Strikers Developmental Program (SDP)​

The Strikers Developmental Program provides a successful pathway into competitive club soccer and beyond. This is a Fall and Spring (Full year) program for players with future goals to participate in competitive club soccer.


2020/2021 Season COVID-19 Protocol

Fees Include: Full uniform kit (2 jerseys, shorts, socks)

Training & Games:

  • Times and locations coming soon.

What to bring:

  • It is the responsibility of all players to bring shin guards, soccer ball (size 4) and appropriate soccer clothing to all sessions.

Team Formation:

  • There will be no set team rosters. Players are part of a player pool. All games will be played inter-squad with other players of the SDP. Teams may vary week to week.


  • All players must also adhere to the Striker Uniform Policy for all games. Must wear all provided game gear.

  • Each player will be issued a Black and a Red Dri-Fit Top w/number, Black shorts and black socks. Please bring both uniforms to EVERY game in case there is a color conflict.


Player development

  • Development of individual technical skills and understanding of the game.

  • Weekly Training with Sandpoint Strikers Director of Coaching as well as Striker staff 

  • Building a player base for the future

  • One of the major goals of the SDP is to obtain future numbers to help transition into our competitive club, high school, and collegiate programs. “Play early, play forever, I am Red.”



  • Uniform Kit

  • Two days a week training(as a pool) with Sandpoint Director of Coaching (Rick Mullins) and Striker Staff

  • Local Inter squad Friday Night Games. Games will be facilitated by the Director of Coaching and additional staff and coaches. All games will be played at Farmin Elementary (7v7 or as needed) with Two 25-minute halves.

  • Tournament Team Selection: Depending on registration birth year numbers, one or more team may be selected to participate in tournament(s).

  • Coach Education: The SDP program is a great environment to develop new coaches. Coaches are highly encouraged to be a part of the program. Just as players need to develop, so do coaches. We need coaches for these players as they get older and want to continue to play. Coaches will also be needed to assist on game day.

  • Small Sided Games provide repeated game situations on both sides of the ball thus impacting the players in all four components of the game. Those demands of both the match and training sessions help young players improve for today and tomorrow. Furthermore, the small-sided game format has a positive influence on mental concentration and accordingly tactical transition. Physical fitness also improves as the game is always near the players, which demands direct player involvement frequently. Not only is fitness impacted by this fact, so is tactical mobility. Technique improves through repetition in the reality of game demands. 


***Removal of players from the SDP:  The DOC will have the right to remove any participant for consistent behavior issues, safety or if he feels that the player is not at the technical standard of the group.