Baystars would like to welcome Dave Zoll into the role of Academy Director. Dave is entering his 4th season as an Academy coach and has coached Baystars coed U10, boys U11 and will be coaching a boys U12 team in fall 2020. Dave is a USSF D licensed coach and holds several United Soccer Coaches diplomas including goalkeeping 1, small sided games and special topics like empowering women in sports. He is also licensed as a USSF grassroots referee. For the coming season Dave hopes to align Academy activities with the USSF player development model and grassroots training methodology.
Off the field Dave serves as a Baystars board member and regularly participates in site development at the MPAC. As a grant writer for the club he has earned over $10,000 to assist with equipment purchases, diversity scholarships and Academy funding. Dave has also established a partnership agreement with the Washington Spirit that will afford new opportunities for Baystars staff and players in our community.
The Baystars Academy is a player focused development program for the U5 through U9 age group (4-8 year olds) that is designed to bridge the gap between recreation and travel soccer. Players are encouraged to think creatively, solve problems, and develop their skills through playing and participating in the game. Our season focuses on introductory soccer skills. The athletes participate in small sided games to maximize touches on the ball.
If you have any questions, please email Academy Director, Dave Zoll or the Club Administrator at [email protected].
4yr olds: Practice 2 x a week, no games (Fall and Spring only)
5-6yr olds: Practice 2 x a week, Games on Saturday (Games- Fall and Spring only)
7-8yr olds: Practice 2 x a week, Games on Saturdays (Games- Fall and Spring only)
Fall and Spring game and practice sessions are at Woodville Park, Gloucester VA