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Player Development


PLAYER DEVELOPMENT MISSION

To create an environment where working hard and improving is what is enjoyable, and to do so through promoting player values of selflessness, hard work, and intelligent decision making.



INTRODUCTION
Soccer is an adult’s game designed for adults, and it therefore needs to be adapted for children.
Soccer is also a long-term developmental sport where the peak age is roughly 25 years old, therefore patience needs to be exercised with player development. High expectations, however, should also be set at every age level.
Winning is great and we all enjoy it, but a focus on winning is a focus on success - which is short term. Your child is a long-term investment, not a short-term asset, and therefore our focus is on excellence, which is long-term.
"Winning is a side-effect of player development."



PLAYER & TEAM PHILOSOPHIES
We promote the PLAYER values of Hard-Work, Selflessness, and Intelligent Decision Making. We do this by asking players to ask themselves one question in any given situation on the field: "What can I do to help?"
 

(MLK would have coached at CSC!)


We believe that TEAMS should play Attractive, Aggressive, and Adaptable soccer: Attractive in Possession, Aggressive in Transition, and Adaptable in Defense:






PLAYER DEVELOPMENT AREAS
1. Technical (passing, receiving, turning, dribbling, running with the ball, 1v1 defending, shooting, etc.)
2. Tactical (group defending, support, combination play, transition, etc.)
3. Physical (speed, strength, stamina, etc.)
4. Psychological (emotional control, role in the group, etc.)
5. Human (compassion and empathy towards others, helping people less fortunate)



THE TRAINING ENVIRONMENT
1. 
Safe and Appropriate Training Area
2. Developmentally Appropriate Sessions
3. 
Simple to Complex Sessions
4. Sessions that are 
Relevant & Realistic to the Game
5. Relaying of 
Clear, Concise and Correct Information 
6. Practices that Include 
Decision Making Opportunities for Players
7. 
Guided Discovery for Players
8. M
inimal "lines, lectures, and laps" 



COACHING EXPECTATIONS
Coaches are expected to be 
Demanding, Honest, Caring with players, and to fulfill the following functions:
1. Role Model: the coach should be a good person. (Faultless isn't required!)
2. 
Manager: a coach must be organized and communicate well.
3. 
Psychologist: a coach needs to be able to read and respond to who needs what, when, and how.
4. 
Teacher: a coach needs the subject knowledge and the skills to teach that knowledge to others.
5. 
Leader: a coach needs to have a personality, a philosophy, and a plan, that inspires trust, loyalty and dedication.  


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