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  Where are we located?
We are located at the Oxford-Lafayette Sportsplex(2330-2498 Hwy 7 South). The complex sits on the right side of the road about 2 miles down Hwy 7 after the Hwy 7 and Hwy 9 split.
  How much does it cost to play?
Please contact the club manager for a copy of the MFFC Parent Information Sheet that has all the details listed.
  How many tournaments will each team play?
The club will travel together to at least 4 tournaments each season, maybe more depending on the team/coach. Costs for additional tournaments will be divided evenly among the team members that decide to participate.
  What are Friendlies?
These are non-tournament games that will be scheduled by your coach allowing them to see what areas need to be worked on within the team. They could involve travel for the team or for teams to travel to our fields.
  What age groups does the Flood cover?
We cover ages 8 to 18 (for both Boys and Girls).
  Where doe the Flood teams practice?
The Flood teams all practice at the Oxford-Lafayette Sportsplex. Click here for a map.
  How often do the Flood teams practice?
This depends on the team's coach. Most teams practice at least twice a week and some practice three times a week. As tournaments approach most teams add an additional practice or two to the schedule to prepare for the tournament.
  What is the practice field layout?
Click here for a layout of the practice fields.
  What are the Rules of the Game that the Flood follows?

Rule #1 The Field of Plays

The Executive Board in accordance with the general soccer field regulations and the space available shall determine the size of the fields.

Recommendations (all dimensions length x width in yards):

Under 5 (U5) 25 x 20

Under 6 (U6) 25 x 20

Under 8 (U8) 50 x 30

Under 10 (U10) 70 x 50

Under 12 (U12) 70 x 50

Under 14 (U14) and up 100 / 130 x 50 / 100

Rule #2 The Ball

The size of the ball used shall be as follows:

League Size

U5 3

U6 3

U8 3

U10 4

U12 4

U14 and up 5

Rule #3 Players Equipment

A. All players on the same team, except the goalkeeper, shall wear the same colored jersey, which is of a different color from either team. All jerseys must be tucked in.

B. Shoes with metal bars or metal cleats shall not be permitted. Shoes with a single cleat on the toe shall not be allowed. Players may not play with anything, which in the referee’s judgment presents a safety hazard.

C. In cold weather, players may wear long sleeves and pants so long as the team jersey in worn to top.

D. Players must wear shin guards during practice and game. Coaches will not allow players to participate in practice or game unless proper shin guards are worn.

E. No players, under any circumstance, may wear any jewelry at any time during the game. Except in the case of a medical alert, which should be brought to the attention of the referee prior to the start of the match. Tape will not be permitted over pierced earrings, and failure by the player to remove earrings will result in player not being allowed to play.

Rule #4 Referees

A. Referees must wear the official referee’s uniform or one approved by the Executive Board. A coach must not wear the referee’s uniform while their team is playing.

B. The referee assigned to a game shall be the sole judge on the field of play and their decisions on points of fact (judgment calls) connected with the play shall be final.

C. Should any referee become incapacitated during a game or in the event a referee is not present, the game shall be turned over to another affiliated, licensed referee. If an affiliated, licensed referee is not available, then a person mutually agreed upon by both coaches shall referee the game.

D. All efforts shall be made to avoid scheduling a referee the age group in which a relative is playing.

E. All efforts shall be made to avoid scheduling a referee in an age group in which he/she coache/plays.

F. The referee shall terminate play immediately should there be any cause either in weather or field conditions which could represent a potential hazard to the players.

G. The referee may also have removed from the field or field area any player, coach, or spectator who represents a hazard to the players, the coaches, spectators, or referee. The referee may choose to abandon the game in which case the Executive Board will determine the outcome.

H. The referee will provide the appropriate authorities with a match report, which includes information on any disciplinary actions taken against players, and/or team officials and any other incidents, which occurred before, during or after the match including injuries.

Rule #5 The Assistant Referee(s)

Each team must supply one club assistant referee for each game if so requested by the referee.

Rule #6 Duration of the Game

Games shall have the following duration:

  • U5/6 | Four 8 min quarters | (2 min between quarters, 5 min at half)
  • U8 | Four 10 min quarters | (2 min between quarters, 5 min at half)
  • U10 | Two 25 min halves | (5 min at half)
  • U12 | Two 30 min halves | (5 min at half)
  • U14 | Two 35 min halves | (5 min at half)
  • U19 | Two 40 min halves | (5 min at half)

Rule #7 Start of Play

A. Teams shall be prepared to start at the scheduled time. Failure to be prepared to start within 15 minutes of the scheduled time shall result in a forfeit for the late team(s).

