What types of teams are offered at CDO?
CDO is a soccer club with something for everyone - this means that we aim to improve the soccer ability and knowledge of every player we come into contact with.
There are four types of team: Youth, Club, Premier and Gold.
Youth: These teams are aged U5 - U9 and train once or twice a week. The emphasis is on enjoying the game, basic individual skill and movement development, and learning how the basics of the game are played. Scores are not kept in these games, and players are set individual and group challenges to see how well skills learned in training can be applied in games, which are played against youth players from other clubs to provide variety in competition.
Club: These teams are ages U10-U19 and are team that have been together typically for a number of seasons, and usually have tryouts only for a few open spots on their roster. They range in ability but typically play the County league, (PCJSL), although some will or have played in State League. They will seek to develop at a level appropriate to the abilities of the players, through licensed coaching which is often provided on a volunteer basis.
Premier: For club teams that have strong players and licensed coaches, we use the Premier name. This means that it is is the top team in that age group, and is seeking to compete at the highest level possible to best develop the abilities of the players.
Gold: These teams are the elite ones in our program, with advanced level coaching or training from coaches with a mimimum of a USSF 'B' license (or NSCAA Advanced National Diploma) or higher. They typically play in the top flight of the County league or in State League I or II.