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CC United is a non-profit community organization whose mission is to provide elite competitive and recreational soccer programs based on sportsmanship, teamwork and leadership together with high quality, age-appropriate player, coach and referee development.
1. CONDUCT ourselves with integrity, respect, fairness and open, honest communication. Lead by example while demonstrating sportsmanship and respect for the game in everything we do. 2. Place our highest priority on DEVELOPMENT by consistently delivering the highest quality players, referees and coaches while fostering a love for the game within all of our players at all levels of play. 3. BUILD TEAMS by matching every player's individual goals and abilities to the best team within each age group with the goal of having highly competitive teams at all levels of play by U12. 4. Demonstrate FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY by delivering the most value for our Members.
1. Coaches who wish to engage with their team electronically should maintain separate professional and personal accounts. 2. Consider creating your Facebook/Twitter presence not as an individual account or as a group associated with an individual account, but rather as an interest page. 3. Closely monitor commenting within your team social media presence. 4. Responsible coaches should never post identifiable youth athlete information, including photographs, without the permission of both the athlete and the parent. Ever.
5. As a community leader, you are also responsible for complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act whenever you engage in social media.Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act 6. Politely decline personal friend requests. If an athlete attempts to ‘friend’ you at your personal social media destinations or at your personal email address, experts advise to politely decline. 7. Exercise caution and common sense. The landscape of social media keeps changing. When in doubt, err on the side of caution.
JOHN TUDOR, Director of Coach Development Provides 2 coach evaluations for competitive program Provides 1 in-game evaluation per coach in the competitive program Attends competitive team training Attends club tryouts Provides fall master coach program Contacts MYSA to gain feedback on coaches taking their D license Provides contact & club evaluation for coaches taking their D license
JOE SZORSCIK, Assistant Director of coaching Provides support to the DOC Provides support to team for session coverage Available for team goalkeeper sessions Assists iSoccer program Member of the tryout evaluation staff Coordinates Club volunteers Schedules winter training space for competitive program Updates Club members on field status Develops youth goalkeeper coach training program Organizes fall winter and summer goalkeeping clinics Team preparation manager Organizes Futsal league
TRACY JOHNSON, Club Administrator Registration Web page Twitter Communications MELANIE MERTES, Account Services Accounts Payments Team manager support HOLLY NELSON, Club Operations Paid Coaches contracts Payments DANEEN GONCALVES, Referee Assignor Referee scheduler
MONTH November December TRAININGLOCATIONDURATION/WEEK iSoccerVictoria1 per week C2 U11+ Team Training Champions2x per week C3 – Additional Sign up opportunities Champions2xper week Master Coach U9/10 Champions1 per week Goalkeeper TrainingChampionsU9/10 – 1 per week U11+ 2 x per week
MONTH January February TRAININGLOCATIONDURATION/WEEK iSoccerVictoria1 per week U11+ Team TrainingChampions1x per week Master Coach U9/10Champions1 per week Goalkeeper TrainingChampionsU9/10 – 1 per week U11+ 1 x per week FutsalVictoria1 per week
MONTH March April TRAININGLOCATIONDURATION/WEEK iSoccerVictoria1 per week U9-U13 Team Training CCC2x per week U13 plus training Champions1 per week Turf1 per week Goalkeeper TrainingChanhassen TurfU9/10 – 1 per week U11+ 1 x per week Pre Season GamesChan/ Chaska4 total
U12 plus Team TrainingJune 8 th - 11 th U9 - 11 Team TrainingJuly 6 th - 8 th Tryouts U8 - U10July 16 th -19 th Tryouts U11 plusJuly 28 th - Aug 2 nd NOTE: Coaches and/or tea managers are asked to cancel games and practices for the week or if that is not possible to inform the trainer so we can reduce the intensity of the practice.