B. Each team shall be represented at the match by a coach, assistant coach, or team manager appointed for the game. A team not so represented shall forfeit the match.

C. Games may be canceled, postponed, or re-scheduled in the case of inclement weather. The Director or Club Manager may cancel or postpone games. Once teams have entered the playing area, the decision to continue or stop will be made by the referee.

Rule #8 Ball In and Out of Play

The ball is out of play:

  • When it has wholly crossed the goal line or touchline, whether on the ground or in the air
  • When the game has been stopped by the referee

The ball is in play at all other times from the start of the match to the finish including:

  • If it rebounds from a goalpost, crossbar or corner flag post into the field of play
  • If it rebounds off either the referee or assistant referee if they were on the field of play
  • In the event of a supposed infringement of the Laws, until a decision is given

Rule #9 Method of Scoring

Except as otherwise provided by these Rules, a goal is scored when the whole of the ball has passed over the goal line, between the goal posts and under the cross-bar, provided it has not been thrown, carried or intentionally propelled by hand or arm, by a player of the attacking side, except in the case of a goalkeeper, who is within his own penalty-area.

The team scoring the greater number of goals during a game shall be the winner; if no goals, or an equal number of goals are scored, the game shall be termed a “tie”.

Rule #10 Offside

A. A player is in an offside position if he is nearer to his opponent’s goal line than the ball, unless:

  • He is in his own half of the field of play

B. A player shall only be declared off-side and penalized for being in an off-side position, if, at the moment the ball touches, or is played by one of his team, he is, in the opinion of the referee:

  • Interfering with play or with an opponent, or
  • Seeking to gain an advantage by being in that position

C. If a player is declared offside, the referee shall award an indirect free-kick, which shall be taken by a player of the opposing team from the place where the infringement occurred, unless the offense is committed by a player in his opponents’ goal area, in which case, the freekick shall be taken from a point anywhere within that the goal area.

Rule #11 Fouls and Misconduct

Direct Kick

A direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following offences in a manner considered by the referee to be careless, reckless or using excessive force:

  • kicks or attempts to kick an opponent
  • trips or attempts to trip an opponent
  • jumps at an opponent
  • charges an opponent
  • strikes or attempts to strike an opponent
  • pushes an opponent

A direct free kick is also awarded to the opposing team if a player commits any of the following offences:

  • tackles an opponent to gain possession of the ball, making contact with the opponent before touching the ball
  • holds an opponent
  • spits at an opponent
  • handles the ball deliberately (except for the goalkeeper within his own penalty area).

A direct free kick is taken from where the offence occurred.

Penalty Kick

A penalty kick is awarded if any of the above offences is committed by a player inside his own penalty area, irrespective of the position of the ball, provided it is in play. All kicks awarded due to infractions in these divisions will be indirect free kicks.

Indirect Free Kick

An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team if a goalkeeper, inside his own penalty area, commits any of the following offences:

  • takes more than six seconds while controlling the ball with his hands before releasing it from his possession
  • touches the ball again with his hands after it has been released from his possession and has not touched any other player
  • touches the ball with his hands after it has been deliberately kicked to him by a team-mate
  • touches the ball with his hands after he has received it directly from a throw-in taken by a team-mate

An indirect free kick is also awarded to the opposing team if a player, in the opinion of the referee:

  • plays in a dangerous manner
  • impedes the progress of an opponent

Indirect Free Kick:

  • prevents the goalkeeper from releasing the ball from his hands;
  • commits any other offence, not previously mentioned in Rule 11, for which play is stopped to caution or dismiss a player.

The indirect free kick is taken from where the offence occurred.

Disciplinary Sanctions

Only a player or substitute or substituted player may be shown the red or yellow card. The referee has the authority to take disciplinary sanctions, as from the moment he enters the field of play until he leaves the field of play after the final whistle.

Cautionable Offences

A player is cautioned and shown the yellow card if he commits any of the following offences:

  • is guilty of unsporting behavior
  • shows dissent by word or action
  • persistently infringes the Rules of the Game
  • delays the restart of play
  • fails to respect the required distance when play is restarted with a corner kick or free kick
  • enters or re-enters the field of play without The Referee’s permission
  • deliberately leaves the field of play without The Referee’s permission

Sending-Off Offences

A player is sent off and shown the red card if he commits any of the following offences:

  • is guilty of serious foul play
  • is guilty of violent conduct
  • spits at an opponent or any other person
  • denies the opposing team a goal or an obvious goalscoring opportunity by deliberately handling the ball (this does not apply to a goalkeeper within his own penalty area)
  • denies an obvious goalscoring opportunity to an opponent moving towards the player’s goal by an offence punishable by a free kick or a penalty kick
  • uses offensive or insulting or abusive language and/or gestures
  • receives a second caution in the same match.

