Today I’m excited to share with you why Força Soccer Club is the right choice for your child’s youth soccer development in Houston.
Our Technical Director has experience in developing players all around the world who have reached the top level in Europe and the US. He is knowledgeable working with kids of all ages, levels, and cultures.
Anyone can improve with quality instruction, attention, and feedback.
Ok, so let’s break it down…
- We only have ~3 hours a week, let’s make the most of it.
- Let’s get really game-like with our drills and fitness.
- Honest, timely, and appropriate feedback is the only way to improve.
- But Players… you tell ME what YOU should do!
- Failure is part of the learning process – so deal with it.
We only have ~3 hours a week, let’s make the most of it.
We measure our success based on improvement, and improvement doesn’t happen overnight. It takes hard work, time, and commitment. Since we have very little time, we try to pack in as much as possible into each session.
We provide intense training, tailored to each group’s age and skill-level to optimize development. Our technical director knows every single player in the academy and works with the coaches to make sure that each group and each player are getting the right training every time they come to practice.
Let’s get really game-like with our drills and fitness.
In line with optimizing our time, we try to make sure every drill is game-like. We don’t waste time with fitness without the ball, or specific technical skills and set-pieces.
These other important aspects of the game are incorporated into the other drills that we do which usually involve a teammate, an opponent, and the ball. We try to make the most out of the time we have with you by limiting the standing around and incorporating different learning objectives into each drill.
Honest, Timely, and Appropriate Feedback is the only way to improve.
So, we are playing at practice with game-like drills that are also age and skill-appropriate, but that is not all that is required. Our coaches and technical directors are taught to always provide timely and appropriate feedback to our players so that they can build from their experience vs continue repeating mistakes.
Certain key learning objectives are reinforced day-in and day-out to continue building on the fundamentals, break bad habits, and start creating muscle memory for various soccer skills, such as taking a quick look before you receive the ball, or opening your hip to receive the ball with your far leg.
Players… you tell ME what YOU should do!
I know your children, like mine, are perfect angels. However, from time to time kids have a tendency to get distracted and their listening skills start to struggle. Blame it on being tired.
So, we need to keep the kids engaged by not always telling them where they need to improve or what they did wrong, but instead asking them open-ended questions so that they can figure it out for themselves.
We also give them options and let them decide what the next best move should be and let them learn to make their own decisions. The coach can’t stop the game and coach them through every play of the game. Our kids need to learn to make quick decisions against their opponents during games with limited guidance.
Failure is part of the learning process – so deal with it.
Sure, they won’t get it right all the time, and they won’t always win every game. Kids’ development is sporadic.
Like learning in school, there are concepts that are more difficult to master, and improvement can be two steps forward and one step back.
But every hurdle that they’ll have to jump builds character, mental toughness, and overall emotional intelligence.
We need soccer to be fun so that we can foster a life-long passion for the sport. Through good and bad, we help provide them the support they need as your beautiful, individual kids (not just athletes) so that they don’t give up through tough times, they hold their head high, and they truly enjoy their time with us and with their teammates.
You can rest assured that your child will be in good hands with Força SC. What is the most important thing for you when you are considering a soccer program for your child? Let me know what you think, and if you like this post please share with friends and/or loved ones.