BASIC GOALKEEPERS SATURDAYS, 2pm – 3pm November 15 th 22 nd 29 th December 6 th 13 th 20 th January 3 rd 10 th 17 th 24 th 31 st February 7 th 14 th 21 st 28 th March 7 th 14 th 21 st 28 th INTERMEDIATE GOALKEEPERS SATURDAYS 3:15pm - 4:15pm November 15 th 22 nd 29 th December 6 th 13 th 20 th January 3 rd 10 th 17 th 24 th 31 st February 7 th 14 th 21 st 28 th March 7 th 14 th 21 st 28 th MONDAYS 7pm - 8pm November 10 th 17 th 24 th December 1 st 8 th 15 th 22 nd ADVANCED GOALKEEPERS SATURDAYS 4:15pm - 5:30pm November 15 th 22 nd 29 th December 6 th 13 th 20 th January 3 rd 10 th 17 th 24 th 31 st February 7 th 14 th 21 st 28 th March 7 th 14 th 21 st 28 th MONDAYS 8pm - 9pm November 10 th 17 th 24 th December 1 st 8 th 15 th 22 nd 1 23
U9 - U15 GAMES SATURDAYS: Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 & Feb 7 Boys U11-U1212pm - 2pm Boys & Girls U13-U152pm - 4pm Boys & Girls U9-U108am - 10am Girls U11-U1210am - 12pm U16+ GAMES SUNDAYS: Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 & Feb 1, 8 Boys & Girls U16 and Up2pm - 6pm SEMIFINALS March 81pm - 6pm CHAMPIONSHIP March 141pm - 5pm WHERE: Victoria Recreation Center, 8475 Kochia Lane, Victoria COST: “Early Bird” Discount: Register by December 15 and pay $150 per team After December 15: $200 per team. BRING: Shin guards, turf/training shoes - NO CLEATS ALLOWED! For more information, contact Jonathan Tudor, firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-889-0668. COACHES MUST REGISTER THEIR TEAM! This IS NOT AN INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION. Space is limited so sign up early.
What is it? (Promotional flyer available on our website) How will it differ from normal practices? What can the players expect to get out of it Who is coaching? How will the players be separated?
U9-U10 Coaches SATURDAYS, 2pm - 3pm November 15 th 22 nd 29 th December 13 th 20 th January 3 rd 17 th 31 st February 14 th 28 th March 14 th 28 th Location: Champions Hall U11+ Coaches SATURDAYS, 2pm - 3pm November 15 th 22 nd December 6 th 20 th January 10 th 24 th February 7 th 21 st March 7 th 14 th 21 st 28 th Location: Champions Hall
1. Does your team look to attack in as many different ways as possible 2. Are players as comfortable facing their own goal as well as the opponents 3. Do your players take risks 4. Does your team have a link to the next team 5. Are the players on your team connected or do they separate and not mix in 6. How welcoming are they to new players coming in 7. Do your players train hard 8. Do you have players that want more training
CHALLENGE: Players within each age group of the traveling program are different in their approach to soccer.
U9/10 holding onto recreational Gains enjoyment from Social time Enjoys participation May play due to influences outside of soccer Limited motivation to improve Recognizes that all should play Results and performance are lost as soon as the treats are out PLAYER TYPE 1: Recreational
This is the player that we need to find out how they learn as when influenced can drive a team Schedule conflicts will always choose alternative Has a 50-75% attendance Enjoys playing Works full-out in practice 50-75% of the time Can get excited when team is doing well and may increase work rate Has some social connections Has some aspirations of development Takes defeats and 1v1 competition loss inconsistently PLAYER TYPE 2: Traveling with Rec Mentality
High level of attendance Enjoyment from competition Goal oriented Better understanding of the game Shows an interest in practicing outside of team practice time Practices with higher intensity May show frustration with team/individual focus/ failure Recognizes performance but wants to win more over play well Recognizes that playing time is a reflection of work rate Recognizes good/indifferent coaching and responds to it PLAYER TYPE 3: Competitive Traveling
The approach of the players defines the experience for the team If we get a team of #3’s we have a great chance of achieving the age group’s potential If we get a team full of #2’s we may do well but have a higher probability of hitting a developmental ceiling If we Get a team full of #1’s we will always be recreational PLAYER 3 Competitive traveling PLAYER 2 Traveling with Recreational mentality PLAYER 1 Recreational
It is the goal of the traveling program to have more #3’s and some #2’s at the classic 2 level of play It is the secondary goal of the club to have all #2’s at the classic 3 level of play It is the coaches goal to either develop the 1’s into 2’s or if they are not interested to be open with the family and suggest a move into recreational soccer or not play If a team has the opportunity to play at a higher level and trains well but has close to a 50/50 split with #2 and #1, then the only way to keep interest is to move away from community players and have an open tryout. Player effort affects opportunity to play PLAYER 3 Competitive traveling PLAYER 2 Traveling with Recreational mentality PLAYER 1 Recreational
How do we increase the drive? Make players accountable in how they train and make the team accountable in how they play. For example: When a player participates in technical training and cannot focus they will: Be told to sit out Not invited back In practices, players who cannot focus will not play in the end-of-practice game. If they work hard, they play.
