New Mexico Clash Soccer Club
February 25, 2012
1) Technical Development:
At Clash, unlocking the game within the player starts with one player and one ball. Clash refers to the technical development of our players as the purest form of the beautiful game. Our goal is to maximize the number of touches each player has with the ball during each training session in order to excel the rate of dribbling, passing and receiving skill development in each player.
2) Tactical Development:
Increasing our players "Soccer IQ" in combination with technical development is the basis of each session at Clash. Our goal is for the players to grow a passion for the game while their awareness of the field grows along with it.
3) Physical Development:
Physical fitness is a key component for the game of soccer. Our younger players will be physically trained with a ball at their feet. As our players mature we take a more research based soccer specific fitness approach starting with the warm-up and ending with the cool down. We also provide up to date soccer specific nutritional guidelines to assist our players to fuel their soccer bodies properly.
4) Mental Development:
All members of the Clash Soccer Club are encouraged to focus on sportsmanship, confidence building, team building, and leadership development. Each practice and game is viewed as an opportunity to teach our players these life lessons in order for them to be able to handle adversity both on and off the field.
We are committed to the development and execution of these components by actively providing the following to our volunteer coaches, parents, and coaching staff:
1) Practice Field:
Clash will do its utmost to provide a centralized and monitored practice location for our membership in order to build continuity and club spirit within our membership.
2) Coach Education:
Provide Coaching Curriculum, Coach Education Clinics, and communicate continuing education opportunities provided by other soccer education organizations, associations and federations to our members. This will arm our Clash coaches with the latest research based soccer coaching techniques in order to be on the cutting edge of the greatest soccer tools available.
3) Parent Education:
Providing opportunities for our parents to assist them in the process of learning the game of soccer. Our parents will also be provided literature to assist them with ideas on how to communicate with their athlete as well as ways to continue being a stand up soccer parent.
4) Staff Coach Initiative:
Clash will continue to recruit and provide our membership with experienced soccer minds and staff coaches to assist with the development and evaluation of our players, and coaches. This initiative will also allow our club to evaluate ourselves for areas that need improvement on an ongoing basis.