Peninsula Development Program

 Fall 2022 PDP Registration is now open!

PDP is open to boys and girls born in 2015 and 2016

Fall 2022 PDP will begin Friday, September 16th and run through Friday, November 4th at Capelli Fields

**1659 Wayside Rd, Tinton Falls, NJ**

Fridays – 5:45-7:00 PM (skill session with ART Soccer trainers on Field 3)

Wednesdays – 5:45 – 6:45PM (small sided game session on Field 6)

** There will be NO sessions on the following Dates **

October 7th

The PDP program is designed to promote fun and skill within the game of soccer. The program takes place two nights a week, with each session designed to elevate each child’s skill level and enthusiasm for the game!

Session 1: Skill Development with ART Soccer 
The players will rotate through a number of stations working on various soccer skills (including dribbling, shooting, passing, offensive/defensive skills, etc.). Individual skills are emphasized during these sessions, with emphasis on technical skills and movement of the ball(player working with their own individual soccer ball) time as possible! This will allow the students to develop their own skills, while performing different tasks at a number of different stations.

Sessions 2: Game Day
During this session the players will be divided into teams (usually 4-5 player per team) according to their age and will scrimmage throughout the session. Each individual game will last approximately 10 minutes. The game will stay continuous, with coaches working to keep the soccer ball in the field of play at all times. This type of game play will hopefully foster an enjoyment of playing soccer freely!

Ken Santos – Director of Player Development

Alex Ramos – ART Soccer Training CEO

Ryan Pina – Field Director


Ken Santos has been dedicated to soccer his entire life. Ken’s high school soccer career took place at Christian Brothers Academy. Ken continued his soccer career at Villanova University (where he is inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame – 2011) and upon graduating he played soccer professionally in the United States and Portugal. After his professional soccer career Ken started teaching the game with coaching stints at: Monmouth University (Assistant Men’s coach) and Red Bank Catholic High School (Girls Varsity head coach). Ken also at Markham Place Middle School (Little Silver) for 10 years.

ART Soccer Training is a technical soccer academy located in the Monmouth County, NJ. Specializing in the development of technical skills and movement of the ball.  This program trains the majority of our club teams and is one of the premier training systems in the area.

Ryan Pina is a Health/PE teacher at Markham Place Middle School (Little Silver) for 9 years. Ryan has coached Markham’s middle school boys soccer team for 6 years (Ryan is also the girls basketball coach and the boys baseball coach at the school). Ryan is certified through the American Red Cross for CPR/AED/First Aid and is also a certified instructor for the corresponding certifications.

Ken, ART Soccer, and Ryan are looking forward to to assisting your son/daughter this year in developing their personal soccer skills/techniques and the love for the game! The children will be working with coaches during the sessions who are currently professional trainers, teachers/coaches, or former high level players.  Individual bios for the coaches can be provided upon request.

There will be two PDP sessions per week for the Fall.  Wednesday evenings from 5:45-6:45pm and Friday evenings 5:45-7:00, both at Capelli, in Tinton Falls.


In response to COVID-19 the development program is following all guidelines set forth by the state as well, as our governing body, New Jersey Youth Soccer.  We will continue to adhere and adjust to all set guidelines to ensure the safety of our players, coaches and parents.