Team Performance & Development Coaches ParentsPlayers Provide the right training structure Choose to put out their best effort Explain what it means to play traveling vs. recreational levels Seek feedback from coaches Set high attainable goals for players and the team Set a high demands of practice effort Make players accountable How do we increase the drive?
Our placement of the players has to end in March when we submit our rosters. Our evaluation for player movement has to be from November to March. Our opportunity to earn up to play up has to be on going year round.
Final player placement will be reviewed in March. Due to increased training amounts offered by the club we will review all rosters before preseason training occurs The Role of the classic 3 or Gold coach 1.Inform of the procedure to the parents at the team meeting 2.Recommend that they contact the coach of the level above 3.Monitor who is going and who should go 4.Keep in contact with the coach at the level above to recommend more 5.If players are not working at your practice and still playing up talk to them about reducing this opportunity To clarify replacement 1.The numbers work in the age group 2.The play ups are outworking specific players on my roster 3.The play ups are a stronger player than certain players on my roster 4.The play ups are better in one specific position than players on my current roster 5.The play ups fill a position that I have no or limited representation
Final player placement will be reviewed in March. Due to increased training amounts offered by the club we will review all rosters before preseason training occurs The Role of the higher level team coach 1.Tell the parents of the clubs procedure at the team meeting 2.Inform parents that final player placement will come down to effectiveness at this level 3.Let the coach know who is attending 4.Keep a monitor on practice attendance so mass play ups don’t take the intensity away from practice To clarify replacement 1.The numbers work in the age group 2.The play ups are outworking specific players on my roster 3.The play ups are a stronger player than certain players on my roster 4.The play ups are better in one specific position than players on my current roster 5.The play ups fill a position that I have no or limited representation
Note: Teams placement is based on the MYSA league standings from the previous year C1C2C3 U15 U14 U13 U12 C1C2C3 U15 U14 U13 U12 GOAL: To EARN opportunities at ALL levels of play.
We need to make sure that all teams follow the same procedure to develop consistency within the club. The team meeting is not only the best chance to hand out all the information on schedules and team guidelines but it a good opportunity to begin team building. That is why it is of high importance that at least one parent is in attendance with the player. 1.Introduction-players coaches and parents 2.Review March placement policy to all teams 3.Review new club structure and reasons 4.Team needs- Do we still need players/ assistant coaches /team manager 5.The Clubs Schedule 6.Team goals and objectives 7.Team formation 8.Team rules and goals (coach and players) 10.Club Volunteer opportunities 11.Tournament availability 12.Team Schedule 13.Jan- August 14.Practice campus’s 15.Practice nights plus one other day 16.Play up opportunities
All players work hard in practice. All players notify me of any absence. All players are responsible for their own soccer equipment. That each player arrives up at least 30 minutes prior to games. That the players arrive at least 5 minutes early for practice. That all players and parents never question a referee’s decision. That if there is a problem on playing time, team issues or anything else that I am approached. I, the coach, expect the following from my team:
1.To improve the players individual ability in possession of the ball 2.To improve the players movement without the ball 3.To improve the players understanding and awareness of selected positions and areas around the field of play. 4.To improve the players understanding of the clubs formation and how team shape is important. 5.To Improve the ability to play through the team shape 6.To improve the teams comfort in playing around the back including back to the goalkeeper 7.To improve or maintain positive attributes in each player in terms of responsibility, respect, team work and commitment by the rules you set and maintain 8.To empower the players on your team through your training to make decisions and learn from their success and from their failures 9.To help the parents and players see development through performance over results 10.To have a connection with an age group and not just with your own team
The Coaching style of CC United. What is your role in games and practices?
