Soccer Player Development (SPD)

SPD is a progressive training initiative that sets the foundation for youth soccer development in the north east region of the USA.  Focused on elite level youth ages 8-13, SPD is not a club but training program structured to offer selected players a unique environment, high quality competition, and specialized International opportunities.  SPD operates on the “Club Neutral” model where players remain with their club teams and augment their club training and games with SPD training and competitions. By aggregating the top players from the region, SPD facilitates a ‘talent hotbed’  for an efficient and intense learning environment leading to accelerate development.

The SPD curriculum is based on the Ajax Academy’s philosophy and style of play.  SPD teams have competed in national and international tournaments, trained with top academies including the Ajax Academy ‘De Toekomst’ and set the standard for positive self esteem on and off the field.  SPD is the only North American partner of the Ajax Academy.

SPD players train at the Ajax Academy

Ajax Training Program 2016

July 17th - 21st, 2017 in NYC for  2004 - 2008 born

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Latest News:     4 former SPD participants join USSF residency program and U17 National team including Captain Chris Durkin