Staff Office - 270-846-1010 Boys Coach and Player Director – Shaun Goulbourne 270-535-3517 firstname.lastname@example.org Girls - Cristin Allen Select Commisioner on the Board - TBD President: Bob Drake
Mission The mission of the SKY Soccer Club is to develop well-balanced, successful individuals who desire and are capable of making a real contribution in a team environment, throughout their lives, regardless of gender, physical abilities or background, through instruction of the technical, tactical, physical and psychological aspects of soccer. It is our hope that a large proportion of these individuals will pursue the sport through their teen age years and on into adult life.
Vision SKY Soccer is recognized as being a well organized club with a strong culture that emphasizes the development of good soccer players, good citizens, and future supporters of the game.
Culture Coaches and Players be prepared to warm up (not arrive) 30 minutes before the game starts During the game there is minimal to no coaching yet positive encouragement (no Joysticking) Half time team SWOT analysis Post Game – no discussion of the game (24 hour rule) but a cool down, stretching, and refueling as soon as possible
Curriculum U8-12 Romance Phase – – Help the kids fall in love with the game – Keep practices and games as intrinsic as possible – Have more Unstructured versus Structured Play – Emphasize Player Development versus Playing to Win – Encourage playing out of the back – Allow the kids to make and learn from their mistakes – Allow the kids to make their own decisions versus coaching during the game – Encourage mobility within the lines and between the lines However coach keeping their Shape – Encourage playing various positions in their comfort zone (avoid forcing kids to play a position that is not fun for them or try and make that position less stressful).
Athletic Curriculum 8-10 year of age Being involved with 3-4 sports at different times Emphasize 1v1 play and deemphasize team practices and games 10-12 years of age Stay involved with 3-4 sports at different times Emphasize technical and professional training Golden opportunity for learning everything
U9 and U10 Academy Schedule Available Early August Boys 2pm-4pm 6 v 6 games including keepers 40 minute games 10 minute warm up led by coaches from the host club Maximum of 8 players per team
U9 and U10 Academy Borrowing and Sharing players is encouraged 1 referee and no off-sides Throw ins Risk and creativity is encouraged Minimal coach Changes should be made to a lopsided game
Curriculum U13-14 Transition Phase U15-18 – Competitive Play through more team tactics and demanding more precision and effort from each player U22-26 – High Performance 30+ Active Supporter for Life
Athletic Curriculum U13-15 years of age 2-3 sports but less intensity of the sport 14-15 years of age is the highest risk of injury U15-18 years of age Not going to significantly change technically Will change with physical capacity and decision making; will not help much if they did not learn the skills between 10 and 12
U8-U10 Curriculum Emphasis 1&2 - Dribbling and 1 v 1 defending; Ladder competitive game 3&4 - Positive First Touch; Box drills to pass and dribble 5&6 - Short Passing and Receiving; Box Drill 7&8 - Combination play; (wall, take over, double, overlap) 9 – Vision and Awareness; 10-First Attacker and Defender (Tactical); small sided games 11 - Second Attacker and Defender (Tactical) 12 - Third Attacker and Defender (Tactical)
U11-U12 Curriculum 1.Dribbling and 1 v 1 defending 2.Positive First Touch 3.Short Passing 4.Combination Play 5.Long Passing and Heading 6.Finishing 7.Heading & Crossing 8.Vision and Awareness 9.First Attacker and Defender (tactical) 10.Second Attacker and Defender (tactical) 11.Third Attacker and Defender (tactical) 12.Attacking 2-4-1 and Defending with 4-2-1 (tactical) 13.Defending and Attacking Set Plays
U13-U14 Curriculum 1.Dribbling and 1 v 1 defending 2.Positive First Touch & Receiving 3.Short Passing 4.Combination Play for 2 or 3 Players 5.Long Passing and Heading 6.Finishing Heading & Crossing 7.Vision and Awareness 8.First Attacker and Defender (tactical) 9.Second Attacker and Defender (tactical) 10.Third Attacker and Defender (tactical) 11.Attacking with 2-4-4 12.Defending with 4-4- 2 13.Attacking Set Plays 14.Defending Set Plays
U15-U16 Curriculum 1.When to Pass for Penetration versus Possession 2.Crossing and Heading 3.Rhythm of Play - Changing the point of Attack 4.Technical Functional Training - Defenders 5.Technical Functional Training of Midfielders 6.Technical Functional Training of Forwards 7.Playing out of the back 8.Training the Play Maker 9.Playing in the Attacking Third 10.Finishing 11.Zonal Defending in the Back Third 12.Midfield Defending 13.Attacking and Defending with a 4-4-2 14.Attacking Set Plays 15.Defending Set Plays
U17-18 Curriculum 1.11 v 11 Review 2.Finishing 3.Tech/Tact Functional Training Goalkeeping 4.Tech/Tact Functional Training Defenders 5.Tech/Tact Functional Training Midfielders 6.Tech/Tact Functional Training Forwards 7.Speed of Play 8.High Pressure Defending 9.Low Pressure Defending 10.Counter attacking 11.Flat Back Zonal Defending 12.Beating a Flat Back 13.Beating Low Pressure Defending 14.Attacking Set Plays 15.Defending Set Plays
Goalkeeper Training 1.Shot Stopping 2.Defending Breakaways 3.Positive First Touch & Receiving 4.Short Distribution 5.Combination Play (Role in the Wall and Double Pass) 6.Long Distribution and Parrying 7.Diving 8.Communication 9.Communicating with the defenders 10.Counterattacking 11.Organizing the goal area
