Development Academy

The Development Academy (DA) curriculum follows the same RED BULLS CURRICULUM used by the Red Bulls to train our Travel teams. 

WSSL's Development Academy is offered for players, boys and girls, in U6 to U14. The structure of the Development Academy Program is as follows: 

  • Players receive one (1) training session each week with NY Red Bulls trainers for a minimum of 7 sessions (10 sessions in Winter).
  • Each session is 60 minutes long and will be conducted in an indoor UWS facility.
  • Each session is limited to 12-15 players with multiple sessions per age group based upon demand.
  • Players commit to the DA program in addition to weekly Core teams, training and games
  • DA is open to all WSSL core, tournament and travel players. DA is available to non-WSSL players on a space available basis subject to payment of an AYSO membership fee in addition to the DA fees.
  • The cost of DA is $275 per player per session for fall and spring and $400-500 per session for winter. 

SCHEDULES:

Fall 2019 Schedule

Winter 2020 Schedule

Spring 2020 Schedule

LOCATIONS:

Dwight School Westside Gym, 18 West 89th Street @ CPW

Dwight Athletic Center Rooftop, 2116 1st Avenue (@ 109th Street) on the Rooftop

Stephen Gaynor School Fieldhouse, 175 West 89th Street @ Amsterdam Avenue (take elevator to the 6th Floor) (between Columbus & Amsterdam)

Stephen Gaynor School Gym, 148 West 90th Street @ (between Columbus & Amsterdam)

PS 75/Emily Dickinson Gym, 735 West End Avenue (between 95th and 96th Streets)

PS166, 132 W 89th Street (between Columbus & Amsterdam)

Trevor Day School West, 1 West 88th Street @ CPW, stairs to gym are on left before entering school (id is required to enter the building)

Trevor Day School East, 312 East 95th Street (between 2nd and 3rd), 3rd floor gymnasium

BLACKOUT DATES:

Each facility that we use has some black out dates relating to school activities and holidays. We have done our best to give each group a contiguous schedule, but there are exceptions. They are noted on the event sign up page and below in the schedule in red. Please make a note of these dates. Some changes may involve substitute locations or they may involve a time change. Players should try to make it but can also attend another session for their age group that week.

MAKE-UP POLICY:

Players that must miss a session due to illness or for other reasons may, with permission by emailing commissioner@wssl.org, take a make-up at any other time during the same week in a similar age session. We ask that you first email so that no session becomes overcrowded. This includes make-ups for sessions held on religious holidays and Halloween. Players are limited to two (2) make-ups during each season.