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Thunder Development Program Information

Thunder Development Program Overview

 

The CSA/AZSC Thunder Development program has a track record of success. We have a history of bridging athletes, teams and coaches who are looking for the next level and want to transition to competitive play, The goal of the program is to prepare players for future transition into the AZSC Thunder Program, and is aimed at ages U11 and up. We are always on the cutting edge of player development, and we put a plan in place for every component of the game (technical, tactical, psychological and physical), at every age group (u11 through u18) and for each gender (boys and girls). The Thunder Development Program is volunteer coached by licensed coaches who are dedicated to soccer and player development.  

  • Ages: Boys and Girls 11 to 18 who have not yet played club and are looking for the next level of play
  • Boys and girls teams will be formed based on age group and all practices are in Chandler
  • Teams will compete in the AYSA Open League
  • Lower cost entry to club
  • Club fees includes:  All AYSA league fees + 2 tournaments.  
  • Flexible play-up policy for birth year alignment


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2018-2019 Age Group Matrix and Information

Birth Year Age Group League Format Ball Size Keepers Offsides Headers
2001 U18 Port of Subs Open / State League 11v11 5 Yes Yes Yes
2002 U17 Port of Subs Open / State League 11v11 5 Yes Yes Yes
2003 U16 Port of Subs Open / State League 11v11 5 Yes Yes Yes
2004 U15 Port of Subs Open / State League 11v11 5 Yes Yes Yes
2005 U14 Port of Subs Open / State League 11v11 5 Yes Yes Yes
2006 U13 Port of Subs Open League 11v11 5 Yes Yes Yes
2007 U12 Port of Subs Open League 9v9 4 Yes Yes Yes
2008 U11 Academy 9v9 4 Yes Yes No
2009 U10 Academy 7v7 4 Yes Yes No
2010 U9 Academy 7v7 4 Yes Yes No
2011 U8 Academy 4v4 3 No No No
2012 U7 Academy 4v4 3 No No No
2013 U6 CSA/AZSC Grassroots Rec. Program 4v4 3 No No No

 

For more information on Thunder Development Program tryouts or if you are a coach and want to bring over a team, please contact:

Chris Meador

Chris Meador

CSA President

AYSA Player Attendance Policy - Rule 5171

Any player registered with any AYSA Affiliated Club or Team must obtain written permission from your current club before attending anyof CSA's or Arizona Soccer Club's programs prior to May 1st.  Once this written permission is obtained the player is welcome to attend any of CSA's or Arizona Soccer Club's programs.

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