Self Training 19,000 repetitions to master a skill 1 year target for a skill 1,583 times per month 396 time per week 79 times 5 days per week You are going to be good at anything if you do it 80 times or for 5-15 minutes everyday You can not depend on practice
Core Dribbling Moves In and Out Dribble Out and In Scissor Double Scissor Drag and Push Step Over Double Step Over Step Over Spin Step Over Turn Step Over Shimmy Pull Turn Outside Turn Inside Turn Cryuff Turn Maradonna Scoop Shimmy Step Over Double Cut Drag Scissor Shimmy Step Over Scissor
Core Passing Techniques – Use a Wall for Self Training and Hit a Target Core Passing Ground – Inside of foot – Driven Ball – Inward bent ball – Outward bent ball Air – Inside Volley – Laces Volley – Side Volley Core Receiving Ground – Inside of foot – Outside of foot – Between legs Air – Laces – Thigh – Chest – Head
Core Juggling Techniques Try to use all body parts without the ball hitting the ground – Laces – Inside of feet – Outside of feet – Heels – Thighs – Shoulders – Chest – Head
Getting to 10 years/10,000 hours Kid’s have to want to and not being pushed to Kid’s have to enjoy it and not be screamed at Kid’s have to have friends that they enjoy playing with It has to make them feel good about themselves Kid’s have to have some type of success – Results, Yes. Performance is more stable They get better at whatever they do (posession, etc.)
Parents If there is Bad weather: Cristin Czubik will decide whether the club will practice that day or not and inform the coaches. You can check the website or call the office 270 846 1010.
Parents Be supportive of the club direction Reports issues immediately and do not wait until the end of the season to complain (Players, Playing time, Coaching, Schedule, Fees)
Abide by 24 Hour Rule: Not to make comments about the game to your child for at least 24 hours – And even then, just ask the child what he or she thought about the game versus given the child direction. Eliminate coaching but encourage during the game Abide by chain of communication with any problem: – Child to Coach First – Parent to Coach – Parent to Director of Coaching – Parent to Executive Director – Parent to Board of Directors Parents
Get the players to practice 15 minutes before the start, fully equipped, and ready to go. Plan to be at practice 15 minutes before it is finished Let us know more than 6 hours in advance if your child won’t be able to make practice or a match. Put your folding chairs at LEAST 2 yards away from the touchline. Try to have your paperwork, fees, and any other administrative stuff taken care of well in advance. Understand the coach and team philosophy. Don’t scream at your kids on or off the field if they make mistakes.
Parents Support the team, but do not instruct the players. Avoid confusion when cheering. Do not say anything that is a command, such as "Pass it," "Shoot," or "Boot the ball." Use positive encouragement instead. Refrain from speaking to officials, unless it is to say thank you after the game.
Parents Speak to the coach at the proper time (24 Hour Rule). Report to the coach all injuries, special medical conditions (such as asthma, allergies, special needs) or extenuating circumstances (such as lack of sleep or family crisis) that may affect the player. Respect our decisions as coaches and if you have a problem, approach us about it.
Parents Within 48 hours please talk with coach about significant issues that require actions The coach will at least inform the DOC of the boys or girls within 48 hours of the incident That includes player conduct on your team or other teams that you have witnessed That includes Parent attitudes about issues to be addressed If you wait until after the season or much later it becomes difficult to manage
Players Wear your SKY T-Shirt at every practice Bring water or sports drink to practice and games Bring an inflated ball to practice and games Wear shin guards at practice and games Wear Soccer Cleats at practices and games No jewelry at practices or games
Players Demonstrate a good work ethic at practice and games For home games you typically wear your light colored jersey and dark for away games – Always bring both jerseys and socks for game – just in case 15 minutes everyday on some self trainin Bring granola bars, peanut butter and jelly, or fruit, for long days Get to practice 15 minutes before it starts No Cell phones during games or practice Bring 2 Garbage bags for rainy days to protect gear
Rule 8 – Playing Time It is in the best interest of the club and its teams to afford each player as much playing time as possible. This will provide the opportunity for player development and advancement in the club. While playing time may vary from game to game, for the junior teams (U-14 and under), coaches will ensure that each player receives a minimum average playing time across the season of approximately one third of each game. There is no guarantee of playing time for U15 and above Playing time shall be determined by the coach and may be regulated by the coach for reasons such as: – Unexcused absence. – Lack of participation in practices, attendance at games, poor physical condition. – Player attitude. – Unsporting conduct. – Not showing up in time for the 30 minute warm up – For the conditions above, the coaches are encouraged to advise the player that playing time might be cut
Rule 8 addendum– Playing Time U11-12 – No guaranteed playing time during Eurosport Cup U13-14 – No guaranteed playing time during any tournament Coach should communicate with you before these games to avoid a surprise.
