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JIYSC Development Program


Formerly known as Recreation/Club Soccer, the JIYSC Development Program is designed to offer an alternative pathway for players who are not yet pursuing academy level soccer or for those who are looking for an introduction to soccer.

Teams are coached by volunteer licensed coaches, who participate in our coordinated training programs. The JIYSC Development program is offered to boys and girls, 2009 age group and older.

The goal of the development is to teach the FUNdamentals of soccer, develop individual and team skills, as well as prepare our players for league play, competing against teams from other clubs in the low country. JIYSC Development teams play in the Coastal League which is run by SCYSA (The state governing body).

In addition to weekly team practices, players  will receive a monthly technical practice by a professional GPS coach.

Should players wish to have further technical practice training the club will provide weekly practices at a fee.  Goalkeeper training is provided to all JIYSC development teams led by professional JIYSC coaching staff. 

Development programs players who are ready and willing, will advance to the Academy level in the following year.

The Development program advantage! (club soccer vs. recreation soccer)

  • Focus on higher-level grade of soccer (i.e. competitiveness)
  • Oversight from a licensed, full-time Technical Director (TD@jiysc.org)
  • Monthly skills Training led by professional GPS coaches.
  • Additional optional weekly technical practices ($110)
  • Professional Uniforms Kit (not t-shirts)
  • Higher level league play against other higher skill clubs. All teams are sanctioned SCYSA teams.
  • Clear pathway to those looking to advance to play higher level Academy soccer
  • Special Training Sessions (EX: goalie training, camps, and other sessions provided by the club) (GPS Optional with additional fees)
  • Special events to promote fun and learning.

Fees (per season):

2009 (U8) - $150

2008 (U9  -  $150

2007 (U10)  -  $150

2006 (U11)  -  $200

2005 (U12)  -  $200

2004+ (U13 & above) - For ages U13 and up, do not register online.  Please contact Poorya Mortazavi (td@jiysc.org) directly for team placement.

Professional Technical Training (Optional):

All players spend one day a week training with professional trainers, led by GPS STAFF. Our training program is designed to continue the development of the soccer player, whatever his or her skill level may be. The player will be challenged to improve and excel in his or her skills through a progressive and efficient method.  This cost is $110 per season. 


All players must have adequate soccer equipment at the start of each season. If your player is new to the club, you will need to purchase a soccer ball, soccer cleats, shin guards, and black shorts. Team uniforms will be available for purchase prior to the first game and are not included in the registration fee.

Soccer ball Sizes by age group are as follows:

  • Size 4 (2009-2005)
  • Size 5 (2004+)


Uniforms may be ordered directly through the club.  Your team manager will provide a link to order uniforms at the appropriate time.


Click here to register.

For more information please contact td@jiysc.org or call 843-633-2836