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2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 YDP Summer Camp


The Youth Development Program is thrilled to announce the return of the YDP Summer Camp. Join us for four days of fun out at the Polo Grounds in August. It's a great way to get back into the game before the fall season or get your YDP newcomer ready for their debut season in the fall.  

Have you ever wanted to give soccer a try but are not sure where to start? Are you already a soccer player that wants to improve your soccer skills and knowledge of the game? Are you looking to keep yourself fit and healthy over the summer? 

Created and led by YDP Director Marc Mason, this 4-day soccer camp is tailored to teach our players the beautiful game from the best soccer nations around the world.


  • Daily themes that connect the content and immerse our players in the game
  • Daily soccer skill development, tailored from learning to advanced players
  • Impactful game training that connects practice with play
  • A variety of other fun soccer activities and challenges!

Birth Years 2016, 2017 & 2018
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Fee: $150

Birth Year 2019
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Fee: $75

Spokane Polo Fields 

7714 W Sunset Highway - Spokane WA 99224

Helpful Information for YDP Summer Camps:

All players taking part will receive a commemorative Sounders YDP Summer Camp shirt!

What should I bring to the summer camps?: You should bring suitable soccer wear for each session i.e. shorts, t-shirt and shoes that are appropriate for grass. Also, make sure to bring a water bottle (or two!) so you can keep hydrated throughout the session!

Is the soccer camp appropriate for my new or experienced player?: The YDP soccer camp is built for players of all abilities within their age groups. Differentiation of instruction is implemented to ensure that all players can develop and find success in the game, no matter their experience.

My player is 6 or 7 but I think they need to be challenged, what should I do? I feel it is important to always push players to their potential and increase the challenge around them when appropriate. If you feel your player is at a higher ability level than peers at their age, it might be suitable to add them to the age group above for the camp.

Am I able to stay and watch the sessions?: Yes! I love it when parents get to see their players having fun and developing their skills. There is obviously plenty of space at the Polo Grounds to watch... or even do a bit of walking around the park. Please just remember that your player is there to learn from coaching experience and knowledge. Help these players by allowing them to listen, learn and focus rather than give input that could take valuable decision-making opportunities away from them.

Is there more to the YDP I should know about?: Yes! The YDP is a year-round, no-cost program for U6-U8 players that reaches multiple areas of Spokane. The YDP teaches players impactful technical and tactical skills to improve their overall game. The program removes the cost barriers associated with the game without sacrificing the quality of instruction. It provides appropriate and meaningful experiences for players in sessions and in league-games, and aims to improve the quality of overall soccer instruction by growing the community through mentorship, coaching licenses and coaching opportunities.

The YDP Summer Camp is the only cost-associated part of the YDP; supporting our qualified coaches, player/coach uniform, session equipment and field rentals.

The YDP is open for player registration in the Fall, Winter and Spring. For more information about the program or if you and your player would like to be a part of the YDP, register your interest today!

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