Attendance:1 st Team Practice Mid Season Evaluation:May End of Season Evaluation:Mid July Game Evaluation 1:August Tryouts U9/10 – Skills Testing Game Evaluation 2:August Tryouts The purpose of the evaluation procedure is to calculate the level of play that is appropriate for each player’s needs. Their needs are based on their physical and technical abilities and their effectiveness at their current teams level. NOTE: Goalkeepers will only be rostered on the lowest team when we have limited players for this specialist position
Coaches now have goals & objectives to achieve with their teams. iSoccer Mid season evaluation Talk to the coach
Introduction to League structure Introduction to new rules of the game Breaking offside New field size leading to an increased use of long passes New formation more realistic to the real game How we play is introduced Reaffirmation of risk taking and playing out of the back Learn to defend as a zone Trying to establish as many ways to attack as possible Positional awareness increases– players playing in a side or zone Introduction to the uses of overlapping in zones U11 Introduction to Combination play Playing out of pressure Formation mastery with players playing all positions Improve technical speed of play Continuous risk taking to develop technique and basic tactics Team Shape introduction with players playing all positions More intense structured practices Single technical development focus Develop comfort in passing in all directions An introduction to risk taking U10 U9 Most important age in the club
To keep playing and enjoying U17+ U14 The Real Game Speed of play technical Opponents recognition – channeling Opponent recognition – overloading The Real Game improving the teams awareness of playing with 2 forwards Increased importance of winning Being comfortable playing with 2 central players in mid and back Zonal Defending 11v11 Comfort in changing fields through different zones Introduction of 3 rd player movement Introduction to speed of play in games Opposition recognition individual Club goals in levels of play achieved Setting an offside trap U13 U12
Recreational Goals and Objectives Pre Kindergarten and Kindergarten Team Make all feel comfortable Improve cohesion Player Comfort around the ball Coordination in 1. Movement on the field 2. Kicking technique 3. Movement with the ball Ability to self play Game knowledge of Boundaries Knowledge of restarts 1 st and 2 nd GradeTeam Ability to work together Ability to recognize player positives 1.Effort 2.Attitude 3.Spatial awareness 4.Ability Player Ability to self play Ability to change direction with the ball Ability to pass the ball Awareness of open player Engaged with the game Game knowledge of Boundaries Knowledge of restarts 3 rd plusTeam Ability to recognize shape Ability to move up and back as a shape (including GK) Understanding position roles Player Ability to move to support Ability to receive the ball Ability to change direction with the ball Ability to pass the ball Improve passing distance Game Knowledge of additional rules (offside will be loosely called) Knowledge of penalty area and halfway lines
Competitive Goals and ObjectivesSummary U9Team Team Shape introduction An introduction to risk taking Develop a more competitive approach to practice Player Develop a comfort in passing in all directions Develop basic passing technique Develop comfort on the ball Age Group Establish a pool of 16-20 Maroon players Establish a 2 nd equally divided Gold Pool At U9/10 it is vital that we are successful playing a certain way and that we don’t succumb to result searching. Our formation restricts us from being direct and forces us to play through the team. It is vital that when we are the dominant team that we have conditions in our game to develop, rather than get more goals. These conditions never tell players not to score but require individuals to think more and the team to work harder instead of relying on physical or technical strength. This gets us ready for the next level. At U9 we are usually not so competitive as our players are intimidated by coaches who yell. Our coaches will not yell and at the expense of a goal or a win and will encourage our players to make mistakes and train them to take risks. This will both increase individual player development, the teams ability to create chances and reduce chances for the opponents and down the road will make us stronger. U10Team Introduction to combination play Formation Mastery Introduction to 2-1-1 formation Continuous risk taking Awareness of top team