Winter Competitive Program

Girls and Boys

U8 (2016/2017)

U9 (2015)

U10 (2014)

Are you U11 and older?

Winter season is included for our competitive players U11 and older.  If you are interested in participating, there may be opportunities. 

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2024 Winter Competitive Training Program (U8/U9/U10)

Don't let your soccer skills go cold over the Winter season!

Our Winter Competitive program provides continued training and development, January through February.  Training sessions will include technical skill development and small sided games and activities.  Sessions are focused around being comfortable on the ball and having the ability to create space while dribbling.   We will challenge players skill level in tight situations in order to increase their speed of play, creativity in possession, first touch and confidence on the ball.  

Program is not limited to current Delaware FC competitive players.  Any players interested in experiencing the Delaware FC competitive program are welcome to sign up. Players will be separated and trained based on level.

Sessions are run by Delaware FC Leadership and Training Staff:

  • Boys Director - Justin Romano
    • Delaware FC Zone 1 Technical Director
    • Zone 1 (U8-U12) Director of Coaching
  • Girls Director - Tom Antonelli
    • U8-U10 Girls Age Group Coordinator
    • Head Coach
      • 2013 Delaware FC Girls
      • 2013 Delaware FC Boys Black
      • 2014 Delaware FC Girls
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Boys Winter Competitive Details

All boys will train twice per week.  The schedule will be once on a Saturday and one evening per week. Evening groups will be split by age and/or level.  Tentative schedule 2016/2017 boys will train Monday, 2014/2015 boys will train Wednesday.


    • Saturdays - 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/17, 2/24
    • Weekday evenings beginning the week of 1/8 through the week of 2/26.
    • 2017 Boys - Monday 5:15-6:30 at Grail
    • 2016 Boys - Monday 6:30-7:45 at Grail
    • 2015 Boys - Wednesday 5:15-6:30 at Castle Sports
    • 2014 Boys - Wednesday 6:30-7:45 at Castle Sports

U8 Details (2016/2017 birth year)

    • Twice a week for 8 weeks, one weekday and one Saturday beginning on Saturday 1/6.
    • 2-3 Saturday sessions will be game play events and all other sessions will be focused on individual training and ball mastery
    • Weekday session will be indoor at Grail Sports and Saturday session will be outside at Smith Estates turf field

U8 Cost = $350


U9/U10 Details (2014/2015 Birth Year)

    • Twice a week training for 8 weeks, one weekday and one Saturday beginning on Saturday 1/6
    • 2-3 Playday Events or Tournaments (Schedule TBD based on registrations).  These events are in addition to the weekly training
    • Weekday session will be indoor at Castle Sports and Saturday session will be outside at Smith Estates turf field.

U9/U10 Cost = $500


  • Includes gym rental fees, training staff payments, admin fees, tournament fees, etc.


  • Smith Estates - 740 Evanson Rd, Hockessin DE 19707
  • Grail Sports - 904 New Rd, Wilmington DE 19805
  • Castle Sports - 318 South College Avenue, Newark DE 19711

Girls Winter Competitive Details

Girls will train Thursday evenings and most Saturday mornings in January and February


  • Saturday mornings* - 1/6, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24
  • Thursday evenings - 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 2/29

* We will not have access to our training space on 2/17


  • Saturday mornings
    • 8:00am-9:15am
  • Thursday evenings
    • U8/U9 - 5:00pm-6:15pm
    • U10 - 6:15pm-7:30pm


  • Saturday mornings
    • Hockessin PAL
    • 7259 Lancaster Pike Hockessin, DE 19707
  • Thursday evenings
    • Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church
    • 500 McKennans Church Rd. Wilmington, DE 19808

Both sessions for girls will be on gym floor surfaces. Flat shoes - indoor soccer shoes, running shoes, or sneakers.


  • $350 - includes gym rental fees, training staff payments, admin fees, etc. Additional competitive games (league or tournament) may be offered for age groups and teams based on appropriate competition and developmental opportunities. If team does participate in league or tournament play it will be at an additional cost for those that choose to participate.
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