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YDA Session II Details

Youth Development Academy

The Gateway Rush Youth Development Academy program (YDA) caters to boys and girls with birth years 2017-2014  The YDA program focuses on early youth soccer development.  It introduces the game to these young players in a fun and dynamic fashion through the use of age-appropriate skill activities and small-sided games, where "learning" the game is just as important and exciting as "playing" the game.

Gateway Rush’s YDA program is specifically designed for young athletes ages 5-8 years old.  Our club's Directors have developed a curriculum and training method that is in line with the US Soccer Federation player development initiatives.  Each YDA season lasts approximately 5-6 weeks long.

The Youth Development Academy is led by Director of Player Development, and  USSF National “C” Licensed coach, Marc Hager, and the Gateway Rush professional staff. 

All players are expected to bring a soccer ball, shin guards, and their favorite drink to all sessions.


Mark Hager
USSF National "C" License
Director of Player Development
[email protected]


Registration & Scheduling:
[email protected]

All other questions:
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Winter Session II 2022

Wednesday Option-Troy- Sold Out
January 4, 11, 18, 25, February 1
Time:  6:30-7:30pm 
Tri- Activity Center 
284 Riggin Rd.,
Troy, IL 62294

Sunday Option-Belleville
January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5
Time:  4:00-5:00pm 
Lindenwood Belleville
2600 W Main St.,
Belleville, IL 62226

Cost: $65


To sign up your child for the YDA program, you must register online.


If you already have a Gateway Rush account, click "LOGIN" to sign up
If you don't have a Gateway Rush account, click "REGISTER" to create your account and sign up