Starting in the Fall of 2016, Wesley Chapel Soccer Club will be implementing new player development and coaching education programs. The programs are developed under the guidance of new established curriculum introduced by the U.S. Soccer Federation, the official governing body for soccer in the U.S.
Coach Altin-soccer-dribblingPlayer Development: In the new player development program, the entire club will adopt the same principles, system and style of play. By adopting a common, structured development program for players, the club will ensure consistency and quality in player development as players progress in age and transition to different age groups and coaches. Coach Fredi Moore, Wesley Chapel SC’s Assistant DOC, has lead the program development. “Our club has done a good job developing soccer players particularly in the younger age groups, but have not always been consistent in our approach and results. With the implementation of our new development program, players will undergo detailed, organized and progressive training that will better prepare them to both contribute to team success as well as reach their personal goals in soccer.”
As an example, Wesley Chapel SC continues to expand its Developmental Academy program. Designed for children 6-8 years of age, the DA program provides introductory technical training to young players, while also fostering a passion for the game. “By teaching these young players the right way to play and establishing solid technical soccer skills, we set the stage for accelerated development of players and quicker progression to tactical play and decision making,” says Coach Moore.
Coaching Education: The coaching program, also developed under U.S. Soccer Federation guidelines, is detailed in structure and is organized into the following sessions.
• Planning and executing effective training sessions
• Session plan and reflection templates
• Who? Where? When? Why? What? How? Methodology
• Coaching Points and Coaching Topics
• Common Terminology
• Coaching Style
Wesley Chapel coaches will be required to pursue U.S. Soccer coaching licenses, with each coach eventually required to earn a minimum of a D Coaching License. Premier level coaches will be encouraged to earn DA-2015-group2high level licensing – C,B and A. Wesley Chapel SC will subsidize the costs for coaching training and licensing. According to Director of Coaching Altin Ndrita, “we see formal coaches training as a critical part of improving the quality of our soccer club and the player experience. Adopting U.S. Soccer coaching education and promoting coaching licensing will help us achieve our goal of delivering high quality, consistent training and coaching to our players.”
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