A player who has been sent off must leave the vicinity of the field of play and the technical area.

Rule #12 Free Kicks

Types of Free Kicks

Free kicks are either direct or indirect.

For both direct and indirect free kicks, the ball must be stationary when the kick is taken and the kicker does not touch the ball a second time until it has touched another player.

The Direct Free Kick

  • If a direct free kick is kicked directly into the opponents’ goal, a goal is awarded
  • If a direct free kick is kicked directly into the team’s own goal, a corner kick is awarded to the opposing team

The Indirect Free Kick

  • Signal
  • The referee indicates an indirect free kick by raising his arm above his head. He maintains his arm in that position until the kick has been taken and the ball has touched another player or goes out of play
  • The Indirect Free Kick
  • Ball Enters the Goal

A goal can be scored only if the ball subsequently touches another player before it enters the goal.

  • if an indirect free kick is kicked directly into the opponents’ goal, a goal kick is awarded
  • if an indirect free kick is kicked directly into the team’s own goal, a corner kick is awarded to the opposing team

Position of Free Kick

Free Kick Inside the Penalty Area

Direct or indirect free kick to the defending team:

  • all opponents are at least 9.15 m (10 yds) from the ball.
  • all opponents remain outside the penalty area until the ball is in play.
  • the ball is in play when it is kicked directly beyond the penalty area.
  • A free kick awarded in the goal area is taken from any point inside that area.

Indirect free kick to the attacking team:

  • all opponents are at least 9.15 m (10 yds) from the ball until it is in play, unless they are on their own goal line between the goalposts
  • the ball is in play when it is kicked and moves
  • an indirect free kick awarded inside the goal area is taken from that part of the goal area line which runs parallel to the goal line, at the point nearest to where the infringement occurred

Free Kick Outside the Penalty Area

  • all opponents are at least 9.15 m (10 yds) from the ball until it is in play
  • the ball is in play when it is kicked and moves
  • the free kick is taken from the place where the infringement occurred

If, when a free kick is taken, an opponent is closer to the ball than the required distance the kick is retaken.

If, when a free kick is taken by the defending team from inside its own penalty area, the ball is not kicked directly into play the kick is retaken.

 

Free kick taken by a player other than the goalkeeper:

If, after the ball is in play, the kicker touches the ball a second time (except with his hands) before it has touched another player an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, the kick to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred.

If, after the ball is in play, the kicker deliberately handles the ball before it has touched another player a direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team, the kick to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred a penalty kick is awarded if the infringement occurred inside the kicker’s penalty area.

 

Free kick taken by the goalkeeper:

If, after the ball is in play, the goalkeeper touches the ball a second time (except with his hands), before it has touched another player an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, the kick to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred.

If, after the ball is in play, the goalkeeper deliberately handles the ball before it has touched another player a direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team. If the infringement occurred outside the goalkeeper’s penalty area, the kick to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred. An indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team if the infringement occurred inside the goalkeeper’s penalty area, the kick to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred.

Rule #13 The Penalty Kick

A penalty kick is awarded against a team that commits one of the offences for which a direct free kick is awarded, inside its own penalty area and while the ball is in play.

A goal may be scored directly from a penalty kick. Additional time is allowed for a penalty kick to be taken at the end of each half or at the end of periods of extra time.

Position of the Ball and the Players

The ball is placed on the penalty mark.

The player taking the penalty kick is properly identified.

The defending goalkeeper remains on his goal line, facing the kicker, between the goalposts until the ball has been kicked.

Position of the Ball and the Players

The players other than the kicker are located:

  • inside the field of play
  • outside the penalty area
  • behind the penalty mark
  • at least 9.15 m (10 yds) from the penalty mark

The Referee does not signal for a penalty kick to be taken until the players have taken up position in accordance with the Law; decides when a penalty kick has been completed.

Procedure

  • The player taking the penalty kicks the ball forward
  • He does not play the ball a second time until it has touched another player
  • The ball is in play when it is kicked and moves forward

When a penalty kick is taken during the normal course of play, or time has been extended at half-time or full time to allow a penalty kick to be taken or retaken, a goal is awarded if, before passing between the goalposts and under the crossbar the ball touches either or both of the goalposts and/or the crossbar, and/or the goalkeeper.

