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GIRLS’ FAQ

We understand that a groundbreaking program like LATDP Elite will come with lots of questions. To help parents and player make an informed decision regarding tryouts, we constructed a list of frequently asked questions that should cover everything you need to know about the LATDP Elite Girls’ Program and the Girls Academy (GA).

Feel free to contact us if you have a question not listed below. Our staff will be happy to assist you.

LATDP Elite Girls’ FAQ

LATDP Elite (Louisiana Total Development Program) is a program for players from U13 to U19 composed of top players within the Louisiana Dynamo pyramid. Top Clubs in the state are working together in the best interest of the players. The purpose of LATDP is to assemble elite players within and out of the state of Louisiana to provide players with greater exposure to higher-level training and playing opportunities, and an increased prospect of identification. Players from any Club in or out of state are welcome to attend tryouts. We will also be developing the Catalyst ages U10-U12 in preparation for the NEXT level. We have Girls Academy (GA) under the LATDP Elite banner for the girls and MLS NEXT for the boys.
The Girls Academy is the platform to provide the same opportunities for Louisiana players as the rest of the country. The Girls Academy is the leading youth development platform for the best female soccer players in the United States. We are the only national youth soccer platform that represents the collective vision of member clubs and actively engages the voice of the players to take real ownership of the league. We embrace the desire of club members and players to maintain an unrivaled standard of excellence in coaching, competition, and regional and national showcase events throughout the year. We are committed to cultivating an environment that empowers each player to reach their best potential as an exceptional athlete and human being by celebrating the player’s journey with a lifelong love of the game through competition, showcases, and camaraderie.
The GA LATDP Elite Girls teams (U13 - U19) will compete in the GA Frontier conference unlike any Louisiana has ever experienced. This league will allow the elite players in the state to compete against the top players and teams in the region and country. It will also afford players a greater prospect for identification among college coaches, youth national teams, and professional scouts at the highest levels of play.
Tryouts for LATDP Elite are open to girls in U13 to U19. Open tryouts will be held to provide greater access to this program for all elite players in and out of state and around the region.
Players can register for LATDP Elite tryouts using the link below for the upcoming 2022/23 season. Register here.
Players playing up will be determined on a case-by-case basis. We would like all players to register for their age-appropriate group and then determine the best options for the player. Some options for female players are: Playing on age-appropriate teams, playing up a year, playing up two years, playing up three years, training flexibility within the girls GA, and training opportunities with MLS NEXT boys.
2010 Girls (U13) Sunday, April 10 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm Field #4 Monday, April 11 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm Field #23 & 24 2007-2009 Girls (U14, U15, U16) Sunday, April 24 – 5:00 – 6:30 pm Monday, May 9 – 5:30 – 7:00 pm 2004-2006 Girls (U17, U18/ U19) Sunday, April 24 – 7:00 – 8:30 pm Monday, May 9 – 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Coaches from each affiliated club or other high-level coaches will evaluate and identify possible players to join LATDP Elite. Only the top-level players will be invited to participate on LATDP Elite teams. Some players may be identified to participate in a training program with GA teams.
After the tryout process, players will be notified of their acceptance prior to regular club team invitations.
Rosters will be 16-18 including one or two GKs.
Players will be registered on GA rosters. GA league games, showcases, and events must take priority over other soccer activities. On a case-by-case basis players may be allowed to participate in home-based club games/events.
The registration fee is $2600. The registration fees cover player registration, secondary insurance, training/coaching for 10 months, and GA league fees.
Team expenses will be approximately $100 per month for 8 months. However, we are looking to offset team fees via training jersey sponsorships. We are asking each team to raise $15,000 which will go directly towards team expenses. Sleeves are 3k each and the front of each team is 25k and the back is 15k. Team expenses include coach travel, athletic trainers, field rentals, equipment rentals, TRACE video system.
Yes, a six-month payment plan will be available through League Apps for the registration portion. All payments will be due from each Girls Academy or reserve player 6 months from the registration date. Team expenses will be handled via the Snap! Spend platform.
Financial aid is available to those who qualify at a maximum of 75% of registration fees and is subject to availability. Payment plans are also available and must be completed by December 1st. Applications for financial aid must be submitted to Hannah Gill at hgill@brsoccer.org. The financial assistance form can be found here.
GA teams will participate in the GA Frontier conference. Teams in Texas, Kansas, Missouri, and Colorado.
Each team will have a licensed professional head coach and assistant coach. The staff will be Kiran Booluck, Bobby Velasquez, Chris Mitchell, Adrian Garcia, Raphie Nunes, and Lynn Bradley.
GA Clubs will participate in a year-round competitive schedule (10-months) including league matches, events, and playoffs.
Yes, players are allowed to play High School soccer. The Girls Academy allows for players to play in High School at the same time as the GA league, however, GA games and events must take priority. For the high school-aged players, we expect GA players to fulfill their GA commitments through the early December showcase. After the December showcase, high school-aged females will start back with GA as available at the end of February.
Teams will practice Tuesday, and Thursday in Baton Rouge. On Mondays, players will have individual sports performance sessions using the Valhalla Performance Training app, skillsmaster app, video training, individualized training program, zoom meetings, individual or team match analysis, or hub training. Added sessions will occur based on scheduling and programming needs. On Wednesdays, there will be Hub practices at Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Lafayette.
Home games will be played at facilities in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, or Lafayette.
Visit our website at www.latdpelite.com Email Kiran Booluck at Kbooluck@brsoccer.org Email Bobby Velasquez at Bvelasquez@lafiresoccer.com Email Louie Smothermon at Lsmothermon@brsoccer.org Email Hubie Collins at Hcollins@lafiresoccer.com Email Kevin Mooney at dynamojuniors@yahoo.com