Arkansas United Individual Development Program (IDP) is for players with a strong desire to further enhance their abilities and love for the game.  It provides a training emphasis on technical proficiency by choosing small-sided training activities that reward ball mastery and player confidence in attack-minded play while being observed and overseen by professional coaches.

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This program will provide players an opportunity to focus on technical and tactical development in an appropriate training environment with experienced and licensed trainers.  Social, physical, and cognitive development, as well as technical development, will be the priorities each session.

Contact Sean Dunbar,, with questions or for more information. 

When: IDP exists three seasons per year.
Fall season lasts 8 weeks from early September to late October. 
Fall Registration closes Sunday, August, 29th. **Limited Registration is available.**

    4v4 / 5v5    
September 9th  @Ranch   October 10th  @Ranch
September 16th  @RD   October 17th  @RD
September 23rd @Ranch   October 24th  @Ranch
September 30th @RD   October 31st  @RD
    7v7 / 9v9    
September 12th  @HDN   October 10th  @HDN
September 19th  @MP   October 17th  @MP
September 26th  @HDN   October 24th  @HDN
October 3rd @MP   October 31st  @MP

Spring season lasts 8 weeks from mid-March to mid-May
Summer Session lasts 8 weeks from early June to late July. 

How much does it cost? Each player pays a $105 fee to play in the ADP per season, in addition.

IDP players must also participate in Rec soccer. IDP players are expected to attend all team practices. ADP should not conflict, but, in the event of any exceptions, your Primary team takes precedence. IDP players may not participate in travel soccer.

Each session will culminate with small-sided games. Players will be coached to improve in several areas. The three most important areas are technical ability, speed, and character.

1) Technical
●       Can a player handle the ball technically under pressure and in tight spaces?

2) Speed
●       Pure Speed – Is the player fast from point A to B?
●       Technical Speed – Can the player handle the ball under pressure?
●       Tactical Speed – Can the player make fast decisions with and without the ball?

3) Character
●       Does the player like to compete?
●       Is he/she a positive influence on the group?
●       Does the player possess a high work rate?
●       Does the player bring passion and energy to the game?

Why Small Side Games?
The goal of IDP is by using 3v3/4v4 small sided games we will eventually recreate the playing environments for our children in which the world’s greatest players first learned and developed the skill required to be top-level performers:

  •  Plenty of individual possession, ball control and touches
  •  Trying new skills without fear, ridicule, or recrimination
  •  Taking players on and challenging defenders
  •  Little or no pressure from significant others
  •  A vibrant, creative and fun atmosphere

Statistics do not lie  - Taken From Manchester United Pilot Scheme
On Average 4v4 versus 7v7 had:

  • 135% more passes
  • 260% more Scoring Attempts
  • 500% more Goals Scored
  • 225% more 1v1 Encounters 
  • 280% more Dribbling Skills (tricks)



Thank you Sponsor

CHI St. Vincent


Arkansas United Soccer Club

Arkansas United Soccer Club formerly known as Little Rock Futbol Club has been a 501c3 nonprofit youth organization serving our community since 1980. Our principal mission is the promotion of youth soccer. We strive to instill a love for the game in each of our players and to provide an atmosphere where each player may participate and progress according to his or her interest and ability. We take great pride in developing our players as athletes, students and responsible young men and women. Our players form life-long friendships with their club mates, acquire leadership, teamwork and sportsmanship skills that ultimately prepare them for life beyond soccer.

Contact Us

Arkansas United Soccer Club
Phone: 501-868-1212