Law # 15 The Throw-in

A throw-in is a method of restarting play.

A goal cannot be scored directly from a throw-in.

A throw-in is awarded:

  • when the whole of the ball passes over the touch line, either on the ground or in the air
  • from the point where it crossed the touch line
  • to the opponents of the player who last touched the ball

Procedure

At the moment of delivering the ball, the thrower:

  • faces the field of play
  • has part of each foot either on the touch line or on the ground outside the touch line
  • uses both hands
  • delivers the ball from behind and over his head

The thrower may not touch the ball again until it has touched another player.

All opponents must stand no less than 2 meters from the point at which the throw-in is taken. The ball is in play immediately after it enters the field of play.

If, after the ball is in play, the thrower touches the ball a second time (except with his hands) before it has touched another player an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, the kick to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred.

If, after the ball is in play, the thrower deliberately handles the ball before it has touched another player a direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team, the kick to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred a penalty kick is awarded if the infringement occurred inside the thrower’s penalty area.

Throw-in taken by the goalkeeper:

If, after the ball is in play, the goalkeeper touches the ball a second time (except with his hands), before it has touched another player an indirect free kick is awarded to the opposing team, the kick to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred.

If, after the ball is in play, the goalkeeper deliberately handles the ball before it has touched another player a direct free kick is awarded to the opposing team if the infringement occurred outside the goalkeeper’s penalty area, the kick to be taken from the place where the infringement occurred.

If an opponent unfairly distracts or impedes the thrower, he is cautioned for unsporting behavior and shown the yellow card.

For any other infringement of this Rule the throw-in is taken by a player of the opposing team.

Rule #15 The Goal Kick

A goal kick is a method of restarting play.

A goal may be scored directly from a goal kick, but only against the opposing team.

A goal kick is awarded when the whole of the ball, having last touched a player of the attacking team, passes over the goal line, either on the ground or in the air, and a goal is not scored in accordance with Rule 9.

Procedure

  • The ball is kicked from any point within the goal area by a player of the defending team
  • Opponents remain outside the penalty area until the ball is in play
  • The kicker does not play the ball a second time until it has touched by another player
  • The ball is in play when it is kicked directly beyond the penalty area

Infringements/Sanctions

  • If the ball is not kicked directly into play beyond the penalty area the kick is retaken

Rule #16 The Corner Kick

A corner kick is a method of restarting play.

A goal may be scored directly from a corner kick, but only against the opposing team.

A corner kick is awarded when the whole of the ball, having last touched a player of the defending team, passes over the goal line, either on the ground or in the air, and a goal is not scored in accordance with Rule 9.

Procedure

  • The ball is placed inside the corner arc at the nearest corner flagpost
  • The corner flag post is not moved
  • Opponents remain at least 9.15 m (10 yds) from the ball until it is in play
  • The ball is kicked by a player of the attacking team
  • The ball is in play when it is kicked and moves
  • The kicker does not play the ball a second time until it has touched another player
  What is the Flood U8 Cirriculum?

U8 MS FLOOD FC ACADEMY CURRICULUM

MS Flood FC offers all U8 Academy players a specialized program that focuses on 6 skill/objectives that will increase individual ability and maximize player's full potential.

All Flood coaches follow the U8 Developmental Curriculum to create a fun, positive learning environment. We believe that this approach maximizes the development of each individual player, promotes team play and enhances each player’s love of the game.

Fundamentals are stressed at this level with a goal of each player developing the proper technique to dribble, pass, receive, shoot and defend. Strong fundamentals at this level will provide a platform for the future.

It took me 17 years and 117 days to become an overnight success
--Lionel Messi, Argentina and FC Barcelona

 

Technique:

  • Enhancement of dribbling – Different surfaces of the foot
  • Introduce moves
  • Receiving balls on the ground with the inside and sole of the foot
  • Basic Shoot technique
  • Basic Passing tenchnique
  • Lifting the ball into the air
  • Beginning to learn how to juggle
  • Basic tackling of the ball

Tactics:

  • Being exposed to all positions
  • 1v1 attacking and defending
  • Introduce the shape of a triangle during play
  • Ball – Want it, find it, deal with it and keep it close

Fitness:

  • Agility on and off the ball
  • Eye/Foot and eye/hand coordination
  • Introduce the idea of warm up

Psychology:

  • Working in pairs
  • Sportsmanship
  • Developing a strong sense of worth, self esteem, and confidence
  • Parental involvement
  • “How to play”
  • Emotional management

Player Characteristics:

  • Essentially self-oriented, but starting to work in pairs
  • Confident players will dribble
  • Learn by watching and experience
  • Desire social acceptance, very sensitive and dislike failure in front of peers
  • Cannot judge distance and speed. Are still developing concept of time and spatial relationships
  • Have short attention spans
  • Not consistent from practice to practice
  • May start to develop a basic game sense
  • Are starting to build coordination
  What is the Flood U9/U10 Cirriculum?