Player Participation Players must be prepared to make a major commitment to soccer while in session. They must be committed to attending all practices and games unless there are good reasons for the absence. Given the club focus on teaching, practices are viewed as equally important as games. Players who miss practice may lose playing time.
Becoming an Expert Player Maximize the time being involved with the game every day – Free Play (Individually or in Groups) – Self Training – Unorganized Play – IPod Application – Watching Games and youtube videos – Playing Soccer Video Games – Going to Camps – Going to Games
Training Times U8 Academy – Tuesday and Thursdays 7-8 U9’s – Tuesday and Thursdays 5-6:30 U10’s – Monday and Wednesdays 5-6:30 U11-12 – Tuesday and Thursdays 5:30- 7:00
Goal Keeper Training Times Thursday from 5:45-6:45 pm, most likely on field #8
Teams U9’s : Academy U11-U12: Although there are no “cuts,” the coach and DOC can split the teams into “A” and “B” teams and will choose to practice together or separately. U13-U18: There will be a distinct “A” team and cuts will be made if there are not enough players to make an “A” and a “B” team. The DOC and appropriate age group coaches will decide if there is a need to combine age groups for reasons such as lack of numbers Each player will try out for his or her appropriate age group, and the DOC and appropriate age group coaches will decide if it is necessary that a player play “up” an age group
Playing Up Considered if the age group can not roster all their players Typically the more athletic kid to force him or her to use skill versus speed to play the game
Schedule All teams will enter into league/friendly play (u9’s in Academy) Coach will provide a skeleton schedule of games Teams (u10 and above) will enter into 2-3 tournaments – For the late fall teams, assuming there are enough players, the team will enter into 1-2 tournaments – For the winter season (if applicable), the team will enter into one tournament, either indoor or outdoor, and preferably indoor for the younger teams. Coaches will conduct a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 3 practices per week.
REST 1 weekend off per month from games or tournaments
Volunteer Manager and Treasurer Each team will have a volunteer manager. Duties: – Collect and monitor team fees – Assist with uniform ordering – Bring referee payments to friendlies – The manager will assist the coach with communication and scheduling as needed. – The manager will not be involved in any coaching decisions.
U9’s 1 home tourney (fall) and 1-2 away (throughout fall and spring) Fall season is August through October and will play 2-3 weekends a month—mix of Academy games (to be determined by State) friendlies, and tournaments. November to February will train average of (optional) 2 times per month with an indoor tournament. Spring season will go from March through May and will play 2- 3 weekends a month—mix of Academy games (to be determined by State) friendlies, and tournaments. Practice twice a week in fall and spring
U10’s 1 home tourney (fall) and 1-2 away (throughout fall and spring). Fall season is August through October and will play 2- 3 weekends a month—friendlies and tournaments. November to February will train average of (optional) 2 times per month with an indoor tournament. Spring season will go from March and will play 2-3 weekends a month—friendlies and tournaments. Practice twice a week in fall and spring
U11’s –U12’s Teams will play an average of 3 tournaments each fall and spring season November to February will train average of (optional) 2 times per month with an indoor tournament. Practice twice a week in fall and spring Fall season is August to October and will play 3 weekends a month—league games, friendlies and tournaments. Spring season is March through May and will play 3 weekends a month—league games, friendlies, and tournaments. There will be an average of one weekend off per month in fall and spring
U13’s – U18’s Practice twice a week in late fall and spring Attend 1-2 tournaments in late fall November to February will train average of (optional) 2 times per month with 1-2 tournaments. Team will play an average of 3 tournaments in spring Spring season is March through May and will play 3 weekends a month—league games, friendlies, and tournaments There will be an average of one weekend off per month in fall and spring
Game to Practice Ratio Ideally 3-4 practices per game for promotion of skill development and decreasing the risk of injury In a 3 month season there should be an average of 1 game per week and 3-4 practices per week In one 3 month season there should be 12 games and 42 practices session Geography and Tournament culture makes this difficult
Game to Practice Ratio Presently our schedules averages 8 league games 15 tournament game 24 team practices Analysis Enough practices but too many games 48:23 or 2:1 practices per game Too many games but we typically have to travel to far to manage just playing 1 game per day on the weekend
U.S. SOCCER DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY – STRUCTURE Objective: The focus of the Academy is on player development and providing players with the best possible opportunity to develop to the highest level they are capable of achieving Standards: A minimum requirement of three training sessions and one rest day per week Competition Format: 40 matches during an 10 month season.
