Development Center Overview

Development Center Overview

 

Objectives

Identify: Those with great CHARACTER, TALENT, and a LOVE OF THE GAME

Develop: Team players, Skills, Heath/ Physical fitness and life skills

Allow and Encourage: Imagination and creativity

Maximize: Time

Good: Teaching, Role Models and Parent Support

Player Traits

Physical: Balance, strength, speed, agility, coordination, reaction, jumping, running

Technique: Introduction to skills, Repetitions, Attitude to attack

Psychology: Sharing, fair play, emotional management

Social: Ability to interact with others

Tactics:  Where is the field and goal oriented actions

Training Format

Warm-up: Fun games used to develop social skills and team work, ball work, movement related to the session theme

Physical Development: Fun games to develop balance, strength, speed, agility, coordination, reaction, jumping, running

Technical Development: Repetition of technique, multiple decisions, left and right foot

Small Sided Games: Repetition of technique, allow for imagination and creativity

Match: FUN, Encourage imagination and creativity

Game Format (2009-2008)

Academy games: Academy games are designed to maximize

  • Games are COMPETITIVE – No scores or league tables are kept
  • Every player plays a minimum of 50% (mandatory).
  • Every game will have a theme that relates to the curriculum and what the players have been working on in training.
  • Teams will be formed differently each week based on player performance and development. 

Club vs. Club:

  • Games are COMPETITIVE – No scores or league tables are kept
  • Every player plays a minimum of 50% (mandatory).

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To build character, confidence, and a lifelong love of soccer by providing a continuum of competitive,
high-quality and positive soccer experiences for all players in the Vienna community.

Mailing Address: Vienna Youth Soccer, Inc. | P.O. Box 993, Vienna, VA 22183  |  Phone: 703-242-3828