IA3-PDA: Player Development Academy


2024-25 Player Development Academy Tryout Registration is now open! Click HERE to register.

Tryouts are run the week of May 20th-24th, at our Athens "Upper Fields," 2861 Athens Boonesboro Rd, Lexington (behind Brenda Cowen Elementary).

Tryouts are based on player gender and birth year. Please find your tryout date and time below:

Monday 5/20, 6:00-7:45pm

Boys 2016

Boys 2014

Boys 2013

Tuesday 5/21, 6:00-7:45pm

Girls 2012

Girls 2015

Wednesday 5/22, 6:00-7:45pm

Boys 2011

Boys 2012

Boys 2015

Thursday 5/23, 6:00-7:45pm

Girls 2013

Girls 2014

Girls 2016

Friday 5/24, 6:00-7:45pm

Callbacks, if necessary

The I Am 3rd Player Development Academy (PDA) is a club/select soccer extension of our I Am 3rd league. Established in the fall of 2020, the program is tailored for the advanced IAM3RD athlete who desires to transition from recreational soccer to a more competitive environment. Our PDA teams compete in either the Kentucky Select Soccer League (KSSL) or the Kentucky Premier League (KPL), playing other select teams in Kentucky. Players are selected for teams based on their skill, athleticism, work ethic, and attitude. The PDA provides the competition of other select programs, but as a non-profit ministry we keep the costs and time commitments much lower, while also incorporating Christian values and spiritual development.

Some important details:

  • In keeping with Kentucky Youth Soccer Association rules, teams are based on player birth year. If your player is selected for a team and joins, his/her birth certificate will be required. At this time tryouts are only for players born in the following years:
    • Boys 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
    • Girls 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
    • Tryouts for Boys 2009/2010 may be held at a later date to be determined.
    • Details for the Boys and Girls 2017 Training Program will be shared and tryouts will be held at a later date.
  • Players who make a team and register are committed to the Fall 2024 through Spring 2025 seasons.
  • Teams practice twice/week.
  • Games are on Saturdays or Sundays (Sunday games are scheduled in the afternoon, with the possible exception of tournament games).
  • Travel to Away games and tournaments is typically within a 2-3 hour drive.
  • Fees run from $1250 to $1350 (depending on age group) for the full year and are all-inclusive of:
    • Fall '24 and Spring '25 league fees
    • Tournament fees
    • Coaching fees (including paid head coach and assistant)
    • Home and Away uniform kits; training shirts
    • Winter indoor training
    • Winter indoor/futsal league
    • Referee fees
    • Field rental/mowing/lining
    • Miscellaneous expenses/overhead costs
  • Payment plans and limited need-based scholarships are available.

Tryouts are free and will be held at our Athens Upper Fields off Athens-Boonesboro Road (behind Brenda Cowen Elementary, past our recreational fields and up the hill by the silo). Click HERE to register.

For more information on the IA3-PDA program or the tryouts, please contact our PDA Director, Jonathan Kincheloe:  jonathan.kincheloe@lexchurch.com.