Unfortunately due to low enrollment, the USTA Early Development Camp has been canceled. The threshold was not met to hold the camp.
ENTRY DEADLINE is 11:59pm MONDAY 5/13
Limited Enrollment Regional Camp
Registration for 10U USTA Player Development Camps is now open!
Click here tinyurl.com/MASorangeEDCs to view all options and to register.
What are EDC Orange Team Camps?
Early Development Camps are USTA Player Development Camps that bring together promising 8-10 year old kids to train and play using activities and competitive situations that accelerate player development and are loads of fun!
Each Camp is also a Team, so kids enjoy team training, and competitive play is team based and coached - which helps the kids learn more and have even more fun!
Additionally, a short parent education meeting happens at the start of every camp, players receive a Pro-completed Net Generation Assessment following each camp and kids earn 10U Youth Progression Stars for every camp they participate in!
What's the difference between "Area" and "Regional" Camps?
Regional camps are Invitational. The top players from each Area camp will be invited to participate in the Regional camps along with kids selected by EDC Faculty Coaches.
Is my child ready for these Camps?
The best way to determine your child's readiness is with a Net Generation assessment tinyurl.com/orangeassess Kids who score 85% or better on Orange 3 and 65% or better on Orange 2 assessments will be able to enjoy and complete the activities in this camp series. Some camps may have space to accommodate enthusiastic kids who are not yet at this level developmentally. Please connect with the director of your area camp series to see if that's possible.
My child is already Green (or Yellow) ball qualified - can they participate in and benefit from these camps?
Absolutely! Orange Ball training and play are tools to accelerate player development - and they're extremely effective! In years past we've had some of our section's best 10U players (kids who were playing well in and winning BLAST Tour Green ball events) participating in EDC Orange Camps. Here are video illustrations of the competencies kids should feel confident with during match play.
Many kids are switching fully to Green ball before they've solidified these competencies, which delays their development. Ideally, once kids become Green qualified they would play a mix of Orange and Green to maximize their development, success and fun!
Please feel welcome to contact me or the director of your Area camp:
Regional JTCC / College Park, MD Chie Tougas - JTCC email@example.com
Area Montclair Tennis Club / Montclair, VA George Christoforatos - Montclair firstname.lastname@example.org
Area The Aspen Hill Club / Silver Spring, MD Elliott Datlow - Aspen Hill email@example.com
Area Montgomery TennisPlex / Boyds, MD Vicki Datlow - TennisPlex Vicki@montgomerytennisplex.com
Area Ridgeview Racquet Club / Morgantown, WV Doug Hornack - Summit firstname.lastname@example.org
Regional Raintree Swim & Racquet Club / Richmond, VA Eddie Parker - Raintree email@example.com
Area Crosswhite Athletic Club / Lynchburg, VA Rebekah Noll - Crosswhite Bekahnolltennis@gmail.com
Area Princess Anne Country Club / Virginia Beach, VA John Fraser - PACC firstname.lastname@example.org
Area McCormack-Nagelsen Tennis Center / Williamsburg, VA Neely Edwards - MNTC email@example.com
Area Glenmore Country Club / Keswick, VA Mark Ryman - Glenmore MRyman@glenmorecountryclub.com
Area and Regional EDC Green Camps will kick off late summer / early fall - stay tuned for details! The Green camps build on the Orange camps and competencies and are themed Defending the Court, Taking Control of the Point and Becoming an Offensive Player!
Thanks for reading and I hope you're child is able to participate in an upcoming camp series! tinyurl.com/MASorangeEDCs
Early Development Camps (EDCs)
are a USTA Player Development initiative that brings together area 7 to 10-year-old kids for intensive half-day Orange Ball training sessions.
Camp themes are Expert Rallyer, Net Dominator and All-Court Player - all crucial aspects of play that 10U kids master fastest on 60’ courts! Take advantage of these camps!
Camps include training followed by team format supervised and coached competitive play.
There’s also a brief info session for parents at the start of each camp and after each camp parents will receive a player - coach feedback / assessment form.
Kids earn 10U Youth Progression Stars (2) for every camp they participate in!
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is by invitation only. Only USTA members can register online if available.
In the future, you can jump straight to this tournament by entering the tournament identification number: 300041819 from the searchable schedule homepage.
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