Welcome to the home of the San Diego Developmental Academy
The San Diego Developmental Academy (SDDA) concept was founded on the dedication and hard work of some of San Diego's leading coaching directors.
Recognizing that while the success of San Diego's competitive soccer programs were of excellent quality, there were still some missing components that would help develop and advance the serious player to compete amongst the best that Southern California had to offer.
The concept was shared and discussed amongst other coaching directors. The enthusiasm amongst them quickly grew to where regular meetings were held. It was unanimously agreed that every idea, every plan, every action lead to "Long Term Athlete Development".
The initial group of qualified directors quickly grew and program structure began to develop to what we are now proud to call the "San Diego Developmental Academy".
Here are a few of the basic goals of the SDDA:
- Shift the mindset of younger players and parents towards development, instead of simply winning
- Manage conditions to promote overall development in the SDDA
- Focus on Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD)
- Spend more time on the field than in the car