Maximizing Recovery and Performance of your athletes during regional soccer camp Maximize Fitness and Wellness of your athletes prior to camp Educate your athletes on Fluid and Nutritional needs for meals and snacks before, during, and immediately after games Have appropriate fluid and nutrition available immediately after games and training – 50-60 grams of carbohydrates – Fluids – Electrolytes – 10 grams of Protein Be aware of individual difference in your athletes based on: – Their fitness – Their position – Their bodyweight – Medicines or habits that effect their hydration – Their wellness
What has 50g of Carbohydrates (Hawley and Burke, 1998)? 600 to 850ml of a sports drink (20-28 ounces) 800 ml of a cordial (27 ounces) (Squash and Ribena) 60g of jelly beans 3 medium pieces of fruit Jam or Honey sandwich 3 muesli bars 70g chocolate bar 2 breakfast bars 3 rice cakes 2 crumpets with Vegimite Cup of vegetable soup with bread roll Toast and Banana 1 large muffin, fruit bun or scone 330g creamed rice
What has 50g of Carbohydrates (Hawley and Burke, 1998)? 1 large baked potato with salsa filling 1-2 large pancakes with maple syrup Flavored Milk Flavored Yoghurt Fruit Smoothies Sandwiches with meat, cheese chicken, or peanut butter Cereal with milk Sports Bars
What has 60 grams of carbohydrates? 32 ounce Gatorade 1 large fruit smoothie 1 bagel and 16 ounces of Gatorade Banana and 2 cereal bars 1 sports bar handful of grapes 2 slices of pizza 6” sub roll 20 ounces of orange juice and 2 slices of bread
What has 10 grams of protein? 1 sports bar ½ cups of nuts or 2 Table spoons of peanut butter 2 thin slices of deli meat 3 medium pieces of beef jerky 1 string of cheese 1 yogurt 1 chocolate milk 2 eggs 1 cup of beans 10 ounces of Gatorade Recovery
Maximizing Recovery and Performance of your athletes during regional soccer camp Alter tactics to compensate for the effect of playing in hot weather – Rest – System of play – Movement between the lines – Player rotation Maintain the same bodyweight of your athletes throughout the competition Educate the athletes on habits to avoid to promote rest in the evening Share sleeping tips with the athletes Include Mental recovery sessions such as Debriefing, Emotional Recovery, Mental Toughness, and Relaxation techniques throughout the camp Have an evaluation method to determine the physical and mental status of your athletes throughout the Camp
Team Fees Boys U9 = 625 per year U10 = 675 per year U11+ = 750 per year Winter Indoor training is an additional cost
Team Fees Payment options are: Pay in full by August 15 Pay half on August 15 and half January 15 Set up automatic monthly payments August 15 – February 15
U9 Schedule August 25 September 8 September 22 October 6 October 20 October 27 – Kick or Treat tournament
U10 Schedule KSSL League games TBD 8-11/12 8-18/19 8-25/26 9-1/2 off 9-8/9 9-15/16 September 22-23 KY Fire Tournament 9-29/30 – Fall Break 10-6/7 10-13/14 10-21/22 October 27-28 Kick or Treat
U11+ Schedule October 27-28 Kick or Treat November 10-11 Veterans Invitational December 1-2 GIT Off until January 7 Indoor Training until March 1 Outdoor Training March 4 February 15-18 Disney Tournament March – League Play, Jefferson Cup VA(9-10 April – League Play, Blue chip (20-21), Cross Roads (13-14) May – League Play, SKY and State Cup
Elizabethtown Please also let each team manager know that ref fees need to be paid prior to game time to ensure the referees get paid below are the fees for the refs: I don't mean to be stinky about it but the refs have been instructed to not start the game if they are not paid. We did not get paid for 2 U13 games last spring from SKY and want to make sure this does not happen again. U11/U12 Center $22 AR1 $15 AR2 $15 U13/U14 Center $24 AR1 $17 AR2 $17 U15/U16 Center $26 AR1 $19 AR2 $19 Thanks, Christi, EYSA Scheduler
CoachesFall 2012Winter 2012 – Spring 2013 Chase EmbryU9 Scott GuralU13 and u16U16 Janusz SwierkoszU14 and U17 Tom AlexanderU12 James ByrumU15 Shaun GoulbourneU11-U12U14, U15, & U17 AJU10 Micheal FlynnGK Cameron BaskettU9 Joshua PearsonTBD