LATDP Elite is an affiliate program of the Houston Dynamo Academy that provides high-level players (U13 – U19) in Louisiana with the chance to train with and play against the best players and teams in the country under the direction of highly qualified coaches. Elite players from hub locations in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, and New Orleans will come together to form teams to provide players with a greater prospect of identification in all levels of play.
The purpose of LATDP Elite is to assemble elite players within the Louisiana Dynamo pyramid to provide players with greater exposure to higher-level training and playing opportunities, and an increased prospect of identification.
The vision of LATDP Elite is to provide exposure and a high-quality soccer program for Louisiana’s elite players within the three collaborating clubs. This partnership will result in the creation of a single entity that will combine our efforts and resources to create a club with high-level talent, coaching, and facilities to play and compete at the highest level.
LATDP Elite offers financial assistance to help ensure players have the ability to play in compete in our MLS NEXT & Girls Academy programs by reducing the financial burdens associated with participation. Any assistance granted ONLY covers team dues. LATDP does not offer any assistance or discounts on team expenses or team uniforms at this time.
MLS NEXT (BOYS PROGRAM)
MLS NEXT will provide the best player development experience in North America. MLS NEXT players have access to the highest level of competition and to training and personal development opportunities.
GIRLS ACADEMY (GIRLS PROGRAM)
The Girls Academy (GA) is the top youth national league for girls in the United States. The competition and exposure will provide players with the ability to showcase their talents against the top programs in the country.
CORE VALUES & CULTURE
LATDP Elite is committed to establishing a culture of development. This culture will impact all members of our organization – coaches, players, and staff. This approach will help establish confident, competent, and creative players.
We value and encourage a Growth Mind-Set combined with the hard work and deliberate learning and training that is required in helping individuals reach their potentials- and always aimed towards the highest levels.
Join one of the most exciting programs in Louisiana soccer history. Several opportunities exist for program and team sponsorships for our MLS NEXT programs.
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