s for

players born 2000-2001 during the winter months at Afrim’s Sports in Latham. There

will be a total of

21-75 minute indoor training sessions and 5-90 minute outdoor

2000-2001: Tuesday at 5:30pm-6:45 pm

1998-1999: Monday at 5:30-6:45pm

1996-1997: Monday at 6:45pm-8:00pm


$300 for 21-75 minute sessions

Practice Dates:


Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Dec. 6, 13, 20

Jan. 3, 10, 24, 31

Feb. 7, 14, 28

March 7, 14, 21, 28

April 4, 11


Nov, 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Dec. 7, 14, 21

Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25

Feb. 1, 8, 15

8, 15, 22, 29

April 5, 12

The academy training will continue at an outdoor site TBA starting on Monday April 25-

Monday May 23 (No training on Memorial Day) for all age groups starting at 6:30pm.

A limited amount of financial aid for families that have an expressed need is available.

Financial need questions should be address to Mary Ann in the office

or Roy Pfeil

Payment Options:

1. Payment in full at the time of registration

2. Three payments for $100, the first due at the time of registration, the second due

December 1, 2010 and the last due January 1, 2011.

To register for the program go to and then League PDA (Player

Development Academy/registration

Coaching Staff:

Mark Green

Mark Green has been coaching soccer in England since 1993. He has coached at

Nottingham Forest F.C. and Derby County F.C. working with the Academy players who

are trying to become Professional Soccer Players. Mark has also coached in the

Community Department where he was responsible for delivering coaching session in

schools. He also ran coaching courses for children during the school holidays, where up

to 100 children would take part. Mark is a specialized goal keeper Coach. Two of his

Nottingham Forest Academy keepers have gone on to play Professional for Nottingham

Forest. He is presently coaching for Red Bull New York in the Albany area. One of his

roles is to improve the standard of players in the Capital Region.

Will Graham

Will Graham

Keynes Dons Football Club, working with their Youth Academy and their Community

Program. He has also worked with the clubs U12 and U14 boys’, representing the Club

in providing expert training in the Buckinghamshire area. For the last 3 years, Will has

been coaching with the New York Red Bulls Training Programs. He is currently based

out of Brunswick, NY, and has worked closely with the Brunswick Soccer Club,

providing training to teams from U6 up to U19 boys and girls. He has also spent 2

seasons as the Assistant Coach and Trainer to the Emma Willard Girls Varsity Team. In

the 2009 season, Will assisted the team to an undefeated 13-0-1 record in their regular

season. Will Graham began playing at the age of 5 for the famous UK Youth Club,

Wallsend Boys, in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. (Notable famous players to have

played for Wallsend Boys are: Alan Shearer, Paul Gascoigne, Chris Waddle, Michael

Carrick) At the age of 12, he moved to Buckinghamshire and played at a local level. At

14, he represented his County for 3 years.

has been coaching for 7 years. In the UK, Will spent 2 years at the Milton

Stephen Hogan

Stephen holds licenses from, Ireland FA Level 1 Coaching Badge, USSF National “C”

License ’10, USSF National “D” License. His coaching experience includes being

the Girls Technical Director of Rage Soccer Club, Super Y U13 and U17 Girls at Rage

Soccer Club, Oversee 29 youth teams including PAGS, DELCO and Super Y League.

Stephen playing experience was with the Reading United (PDL) 2007 - Present *Captain

2008,2009*, Palm Beach Pumas (PDL) 2006, Martin Methodist College (NAIA) 2004 -

2008, Ireland Junior International Squad 2000, Dublin Regional Representative Squad

1995 - 2000, TranSouth All-Conference Team 2004,2005,2008

Charlie Curto

Charlie Curto was former head coach at Siena College.

was active as a coach in the professional ranks. He served as the technical advisor to the

Albany Capitals of the American Soccer League for three years, and in 1990, he served

as the head coach of the New York Kick of the National Professional Soccer League

: administrative coordination of the programDuring his time at Siena, Curto

training sessions location TBA.