2 SOCCER DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT CANADIAN SOCCER ASSOCIATION LONG TERM DEVELOPMENT “Wellness to World Cup”BC SOCCERSOCCER DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENTBC SOCCER HIGH PERFORMANCE PROGRAM DISCUSSIONOne country - One vision - One system
5 This is what we found!!! TC PLAYER CSA School Club Independent PSO TD PRO’CLUBPSOACADEMYCLUBSCHOOLCSABoardPro teamsCSAPSOBoardPlayer T2WPSOTDPlayer T2CDistBoardDist.TDPlayer T2TCLUBBoardSchoolClubIndependentTCPARENTPLAYER
6 No structured programming or vision Limited communication, members and partners (Professional included)Corrosive environmentProgramming competition and confusionLack of professional guidance and directionNo technical strategyLimited players advancing through the systemLack of professional coaching staff
7 A need for “Professionalization” “Today football cannot expect to effectively meet the demands of themodern game if it’s leading positions at all levels are filled by volunteers”FIFA 2005 Activity Report“Stronger Structures”
8 BC Soccer High Performance Programming – “Periodization Planning” Overall PhilosophyOverall ObjectivesTechnical Standards and CriteriaPathway EssentialsProposed StructureBC Soccer High Performance Programming – “Periodization Planning”
14 A question we must all answer… “What is the objective of creating a High Performance League in British Columbia?”
15 A universal agreement should be reached… Develop players to play at the National Team level of programming and/or the next level of play…Professional level!Impact the daily environment of the player …CRITICAL TO OVERALL IMPROVEMENT!Create an atmosphere which provides for a meaningful sustainable competition format!
17 Why do we require technical standards and criteria?
18 We require a Provincial and National Standard! FACT…Our players are entering the international arena behind their counter-parts around CONCACAF & the world in numerous key technical areas!Technically…limited comfort with the ball and is limited and too slowTactically…naive and hindered by lack of techniquePhysically…soccer specific characteristicsEmotionally…ability to prepare, sustain and deal with the level of competition presentedWe require a Provincial and National Standard!
19 Fact…Worldwide training of players is becoming more sophisticated while we stubbornly cling to out dated traditions!The environment of the elite player is not good enoughTalented youth players are stretched too thinToo many gamesNot enough good games/competitionLimited and low number of training sessionsRequired coaching standards are not metScientific data and technical research and recommendations are ignored
21 Harmonize all elite level of programming in BC to alleviate congestion and provide clarity Recognized and sustainable player development programTalent identificationQuality training and match environmentsCoaching developmentCreate an international standard of player
22 What are the recommended standards and criteria?
23 Proposed High Performance League Technical Standards Mandatory Coaching Certification (*Age specific)Ongoing Coach EducationCompliance of Recognized Technical CurriculumEstablishment of Scouting Database (*Coaches reports)Maximum Number of MatchesMinimum Number of Training SessionsMinimum Play Standard and Substitution PolicyRequired Rest and Recovery PeriodsMinimum Squad SizeMandatory Player Testing ProtocolPositional Specific Coaching (*Goalkeeping)
24 Proposed High Performance League Technical Standards BC Soccer Technical Service Plan…BC Soccer and its Soccer Development Department would provide service and guidance within the area of introduction , implementation and monitoring of the agreed technical guidelines.In addition, the Soccer Development Department will work closely to assist with all HPL organizations throughout the process to ensure all meet and flourish within the required standards and criteria set out.
26 It is essential that the High Performance League partners comply with the following National and Provincial player development guidelines
27 Single Programming Focus… Elimination of congestion and provide clarity
28 CSA Long Term Player Development and the club charter… Support and promote the overall vision of the CSA Long Term Player Development Strategy and meet future established club charter criteria
29 Stage 4: Training to Train U11 to U15 Female/ U12 to U16 Male ‘Identifying the Elite Player’ At this stage, elite soccer groups express interest in recruiting talented youth players. Care must be take to recognize and protect the long-term interests of each player. Risks and issues can be avoided by ensuring that development remains ‘player centered’ Game Structure- Ranges from 8v8 to 11v11. (Game transitions to 11v11 at U13 age. Recommended Training Times- 60 to 75 minutes. Season Length- As players progress through this stage, they move towards year around play that included appropriate rest and recovery periods. Recommendations- Appropriate ratio of training, competition and rest throughout the year; periodized planning critical. Training to competition ratio should be between 5 to 12 for every game.
30 Partners in advanced programming for high performance player development… CSA and BC Soccer recognized high performance player development pathway
31 The Staircase Approach CSANATIONALYOUTHTEAMCSAU20 TEAMPROFESSIONALPLAYER(WFC)CSABC SOCCERPROGRAMMINGHPLLEAGUEA ESSENTIAL STEP!
32 Commitment to appropriate periodization of player development programming… Contrary to what seems to be popular belief, periodization is not a mythical or secretive method in the strength and conditioning realm. Periodization is, in simple terms, a plan. This process of planning is researched and scientific by its nature.
33 Commitment to appropriate periodization of player development programming… The ultimate goal is to achieve higher levels of performance through a properly mapped- out progression. An organized training, evaluation and competition program eliminates the random approach and services the “PLAYER”.