We will begin offering monthly terms for group training throughout the year focused on individual player development through a collaborative approach. Development will take place in two stages: Central Foundation i.e Grassroots & Path to College/Pro i.e Player Refinement.
The average player lacks technical skill development during the early stages of entering into the club travel system. Many are still lacking those technical skills when they are introduced to tactical play. Standing out to College & Professional Coaches is difficult when you have not mastered: (1) Trapping a ball out of the air; (2) Beating your defender 1v1; (3) Playing consistent passes; and you (4) Struggle with confidence due to not knowing what you excel at; and (5) Lack proper coaching & learning environment.
We aim to bridge this gap by giving Grassroots players: (1) More touches and time on the ball, (2) Higher Quality & Higher Tempo sessions, (3) Honest evaluations & (4)Open play to express themselves and implement ideas. Additionally, for players who have advanced past the Grassroots stages, we want to provide Refinement and Guidance through: (1) Higher quality sessions, (2) Planning and guidance in Collegiate/Pro Recruitment, (3) Open play, learning and training environments, and (4) Consistent Collegiate/Professional player production.
In Central Foundation, we focus on elevating the quality, amount, and types of touches players are acquiring during sessions. A large margin of clubs during these ages provide "fun" sessions, which is paramount at this age. "Fun" sessions, however, lack when it comes to quality and quantity of play. Additionally, an equally large margin of players we personally work with at this age continue to express "they've never been taught that", when they should have been.
Imagine the schools your children attend never taught basic math. Players are graduating into higher age groups not knowing Addition (receive a touch, take a touch, dribble), Subtraction (play a pass, run into space), Multiplication (Attack in numbers, use multiple skills or surfaces of the foot to beat a defender) or Division (Push and Pull defenders into space, create passing combinations to isolate defenders). It is our aim to give those tools of education back to players. If your child is already able to handle their own
In Player Refinement, we focus on enhancing the consistency, quality, ability and confidence of a player by identifying what that player needs individually and teaching them the 'how' to succeed at the collegiate or professional levels. It is important to demonstrate a consistent scale of upwards progression as a player.
There is room for players lacking in tactical or technical play at the collegiate level, however, at the professional level, technique is an entry level requirement to have. Athleticism and Talent will get you in the door. Technique, tactical IQ, and consistency will keep the lights on.
It is our objective to help players find the best realistic option for them. Not everyone will make it to the same stage, nor will they make it at the same time. However, we intend to provide each player with the tools, education, and skills to command the attention of colleges and professional teams alike. We want players to make a name for themselves. We want players to put up numbers. We want players to get scholarships. We want players to succeed.