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VSA U09/U10 Academy Program Spring 2015 Season Parent Meeting March 21 st, 2015 Waukee Public Library.

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1 VSA U09/U10 Academy Program Spring 2015 Season Parent Meeting March 21 st, 2015 Waukee Public Library

2 Introduction & Contact Information Robert Cutchens Academy Director c: (call or text)

3 Program Objectives Create an enjoyable learning environment that will stimulate a love for soccer while developing technical skill, sensory motor ability, and a basic understanding of how to play soccer Create an enjoyable learning environment that will stimulate a love for soccer while developing technical skill, sensory motor ability, and a basic understanding of how to play soccer Develop stronger player base/club Develop stronger player base/club

4 Staff Structure Technical Director Chris McGill Technical Director Chris McGill Club program oversight, staffing, philosophy, strategic direction Youth Development Director Ginger Parson-McGill Youth Development Director Ginger Parson-McGill Program oversight, staffing, philosophy, strategic direction, coaching resource Academy Director Robert Cutchens Academy Director Robert Cutchens Program oversight, communication, administration, coaching resource

5 Assist Head Staff Coach with leading training sessions and games as available Lead coaching for training sessions and games as available, mentor other coaches U09B Staff Coaches U10B Staff Coaches U09G Staff Coaches U10G Staff Coaches Staff Structure (continued) U09B Head Staff Coach U10B Head Staff Coach U09G Head Staff Coach U10G Head Staff Coach U09G Team Coach U09B Team Coach U10B Team Coach U09G Team Coach U10B Team Coach Assist Staff Coaches with training sessions and assist/lead games as needed

6 Program Composition & Team Formation 156 Players Registered – Largest Ever 156 Players Registered – Largest Ever There will not be “A” and ”B” teams There will not be “A” and ”B” teams Our goal is to create balanced teams but not a perfect science Our goal is to create balanced teams but not a perfect science May need to “float” players between teams to ensure we have sufficient number of players for games May need to “float” players between teams to ensure we have sufficient number of players for games 51 U09 Boys – 5 Teams 51 U09 Boys – 5 Teams 36 U10 Boys – 4 Teams 36 U10 Boys – 4 Teams 32 U09 Girls – 4 Teams 32 U09 Girls – 4 Teams 37 U10 Girls – 4 Teams 37 U10 Girls – 4 Teams

7 Training Sessions (Practices) Minimum of 16, 22 scheduled Minimum of 16, 22 scheduled Tuesdays – U09 5:30 to 6:45 pm / U10 6:45 to 8:00 pm Tuesdays – U09 5:30 to 6:45 pm / U10 6:45 to 8:00 pm Fridays – U09 & U10 5:30 to 6:45 pm Fridays – U09 & U10 5:30 to 6:45 pm Most important facet of the program Most important facet of the program Developmental Focus: Developmental Focus: Foot skills/Ball control Foot skills/Ball control Dribbling Dribbling Passing/Receiving Passing/Receiving Shooting/Finishing Shooting/Finishing Shape & Positioning Shape & Positioning Attacking & Defending Attacking & Defending

8 Goalkeeper Training Sessions (Practices) TBA TBA No Additional Fee No Additional Fee

9 Training Sessions (Continued) Typical Format Typical Format Warm-up - Fast Footwork, Dribbling Moves, Technical Skill Warm-up - Fast Footwork, Dribbling Moves, Technical Skill Activity 1 Activity 1 Activity 2 Activity 2 Activity 3 (time permitting) Activity 3 (time permitting) Scrimmage Scrimmage Cool-down/fun Cool-down/fun May run long – take your player if needed May run long – take your player if needed

10 Training Sessions (Continued)

11 Academy League Games Each team scheduled to play 6 to 8 Games Each team scheduled to play 6 to 8 Games Mostly Saturdays, may be some Sundays Mostly Saturdays, may be some Sundays Players need to arrive 30 minutes early Players need to arrive 30 minutes early WHITE jersey for home games, GREEN Jersey for away, always bring both WHITE jersey for home games, GREEN Jersey for away, always bring both 6v6 format w/goalkeepers, 25 minute halves 6v6 format w/goalkeepers, 25 minute halves Players will receive approximately 50% playing time Players will receive approximately 50% playing time Players will be rotated through positions – forward, midfield, backfield, goalkeeper Players will be rotated through positions – forward, midfield, backfield, goalkeeper

12 Tournament Events Optional – Additional Fee Optional – Additional Fee Eastern Iowa Academy Festival, Cedar Falls, IA Eastern Iowa Academy Festival, Cedar Falls, IA U09/U10 Boys – Saturday, 5/2 U09/U10 Boys – Saturday, 5/2 U09/U10 Girls – Sunday, 5/3 U09/U10 Girls – Sunday, 5/3 Central Iowa Academy Festival, Des Moines, IA Central Iowa Academy Festival, Des Moines, IA James W. Cownie Soccer Complex James W. Cownie Soccer Complex Saturday, 5/16 & Sunday, 5/17 Saturday, 5/16 & Sunday, 5/17 Dakota Alliance Summer Invitational, Sioux Falls, SD Dakota Alliance Summer Invitational, Sioux Falls, SD Saturday, 6/13 & Sunday, 6/14 Saturday, 6/13 & Sunday, 6/14

13 Communication Good communication is critical Good communication is critical , website, Twitter, Rained Out , website, Twitter, Rained Out Communicate with your player’s coaches as soon as possible Communicate with your player’s coaches as soon as possible – include all Staff and Team Coaches and include Robert, Ginger and Chris in CC – include all Staff and Team Coaches and include Robert, Ginger and Chris in CC Cell/Text - Add contact numbers to your cell phone Cell/Text - Add contact numbers to your cell phone

14 Parent Conduct – What Not To Do You’re all representing our club – more importantly you’re role models for our kids You’re all representing our club – more importantly you’re role models for our kids Do not argue/yell at officials Do not argue/yell at officials Do not yell negative comments at players Do not yell negative comments at players Do not coach players! Information you provide may conflict with what coach is providing. Do not coach players! Information you provide may conflict with what coach is providing. Use of profanity is unacceptable Use of profanity is unacceptable

15 Parent Conduct – What To Do Look for signs of “good soccer” – Look for signs of “good soccer” – Movement off the ball Movement off the ball Maintaining good shape and position Maintaining good shape and position Players executing dribbling moves/attempting to beat an opponent Players executing dribbling moves/attempting to beat an opponent Players attempting/completing passing opportunities Players attempting/completing passing opportunities Goalkeepers making great saves/distributing the ball well Goalkeepers making great saves/distributing the ball well Players communicating with one another Players communicating with one another Maintaining possession Maintaining possession Finishing/scoring Finishing/scoring Giving great effort Giving great effort Cheer the players on Cheer the players on

16 Season Calendar Sent via and provide detailed information about important dates/times for the entire season Sent via and provide detailed information about important dates/times for the entire season Also available online at VSA website Also available online at VSA website

17 Program Annual Calendar Program Annual Calendar There are opportunities provided year-round for Academy players and players are encouraged to participate in as many as possible There are opportunities provided year-round for Academy players and players are encouraged to participate in as many as possible

18 New VSA Facility Project Construction & Capital Campaign Underway Construction & Capital Campaign Underway

19 Questions?


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