About District training Centers
District Training Centers (DTCs) are the newest addition to the TSSA Player Development Program. These events are open to younger players than traditional ODP, are offered multiple times per year, are hosted throughout the state (4 different district locations), and are less expensive than traditional ODP sessions (DTCs are $20 per event).
Our curriculum is used to help all players develop additional technical and tactical skills, and to aid younger players in their transition from 9v9 to 11v11 soccer. These sessions are open to any player currently registered with TSSA (through an affiliated club), if they are of the appropriate age. The primary focus of these sessions is creating a developmental environment that is appropriate for all players in attendance.
Identification is not the primary focus of this program, as that role is filled by our traditional ODP Program. The two programs complement each other, but are separate. While it is not the focus, there are opportunities for players to be invited to additional Player Development Events based on their performance at the DTCs. For the players, that would most often involve invitation to traditional ODP events.
At each of our local DTCs there are 2 sessions. The first session is for U9-U12 players (usually 5:30pm to 7:00pm) and the second session is for U13-U17 players (usually 7:15pm to 8:45pm). These sessions have limited capacity (36 players per session). We often reach 100% capacity days before an event. Players are encouraged to sign up early!