MS Flood Futbol Club offers all U9/U10 players a specialized program that focuses on 6 skill/objectives that will increase individual ability and maximize player's full potential.

All Flood coaches follow the U9/U10 Developmental Curriculum to create a fun, positive learning environment. We believe that this approach maximizes the development of each individual player, promotes team play and enhances each player’s love of the game.

Fundamentals are stressed at this level with a goal of each player developing the proper technique to dribble, pass, receive, shoot and defend. Strong fundamentals at this level will provide a platform for the future.

It took me 17 years and 117 days to become an overnight success
--Lionel Messi, Argentina and FC Barcelona

Technique:

  • Running with the ball
  • Dribbling moves/fakes - using different surfaces
  • Receiving balls – ground and out of the air with different surfaces of the lower body
  • Shooting - Inside of foot and Instep shot/drive
  • Passing - inside and outside of foot
  • Basic crossing
  • Basic heading - Confidence

 

Tactics:

  • Roles of 1st attacker and defender, (pressure, cover, balance)
  • 2v1 attacking
  • Introduce support and movement off the ball, triangles and diamonds

 

Fitness:

  • Agility on the ball
  • Range of motion-flexibility

 

Psychology:

  • Working in-groups of 3, 4 or 5
  • Stay focused
  • How to win or lose gracefully
  • Sportsmanship
  • Communication
  • Emotional management

 

Player Characteristics:

  • Peer pressure becomes a factor in relationships
  • Players begin to embrace competition and want to play
  • Team identification becomes important
  • Players' balance/coordination, attention span and ability to sequence thoughts and actions becomes more enhanced
  • Players can begin to perform more complex skills
  • Greater diversity in playing abilities and development with body
  What is the Flood U11/U12 Cirriculum?

MS Flood Futbol Club offers all U11/12 players a specialized program that focuses on skill/objectives that will increase individual ability and maximize player's full potential.

All Flood coaches follow the U11/U12 Developmental Curriculum to create a fun, positive learning environment. We believe that this approach maximizes the development of each individual player, promotes team play and enhances each player’s love of the game.

It took me 17 years and 117 days to become an overnight success
--Lionel Messi, Argentina and FC Barcelona

 

Technique:

  • Dribbling - moves, turns and escapes
  • Receiving bouncing and air balls with different surfaces of the upper body
  • Passing, shooting and receiving with inside of the instep
  • Outside of the foot pass
  • Introduce use of body in defending
  • Bending and chipping shots
  • Introduce half volley and volley
  • Crossing to near post and penalty spot
  • Heading to score goals and for clearances-standing and jumping

 

Tactics:

  • Roles of 2nd attacker and defender
  • Introduce the principles of attack
  • 2v1 defending; 2v2 attacking and defending
  • Combination passing
  • Team Shape - triangles and diamonds
  • Verbal and visual communication for all positions
  • Basic set plays-defending and attacking
  • Half-time analysis
  • Beginning to identify potential roles for players-gk, def, mid and fwd

 

Fitness:

  • Speed, Strength and Agility on the ball
  • Aerobic exercise (exercise over a prolonged period of time)

 

Psychology:

  • Teamwork
  • Confidence and desire
  • Mental rehearsal
  • Handling distress
  • How to learn from each match
  • Sportsmanship
  • Emotional management

 

Player Characteristics:

  • Seek out peers like them
  • Awkward with body due to growth (Players that were great may struggle)
  • Eager to Learn
  • Activities must present creative thought and problem solving
  • Starting to address hypothetical situations and thinking in abstract terms
  • Developing ability to sustain complex coordination skill sequences
  • Increased ability to stay focused and begins to take responsibility for their decisions on the field
  What is the Flood U13/U14 Cirriculum?

MS Flood Futbol Club offers all U13/14 players a specialized program that focuses on skill/objectives that will increase individual ability and maximize player's full potential.