goals Player Improve technical speed of play Develop technique and basic tactics Develop individual defending ability Age Group Reassess the pool of 16-20 players Can we add more or do we take away Utilize new field size Most important age group in the club U11Team Introduction of playing out of the back Establish multiple ways to attack Learning to zonal Defend Learn to overlap Player Development of long passing technique Positional awareness Recognition of changing the point of attack Age Group Establish 1-2Top teams -20 players- and equally divided 2 nd teams Utilize new field size Introduction to league structure Introduction to Rules of the game Awareness of offside and direct kicks New Field Size At U11 we define who we are and how we play. As league structure comes in we decide where to place teams based on their ability to achieve goals and objectives and not how many games they win. If not all are achieved, we play our Maroon teams at Classic 2 and our Gold Teams at Classic 3. At U11 we need a parent and coach re-Check for competitiveness as we are usually strong but it is vital that we go through our goals and objectives in preparation for the following year when we compete against stronger and often recruited competition. At U11 our league standings summer to summer will carry through to U12 fall and summer.
Competitive Goals and ObjectivesResults U12Team Introduction to 3 rd player movement Opposition recognition Setting an offside trap Player Comfort in changing fields Comfort in recognition in which line to change fields with Understanding of speed of play Advanced movement patterns Age Group Evaluate top teams Club Goals of all levels of play achieved Maintain competitive teams at all classic levels At U12 we should have 2-3 teams that understand the clubs way of playing and 1-2 teams that are a the starting point. We should be striving to play our way out of trouble and create scoring chances rather than panic under pressure and play kick and chase In being the dominant team at U12 as we need to prepare for U13 and 11v11 we should look to out play rather than outrun or out muscle our opponents and achieve the following 1.High amount of possession of the ball 2.Multiple ways to attack U13Team Zonal Defending as an 11v11 team Create multiple ways to attack Work as pistons in defense Player Get used to playing with 2 central players Awareness of playing on a bigger field Age Group Establish 1-2-3 teams The Real Game Utilize new field size MYSA holds teams to promotion and relegation Hang on at the top level U13 is the hardest age of competitive soccer in that some clubs have self selected and recruited to play at this level in preparation for Premier. CC United through our playing habits look to be strong enough to compete but are looking at the U14 and 15 to dominate this age group We are striving and getting closer to Premier each year with community kids U14Team Recognizing opponents strength to channel Recognize opponents weakness- overload Player Improved technical speed of play Be comfortable receiving and distributing in the air Get comfortable with a role in the team Age Group Evaluating where we are? Look to maintain all levels of play Build for Premier At U14 Premier kicks in and the leagues become their true balance. This is where CC United shows our age groups achievements in how close we are to competitiveness at all the classic levels. At this age using the framework of the last few years we look to set a stall to be strong at all levels of play
U9/10 Can we play 3 touch. Each time the ball goes out of bounds we must find the keeper. Forward stays in opponents half and we must pass in before we go in. U11+ Can we play 2 touch. The fullbacks must overlap the outside midfielder each time they get the ball. The forwards play 1 touch. 3 touch in your half and one touch in the opposing half. I Expect all teams to go through this check list when we are winning to create positive game habits in preparation for the next game.
At CC United every game presents us with an opportunity to do the following for the development of the players in our community: 1.Work on the quality of our defending if our opponent is stronger than us. 2.Work on our attacking if we are stronger than our opponent. 3.Games will be considered lost if, as a team, we either quit when we were down or simply keep on scoring.
Focus software (New): Performance based video capture. Contact Jonathan to arrange a session for your next practice or game. Tryout procedure
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