Baton Rouge Soccer Club is thrilled to announce the formation of the Louisiana Dynamo/Dash Talent Development Program (TDP). Players from U13 to U19 are invited to attend tryouts in order to participate in this select level of play comprised of top players within the Louisiana Dynamo pyramid. Affiliate clubs include BRSC, Lafayette Dynamo, New Orleans Dynamo, and SYSC. Limited space is available for players outside of the affiliate clubs.
The purpose of the TDP program 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.
Participation in the TDP program will include regular training sessions at the Burbank Soccer Complex in Baton Rouge, team Zoom Meetings, tournament training sessions, a 3-day Houston Dynamo TDP Experience at Houston Sports Park, and participation in out-of-state showcase tournament(s). The fall TDP program will take place from August through November.
Tryouts have been postponed from August 30th due to the continuation of Phase 2 and Hurricane Laura. The new tryout date will take place on Sunday, September 13th. Tryouts will take place from 10 – noon and 2:00 – 3:30 pm at Burbank Soccer Complex in Baton Rouge. The cost to tryout is $25/player. Players interested in trying out can register here.
Additional details regarding the TDP program will be available soon. Please contact Kiran Booluck at Kbooluck@brsoccer.org or Jonny Carter at Jcarter@dynamojuniors.com with any questions.
You can view the informational flyer with TDP program dates here.
Register for Dynamo/Dash TDP Tryouts
Louisiana Dynamo/Dash TDP FAQ
Louisiana Dynamo/Dash Talent Development Program (TDP) is currently comprised of four Partners in Development including BRSC, Lafayette Dynamo, Slidell Soccer Club, and New Orleans Dynamo club players. Each club will contribute players to the TDP boys and girls teams, as could non-partners in development clubs (if spots are available).
Each team will consist of 22 players. There will be approximately two players selected at each position.
Things that may change include, but are not limited to:
• Depending on success/interest/participation, age-group teams could split into single age team groups, thus prompting the need for additional invitations/ tryouts, etc.
• Houston event in spring may be revised, eliminated or an event (like a showcase) may be added
Teams will be created in two-year age groups. This excludes the 2008 age group. This group may only have a few 09 players.
The current registration/tryout is for the fall only. The intent is to hold TDP in the spring, using a similar model (ie. 22 players per team, invite/tryout, training, Houston event). Although spots are not guaranteed, if a player is on the fall team, it is likely the player should be able to continue on the spring team. The spring is a separate cost (minus uniforms; players can use the same kit (jerseys, shorts, socks) from the fall).
Step 1: Selection/Invitation -
The directors from each of the 4 clubs have met and have mutually selected between 12 and 16 players for each team. There is no set allocation of types of players during this process, but all 4 clubs have to agree on these picks. These players will receive an emailed invitation. There will be a deadline to accept or decline.
Step 2: Tryout -
Based on the available spots after invitation acceptance, the remaining positions will be filled via tryout. Due to the continuation of Phase 2 and Hurricane Laura, the new tryout date is September 13. Spots will be filled by players from the 4 Dynamo Partners in Development first, although players from non-partners in development clubs can tryout.
Players will need to attend the following once teams are established - two to four training days in Louisiana at Burbank Soccer Complex (4 training sessions, 4 virtual sessions, November event). The dates are tentative and as follows:
• September 13 (tryout date and first pool training for preselected players)
• Pool training on September 18, October 18, November 1, and November 8
• Virtual training sessions with Dynamo/Dash staff each month
• Three-day Houston trip to be held the week of Thanksgiving. This three-day event will include:
• Training with Dynamo/Dash staff
• Games vs Dynamo/Dash Academy Teams
The total registration cost is $255. This will include the tryout fee, training fees, virtual training cost, cost of Houston event (game fees, training fees). It DOES NOT COVER uniform cost and travel/lodging to Houston.
Uniforms will consist of 1 pair of socks, 1 short, and 2 jerseys. The estimated cost of one complete kit is $60 - $80.