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by posted 05/11/2018
DFA - ACADEMY PROGRAM

NEW! DFA - ACADEMY PROGRAM 
This is our developmental program for Boys and Girls between 4 and 18 years old. No try outs required for Academy players because this is a 100% developmental program.
Players will be practicing two times per week on annual bases.
Fee is $750 pp for the whole year and that includes professional
coaching, indoor and outdoor training and 2 practice shirts.
Click the registration link below in order to sign up your child:
https://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Restrictions.asp…

 

 

 


by posted 04/23/2018
MUAY THAI classes in Valparaiso

Click the Muay Thai button on the left in order to register.


by posted 03/09/2018
DFA / WEST HAM UNITED PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

WE ARE OFFICIALLY PARTNER WITH WEST HAM UNITED FOOTBALL CLUB.

WEST HAM UNITED IS A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL CLUB FROM LONDON.

WEST HAM UNITED CURRENTLY COMPETES IN THE ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE.

 


by posted 01/22/2018
Our philosophy

How the U.S. develops its most promising young players is not just different from what the Netherlands and most elite soccer nations do — on fundamental levels, it is diametrically opposed.

Americans like to put together teams, even at the Pee Wee level, that are meant to win. The best soccer-playing nations build individual players, ones with superior technical skills who later come together on teams the U.S. struggles to beat. In a way, it is a reversal of type. Americans tend to think of Europeans as collectivists and themselves as individualists. But in sports, it is the opposite. The Europeans build up the assets of individual players. Americans underdevelop the individual, although most of the volunteers who coach at the youngest level would not be cognizant of that....

Americans place a higher value on competition than on practice, so the balance between games and practice in the U.S. is skewed when compared with the rest of the world. It’s not unusual for a teenager in the U.S. to play 100 or more games in a season, for two or three different teams, leaving little time for training and little energy for it in the infrequent moments it occurs. A result is that the development of our best players is stunted. They tend to be fast and passionate but underskilled and lacking in savvy compared with players elsewhere. “As soon as a kid here starts playing, he’s got referees on the field and parents watching in lawn chairs,” John Hackworth, the former coach of the U.S. under-17 national team and now the youth-development coordinator for the Philadelphia franchise in Major League Soccer, told me. “As he gets older, the game count just keeps increasing. It’s counterproductive to learning and the No. 1 worst thing we do.”


by posted 09/14/2016
DFA SOCCER STORE

DFA all the way!

by posted 09/08/2016
DFA warriors


by posted 06/01/2016
Rest in Peace Johan Cruyff


by posted 03/25/2016
JOHAN CRUYFF


by posted 03/25/2016
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