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YDP Juniors


FALL/ SPRING 2019 - 2020

U7/U8 - Birth Year 2012 & 2013


Fall - August through November

Spring - February through April

Pro Coaching, 2 Practices and 1 Game Weekly

Choice of Practice Campus

6v6 or 7v7 Game Format, at least 50% Playing Time for Every Player

Mission statement

To promote successful children and their families through their involvement in a comprehensive soccer program focused on player development, sportsmanship, family support, and personal discipline.


Program Overview

The Youth Development Program Juniors at Louisiana Fire Juniors aims to prepare players at 6 - 8 years of age for taking the next step into competitive soccer in a positive, educational, and fun soccer experience.


The program emphasizes the importance of technical development to the growth of the youth player by providing two training sessions per week with our professional coaching staff and weekend games as the opportunity to explore newly learned or refined technical skills without the pressure and concern of wins and losses.

We strive to keep the program competitive by forming equally balanced teams that ensure a positive team experience for players of varying skill ranges as they enter the program.

Louisiana Fire Soccer Club offers YDP at all 4 main campuses: Audubon Park, City Park, Lafreniere Park, and Westbank.



For the 2019 - 20 season, the YDP will be returning many of its coaches. The group has a vast amount of playing and coaching experience, which include former high school and college players. The majority of our coaches also coach high school soccer throughout the city of New Orleans and its neighboring parishes. Coaches are qualified through either the National Soccer Coaching Associational of America (NSCAA) or the United State Soccer Federation (USSF). Some will also have international coaching licenses or badges. The Club conducts coaching education sessions throughout the year.


Training and Games

YDP teams will train twice a week with their assigned coach.

City Park – Monday and Wednesday, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

Lafreniere or Lasalle Park  – Monday and Wednesday OR Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

Audubon – Monday and Wednesday OR Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

Westbank - Monday and Wednesday OR Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.

*****Practice times are subject to change depending on coach availability and daylight savings****

All YDP teams will play in the Louisiana Fire YDP Metro League.  Teams will also compete in the Louisiana Fire tournaments and most teams usually travel to one out of town tournament per season.


Game Format

Games will be 6v6 (including goalkeepers) in accordance with USYSA and LSA guidelines. All games will consist of two 25-minutes halves. Each game will have a qualified referee provided by the club.


Playing Time Rules

It is club policy for all players to play at least 50% of each game. Players will also play in multiple positions throughout the YDP season.


Program fees cover?

Required fees cover the rental, maintenance, and lighting of the fields, expenses associated with obtaining referees, insurance coverage, and professional coaching. They also cover preseason camp, winter clinics, and player evaluations.


What equipment do players need?

All players must wear soccer cleats and shin guards to all practices and games. A soccer ball is required for all practices.

Players are REQUIRED to wear the practice uniform (grey Fire T-shirt, navy shorts, and navy socks) to all training sessions.

Game Uniforms (White jersey, red jersey, red shorts, red socks) are REQUIRED for all weekend games.

ALL UNIFORM pieces are exclusively available from:


2311 Veterans Memorial Blvd.

Metairie, La 70002

(504) 838-1590


What Size soccer ball does YDP require?

Size 4 soccer ball




FALL/ SPRING 2019 - 2020

U7/U8 -  Birth Year 2012 & 2013


Youth Development Program is divided into boys and girls’ divisions.


Age Group

U7/ U8

Boys and Girls

Birth Year 2012 & 2013

YDP Registration

(July 1st  - August 4th)



Preseason Camp

2 Days of Preseason Camp

before each season


Twice a week


1 Game per weekend

with referee provided by the club

Game Day

Friday night OR Saturday

Game Format

6v6  or 7v7  (including a goalkeeper)




Professional Coach


Fall & Spring