Youth Development Program (YDP)

BYSL operates a Youth Development Program for U6-U10 Players.

*All ages for YDP will practice and play at Sunnyside Park (one block west of EIRMC hospital) between 5:30–6:30 p.m. (All YDP teams are co-ed.)


  • FEE: $50.00 for all YDP players.
  • Registration: Send BYSL-IYSA Registration Form & Check to:
    730 E. 16th Street
    Idaho Falls, ID 83404

  • U8 & U10
    • Practices are each Monday from 5:30-6:30 PM at Sunnyside Park
    • Games are each Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 PM at Sunnyside Park
    • Season starts March 31, 2014 and ends May 21, 2014.
    • Coaches’ Meeting will be on March 18, 2014.
    • U10 players MUST attend the Jamboree to be assigned a team. There is no Jamboree for U8 this year.
  • U6
    • Practices and Games are on Mondays only from 5:30-6:30
    • Season starts April 7, 2014 and ends May 19, 2014.
    • Coaches’ Meeting will be on March 18, 2014.
    • There is no Jamboree for U6 this year.

*Jerseys are provided for all YDP players. Players must wear shin guards. Players should bring a ball, shin guards, and water to every practice and game.

YPD is always looking for volunteers. We need at least two individuals (coaches) for each team. We are looking for both head coaches and assistant coaches. This is a GREAT place for our youth to volunteer and/or parents that are interested in helping out, but may have limited experience. We will work with you. If you strength is in the administrative side, we may need help there as well. Please let Dean Cook know what your interests/strengths are and he’ll put you to work. Or fill out our volunteer form and we will contact you.

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about the Youth Development Program.

Advantages of Playing Small-Sided Games

Benefits to the Child:

  • More time with the coach
  • More practical space to be successful
  • Increased number of contacts with the ball
  • More actual playing time
  • Energetic workouts due to playing both offense and defense
  • Required to make more quality decisions
  • Experience repeating game situations more frequently
  • The work rate and involvement of a player stays consistent
  • While learning both offense and defense, a player will become more complete and will understand more readily the roles and importance of teammates
  • The smaller ball is lighter and more easily kicked, trapped, dribbled, and passed.

Benefits of the Small Field:

  • More efficient use of space
  • Games can be played simultaneously across a full size field
  • Children are physically more efficient in smaller space
  • Takes less time to achieve goal or advance to goal, more successful
  • Children are actively involved for a longer period of time

Basic Rules:

  • Player Safety
  • Player Fun
  • Respect
  • Sportsmanship

These basic rules apply to players, coaches, parents, and spectators.


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