All Flood coaches follow the U13/U14 Developmental Curriculum to create a fun, positive learning environment. We believe that this approach maximizes the development of each individual player, promotes team play and enhances each player’s love of the game.

It took me 17 years and 117 days to become an overnight success
--Lionel Messi, Argentina and FC Barcelona

Technique:

  • Refine all dribbling surfaces, moves and 1st touch
  • Passing, shooting and receiving with outside of the foot
  • Bending and chipping passes
  • Half volley and volley shooting
  • Crossing to the far post and top of the penalty area
  • Heading to pass, diving and backwards

 

Tactics:

  • Increase tactical speed of play
  • Principles of attack and defense - Individual and Basic Group Tactics
  • Role of 3rd defender
  • Combination play and switching positions during the flow of play
  • How to make recovery and tracking runs
  • All set plays defending and attacking
  • Defending and attacking the final third-center and flanks
  • Zone defense
  • Post match analysis

 

Fitness:

  • Power, Agility and Acceleration on the ball
  • Flexibility
  • Anaerobic exercise (a short explosive exercise)

 

Psychology:

  • Self and team discipline
  • Tension control
  • Assertiveness and Increase demands
  • Stay focused for an entire match
  • Emotional Management and Sportsmanship
  • Mental focusing on techniques

 

Player Characteristics:

  • Test limits with parents and coaches
  • More focused on friends and begin to view themselves separate from parents. (Highest age group for dropout\in youth sports)
  • Aware of what their body can accomplish
  • More outgoing, confident and love competition
  • Transitional age to the adult game of 11 v 11 (difficult year in soccer)
  • Beginning to process information (thinking and problem solving)
  • Can address the player's accountability for their decisions and ball skill inside of a game. When the demands of the game and speed of play increase, many will struggle on the ball, staying tuned in and making sense of their play
  • Involve players in soccer related topics to encourage them think and reflect
  What is the Flood U15/U16 Cirriculum?

MS Flood Futbol Club offers all U15/16 players a specialized program that focuses on skill/objectives that will increase individual ability and maximize player's full potential.

All Flood coaches follow the U15/U16 Developmental Curriculum to create a fun, positive learning environment. We believe that this approach maximizes the development of each individual player, promotes team play and enhances each player’s love of the game.

It took me 17 years and 117 days to become an overnight success
--Lionel Messi, Argentina and FC Barcelona

 

Technique:

  • Refine all basic skills - Match speed and condition levels
  • Increase technical speed
  • Dealing with balls out of the air
  • Striking balls over distance with accuracy

 

Tactics:

  • Principles of attack and defense
  • Role of the 3rd player on attack and defense
  • Functional training - training for specific positions and roles
  • Group tactics - understanding the lines and links between team shape
  • Dribbling and off the ball runs
  • Switching the point of attack
  • Defending in the midfield and attacking thirds
  • All set plays
  • Should be developing the ability to adapt tactics during the flow of play
  • Match analysis

 

Fitness:

  • Fitness - Done with and without a ball
  • Individual player develops a sense of personal fitness level and work's on outside of training
  • Stretching - Dynamic / Static Stretching (before and after training and matches)
  • Importance of discipline for warm-up and cool-down
  • Endurance - Aerobic and Anaerobic
  • Nutrition - Importance of proper diet, pre-game, post-game and tournaments
  • Care and Prevention of Injuries
  • Importance of rest and recovery/Care and Prevention of Injuries

 

Psychology:

  • Personal accountability
  • Drive, Courage and Emotional management
  • Discipline and Sacrifice for the team
  • Sportsmanship and respect for the game
  • Goal setting

 

Player Characteristics:

  • Able to commit and follow through
  • Desire respect
  • Should be comfortable dealing with the ball in a variety of situations
  • They can be taught by putting them in realistic soccer environments and allowing them to feel their way through challenges the game presents
  • Games need winners and losers
  • In match awareness carried over from training by the players and prompted by the coach about performance

based on the players' ability to recognize themes during the game, and the players' technical ability to act on what they see

  What paperwork is required to register or apply?
US Soccer Club Youth Player Registration Form must be completed for every player that joins the club every year.

Information on our new uniforms will be posted soon. The cost will be between $150 and $200 and includes 2 custom jerseys, 1 practice jersey, 2 pairs of short and 2 pairs of socks.

**In order to complete registration for a new player, a copy of their birth certificate must be given to their coach or team manager, along with a photo for their player card (preferably a head shot with a solid background) and required deposit before the player will be registered with the club.

  Is a birth certificate required?
Yes a valid birth certificate is required to be able to play.

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